Country : USA

Year : 1981

Run time : 1hr36

Version : in English, subtitled in French

Rating : +16

Director : Tobe Hopper

Actors: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin

Selected filmography : Lifeforce (1985), Poltergeist (1982), Salem’s Lot (1979), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Funhouse

Tobe Hooper’s first studio film, The Funhouse is a skilful followup to his unsurpassable masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. An explicitly hallucinatory trip, peppered with deviant elements, this surreal ride in a theme park explores the monstrosity hidden in the recesses of the average American’s unconscious. Like many of Hooper’s works, the film did not achieve success and cult status until later on.