Director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) pays affectionate tribute to various classic horror movies in this tale of two teenage couples who spend the night in a sleazy carnival funhouse.
On her first date with Buzz (Cooper Huckabee, True Blood), Amy (Elizabeth Berridge, Amadeus) disobeys her father and goes to the carnival with Richie (Miles Chapin, Hair) and Liz (Largo Woodruff), but their first date may end up as their last. After witnessing a murder, the four terrified teens are trapped in the maze of the funhouse and stalked by a real monster, a horribly deformed killer who lurks among the freakish exhibits to butcher them one by one.
Also stars Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy) and Kevin Conway (in three roles). Featuring special makeup designs by Academy Award®-winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf In London, Ed Wood).
Why We Love It
"I'm thrilled with how great The Funhouse looks on Blu-ray, and I have a tough time imagining it ever looking a whole lot better than this. Definitely worth the upgrade." – Adam Tyner, DVD Talk
"The Funhouse holds up as a movie working wonderfully on the back of a great atmosphere and a director who understands what the movie requires to work. Shout! Factory's Blu-ray release of The Funhouse features very good video, strong audio, and a nice array of extra content. Highly recommended." - Martin Liebman, Blu-ray.com
"The Funhouse has been available via several iterations of DVD, but none of them have been terribly impressive. Shout! Factory remedies this, however, with a stellar 1080p high definition transfer." – Matt Serafini, Dread Central
"Like other Scream Factory titles, The Funhouse does not skimp on extras, providing fans with hours of great bonus material" - RL Shaffer, IGN
"Scream Factory brings The Funhouse to Blu-ray in style with a gorgeous new transfer that brings out the movie’s best. Early scenes seem a bit soft but once we hit the carnival, it’s a bright, colorful image that truly looks amazing in HD." – Dr. Adam Jahnke, The Digital Bits
"The Blu-ray offers a fantastic video presentation that fans will absolutely love, and with two lossless audio option from which to choose, the 2.0 stereo mix is a massive improvement to previous releases. New supplemental material makes this collector's edition a recommended package and a must-own for loyal followers." - M. Enois Duarte, High-Def Digest
- Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper, moderated by filmmaker Tim Sullivan
- The Barker Speaks! - An interview with actor Kevin Conway
- Something Wicked This Way Comes – An all-new interview with Executive Producer Mark L. Lester
- Carnival Music – An interview with Composer John Beal
- Audio Interview with actor William Finley
- Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV & Radio Spots
The Funhouse [Collector's Edition]