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The Funhouse (1981)

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Elizabeth Berridge Elizabeth Berridge
Amy Harper
Shawn Carson Shawn Carson
Joey Harper
Jeanne Austin Jeanne Austin
Mrs. Harper
Jack McDermott Jack McDermott
Mr. Harper
Cooper Huckabee Cooper Huckabee
Buzz Dawson
Largo Woodruff Largo Woodruff
Liz Duncan
Miles Chapin Miles Chapin
Richie Atterbury

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Pay To Get In. Pray To Get Out!

8 years ago at Jul 30 2:08
The 1981 film by Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) about the real events that could go on behind the scenes of your local seansonal Funhouse. Nosey kids sneak into a funhouse and stay there overnight to get some kicks, but end up seeing a murder of one of the employyes by another emplyoee after a sex trade goes sour; hey, you can't blame the guy! It happens sometimes, and the Frankenstein's mo... read more
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Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.
Release date: 13 March 1981
UPC: 018713810434
Tags: Horror (9), Slasher (4), Carnival (4), Splatter (3), Frankenstein's Monster (3), 1981 (3), Video Nasty (3), 1980s (3), Thriller (2), Nudity (2), Funfair (2), Funhouse (2), Psychotronic (2), Based On Novel (1), Impalement (1), Flashlight (1), Prostitution (1), Ferris Wheel (1), Teenkill (1), Shower (1)
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Favorite Horror Films: 1981 (16 movies items)

" Directed by: Tobe Hopper Produced by: Steven Bernhardt, Derek Power, Mace Neufeld, and Mark L. Lester Cinematography: Andrew Laszlo Edited by: Jack Hofstra Music by: John Beal Distributed by: Universal Pictures"

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"Carnivals are not always fun. Especially ones, run by a murderous family."

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""Something is alive in the funhouse...something that has the form of a human, but not the face...something that feeds off the flesh and blood of young innocents..." "Something is alive in the funhouse...something that, tonight, will turn the funhouse into a carnival of terror!" "Pay to get in. PRAY to get out." "Something is alive, in the funhouse!""

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"October 15: I've always thought circuses and carnivals are excellent backdrops for horror movies, because they already contain bizarre characters and settings. That's another environment I can add to my favorite horror settings. This movie was interesting to watch (I'd never seen it before). It's definitely dated, so some parts of it were fairly cheesy by today's standards. FAVORITE SCENE: The homage to Psycho and Halloween in the very beginning. On an unrelated note, I loved Amy's blue blouse."

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"March 10 "Amy'll hit it off for sure. Buzz is a terrific guy." "She's stoned. When you're stoned, Charles Manson is a terrific guy." While it's not as fun as the title would suggest, but despite that it's still a fun slasher movie. It had a decent premise that was executed well enough, had some interesting ideas and it did have some funny dialogue at times. Even though it could've been better and it doesn't really get going until the hour mark, I still liked it for what it is and I might wa"

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