Two things have always excited me, kick ass horror movies, and kick ass amusement parks. When the two come together, a feeling of euphoria sweeps over me. That is exactly the feeling I had when I received word of Scream Park from writer/director Cary Hill. Shot on location at Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania earlier this year, it stars Doug Bradley (Hellraiser franchise) and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, REPO: The Genetic Opera). Scream Park is currently in post production, but is hoping to release this October. Check out the official synopsis and trailer below, and hopefully you’ll see a movie review here on the Bloodsprayer shortly. As always, support independent cinema!!
“Fright Land amusement park is closing down for the last time. Lack of business and interest have lead to poor sales and no profit. The park’s owner, Mr. Hyde (played by Doug Bradley) devises a scheme to sell tickets once again. He hires two backwoods Appalachian men (Skinny Puppy’s Ogre and Ian Lemmon) to break into the park after hours and gruesomely dispatch the park’s employees. Hyde believes the murders will create a media sensation for the park. People will buy tickets once again just to see where it all happened. Once it’s done, they can even begin to sell souvenirs and theme rides based on the murders.”
“The employees are busy planning their annual end of season party inside the gates. This year the park is closing so they’re going to send it off in style. They sneak alcohol inside and begin to party. Not long after, Jennifer (Wendy Wygant) realizes one of the employees is missing. While looking for him, she sees the two masked men inside the park and runs to warn the others. Soon, others go missing and bodies begin to turn up. With the gates are chained and the phones are dead, Jennifer soon comes face to face with the killers.”
Matt has been a fan of horror films since his first trip to the video store when he was transfixed by classic vhs cover art. Now he primarily enjoys films from the grindhouse era of the 70's and 80's, but holds a soft spot in in his heart for low budget flicks.