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).
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.