Official Trailer: Romero's Long-Lost Film "The Amusement Park"

 

People often forget that George A. Romero did many films outside of his Night of the Living Dead film franchise. Though those of course are his most recognized films, his array of horror films extended past brain-eating zombies. Whether it was Season of the Witch or the original The Crazies or 1977's Martin, he definitely covered a wide array of subgenres in horror. However, a lot of people aren't aware that in 1973, Romero was commissioned by the Lutheran Society to shoot a 60-minute film called The Amusement Park that served as a PSA on age discrimination. Which, for a guy like Romero, was done with a strange surrealistic approach, focusing on a man’s disorientation that represents “the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America.” This unorthodox approach may explain why the Lutheran Society never released it and why the film was never shown and remained lost since the 1970's. However, that is about to change.


A couple years after Romero's death, his widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero revealed a 4K restoration of the film was in the works. And now, that restored version is set to get an exclusive release on the horror-focused streaming service Shudder on June 8th. And today, an official trailer has been released which you can check out below:

If anything, this will be a chance for fans of Romero's work to get one more crumb of creative energy from the late-filmmaker. Stay tuned!

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