Yellow Veil Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights to George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park, a film that was considered lost for decades.
Originally commissioned by the Lutheran Society to raise awareness about ageism and elder abuse, The Amusement Park explores the nightmarish realities of growing older. In it, Lincoln Maazel (Martin) plays an elderly man who finds himself growing disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of ageing in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds.
Recently rediscovered, the film has been restored in 4K by IndieCollect and provides an alluring snapshot of Romero’s early artistic capacity and style. “It has Romero’s unique footprint all over it!” says producer Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, who also described The Amusement Park as her late husband’s “most terrifying film.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)