Barely a year ago, quiver earthen George A. Romerois long lost The amusement park of the 1970s, bringing it to their streaming service. Now it’s coming to Blu-ray.
by Romero The amusement park gets a Blu-ray version of Shudder on September 13!
In 2019, the late George A. Romero’s wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, teased that a largely unreleased Romero film shot in 1973 was going to be restored and released. The 60 minute film is titled The amusement park, and it’s actually a public service announcement about age discrimination that Romero was hired to do early in his career. It was filmed for television but never aired.
“Although it’s not the horror genre, it’s George’s most terrifying film,” Suzanne Desrocher-Romero said at the time. “He has Romero’s unique imprint all over it.”
In The amusement parkwritten by Wally Cook…
“An elderly man embarks on what he thinks is a normal day at an amusement park and soon finds himself embroiled in a waking nightmare like you’ve never seen.”
Shudder preview, “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 Mazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America play out through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s craziest and most imaginative film, an allegory on the nightmarish realities of aging, and is a seductive snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic ability and style and would continue to inform his next filmography. ”