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The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

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Six of the world's scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse, whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.

Director:

Andy Palmer

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Ben Begley (screenplay), Ben Begley (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Warden
Jere Burns ... Mental Manny
Scottie Thompson ... Sheriff Kate
Matt Angel ... Morgan
Chasty Ballesteros ... Christina
Clint Howard ... Taxidermist
Courtney Gains ... Dennis
Erick Chavarria ... Gerardo
Mars Crain ... Rocco
Candice De Visser ... Dollface / Ms. Quinn
E.E. Bell ... Animal
Ben Begley ... Deputy Doyle
Michael Eric Reid Michael Eric Reid ... Mikey
Leigh Parker ... Randall
Sebastian Siegel ... Dr. Suave
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For humanity's own good, in a high-security, top-secret facility for the criminally insane, five of the world's most hideous and deranged killers are locked up without trial. Although this may be true, rather unexpectedly, a wide array of lunatics ranging from cannibalistic gourmets to maniacal dentists, and from demented hobbyists to psychotic clowns from hell and insane pious sinners, will escape making their way to Macon County Funhouse for its grand opening night. Soon, with the attraction's crew conveniently replaced by the gang of psychos, the unsuspecting customers who paid for thrills will witness a hack-hack, chop-chop realistic show that goes all the way. Written by Nick Riganas

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Murder is all part of the show.

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language, some sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Dahmer, Bundy and Gacy are mentioned. This is just before the films psychopaths are introduced as The Cannibal, The Lady Killer, and The Clown. Jeffery Dahmer was a cannibal, Ted Bundy killed women , and John Wayne Gacy used to enjoy dressing as a clown. See more »

Goofs

When Morgan gets shot in the arm when the police arrive, he gets shot in the right arm and sheriff Kate bandages him up. Later on in the movie we see the left arm bandaged up. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Goonies (1985) See more »

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Fire in My Hand
Written, produced, and performed by PUBLIC JONES
(Asghar Husain and Peter Kerekes)
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Surprisingly well made
17 June 2016 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

How could anyone resist a title like 'The Funhouse Massacre'? Often films like this with an intriguing title turn out to be absolute duds, that can't come close to living up to their name. 'The Funhouse Massacre' is one of the better efforts I've seen at actually achieving it. For an almost unheard of film the quality is surprisingly high. Director Andy Palmer delivers a very high quality product. The camera-angles are smooth, the violence is plentiful and well-executed and the acting is of an above average standard - particularly for the horror genre.

Mixing comedy with horror is becoming more and more common, as the horror movie genre itself sadly becomes increasingly stale. I personally don't love the mix and feel it takes away any tension the movie is trying to create. 'The Funhouse Massacre' has a heavy element of comedy to it. It's done reasonably well for the most part and there are actually a few genuine laughs here and there. Did the film need it though? I'm undecided on this. On one hand it's trying to say it doesn't want to take itself too seriously, but on the other hand it's actually good enough that it could have worked as pure horror. Some will love it and others will find it ruins the experience. It's impossible to please everyone at the end of the day, but I just hope they pleased more people with this decision than they ruined it for. There's a lot of fun to be had here and a nice little twist near the end to keep things interesting. All in all a good little effort


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Middletown, Ohio, USA

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Petri Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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