The Funhouse [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 7147688
  • Release Date: 09/07/2004
  • Rating: R
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.
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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. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Elizabeth Berridge
    Elizabeth Berridge - Amy
  • Cooper Huckabee
    Cooper Huckabee - Buzz
  • Miles Chapin
    Miles Chapin - Richie
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    Largo Woodruff - Liz
  • Sylvia Miles
    Sylvia Miles - Madame Zena



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Horror Movie

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    Gannicus25
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    This was a movie i watched a handful of times in my youth and loved it, so i had to own it. Just a great solid horror movie with 80's greatness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT 80'S HORROR FLICK

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    PapaDeago
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    This is a good horror flick from the early 80's, and the Blu-ray release is fantastic. Do not hesitate to add this to your horror collection, especially if your a fan of the 80's horror genre.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another classic horror film from Tobe Hooper

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    FulciLives
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    A great Blu-Ray from Shout Factory featuring one of the masters of horror Tobe Hooper's (RIP) best movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Underrated classic

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    mike
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    Not Tobe Hoopers greatest movie but still a solid film. Great late night horror film

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scream Factory

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    bigjohn1055
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    Scream Factory Always Puts Out Great Looking Stuff. The Artwork Is Awesome Too.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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