Let’s be honest. We are in what could be considered a golden age for horror.
[ZINE] IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: VICELAND’S DARK SIDE OF THE RING (PLUS SIX STORIES WE WANT TO SEE NEXT SEASON)
Pro-wrestling has always been known for its drama, over-the-top characters, and non-stop action. The Dark Side of the Ring presents the real-life drama that is part of the pro-wrestling world.
Part of what works is that you could see both of these couples existing in the real world. And that to me is scarier than vampires, werewolves, and mummies.
Culture Shock starts with introducing us to a young woman who is trying to make her way across the border to a perceived better life in America. For fans of psychological horror, this is the movie for you.
“You can’t take away her history because she was an asshole”
Gino Hernandez was an up and coming star within WCCW (World Class Championship Wrestling) in the mid-eighties. He was the Ric Flair of WCCW before Ric Flair was a worldwide phenomenon.
The breaks and the shortened stories again lead to that telling stories around the campfire vibe as each story ends with the reader being left to assume what the final act would result in.
Instead of just emphasizing the tragedies that have plagued the family, Dark Side of the Ring decides to focus on the last surviving Von Erich in episode 4.
When you have a true crime drama that does not have justice you want to make sure that the story is compelling. The Killing of Bruiser Brody is just that!
It is all of the events surrounding the match that made The Montreal Screw job the perfect second episode for Vice’s Dark Side of the Ring.