Sunday, October 11, 2015

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 11

After The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but before Poltergeist, director Tobe Hooper made a slasher movie called The Funhouse, about four "teenagers," (like a lot of movie teens, they actually look to be in their twenties), who spend the night in a carnival dark ride, and are hunted by a deformed killer.

Now, it's not a great movie, but for some reason I ended up watching it a lot as a youngster, perhaps because it was on cable, so it kind of made an impression on me. And it's worth watching because of two actresses: Elizabeth Berridge, who would later go on to co-star in Amadeus, as Mozart's nubile wife, and screen legend Sylvia Miles, who plays a fortune teller/hooker. And if that's not scary, I don't know what is.

I see a disappointing sexual encounter in your future!

Now, technically this is on TV tonight, but it's on Telemundo channel 8PM on KSTS, so it will be dubbed in Spanish. But it IS available to rent from Amazon Instant or on disc from Netflix.

Also, someone made a blog that analyzes the entire movie, scene by scene, complete with a ton of images and other Funhouse related memorabilia. Sometimes I just love the Internet.

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