The Amusement Park (1973)
Director: George A. Romero Run Time: 77 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1973
Starring: Lincoln Maazel, Marion Cook, Michael Gornick, Sarah Kurtz
Country: United States
“The film is far too powerful for American society… It must remain under lock and key never seeing the light of day.”
– Tony Williams, author of The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead
About the film:
George Romero’s long lost 1973 film has been rediscovered and restored. Originally commissioned by the Lutheran Society as a movie about poor treatment of the elderly, the film was found too horrific for mainstream audiences, and may have never been released.
An elderly gentleman goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of a hellish nightmare instead. The Amusement Park is a bleak, haunting allegory where the attractions and distractions of an amusement park stand in for the many abuses that the elderly face in society.
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