A fable of terror from the 1970s. An over-the-top reckoning with the ’80s. A ghoulish thriller featuring an R&B singer of the ’90s. This month’s horror picks are gift baskets of nostalgia.
By Erik Piepenburg
‘The Amusement Park’
Stream it on Shudder.
What if Samuel Beckett had been a writer-in-residence at Six Flags Great America?
That’s what I kept thinking as I watched this heartbreaking existential drama from George A. Romero. Shot at the defunct West View Park north of Pittsburgh, the film recently started streaming for the first time, 48 years after the maverick horror director completed it.
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