Randy Moore’s debut film, “Escape From Tomorrow,” generated a lot of positive buzz when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year, but most attendees suspected that the film would never be able to secure a production company or an official release date. The creepy horror film was secretly shot at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks and seems like an easy target for the historically vicious Disney lawyers. However, a trailer for the film was released today, September 11, 2013, which clearly announces that the film has somehow managed to secure a publisher and, even more surprisingly, a release date.
The film depicts the last day of a family’s magical Disney vacation for Jim White (Roy Abramsohn) and his family. First thing in the morning Jim receives a call from his boss letting him know that he has been laid off – a message which he chooses to keep from his family to avoid ruining their memories of their vacation at the “place where dreams come true.” Unfortunately, the theme park becomes a place where nightmares come true when Jim begins to break under the pressure of keeping the painful secret from his family.
Based on the trailer, the film certainly looks like something worth checking out – the majority of the film takes place inside the aforementioned Disney theme parks while the rest is filmed using CGI and green screens, and the blending looks impeccable. The disembodied faces, bold fireworks, hazy images and the man with a disassembled Epcot Center head all indicate that the film will be an unnerving, disturbing and horrifying viewing experience.
Check out the film’s poster and trailer, both of which accompany this article to get an idea of what to expect from “Escape From Tomorrow,” which will hit theaters and go direct to VOD on October 11, 2013.