“Escape From Tomorrow” leaves horror seekers stranded on the tracks.



Randy Moore takes on Mickey Inc. in controversial new indie film.

Breeana Leyva, Opinion Editor

Randy Moore’s provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “Escape from Tomorrow”, shot guerrilla style in both Disney’s Florida and California theme parks, proves you do not need a million dollar budget to deliver what nightmares are made of. Moore is able to taint the clean Disney ideological fantasy world and leave audiences with a bad taste in their mouth.

Playing up the ideal of primal urges, the story follows a recently laid-off father, Jim, who is hell-bent on fulfilling his shameful desire with two questionably legal French teenage girls. All while on this quest, Jim is living a black-and-white acid trip, plunging farther down the rabbit hole of bad luck surrounding his family at “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Content aside, what makes this film so controversial is that it was shot at both of these theme parks without the permission of Mickey Inc.  Throughout the film, the iconic symbols that many associate with Disney are in clear view. There is a notable scene in which the hero, or anti-hero, is held as a prisoner and asks his captor if he works for Disney, but in true Moore fashion, the word is censored out.

The film’s trailer promises horror seekers a thrill ride, but rather, leaves them stranded on the tracks. Although the ending will be seared into your memory long after the film is finished, the 104-minute psychoactive trip just does not live up to expectations and leaves audiences confused and wondering how much Emu they have eaten.

To find out more information about this film, visit its official website escapefromtomorrow.com, which appropriately has a clock counting the weeks since the release that they have not been sued.