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Funny Man (1994)

After winning a English stately home in a game of poker, a record producer finds it to be haunted by a demonic jester intent on murdering his family.



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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
... 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)


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!


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 October 1994 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Funnyman  »


Box Office


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


The Funny Man: What are YOU doing in my house?
The Psychic Commando: Me just shit in your bed.
The Funny Man: You did WHAT?
The Psychic Commando: You no see how the atmosphere nice now?
The Funny Man: You dirty cow.
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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 »


References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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An outrageous English horror film with a difference
4 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Disregard the many negative reviews of this film below. It is actually an odd little hidden gem. The story is about a man who wins a card game against Christopher Lee, who then gives him his large old house. The man moves into the house with his family, and they soon discover a sinister jester who resides there, the Funnyman.

This pesky little guy kills people in different ways; some of them are outrageously gory and over the top, and a little bit like Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead. The joker also speaks in a variety of British accents, and takes on different personas, such as a club owner, a footballer, and a few other weird guises.

The film is low budget and very English, and may not appeal to overseas audiences; but it's a worthy effort considering its budget. If you want a horror film with comical gory scenes, dark humour, sprinkles of English silliness, and something different, check out the Funnyman. You might like it.

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