IFC Midnight has set a summer release for Carnage Park, Mickey Keating’s sniper horror film it acquired out of SXSW. The pic, which premiered at Sundance, will hit New York on July 1, day-and-date with its VOD bow. It will expand to Los Angeles later that month, but no firm date was set.
Set in 1978, Carnage Park follows two crooks (James Landry Hebert and Michael Villar) who botch a bank job then hit the road with a hostage (Ashley Bell). After one of the hoods checks out, the surviving duo happens upon the isolated desert outpost of a psychotic ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who turns their escape into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Darby Stanchfield and Alan Ruck also star.
Keating, whose Pod bowed at SXSW last year, wrote and directed Carnage Park, which IFC Midnight describes as a “gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema.” Eric B. Fleischman and Sean Tibibian produced it.
Here’s the new trailer for the pic: