The Funhouse
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This low-budget horror film about teenagers trapped in a carnival funhouse with a freakish monster is pretty standard stuff. Director Tobe Hooper manages a few shocks and includes some typically peculiar supporting characters, but this film is less entertaining than either of his previous excursions into such territory. Not as scary as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) nor as bizarre as Eaten Alive (1976), The Funhouse may as well have been directed by an anonymous hack as one of the foremost names in the genre. The movie tie-in novel, penned by Dean R. Koontz under the pseudonym "Owen… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With its two-headed cow, mutant baby in a jar, jokes about bestiality, references to 'Bride of Frankenstein' and misbegotten monster, this is very much a horror movie that contemplates, with awe and terror, the sometimes terrible consequences of sex."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Lento e aborrecido, consegue criar tensão em um ou outro momento, mas só."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Not as fun as it should be, but worth a visit."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Bad date chiller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Creepy but slow horror show. Neat monster."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"An underrated gem, a mini-masterpiece of frights and atmosphere."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"It's creepy and effective and a kind of fun horror picture we don't see anymore."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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