Well, Arrow Films has done it again, by bringing back an underground classic on Bluray. The latest film they have un-earthed and given the first class treatment, is a film called The Zero Boys. The Zero Boys is about a paintball team of the same name, that decides to take a roadie, to celebrate their latest victory. As the team and their respective lady friends, are taking a break from driving, they hear a woman screaming through the woods. Of course, they go to check it out and discover and abandoned house ala Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but with nicer interior. Long story short, they have stumbled across the home of some demented serial killers and the only thing that can save them are their mad paintball skills.
The Zeros Boys looks great with the transfer to Bluray. I had never scene the original, but can tell that Arrow did a nice job bringing this one into the 21st century. The acting as you would expect is subpar, but this is an 80's action horror flick, so what do you expect? The special effects aren't bad, especially for the 80's. It is your prototypical 80's slasher flick, leaning heavily on films that had succeeded before it. All in all an entertaining watch.
Bottom Line: This is a poor mans Texas Chainsaw. Kids in the woods, who stumble across a demented mass muderering family. Sound familiar?
-Ragman is thinking that Tobe Hooper is saying, been there done that.