Taglines: Something is alive in the funhouse.
The teenager Amy Harper dates Buzz Dawson for the first time and they go to the carnival with their friends Richie and Liz. They smoke grass and have good-time visiting the attractions including a side show with freak animals. The silly Richie suggests the group to spend the night in the Funhouse for fun. During the night, they witness the murder of the fortune teller Madame Zena by a man wearing a mask of Frankenstein from an opening in the ceiling of a room. They decide to leave the fun house but they find all the exits locked.
Meanwhile Richie sneaks in the room and steals the money of the manager of the place. The masked man returns with his father and owner of the fun house to show the corpse of Madame Zena; when the man realizes that he had been robbed, he presses his son that removes the mask and shows his horrible face. Richie startles and drops his lighter in the room. The owner asks his freak son to chase the thieves and eyewitnesses in a night of terror for the teenagers.
The Funhouse is a 1981 American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper. It was written by Larry Block and stars Elizabeth Berridge, Kevin Conway, William Finley, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin, and Sylvia Miles. The film’s plot concerns four teenagers who become trapped in a dark ride at a local carnival and are stalked by a deformed killer.
The Funhouse (1981)
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott, Largo Woodruff, Miles Chapin, Sonia Zomina, Mona Agar
Screenplay by: Lawrence Block
Production Design by: Mort Rabinowitz
Cinematography by: Andrew Laszlo
Film Editing by: Jack Hofstra
Set Decoration by: Tom Coll
Art Direction by: Jose Duarte
Music by: John Beal
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: March 13, 1981