The first trailer has landed for Carnage Park and it is packed full of the vintage frights you would expect from a film that has been described as a grindhouse throwback, and a love letter to Sam Peckinpah.
Mickey Keating is the writer and director behind this intense thriller and it is certainly awash with a very different, but equally as striking, visual flair that he showcased in his recent psychological horror Darling. However, he’s left the dark Darling behind and is now venturing into the sun-drenched desert landscape that is reminiscent of The Hills Have Eyes and fellow cat-and-mouse shocker Wolf Creek.
It’s 1978 and a bank robbery gone wrong leaves Vivian (Ashley Bell) the hostage of two criminals on the run. But things go from bad to off-the-rails berserk when she and her captors wind up on the sun-baked desert outpost of a deranged ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who ensnares them in his deadly game of cat and mouse.”
Carnage Park has had overwhelmingly positive reviews so far, with many praising Ashley Bell’s performance, the level of gore and the film’s tense soundtrack. It’s definitely high on our watch list!
Carnage Park additionally stars Darby Sanchfield, Pat Healy and Alan Ruck and is set to be released in select US cinemas and on VOD on 1st July.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)