Movie Review – Closed for the Season (2010)

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.

Director: Jay Woelfel
Writer: Jay Woelfel
Stars: Aimee Brooks, Damian Maffei and Joe Unger

Jay Woelfel’s latest effort, Closed for the Season, is a visually striking piece that stays afloat by its amazing set locations, but not much else. By the sheer look of the film, the film is a winner. It shows what a director can do with a little bit of talent and almost no budget. It also shows how a movie can fail when the story makes absolutely no sense. White the user is kept guessing as to what will happen, it is more for the fact that they do not know where they are coming from or where they are going during their viewing experience.

I wanted to like the movie for what it was and for the attempts that the director made, but the story lacked any focus, so although the camera angles were handled with a watchful eye and some of the shots were really nice, the story sapped all of my energy out of what should have been a nice experience. I have been known to give a movie too much credit for being a good looking film, but I will pass on giving this one too much credit.