Following the recent news that George A. Romero’s Twilight of the Dead was in development, the late director has another film ready for release, only this one has been in the can for over 46 years. The Amusement Park, a nightmarish tale about the trauma of getting old, will be released on Shudder this summer, and you can take a look at the twisted trailer here…
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Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation and produced by Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, The Amusement Park stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s wildest and most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older, and is an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic capacity and style and would go on to inform his ensuing filmography.
The Amusement Park was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York City and will be released June 8th on Shudder.