It’s quite sad that such a film practically bombed at the box office but also broke the mold in terms of what we can possibly see as a psychological thriller.
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW made Disney World look like a torture chamber done in B&W. It was pure genius.
An escape, fisting its way deep into the holes of your mind just to rape your thought processes with what you thought was wholesome and good at heart with images of “It’s a Small World” turned on its head and revealing the psyche of a true madman.
Not to Mention This Was a Film Surrounded With Plenty of Controversy
After all, the movie was filmed in secrecy. No one at Disney World knew. If Disney knew, of course, there would be Hell to pay. This kind of film would never see the light of day, showing the House of Mouse in the darkest of lights (Hell, there would be no light at all at the end of this tunnel).
Of course, probably its darkest feature is in the making of it. The work done equals that of phallic vandalism on church walls and cathedrals. One would think that’s despicable….
But in the Age of Groundbreaking Film-Making, That’s Art
And the irony is Disney itself actually gave a ‘pass’ to the film as a way of appreciating that art! Disney can go dark, too, apparently. Rock on.