Shudder is the preeminent leader in horror streaming, it’s an undisputed fact at this point. So naturally any chance they get to acquire fresh new content, they will. What about some fresh, OLD content? That’s right, because they somehow found a restored version of George Romero’s The Amusement Park. The formerly lost film from the horror icon will stream for the first time this summer on Shudder.
It took 46 years, but the film was completed by the George A. Romero Foundation. It’s fully restored in 4K by IndieCollect. The film stars Lincoln Maazel (Martin) as an elderly man who finds himself increasingly disoriented and isolated as the pains of aging are manifested through Roller Coasters and chaotic crowds. It’s a wild and imaginative look into the earlier career and style of Romero. Shudder’s General Manager Craig Engler had this to say.
The moment we heard The Amusement Park had been rediscovered and was being restored, we knew we had to bring this unseen George A. Romero masterpiece to Shudder members. We’re beyond thrilled to work with Yellow Veil Pictures, Suzanne, and the George A. Romero Foundation to give this important film the wide release it deserves.
While there’s no set date yet, The Amusement Park is hitting Shudder sometime this Summer, 2021.
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