In 1973, genre icon George A. Romero made the film The Amusement Park, but it was never released, until now. Shudder is set to release the film this summer, Variety reports.
The film was commissioned by the Lutheran Society, which hired Romero to make a socially conscious movie meant to draw attention to the plight of the elderly in contemporary society. However, after watching it, the non-profit group decided it was too gruesome for mainstream audiences and it never was released.
Lincoln Maazel stars as an elderly man who becomes increasingly disoriented during a visit to a theme park. What he initially thinks will be an ordinary day quickly turns into a hellish nightmare filled with roller coasters and chaotic crowds.
The film was discovered back in 2018 by longtime Guillermo del Toro collaborator Daniel Kraus and was restored in 4K Ultra.
Romero’s widow, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, produces the film.
This is not the only lost Romero project recently brought to light. His half-completed novel ‘The Living Dead‘ was recently completed and released by Kraus who sat down with us for an interview to discuss the novel.