CLOSED FOR THE SEASON has a great deal of things going for it: creepy locale, creepy carnie caretaker, creepy monsters creeping around the surrounding woods.
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CLOSED FOR THE SEASON feels very much like walking through a spooky amusement park funhouse on a bad acid trip.
In a Nutshell: A very cool indie supernatural horror thriller that will have Stephen King fans grinning from ear to ear.
The question the movie asks is. Are Kristy and James just characters from the various urban legends themselves? Closed for the Season is a supernatural and psychological mystery, in the tradition of TWILIGHT ZONE featuring supernatural elements driven by the personalities of the characters...
Everyone has fun at a carnival... except for Kristy, the beautiful young woman who wakes up in the dead of night beneath an aged rollercoaster in the abandoned ruin of Chippewa Lake Park. But when she tries to escape the park a tortured and deadly past haunts her and ensures she is in for a very rough ride indeed.
Directed by: Jay Woelfel | Written by: Jay Woelfel
Cast: Aimee Brooks, Damian Maffei, Joe Unger, William Waters, Alex Gabrielsen, Mike Nugent
Bob Watso, Jim Grega, Will Kinghorn, Russ Wisniewski, Stephanie Ann Rose, Bob Duecker
Produced by: Randy Baird, Richard Duecker, Gary Ellison, Jay Ellison, Gary Harris
Music: Jay Woelfel | Cinematography: Jose Cardenas, Jay Ellison | Film Editing: Jay Ellison, Jay Woelfel
Production Design: Marischa Slusarski and Andrew M. LaMarche | Art Direction: Gary Harris
Costume Design: Stephanie Ann Rose | Makeup Department: Emmy Osicka
Art Department: Adam Ackerman, Chris Bushman | Sound Department: K. Joshua Fernberg, Seann Flynn
Saravoot Kaitkalang, Eric Miller | Special Effects: Richard Fike, Sara Fike, Tony Gardner, John Kloock