Pittsburgh and horror! The bar was set high when George Romero created "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968. Then a decade later, "Dawn of the Dead" renewed the Steel City as one of the horror capitals. Even George Romero has seemed to abandon this great city. The new "Dawn" takes place in fictional Everett, and "Survival" heads to an island off Delaware (....Delaware?). It's about time that Pittsburgh generated another scary film, hence today we will look at 2012's "Scream Park." Written and directed by Cary Hill, "Scream park" was largely shot on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, and is very comparable to Tobe Hooper's 1981 neo-classic, "The Funhouse." So grab your seats, and let the roller-coaster ride begin...although in this movie, being disemboweled is a prerequisite to riding.
The murders begin. First the security guard gets it. Then Carlee (Kailey Marie Harris, pictured above) sneaks off with her boyfriend for pre-marital sex and drugs. After some gratuitous nudity, these two lovebirds assume the fate that most nymphomaniac teens assume in these kind of films. At this point, the killings get really gory. The killers seem to be having a lot of fun, and unfortunately for pretty Allison, also have rape on their minds. As the bodies pile up (...in pieces, of course), Jennifer plots escape. She, Allison, and Marty must work together, but is Marty in on it? He seems to know more than he is letting on. Clean cut Jennifer has made up her mind to survive, but will she be able to survive and save her less than moral friends?