First up is the idea of having a camera shot inspired by that of an image I found and the work of the Hover series of photographs taken by Gregory Crewdson.
The Camera angle of the above photographs creates a false feel to them both in the way that they are placed at an inhuman eye level therefore it gives them a filmic feel to them. The snowy playground has influenced all my ideas because of the unnatural light which gives out an unwelcoming orange glow around the scene and become darker around the bottom edges of the photo to create mystery.
What I feel has been a must in the scene idea is the inclusion of ominous footprints through the scene. As it will be a night shot I thought the idea of a lone walker through the park in the snow leaving there print on the scene would be rather creepy.
The second idea is that of an eye level shot of a playground with a lot of atmospheric mist which deepens further towards the back of the image slowly engulfing the claw-like branches of the trees into nothingness but a few washed out and bleak light sources in the distance. This I feel would create an extremely claustrophobic feel to the playground and again the footprints make an appearance of our lone wanderer.
Finally the last idea I feel concentrates on the path of our lone wanderer who seems to only leave the park bench as there is no evidence of them entering. The claustrophobic feeling of the mist in the background engulfing the creepy trees will be accompanied by the enclosing of the gates around the park. The parts outside of the gate will be extremely dark much like that of the snowy playground at the beginning of the post to create an eerie and disturbing atmosphere to what should be a happy and joyful place of entertainment.
These are only quick rough outline images but I feel that the third idea comes across as the most eerie with the single light source drawing the eye to a late night visitor original position. However I may decide to change the viewpoint of this image into a high-angled shot and see to what effect that produces.
Hover - Gregory Crewdson 1996-1997 http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldhrmsUnTf1qzfye6o1_r2_500.jpg
Dark snowy playground - http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/4225131330_77e1fcb2e4.jpg