Prolific filmmaker Mickey Keating’s action-thriller Carnage Park will be released in theaters and on VOD July 1, it was announced Thursday. Keating directed last April’s Must List-approved ghost tale Darling and recently wrapped his fifth move, Psychopaths.
The ’70s-set Carnage Park received its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and concerns two bank-robbers and their hostage who find themselves in the sights of a psychotic ex-military sniper. The film’s cast includes Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), James Landry Hébert (Looper), Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), and horror director Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter).
“Carnage Park is my total love letter to Peckinpah, and Deliverance, and ’70s survival movies,” Keating told EW, prior to the film’s Sundance debut. “It’s set in 1978 and it’s a crime story [which] turns into a fight for survival. It’s hard to categorize in a way, because it’s an energetic crime movie that goes horribly horribly awry. I think it’s going to be something different for people.”
You can see an exclusive clip of Ashley Bell in Carnage Park, above.