Ceremony night

Ceremony night ★★★½

There's something about someone having a truly nightmarish day in the middle of a place of joy that's immediately compelling, and this tale of a young man working at an amusement park who gradually melts down after his co-worker's death (by suicide on-site, in the face of being fired) is covered up. Builds a terrific atmosphere of dread from frame one, and all-too-chillingly depicts an atmosphere where the dollar always wins out over peoples' lives, building to a terrifying climax... that it fumbles at the last second. (Didn't know if we needed to see the result -- the implication worked fine.) But otherwise, strong, quietly seething work.