When I got the invite to watch a screener for the first time, I basically screamed. I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m trying to do more press/media things, so getting this invite was so very exciting.
Zombies are my favorite, but throw in a group of friends + a paintball stag party + drinking and I just knew it was going to be fun. And once I watched the trailer, I couldn’t stop laughing…
Title: Killer Weekend
Director: Ben Kent
Format: Digital and DVD
Time: 85 minutes
Release date: February 18, 2020
Distribution: Dark Sky Films/MPI Media
A groom-to-be and his buddies go on a paintball battle that turns horribly, and hilariously, wrong in KILLER WEEKEND.
When Sam discovers that his stag weekend not only is a mock zombie survival experience, but that his disapproving father-in-law-to-be has also been invited, he couldn’t be more annoyed. But when the bachelor party arrives to find the “zombies” are in fact a bunch of psychotic ex-soldiers, their fantasy weekend quickly starts to look like a nightmare.
After a series of unfortunate mishaps finds the group trapped in a disused nuclear bunker besieged by the bloodthirsty troops, Sam must ask himself: Is it all still just a game, or is it actually game over?
Cast: Sean Verey (The Hot Potato, EastEnders), Mark Heap (Upstart Crow), Danny Kirrane (Don‘t Forget the Driver) and Ewen MacIntosh (Shed of the Dead)
Before we get to my top 5 reasons to watch, let’s check out the trailer.
Top 5 Reasons to watch Killer Weekend:
- the characters — this is a group of friends who have known each other since they were kids…plus their dentist
- the humor — British comedies are always super dry and my sort of thing
- the zombies — okay, they’re not really zombies, but it still counts
- the pacing — this starts off with a bang and keeps going until the very end
- the ending — the movie went off in a direction I wasn’t expecting and I loved it
We enjoyed this one so much we ended up watching it three different times and I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy. If you like Shaun of the Dead, this one might be for you.
What do you think? Will you be watching Killer Weekend? What’s your favorite zombie movie?