Escape From Tomorrow is a movie that shouldn't exist
Perhaps the almightiest buzz at Sundance this year was for Escape From Tomorrow, but nobody expected that the film would ever actually be released. That's because writer-director Randy Moore shot his psychological horror movie at Disneyland and Disney World, without permission.
And so the cast and crew milled around the two resorts referring to the script on their iPhones while Moore quietly turned the Happiest Place on Earth into a nightmare diorama of killer "cat flu" epidemics, secret underground installations, brainwashing, and death (and no, it's not a documentary).
Now it turns out that Escape From Tomorrow is receiving a limited theatrical run plus VOD release on October 11. How did Moore and his partners pull it off? The consensus out there is that Disney is disinclined to draw more attention to the movie with a lawsuit.
Or perhaps Moore just wished upon a star.