Closed for the Season

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Closed for the Season
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Directed by Jay Woelfel
Produced by Jay Ellison
Jon D. Wagner
Written by Jay Woelfel
Starring Damian Maffei
Aimee Brooks
Joe Unger
Music by Jay Woelfel
Cinematography Jose Cardenas
Jay Ellison
Edited by Jay Ellison
Jay Woelfel
The Lenz Films
Shadowcast Pictures
Distributed by Velocity Home Entertainment
Release dates
  • March 13, 2010 (2010-03-13)
Running time
111 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Closed for the Season is a 2010 supernatural thriller film written and directed by Jay Woelfel,[1] starring Aimee Brooks, Damian Maffei, and Joe Unger. [2]


The film tells the story of Kristy who, one ill-fated night, wakes up to find herself trapped beneath the ruins of a dilapidated wooden roller coaster inside the decaying vestiges of an abandoned amusement park. She quickly finds herself being terrorized by all the myths and urban legends that have become part of Chippewa Lake’s 130-year history. While attempting to escape the sights and sounds she is witnessing, Kristy runs into James, whose parents are the caretakers of the park.

James listens to Kristy’s plight and journeys with her to investigate these ghosts that have come alive to threaten her. He quickly determines that her frightening accounts are amazingly accurate. However, James discovers that he, too, is now trapped, along with Kristy, inside the park with these demons from the past. Searching futilely for an exit, the pair finds that various attractions—long discarded and fallen into ruin—suddenly come to life, tormenting them at every turn.

As Kristy and James make their way through the remains of the park, they encounter a mysterious carny in clown makeup, who once was responsible for operating the amusement park’s roller coaster but who died many years previously. He advises the couple that their only escape to freedom is to relive and survive all the life-threatening tales from the park’s past and to ride the now-operational rides in the park one final time.

The couple has no choice but to heed the baffling advice of their inexplicable guide, as he leads them through the park from one horror to another, so they might win their freedom. The looming question remains: will Kristy and James survive the deadly, mythical and mystical apparitions of this desolate and ruinous amusement park or simply become just one more urban legend of the infamous park?


The film was written and directed by Jay Woelfel, and produced by ShadowCast Pictures; Jay Ellison and Jon Wagner worked as executive producers.[3] It was shot in Chippewa Lake, Ohio and Los Angeles, California.[4] The film is based upon folklore surrounding an amusement park in Chippewa Lake, Ohio.[5] Many of the film's scenes were shot on the site of the long-closed amusement park, using some of the derelict attractions as backgrounds.[6][7]


The film premiered on March 12, 2010 at the Monster-Mania 14[8] and is part of the Famous Monster Convention.[9]


  1. ^ Closed For The Season Premieres At MonsterMania. Retrieved August 2011
  2. ^ Catch the Premiere of Closed for the Season this March. Retrieved August 2011
  3. ^ Official Podcast of Closed for the Season. Retrieved August 2011
  4. ^ Closed for the Season Now Open for Business. Retrieved August 2011
  5. ^ New One-Sheet Poster For Closed For The Season. Retrieved August 2011
  6. ^ - "Chippewa Lake providing thrills again -- for horror film". Retrieved 19 September 2010
  7. ^ Catch the Premiere of Closed for the Season this March. Retrieved August 2011
  8. ^ Monster Mania. Retrieved August 2011
  9. ^ Famous Monster Convention - Film Screamings. Retrieved August 2011

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