The Funhouse

The Funhouse


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The Funhouse

This low-budget horror film about teenagers trapped in a carnival funhouse with a freakish monster is pretty standard stuff. Director Tobe Hooper manages a few shocks and includes some typically peculiar supporting characters, but this film is less entertaining than either of his previous excursions into such territory. Not as scary as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) nor as bizarre as Eaten Alive (1976), The Funhouse may as well have been directed by an anonymous hack as one of the foremost names in the genre. The movie tie-in novel, penned by "Dean R. Koontz" under the pseudonym "Owen West," is actually far more frightening than the film on which it was based.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
UPC: 0025192090325
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 28,601

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Berridge Amy
Cooper Huckabee Buzz
Miles Chapin Richie
Largo Woodruff Liz
Sylvia Miles Madame Zena
Kevin Conway The Barker
William Finley Marco The Magnificent
Wayne Doba The Monster
Shawn Carson Joey Harper
David Carson Geek
Peter Conrad Midget
Frank Grimes Voyeur
Shawn McAllister Actor
Sandy Mielke Garbage Collector
Sid Raymond M.C.
Herb Robins Carnival Manager
Frank Schuller Poker Player
Sonia Zomina Bag Lady
Jack McDermott Harper
Allison Caine Voice Only

Technical Credits
Tobe Hooper Director
Richard Baker Special Effects
Pamela Basker Casting
John Beal Score Composer
Steven Bernhardt Producer
Lawrence Block Screenwriter
Fern Champion Casting
Norman Cohen Asst. Director
Tom Coll Set Decoration/Design
Jose Duarte Art Director
Jack Hofstra Editor
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Mark L. Lester Executive Producer
Mace Neufeld Executive Producer
Derek Power Producer
Mort Rabinowitz Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Gonna Get You (Main Titles) [7:18]
2. First Date [4:13]
3. We Got a Winner [4:21]
4. Creatures of God [5:03]
5. Magic Act [4:48]
6. Fortune Telling [4:15]
7. Girls, Girls, Girls [4:29]
8. A Great Idea [5:55]
9. The Love House [8:41]
10. Locked In [4:42]
11. Blame It on the Locals [7:28]
12. Stick Together [4:28]
13. Didn't Mean to Hurt You [3:24]
14. Kill It [3:56]
15. Let Me Go [3:59]
16. Blood is Thicker [7:33]
17. Monster Mash [8:45]
18. End Titles [1:34]

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The Funhouse 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Funhouse is one of Tobe Hooper's greatest films ever, no questions asked! The Funhouse is about four teens: Amy(Elizabeth Berridge), Buzz(Cooper Huckabee), Liz(Largo Woodruff), and Richie(Miles Chapin), who go on a double date to the fair. While they're there, they ride rides, smoke pot, and eat lots of food. Then when they decide to leave, Richie suggests they spend the night in the funhouse, cause he's always wanted to, and it would be fun. So they get on the ride, and get off inside, hoping to have some fun. But instead, they are stalked through the tunnels and pop ups, by a monstrous fiend, hoping to find and kill them.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is scary as graphic violense and is one great film that Tobe Hooper directed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite horror movies. From the director of TCM, how can you go wrong?? YOu cant, so buy this movie. I also want to check the book out. I'm a sucker for carnival horror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago