Watch: The Amusement Park 1975 123movies, Full Movie Online – An elderly gentleman goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of a hellish nightmare..
Plot: An elderly gentleman sets out for what he thinks will be a normal day at an amusement park and is soon embroiled in a waking nightmare.
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Pretty Clear Why it Was Shelved
The topic of elderly people being mistreated in Western society is a perfectly noble one to cover in film. That doesn’t exempt filmmakers from providing a story though, or character development of any kind. There’s essentially zero of either in The Amusement Park, a “lost film” from the late George Romero that I’d wager is getting praised by critics because of context more than anything.
There isn’t much of a film here. Our main character orates to the camera for a few minutes at the beginning, explaining just how poorly seniors are treated. Then for the next 45 odd minutes, seniors are treated poorly at an amusement park. The film plays like a not-particularly-good colourized episode of the Twilight Zone, or perhaps more accurately The Ray Bradbury Theatre.
Was excited for this based on the hype, but sadly it proved little more than a mildly curious historical novelty. Heck of a poster though.
Wonderful lost gem from the most iconic horror Director
It’s an educational film directed by George A. Romero, a few years after “Night” and before “The Crazies” about the dangers of elder abuse, because, whether we want to admit it or not: we will all get old, if we are lucky.
What separates this educational film from all the others, is that this gives a more nightmarish look at respecting elders, as opposed to making it a joke or lighthearted, as other films have done in the past.
The old man in the movie, is very confused as to why people are reacting to him, which, is confusing to the viewer, because, we don’t see what he’s doing is being wrong or inappropriate. However, the younger people know that they can take advantage of the elderly, and, this is what causes the terror in reality and in the movie.
To me, the best part of the movie is whenever the old man is just being friendly to children, and, a younger man yells at him saying something like “what are you doing those children? Are you a creep?” This is a very realistic thing, which, people often times will think that just because you’re being friendly that you must be a child molester or, you want something in return, when in fact you’re just being friendly.
See you in the park, someday.
Original Language en
Runtime 54 min
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director George A. Romero
Writer Walton Cook
Actors Lincoln Maazel, Harry Albacker, Phyllis Casterwiler
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Filmlab, Cleveland (OH), USA, Laboratory for Icon & Idiom, Inc., New York, USA (restoration)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 16 mm, Digital