An elderly person goes to what he imagines to be a normal day at the amusement park, which instead becomes a hellish nightmare. This is not a lost film by George Romero, but rather one that has long been ‘on the shelf’, until a 16mm copy was recovered, which he still watched in his lifetime. Originally produced in 1973, between "Season of the Witch" and "The Crazies", "The Amusement Park" is the result of a commission from the Lutheran Society of Pennsylvania, which was not satisfied with the final result of a film about the occupation in old age that Romero turned into a critique of the way society treats the elderly. A 4K restoration premiered in Pittsburgh in 2019 and, thanks to the work of the George A. Romero Foundation and distributor Yellow Veil, the film made its commercial premiere in the US this year.
Director George A. Romero Script Walton Cook Producer Israel Ehrisman, Sandra Schulberg Cast Lincoln Maazel, Harry Albacker, Phyllis Casterwiler Language English Subtitles Portuguese Sales Yellow Veil Pictures
George A. Romero
Director "The Amusement Park"