The Funhouse
The Funhouse (1981)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 13, 1981
DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Easily one of Tobe Hooper's better films as it entertains and frightens without ever feeling the need to sink into debauchery or tawdry terror.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bad date chiller.

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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

Creepy but slow horror show. Neat monster.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

No horror classic is this, but it has the right texture to stand above the chaff of a genre that's frequently just plain awful.

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Dustin Putman

An underrated gem, a mini-masterpiece of frights and atmosphere.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's creepy and effective and a kind of fun horror picture we don't see anymore.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Lento e aborrecido, consegue criar tensão em um ou outro momento, mas só.

Scott Weinberg

Not as fun as it should be, but worth a visit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
To label the first half of the listless dud The Funhouse phlegmatic is an insult to mucus. It crawls on its hands and knees to a creature feature. It's… More
Aj V
A somewhat creepy movie without many real scares, it's more like they were trying to remake Freaks as a modern slasher flick, but without a story, or… More
Tim Salmons
I'm just going to be honest here up front and say that I've never really been a fan of Tobe Hooper. Outside of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, his work… More
Alex roy
The Funhouse is a terrifying gem of the horror genre. A film with loads of atmosphere and odd characters, this is one terrificpiece of early 8o's horror.… More
Melvin White
An unknown and under appreciated movie. Tobe Hooper knows how to make great horror movies, and although this isn't as amazing as Poltergeist or Texas… More
Adam Mahler
Of "Death Proof," Tarantino said something to effect that the Slasher film is such a definite form, that if you divert from it a little bit,… More