Directed by Tobe Hooper, this chilling horror film follows two teenage couples as they dare to stay all night in the funhouse of a creepy carnival. However, their mischief lands them in serious trouble when they witness a terrifying murder and become caught in a seemingly inescapable web of terror.
John Beal - Composer, THE FUNHOUSE (1981)
John-Everett Beal - Composer, THE FUNHOUSE (1981)
Elizabeth Berridge - American Actress
Kevin Conway - American Character Actor
Tobe Hooper - American Director
Lawrence Block - Writer, THE FUNHOUSE (1981)
Lawrence J. Block - Writer, THE FUNHOUSE (1981)
Largo Woodruff - Actress/"The Funhouse"
Sylvia Miles - American Character Actress
Miles Chapin - American Actor
Andrew Laszlo - Director of Photography, mid '60s-early '90s, son of Ernest
Jack Hofstra - Editor
Mort Rabinowitz - Production Designer, THE FUNHOUSE (1981)
Cooper Huckabee - American Supporting Actor
Two frisky teenage couples decide to spend a night inside the spooky funhouse of a traveling carnival, in this horror treat from cult director Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"). Once inside, they find that there is no way out of this deadly hall of mirrors -- with its white-trash zombies, sexual assaults and relentlessly gruesome murders.
A Mace Neufeld production in association with Derek Power. Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in, and around, Miami. Producer Derek Power on "The Funhouse": "For me, it's the cinematic equivalent of Sartre's 'No Exit'." "Funhouse" was a negative pickup by Universal Pictures. After production was completed, they paid for the conforming of the negative, the release prints, and advertising costs.
"THE FUNHOUSE has a saturated color palette that brings out the lurid menace of the carnival setting, with its rickety attractions and desultory magic and strip shows." -- Grade: B - 10/24/2012 A.V. Club
"[S]ee how the trappings of horror discredited earlier have been truly revived, how the rubber masks have regained their fangs." - 02/01/2013 Sight and Sound