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The teenager Amy Harper dates Buzz Dawson for the first time and they go to the carnival with their friends Richie and Liz. They smoke grass and have good-time visiting the attractions including a side show with freak animals. The silly Richie suggests the group to spend the night in the Funhouse for fun. During the night, they witness the murder of the fortune teller Madame Zena by a man wearing a mask of Frankenstein from an opening in the ceiling of a room. They decide to leave the fun house but they find all the exits locked. Meanwhile Richie sneaks in the room and steals the money of the manager of the place. The masked man returns with his father and owner of the fun house to show the corpse of Madame Zena; when the man realizes that he had been robbed, he presses his son that removes the mask and shows his horrible face. Richie startles and drops his lighter in the room. The owner asks his freak son to chase the thieves and eyewitnesses in a night of terror for the teenagers.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reshoots of scenes took four days due to lost film footage which had got caught up in a local teamster war. Director Tobe Hooper has said that the filming of this movie in Miami / Florida occurred during the Scarface (1983) era. See more »
Near the beginning of the film, after Joey scared Amy and she chased him into the bedroom, she told him she wasn't going to take him to the funfair on the weekend because of it. Nearer the end, the Funhouse Barker says that the funfair is packing up in the morning and moving on. See more »
[discovers that the Monster - who also turns out to be his son - has killed Madame Zena after paying her for sex... because she wouldn't give him a refund]
You paid Madame Zena a hundred dollars for this? You crazy fool, I could have gotten you one of them tent-girls for fifteen! Well, you never were much for knowing the value of cash, were you?
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Although the 1987 UK CIC video release was uncut in terms of violence it ran around 3 minutes shorter than the cinema version, and the differences appeared to be some dialogue and narrative edits. It contained the scenes of reefer smoking which were missing from some later Film Four showings. See more »
Two teenage couples decide to hide inside a carnival funhouse and spend the night there but when they witness the murder of a gypsy fortune teller by a hideously deformed employee they end up fighting for their lives.
It has been many years since I last watched this, back then it was on bootleg VHS. Although I now own it on DVD I did actually opt to watch on tape, though not a bootleg this time!
Bizarrely this got banned - but never successfully prosecuted - in Britain as a Video Nasty. Reality is there is little in the way of gore or nastiness here. The film starts with a shower scene, an obvious nod to Psycho, but with a bit more flesh on show! Most of the running time takes place at the fair but it's not until the second half that it really turns into a horror movie. Horror and the carnival often go hand in hand and here Hooper has done a fantastic job, in my opinion this is one of his best movies. It is very rich in colour, atmosphere and tension. Great make up by the legendary Rick Baker. Funhouse is creepy but fun viewing, highly recommended.
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