The Funhouse is a 1981 US horror by Tobe Hooper
With Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson and Jeanne Austin. US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for
- US 2012 Shout! Factor RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2012
- US 2012 Shout! Factor R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th October 2012
See review from kdvr.com
UK: Video Nasty
A shortened version was released without censorship cuts by CIC in June 1983. It was shortened by deleting some uncontentious plot. Added to the DPP list of video nasties in September 1984 and was dropped in June 1985
A shortened version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for the 1987 CIC VHS
The complete version was p assed 15 uncut in 2007
Summary Review: Un derrated slasher
Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.
This is an effectively underrated slasher entry. One of it’s most impressive feats is that it gives us a nice carnival atmosphere with some interesting sights. The setting is the best thing about this, as great pains is taken to turn the early part into setup, and this does create a great atmosphere for later on in the film.
This little gem has minimum bloodletting but its good, its better than good. It has a genuine sense of dread and a fear and paradoxically, an understanding of human vulnerability and mutation.