Trailer released in secret movie shot at Disney World
'Escape From Tomorrow' scheduled to be released Oct. 11
ORLANDO, Fla. – A new trailer is out for the secret horror movie that was shot inside Disney without their permission.
"Escape From Tomorrow" is being called the "ultimate guerrilla film" and it's scheduled to be released in select theaters and online Oct. 11.
The minute-long trailer showcases the black and white movie that was shot at both Disney World and Disneyland and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The trailer includes clips of people riding roller-coasters and other attractions inside the park, while an announcer says, "People come here because they want to feel safe. Bad things happen everywhere. Especially here."
According to filmmakers, the fantasy flick is about a father who just lost his job while on vacation with his family and has a mental breakdown. The father stalks a pair of teenage girls and does some other very un-Disney-like things.
The trailer begins with the disclaimer that the motion picture has not been approved by the Walt Disney Company.
"They're pretty strict on what they allow and what they don't allow so I could see them really frowning on this," said Michael Womer, who used to work at Epcot.
"I don't think they'd let that play. No way," said Megan Evangelista, who is visiting Disney World with her sister, Amy.
"I doubt that (filmmakers) would actually get to play it without Disney's approval," said Amy Evangelista.
The film's director studied at Full Sail University in Winter Park and has told reporters that the film crew was able to remain hidden among Disney's huge unsuspecting crowds. Cameramen used small hand-held cameras, while actors communicated and stored scripts on their iPhones.
Disney has yet to speak publicly about the film. On Thursday, Local 6 reached out to several company spokespersons for reaction to the film and the new trailer, but no one responded to our emails.
Local 6 legal analyst Luis Calderon said the Walt Disney Company may have grounds to sue to block the film based on copyright issues and unauthorized use.
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