Conneaut Lake Park Will Be Fright Land Come Spring!
The Pennsylvania park will be the setting for the film's fictional amusement park Fright Land this spring. The park will be the principle filming location for Scream Park, utilizing the grounds and rides inside.
"One of our goals in bringing filmmaking to Pennsylvania was to take advantage of the great locations," director Cary Hill stated, "and Conneaut Lake is perfect." The filmmakers weren't the first to find the cinematic potential for the park and adjoining hotel -- the John Hillcoat film "The Road," starring Viggo Mortenson, also filmed here.
Originally built in 1892 on the shores of Conneaut Lake, the park was re-named Conneaut Lake Park in 1920. The park's "Blue Streak" roller coaster is the sixth oldest in the US, constructed in 1937. The park recently has begun holding a "Ghost Lake" attraction in the fall for Halloween, giving the park a spooky makeover for October.
For more information, visit www.conneautlakepark.com.