The Funhouse

Tobe Hooper’s bid into the early ‘80s slasher game, The Funhouse finds the Texas Chainsaw Massacre auteur operating at his skin-crawling best. When a group of teens get it in their (soon to be decapitated) heads to spend the night in an amusement park after-hours, they get the price of admission and then some when they find themselves stalked by a killer in a Frankenstein mask. The Funhouse has way more up its sleeve than your standard stalk-n-slash however, as Hooper stages some genuinely disturbing voyeuristic scenes of wanton depravity that no doubt were the reasons the film landed on the infamous Video Nasties list. Really, the film is just a plain ol’ good time, and fans of a) slashers; b) Hooper; and c) horror in general owe it to themselves to see this in its gory glory on the big scream. Step right up and have your ticket ready — for the Funhouse!
Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1981, 35mm, 96 min.

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