This Disney World-set movie popped up on film nerds' radars when it premiered at Sundance this January, but there was always a decent chance no one outside Aspen would ever get to see it. Its backstory is utterly insane, without equal in movie-making history: Without Disney's permission, director Randy Moore and a team of actors dressed like tourists and filmed a narrative movie over the course of 25 days in the theme parks. They used run-of-mill handheld cameras so as not to attract attention. Park guests were unwilling extras. Somehow the crew came away with a full move, but everyone kind of thought Disney would sue before it ever found wide release.
Well, the company didn't, and now, on October 11th, you'll be able to see a bizarre, David Lynch-ian horror film that includes Epcot Center blowing up, mascots skillfully used as monsters, and other shit that turns the happiest place into a house of horrors. It'll be the closest you can get to an acid trip at Disney—without exposing yourself on "It's a Small World."
[H/T: Huffington Post]