The man underneath is Truckie, a teenager who owns the local shop at the park, of which the businessman, Rancewell (Walter Massey), is strong-arming him into giving up. Truckie meets three girls vacationing at Weewankah for the week, falling in love with Eve (Kim Myers), while Linnie (Jennifer Inch) cheats on her longtime-boyfriend and Marsha (Isabelle Mejias) struggles with her relationship with Johnny (Peter Virgile), who she didn’t realize was a makeup-wearing metalhead.
There’s a side plot with Johnny and his bandmate Louis (Louis Tucci), a two-piece touring metal band (guitar and drums) who are trying to get to California and run into an elderly couple who play video games and electric guitars out of their Airstream.
The film has some really good ideas, such as the gear head old people or the recurring bits with a pair of believably dumb boaters, and directors Zielinski and Kerry Feltham, along with writer Darrell Fetty, are pretty good at crafting comedy, despite any known comedic actors at their disposal. However, the movie almost seems hampered by its obligation to the teen drama and actually constructing a serviceable narrative.
Not mentioning the macro conflict until an hour in, State Park possesses the typical oversight plot holes you would expect in a movie like this. Obviously, the mission of the antagonist would never be plausible in the first place, let alone all that difficult to prove—something which our hero doesn’t even attempt to do until 15 minutes left. Instead, the filmmakers handle their conflict as a one-sided prank war rather than a clever investigation.