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by Paula Bernstein
September 11, 2013 1:00 PM
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Watch: The 'Escape From Tomorrow' Trailer is a Disney Vision of Hell

"The following motion picture has not been approved for all audiences by The Walt Disney Company," the trailer for "Escape From Tomorrow," a.k.a. "the movie that Disney doesn't want you to see," cautions. Directed by Randy Moore, the black and white film follows a family on their twisted final day of vacation in Walt Disney World, and presents the theme park as a horror show. Any parent who has taken their brood to Disneyland knows there is a dark side to the magic kingdom -- who, exactly, are those people inside the Goofy costumes? 

Distributed by Producers Distribution Agency (PDA) in partnership with Abramorama and digital entertainment curator FilmBuff, "Escape From Tomorrow" will get a theatrical release in select markets beginning on October 11th at the IFC Center in New York. It will also be available via FilmBuff on VOD day and date with its theatrical release on all leading On Demand platforms.

In his review from Sundance, Indiewire's Eric Kohn called the film, which was shot guerilla-style in the theme park, "a labyrinthine descent into the grotesque extremes of a Disneyfied society," adding that "'Escape From Tomorrow' is surreal for many reasons and wholly original because of them." Check out the creepy trailer below:


  • Mowgli | September 11, 2013 10:35 PMReply


  • John A. | September 11, 2013 5:37 PMReply

    It actually looks like they're fishing for a lawsuit. It's a PR dream come true.

  • chaotically | September 11, 2013 2:50 PMReply

    chaotically mediocre trailer

  • Joe B. | September 11, 2013 1:58 PMReply

    Great film; highly entertaining. I, too, am fascinated as to how they managed to get a theatrical release without getting sued by Disney. Saw this film at Ebertfest this year and didn't want to miss it because I figured it wouldn't get far beyond the festival circuit, so this is pretty interesting. Perhaps it will be more difficult to distribute on Blu Ray and DVD. Hopefully plenty of people will get the chance to see it. (Not suitable for children.)