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Cleverly derivative 'Carnage Park' grinds out homage

Cleverly derivative 'Carnage Park' grinds out homage

Most B-pictures imitate other movies, but writer-director Mickey Keating’s “Carnage Park” steals so freely that it almost becomes derivative in an original way. Equally inspired by Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers and the seediest of ‘70s drive-in exploitation, “Carnage Park” is a frequently repellent film that’s nonetheless cleverly constructed.

In essence, this is the story of two bank robbers and their hostage, who make the mistake of driving onto the desert property of psychopathic marksman Wyatt Moss (played by Pat Healy) — who then hunts them for sport. That premise, though, barely describes the film.

After a bit of...