‘Camp Pleasant Lake:’ Slasher Pic Starring ‘Jerry Maguire’ Actor Jonathan Lipnicki Lands Distributor

EXCLUSIVE: DeskPop Entertainment has acquired filmmaker Thomas Walton’s 1980s-inspired slasher Camp Pleasant Lake. DeskPop has set the pic for a release in select theaters and VOD on February 27.

Written and directed by Walton, Camp Pleasant Lake follows Rick and Darlene Rutherford, who attempt to breathe life into the eerie remnants of an old campsite, unaware of its dark past. Strange occurrences haunt the area, mirroring the tragedies of the old camp, where two decades earlier, a young girl was kidnapped and her parents brutally murdered. Amidst chilling atmospheres and long-forgotten secrets, the couple grapples with a horrifying revelation—they are entwined in the camp’s history. And as the shadows of the past collide with the present, the Rutherfords must confront the haunting histories of a sinister crime.

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Camp Pleasant Lake stars Lipnicki alongside Bonnie Aarons (The Nun 1/2, Jakob’s Wife), Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster 1/2), Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire), Kelly Lynn Reiter, Robert LaSardo (Death Race), Maritza Brikisak, and Greg Tally. Jared Safier produces the film alongside Walton, with Jeremy Hirsch, Matthew Macur, Damien Douglas, Lenny Vitulli, Jackson Everest, and Michael Mahal as its executive producers. Production companies on the picture are Safier Entertainment, PhilaDreams Films, Lux Angeles Studios, Stag Mountain Films, RMR Productions, and Movies By Misfits.

“Collaborating with the DeskPop team to release Camp Pleasant Lake has been a pleasure. We’ve crafted an intense, frightening, and entertaining experience, and we’re excited for horror enthusiasts to come together in cinemas and VOD and relish the twists and turns we’ve brought to life,” said Walton.

The deal was negotiated between Mat Levy for DeskPop Entertainment and Jared Safier and Thomas Walton of Safier Entertainment.

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