IFC Midnight to Debut Villar’s “Carnage Park” in July

Michael Villar is hitting the Park this July…

IFC Midnight will release Carnage Park, Mickey Keating’s sniper horror film starring the half-Spanish American actor.

Michael Villar

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, will hit New York on July 1, day-and-date with its Video on Demand bow. It will expand to Los Angeles later that month, but no firm date was set.

Set in 1978, Carnage Park follows two crooks (James Landry Hebert and Villar) who botch a bank job then hit the road with a hostage (Ashley Bell). After one of the hoods checks out, the surviving duo happens upon the isolated desert outpost of a psychotic ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who turns their escape into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Darby Stanchfield and Alan Ruck also star.

Keating wrote and directed Carnage Park, which IFC Midnight describes as a “gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema.”

IFC Midnight acquired the film at SXSW.