Mickey Keating is quickly becoming one of the industry’s most effective genre filmmakers after the one-two punch of monster movie “Pod” and haunted house psychodrama “Darling,” the latter of which is expected to hit theaters sometime this year. Fortunately for Keating fans, the director isn’t slowing down anytime soon as his sixth feature, “Carnage Park,” sets to world premiere in Park City tomorrow at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
The film, which stars Ashley Bell and Pat Healy, depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert with their hostage, Vivian. The three unknowingly stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper.
“‘Carnage Park’ is my total love letter to Peckinpah, and ‘Deliverance,’ and ’70s survival movies,” Keating recently told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
The disorienting new clip below finds Vivian encountering a strange sight before she is hunted by the sniper’s bullets. Equal parts intriguing and terrifying, the clip suggests the film should have no problem making an impact at its premiere tomorrow. Watch the clip below, courtesy of EW.