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Closed for the Season (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 12 March 2010 (USA)
Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.


Jay Woelfel


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Credited cast:
Aimee Brooks ... Kristy
Damian Maffei ... James
Joe Unger ... The Carny
William Waters William Waters ... Dyrk
Alex Gabrielsen Alex Gabrielsen ... The Lake Monster
Mike Nugent Mike Nugent ... Wackles - The Sad Clown
Bob Watson Bob Watson ... Hackles - The Happy Clown
Jim Grega Jim Grega ... Cackles - The Laughing Clown
Will Kinghorn Will Kinghorn ... Louie the Mobster
Russ Wisniewski Russ Wisniewski ... Mobster #1
Stephanie Ann Rose Stephanie Ann Rose ... Smoking Lady
Bob Duecker Bob Duecker ... Bulldozer Driver
Marty Swiatkowski Marty Swiatkowski ... The Giant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connor Flynn Connor Flynn ... Park Patron
Cameron Andrew Howell Cameron Andrew Howell ... Young James


Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.

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Welcome to the carnival of fear. See more »


Horror | Thriller


Not Rated

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When Kristy hands the Carny a $5 bill, he responds, "What the hell is that, cartoon money?" James then says that he has some "real money" and hands him a few singles. The design of most American currency was drastically overhauled at the start of the 21st century (at the time the park would have been closed), but the look of the $1 bill never changed. See more »

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The pits
25 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Yeah, it doesn't get much worse than CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, which has to be one of the cheapest, dumbest, worst-looking horror films I've seen in a good while. The only - and I mean ONLY - good thing this production has going for it is that it was filmed in a genuinely abandoned theme park somewhere in the US. But everything else is the pits.

The story is vague, ambiguous, and boring. There's not enough plotting to sustain an hour-long running time so why they made this an excruciating two hours I'll never know. The storyline involves a young woman (Aimee Brooks, forgettable) trapped in an abandoned theme park at night, where events from the past are forced to play themselves out for eternity.

There are extraneous characters who come and go in the plot and attempts at a surreal atmosphere a la CARNIVAL OF SOULS but none of the atmosphere-building works. Instead we get tons of dumb moments involving incredibly cheesy gore effects and people dressed up in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON costumes. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON also employs some absolutely HORRENDOUS CGI effects in the form of a CGI roller-coaster in the opening scene. I actually guffawed when I saw how awful it looked. Sadly it's the most entertaining scene (albeit unintentionally) of an otherwise worthless film.

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Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnival of Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Chippewa Lake, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Shadowcast Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color (High Definition)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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