Sunday, 12 August 2018
"The Funhouse" is a 1981 horror film directed by Tobe Hooper, starring Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin and Kevin Conway. A book version called The Funhouse was written by Dean Koontz, and set in 1955.
The film starts off with scary puppets during the beginning credits. The family house consists of two parents, a teenaged girl Amy and her little brother Joey who enjoys creepy things. As his practical joke upset his big sister too much, he wasn't allowed to go to the carnival that just arrived in town. Amy was expecting her date, Buzz, to arrive and take her out to the cinema. She told her parents about it, and they warned her not to go to that carnival because of two murders that happened before.
Buzz convinces Amy to go to the carnival, which makes Amy feel apprehensive and they meet up with friends Liz and Richie. Everyone is smoking a joint while Amy is still feeling nervous. When they got to the carnival, Amy soon forgot her fears and enjoyed herself. Meanwhile, Joey desperately wants to go to the carnival and he slipped out into the night, without his parents knowing. He sneaked away and had a fun time while looking for his sister. Amy and her friends ended up staying overnight at the carnival, inside the Funhouse ride, which is like a ghost train. They hide inside the walls, and peep at the carnival staff doing creepy things and it just so happened that they watched a murder. The film itself has jump scares. There are weird animals, annoying props, flashing lights, creeps, a monster, plenty of screaming and gruesome scenes.
I rate this 6/10