IFC Midnight Nabs Mickey Keating’s Festival Favorite “CARNAGE PARK”


If the pace of his output is any indication, horror heads are going to be hearing the name “Mickey Keating” more often than not from here on out. Between his alien abduction film POD hitting last fall, his psychological thriller DARLING hitting in mere weeks and his latest film PSYCHOPATHS currently underway, Keating’s workman-like production schedule is impressive on almost every level… and this isn’t even considering his sniper thriller, CARNAGE PARK, which is currently demolishing audiences over the festival scene. And now, after high marks out of both Sundance and SXSW, Variety has confirmed that IFC Midnight will be bringing CARNAGE PARK to fright fans later this year!

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for CARNAGE PARK…

Part crime caper gone awry, part survival horror film, this 1970s-set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert, where they inexplicably stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper.


CARNAGE PARK sports one hell of a genre-friendly cast, starring Ashley Bell (THE LAST EXORCISM), Pat Healy (THE INNKEEPERS), James Landry Hebert (LOOPER), Michael Villar (VISIONS), Larry Fessenden (I SELL THE DEAD), Alan Ruck (THE HAPPENING) and Graham Skipper (ALMOST HUMAN). While Variety didn’t specify when IFC Midnight will be unleashing the film, chances are that CARNAGE PARK will likely be landing a day-and-date release sometime this summer. In any case, the IFC Midnight label is often a seal-of-approval for many fright fans, so stay tuned for more about CARNAGE PARK and Mickey Keating later this year here at FANGORIA.com!

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