2.4 stars. For all of its conceptual trapping its bag of tricks is straight out of the Blumhouse stable. Half-a-dozen pull-back and reveals in a row do not a good twist make. A real missed opportunity when one considers the potential of making a meta-fictional horror film around some of the best survival horror games of the '90s - I would have loved to have seen elements of 'Rule of Rose' in this, for instance.
Spoiler Alert....I've done my share of drugs, so I'm familiar with time dilation, but the .0001 seconds it takes between the ringing of the phone and the frying of his brain doesn't make sense...all that in less than a nanosecond...but then again, there are more things in heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in my/our philosophies,,,
I think all of us knew - PLAYTEST is a social commentary of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. I must admit, PLAYTEST did a pretty good job. At first, I thought this episode is a sci-fi stuff. Then, I was quite surprised when PLAYTEST turned into a horror. This episode has an interesting concept. About how VR can affect human life and make them confused - can't choose which is real and which is fantasy. Worth watching.
So it's about this obnoxious, two-dimensional, wise-ass American backpacker with mommy issues and financial difficulties, that just so happens to find a quick buck testing at "top secret" British horror video game company to finance a trip home. But things aren't what they seeeem. This one lulls you into a false sense of security before doling out some real nightmare fuel in the latter half, so stick around… or not.