Reportedly banned from being released by those who financed it – the 1973 George A. Romero film The Amusement Park may soon be finally concluding its long trek to the fans.
Author Dennis Kraus is the individual who hunted down the virtually impossible to locate print – while viewing it a few nights back – Karus tweeted words that will certainly make any Romero fan eager to lay eyes on this film that was shot in a time period between Season of the Witch and The Crazies.
Karus declares the film “dangerous & uncomfortable” while also declaring “It’s hellish. In Romero’s long career of criticizing American institutions, never was he so merciless.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
“An elderly gentlemen sets out for what he thinks will be a normal day at an amusement park and is soon embroiled in a waking nightmare the likes of which you’ve never seen.”
Some restoration is going to need to occur to make the film available to all and a campaign has been started by The George A. Romero Foundation to raise the funds to make that happen. CLICK HERE for all the details.
Sounds like the foundation has big plans for the film once it’s brought up to a viewable quality – and I’m sure Romero fans everywhere will line up to see this long-lost piece of cinematic history.