Yellow Veil Pictures is bringing a lost George A. Romero film back to life. The film sales company has acquired worldwide sales rights to Romero’s 46-year-old movie The Amusement Park.
Considered a lost film, The Amusement Park has been recovered and restored by the George A. Romero Foundation. IndieCollect in New York gave it a 4K glow up.
Romero made the film under commission by the Lutheran Society “to raise awareness about ageism and elder abuse. Romero, however, conceived of what was perhaps his wildest, most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older,” according to a press release.
The Amusement Park stars Lincoln Maazel (Martin) as an elderly man who “finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds.”
Justin Timms, Co-Founder of Yellow Veil Pictures says they couldn’t be more excited to team up with the George A. Romero Foundation to bring the lost film to audiences.
“George’s work here, as always, is an unnerving criticism of American society, this time embodied through a relentless amusement park,” says Simms.
Suzanne Romero, George’s widow and Founder of George A. Romero Foundation said this film steps away from the genre a little, but it is still indicative of the filmmaker’s style.
“Though not in the horror genre it is George’s most terrifying film,” said Suzanne. “It has Romero’s unique footprint all over it!”
There is no word on when or where this film will be released as it’s being shopped at the Cannes Virtual Market this week.
Keep checking back to iHorror for more details on its release.