The Funhouse

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Main Details

  • Released in 1981
  • Color
  • Running Time: 96 min | Belgium:80 min (video version) | Sweden:90 min (cut)
  • Production Co: Mace Neufeld Productions | Universal Pictures
  • Distribution Co: Universal Pictures (1981) (USA) (theatrical) | Succéfilm AB (1983) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Written by Lawrence Block
  • Starring Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott
  • Produced by Steven Bernhardt, Mark L. Lester, Brad Neufeld, Mace Neufeld, Derek Power
  • Original Music by John Beal
  • Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo
  • Film Editing by Jack Hofstra

Plot Summary

  • Four teenagers visit a local carnival for a night of innocent amusement. They soon discover, however, that there is nothing innocent or amusing there at all.

Also Known as

  • 'n afgrijselijk gebeuren (Netherlands)
  • Carnaval del terror (Argentina)
  • Carnival of Terror
  • La Casa de los horrores (Spain)
  • Das Kabinett des Schreckens (Germany)
  • Kummitusjuna (Finland)
  • Massacres dans le train fantôme (France)
  • Il Tunnel dell'orrore (Italy)
  • To Tunnel tou tromou (Greece)


  • Something is alive in the funhouse...something that has the form of a human, but not the face...something that feeds off the flesh and blood of young innocents...
  • Something is alive in the funhouse...something that, tonight, will turn the funhouse into a carnival of terror!
  • Pay to get in. PRAY to get out.
  • Something is alive in the funhouse!
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