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Horror Movie Filmed at Disney World Without Permission is Due to Hit Theaters

We always knew there had to be a darker side of Disney, we just hadn’t realized it was horror movie-worthy.

Escape From Tomorrow“, a horror movie that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, was shot ‘guerilla style’ on location at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Because the movie was made without permission from The Walt Disney Company, most assumed it would never be shown outside the film festival. Surprisingly, however, Disney has not yet taken any legal action against the filmmakers, and so “Escape From Tomorrow” is scheduled to hit limited theaters on October 11th, just in time for Halloween thrill-seekers.

The film’s plot is described by its creators as follows:

“An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses.

Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians.” Read more

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American Airlines Had a Terrible PR Week

Given the fact that America’s faith in its airline companies is roughly equivalent to its faith in Congress, we feel like the big names should be doing everything in their power to remind customers how great they are.

This week, however, the opposite happened.

American Airlines suffered from flight cancellations, absentee pilots, planned layoffs for 11-14,000 workers, and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal urging all readers to avoid the airline altogether. Wow, that last one was quite harsh. But we were even more disturbed by this story:

In short, a man (who happened to be a frequent business traveler and regular AA customer) bought tickets to Disney World for himself, his wife and his daughter. Four months after buying these tickets, his plans got complicated by the fact that American changed the flight plans for the return trip. Unfortunately, this meant placing all the paid passengers in arbitrary seating arrangements. As American set things up, the man’s daughter would be sitting on the other side of the plane.

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