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Funny Man (1994)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  7 October 1994 (UK)
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When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim James ...
The Funny Man
...
Callum Chance
Benny Young ...
Max Taylor
Ingrid Lacey ...
Tina Taylor
Pauline Black ...
The Psychic Commando
Matthew Devitt ...
Johnny Taylor
Chris Walker ...
The Hard Man
Rhona Cameron ...
Thelma Fudd
George Morton ...
The Crap Puppeteer
Jamie Heard ...
Jammie Taylor
Harry Heard ...
Harry Taylor
Bob Sessions ...
Card Player
...
Card Player
John Chancer ...
Card Player
Jana Shelden ...
The Nurse (as Jana Sheldon)
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Storyline

When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night. Written by Paul McCluskey

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He's cheeky & he's cruel!

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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7 October 1994 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Funnyman  »

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Budget:

£50,000 (estimated)
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Last cinema feature of Ed Bishop See more »

Quotes

The Funny Man: [finds a porno mag] Sorted. I'm off for a toss, me.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits a song called "Funny man" is played, The Funny Man talks over the top of this song telling the audiance to sing amongst other things. After the credits finish we see Funny Man standing in a garden. He looks at the camera and says "No rest for the wicked!" he then walks off camera. See more »

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Brilliant and Underated
26 January 2004 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

I was suprised to see how low this film has rated. I guess it's been watched by a lot of people that either don't like horror at all or are too caught up in a particular genre to get this.

It's very tounge in cheek, which many simple people won't get. However it has the distinction of being one of the few horror comedies around that is both funny and eerie/disturbing.

The Thelma (from scoobie doo) character was hilarious, especially when she died, and I couldn't help but think of that when that awful Scoobie doo film came out. They should have hired the woman from funny man.

The relation between Christopher Lee's character and the fates of those in the house reminded me a lot of Hammer Horror. But then you can probably drop Chris Lee into any cheap horror and immediately raise the standard. His minor involvement worked for me. Tim James was brilliant as the killer. His Yorkshire accent along with some of his lines had me convinved it was Shawn Bean right up until the end credits. He is the kind of movie bad guy that you could see spawning endless sequels, and while he may not be on the level of a Fred Krueger he's way above the level of a Chucky.

The effects, the set and the sound track are all quite cheap, but you don't need a big budget to make a good movie and this demonstrates that.


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