We’re very pleased to announce a special addition to this year’s Shock & Gore horror and fantasy festival as we host a rare UK theatrical screening of Escape From Tomorrow, a surreal fantasy from American director Randy Moore filmed covertly at Disney World in Florida.
‘A subversively satirical attack on the totalitarian nature of mass entertainment…a bravura leap into the unknown’
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two (Roy Abramsohn) learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious, an idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians…
Filmed at Disney World in Florida without the resort’s knowledge, Escape From Tomorrow is a darkly comic nightmare that turns It’s A Small World into a coven of demons and the Epcot Centre into a hive of scientific insanity. It’s a true original which gleefully transforms the happiest place on earth into a sinister world of terrors, and this Shock & Gore showing is one of only a very few theatrical UK screenings.
Escape From Tomorrow screens at The Electric Cinema in Birmingham on Saturday 26th July at 5.30pm as part of Shock & Gore 2014, which runs from July 25th to July 31st.
See http://www.shockandgore.co.uk for this year’s full programme, plus full updated listings are attached