18 June 2024
The Funhouse (1981)
95 min.
Directed by Tobe Hooper.
With Elisabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin, Largo Woodruff, Kevin Conway, Sylvia Miles, William Finley, Wayne Doba.
Tobe Hooper's rather neglected monster-slasher is chock to the brim with frenzied fun.

The delightful Berridge (Wolfie's girl in Amadeus) heads up the cast as she and a group of friends find themselves inadvertently locked in a circus funhouse overnight...only to find that a deformed monster prowls the hidden catacombs along with them!

Some good thrills n' chills therein, with a nicely created sleazy carnival atmosphere and just a dash of Hooper's typical grit.

Sylvia Miles is onhand to inject some eccentric cult vibes. The whole pace builds to a feverish intensity highlighted by a decent crescendo.

Good makeup FX . And wotta great tagline...

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