Carnage Park, a gritty throwback to 1970s grindhouse cinema written and directed by Mickey Keating had a very favorable premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. His film stunned audiences, and best of all, secured the attention of IFC Midnight who acquired US distribution rights to Carnage Park earlier this year.
Now, nearly three months later, the word on the street is Carnage Park is heading to select theaters and will be available on demand in the very near future. That’s right! Starting on Friday July 1st, the crime-can be officially seen with your own eyes.
According to a few reviews, it’s definitely a genre filmfans won’t want to miss this summer.
The year is 1978. After botching an ill-conceived bank robbery in a desolate California town, two wannabe crooks named Scorpion Joe and Lenny flee the scene with a hostage, Vivian, and lead the local lawmen on a dangerous high-speed chase. With his partner suffering from a gunshot wound and losing blood fast, Joe takes to the back roads to dodge the heat, but he unwittingly steers them into the path of a far more dangerous evil: a psychotic ex-military sniper who doesn’t take kindly to strangers. Thrust into a wicked game of cat and mouse with a highly trained and mentally imbalanced killer, they begin a harrowing fight for survival.
Carnage Park stars Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, Larry Fessenden, Graham Skipper, James Landry Hébert, and Michael Villar.