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The Funhouse (Funhouse: Carnival of Terror) (1981)

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Elizabeth Berridge Elizabeth Berridge
Amy Harper
Shawn Carson Shawn Carson
Joey 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
Kevin Conway Kevin Conway
Freak Show Barker / Strip Show Barker / Funhouse Barker


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Pay To Get In. Pray To Get Out!

14 years, 7 months 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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Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.
Release date: 13 March 1981
UPC: 018713810434
Tags: Horror (11), Slasher (5), Carnival (4), Video Nasty (3), Splatter (3), Frankenstein's Monster (3), 1981 (3), 1980s (3), Funhouse (2), Funfair (2), Nudity (2), Thriller (2), Psychotronic (2), Magic Show (1), Strip Show (1), Hanged Boy (1), Shower (1), Cow (1), Mask (1), Freak (1)
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