Watched Aug 19, 2012
Adam Cook’s review:
I’m in desperate need of watching a good film because I’ve now watched five bad movies in a row. Closed for the Season is a cheap horror film that has admirable ambition but little else. Set in an abandoned amusement park it attempts to create an unreliable and nightmarish atmosphere where two trapped people keep experiencing strange supernatural events that are tied to past traumas. Unfortunately it falters at every turn with shoddy special effects, poor performances, shocking pacing and ineffective scares.
Everything the couple imagine comes to haunt them in the closed park, yet because the manifestations don’t exist it means it is hard to find them scary because they are of no real threat to characters. Instead the film is a procession of false and safe scares which completely kills the atmosphere. Couple that with characters that are never developed or sympathetic and the fact the film is at least half an hour too long and you’ve got some big problems. Closed for the Season attempts to mess with your head but all it does is give you an irritating headache.