It is four years since we lost the horror master George A. Romero
, but the recent restoration of his long forgotten film, The Amusement Park
, has proved that even from beyond the grave Romero can prove he was always ahead of his peers. In its simplest terms, the story of The Amusement Park
is about an elderly man who visits the titular park, but finds himself stuck in the middle of a hellish nightmare. The film was original made in 1973, to be used as an educational video about ageism and the abuse of older people, but the Lutheran Society, who commissioned the picture, decided it was too disturbing to use.
As is the case with so many "lost" works by some of cinema's greats, the short film, which has a runtime of just 52 minutes, was destined to be a thing of myth until in 2017 a print of the work was