Available now on digital is the British (?) horror film, Paintball Massacre.
The film stars Katy Brand, Lee Latchford-Evans, Robert Portal, Nicholas Vince, and Ian Virgo.
Paintball Massacre is about a group of high school friends that decide to come together for a reunion. They think it would would be fun if they play a game of paintball or two.
The paintball site they choose is far away from town, in the middle of the woods for the most part.
The game starts out as a typical paintball game, but then something goes terribly wrong. They suddenly realize that there is more going on than just a friendly game of paintball. What they thought was a prank, turns out to be a real life massacre of fellow paintball players.
Escaping is not as easy as it sounds, since they are in the middle of nowhere, and they have to deal with things like explosives and people shooting real bullets at them.
Whomever is after them takes the game of paintball to a whole new (sick) level, which includes impaling people, burying people alive, and hanging someone up like Jesus on the cross.
Who is after the old school friends, and why? Is this an act of revenge, or simply someone who enjoys the game?
To find out, you need to purchase or rent Paintball Massacre. Look for it where ever movies are sold/streamed.
This film is technically a horror movie, but for this diehard horror movie fan, I wasn’t scared at all. If anything there are a lot of “jump scares” in this film.
At times the film tries to be funny, but honestly, I was not amused. It sort of strikes me as “frat boy humor,” if you know what I mean?
This film pushes the envelope when it comes to grossness, blood and gore. If stuff like someone’s intestines hanging out of their body (while they are still alive!), or blood splattering all over people’s faces grosses you out, then this is NOT the film for you. This film is very bloody and gory.
The film was just OK. It’s one of those films that I watched it once, and it was entertaining to a degree, but it’s not the type of film I would purchase or watch again. It’s a “one time only” sort of film.
I didn’t connect with any of the characters. If anything I found some of them rubbed me the wrong way. I think if I had any interest in the wellbeing of any of the characters, it would have been a different story.
The acting was fine, but nothing spectacular. I’m not sure if these are big time actors in whatever country they are from (the U.K.?), but their acting was a bit mediocre at times. It definitely was not funny, even though the film tried to be at times.
This was not my “cup of tea,” but that is OK. I’m just one person and it’s just my opinion. Honestly, I never take critics reviews to heart. Many movies that have been panned by critics as being horrible, I happen to love. Take for example the film Godzilla (1998), that stars Matthew Broderick. It has 15% rating (out of 100!) on Rotten Tomatoes. BUT… I really enjoy the movie. It’s a fun movie. That being said, never take a critics review to heart. Only YOU can decide if you like a movie or not, and if it’s worth watching.
My mom always said, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Meaning, just because one person loves/hates something, doesn’t mean someone else will.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.