Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Film Chest Targets Apr. 20 For The DVD Launch Of Writer/Director Dylan Reynolds' 4/20 Massacre

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day is a must for perennial viewing come Feb. 2 each and every year, as is A Christmas Story every time Christmas Day rolls around, and now there just might be a new annual viewing entry on “Weed Day” — April 20 for those not in the know — each year!

Film Chest announced this past week that writer/director Dylan Reynolds’ 4/20 Massacre — the first slasher film devoted to the “Weed Day” holiday — will be making its DVD debut on Apr. 3 (just in time to light’em up).   

Five young women (genre fans will quickly recognize them as the “victim pool”) — Rachel (Justine Wachsberger — as Lauren in Insurgent and Divergent), Jessica (Jamie Bernadette — The Bunnyman Massacre, All Girls Weekend, etc.), Donna (Stacey Danger — The Amateur, Suburban Cowboy), Aubrey (Vanessa Rose Parker  — as Amber in Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance) and Michelle (Marissa Pistone — Raze, Cruel Will, etc.) — go off on a camping trip in the woods on the pretext of celebrating a birthday for one of their members (yeah, right).  

We quickly learn that camping in the woods is not their strength as they begin bickering over where they are — maps can be so confusing.   It’s at this moment that a stoner dude stubbles upon them on the trail ranting about being hunted for “THE WEED” … he proceeds to surrender a satchel full of the stuff to the sweet young things (aka: victim pool) and runs off into the woods, free of his burden (later to be hunted down by his “hunter” and hacked to death).
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

WOW.  Apr. 20 — “Weed Day” — five young women in the woods, celebrating the “holiday” with enough grass to maintain a camping trip HIGH for, oh say, the foreseeable future (in a slasher flick that can be pretty short).   It is wonderful; it is marvelous … sweet!   

The title, 4/20 Massacre, pretty much says it all, so pick your favorite camper and hope that they are the last one standing (crawling) … it could be a fun group viewing game.   

Bonus features include commentary from filmmaker Dylan Reynolds (Chain Link, Nipples and Palm Trees) and video sessions with various members of the cast and crew.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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