“The man, the myth, the legend” gets tossed around a lot, but it’s difficult not to think of that oft-used phrase when looking at the history of Ian Richard Hodgkinson. Better known by his ring name, Vampiro, the wrestler has been an unstoppable force in the industry since the mid-eighties. In that time he’s had eight different ring names, billed himself from three different cities, and fought for more franchises than you have fingers.
At this year’s Fantastic Fest, we’ll have the opportunity to check out Raven Banner’s documentary of the wrestler and father. Check out the trailer for Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro below.
Vampiro’s story has rarely been a sunny one, but it looks like Michael Paszt and team have put together a thoughtful look at the life of a man who has persevered through crushing lows and what seemed like unreachable highs. If you’re at the Fest, make some time to check out this Canadian Luchador’s story.