4/20 Massacre (2018) Horror Movie Review
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Dylan Reynolds
Writer: Dylan Reynolds
Producers: Stacey Danger, Vanessa Reynolds
Date Released: April 3, 2018
Jamie Bernadette as Jess
Vanessa Reynolds as Aubrey (as Vanessa Rose Parker)
Stacey Danger as Donna
Justine Wachsberger as Rachel
Marissa Pistone as Michelle
Jim Storm as Rick
James Gregory as The Shape
Rating = 1.5/5 Graves
*** May contain spoilers***
4/20 Massacre (2018) follows five young women who decide to celebrate their friend’s birthday by taking a camping trip to a nearby park on April 20 aka 4/20. But what was supposed to be a carefree weekend becomes interrupted by a group of illegal marijuana growers. When the women discover the group’s illegal growing operations, they must fight to survive this living nightmare.
There is a lot of blood and gore in the movie. All the main characters except one were actually lost in the massacre. There are several scenes which consisted of character’s guts being slashed out of their bodies and some women being clobbered mercilessly. 4/20 Massacre relies heavily on it use of body counts and kills throughout the film as the title would suggest.
The Grave Review
April 20 or otherwise known as 4/20 is a day in which marijuana smokers have adopted their own fictitious holiday. It was difficult to imagine that this concept would have been made into a horror film, but where there is a will, there is a way. Much of the film was similar to the film, The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio. But, the film proceeds a step further and depends heavily on use of blood and gore rather than substance. The plot is simple and straightforward involving five women who ignore the warnings of locals to travel into a pot growing farm. To no surprise, where there are drugs, there are criminals. As a result, the women must fight for their survival. As such, the film offers a mindless survival movie for viewers.
The movie is definitely a low-budget slasher flicks. Despite the tight budget, the acting is surprisingly tolerable. The screenplay gives the characters some scenes involving discussion of real conversations concerning social issues. Although given the premise of the film, it was difficult to take these dialogues seriously if they were intended as such.
The performances are pretty subdued, not too engaging, and understated. However, the outdoor setting is luscious and the violence is appropriately bloody for any horror fan to enjoy. Overall, the movie is nothing original and is the recycled ideas from other slasher movies. It is forgettable and it fails to entertain its viewers during its 84 minutes runtime.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives 4/20 Massacre (2018) one and half graves out of five graves.
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