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WWE star Brodus Clay to watch movie with Tampa fans


Published:   |   Updated: May 9, 2013 at 05:19 PM

WWE star Brodus Clay wants you to come along and watch him die a gruesome death.
 
The pro wrestler and Tampa resident is already seen weekly by millions of TV viewers. Now he's making the jump to the movie screen in the bloody, new horror flick “No One Lives,” opening in theaters this week.
 
On Friday, he'll watch the movie with fans and take part in a question and answer session directly following the 7 p.m. screening at the AMC Veterans 24 at 9302 Anderson Road.
 
The R-rated film follows a criminal gang that terrorizes a town until they unwittingly kidnap a demented serial killer. That turns out to be a bad move – the killer systematically kills off the gang members, including their leader's brother, an enforcer played by Clay.
 
“I'm really happy with this being my (movie) debut,” Clay said. “There are two things you want when you're in a movie, to be a love interest or to get a death scene, and I got a seriously, full-fledged death scene.”
 
Clay, whose real name is George Murdoch, wouldn't give away how he dies, but without a doubt, there will be blood.
 
“The movie is extremely bloody, with some really crazy deaths. It's more like an old-school horror movie,” he said. “It's done on film, so you get a really eerie feeling. There's no computer generated effects, it's all done with blood and plastic.”
 
The 6-foot-7, 375-pound Clay, who's nicknamed “The Funkasaurus” for his rump-shaking dance moves in and out of the ring, said he's looking forward to meeting some fans in his adopted hometown.
 
“I can literally throw a rock and hit the AMC veterans from where I live,” Clay said. “My friends all want to see me die, so I was going to go there and see the movie with them anyway. I figured, why not bring some fans along too.”
 
Tickets for the screening and Q&A are $10.50 for adults and $6.50 for seniors, and go on sale Wednesday at www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/amc-veterans-24.
 

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