Closed For The Season is a supernatural thriller distributed by MTI Home Video and directed by Jay Woelfel.
The film's setting is located in the historic and notoriously haunted Chippewa Lake's amusement park. For over 130 years myths and urban legends have abounded involving the history concerning the famous landmark.
Kristy (Aimee Brooks) returns to the amusement park to retrieve a teddy bear she had forgotten. Upon entering the main gates, she is quickly caught up in the mind games that the park has to offer. While attempting to escape the madness that ensues, she runs into James (Damien Maffei), whose family is the caretaker of the property.
After being awakened by Kristy's frantic screams, James befriends the frightened girl and agrees to help her solve the riddles that seem to be plaguing her. Now caught up in the haunting, James quickly realizes that everything Kristy has stated, is true.
Along the way, they are treated to more puzzles by The Carny (Joe Unger) who is their tour guide into madness. Feeding the two with various clues, James and Kristy work to find the exit and escape those that would wish them harm.
The Carny explains to the two that they only way out is to look within for the answers. Not understanding, the two run around the park trying to unlock all of its secrets. What the two come to realize is occurring isn't exactly what they expected, they must now decide, either to survive the mind freak set before them or become another of the urban legend themselves.
I found this direct-to-video movie intriguing. The plot is intelligently done even though you will probably guess the outcome before the film's finality; it will leave you trying to figure out the quests set before the two, right along with them.
I thought the cinematography was well depicted, giving the viewer a freaky mystical mesh of deadly consequences to view and comprehend. The CGI was expressive for home video and though the fine tuning could have been a better, such as the opening roller coaster ride, it is above par for the budget in which this movie was filmed with.