Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Matt Angel, Robert Englund, Chasty Ballesteros, Clint Howard, Courtney Gains, E.E. Bell, Renee Dorian, Ben Begley, Candice De Visser,
In a small town there is a psychiatric hospital quietly run by a doctor called Warden (Robert Englund). Contained in this loony bin are six of the most awful, yet unknown serial killers of all times. They are doing experiments on these half dozen “patients” under the radar of all government interference. Meanwhile, someone got the great idea of building a horror attraction and since their properly is near to the old psych hospital, they decided to build six rooms based up on the actual stories of the six patients in the hospital. This strikes some people as in poor taste because they are based on real crimes, but the greedy owner thinks he’s got a gold mine. But with a little help, the six real serial killers escape and appalled at the mistakes in the attraction, take it over and man it themselves. Bodies start to pile up pretty quick in this B horror flick from last year.
Reading the last paragraph, you know it has to be cheezy and oh brother, is it cheezy. There are some pretty decent laughs, but the low budget effects show off how cheaply they had to make this movie. But surprisingly that seems to work for this movie about a really cheezy fun house. The gore factor is really up there, and they seem to have spent most of the budget on fake blood and body parts. The fun house itself looks like a real blast, and is typical of these type of Halloween Haunted Houses and such. They spent a few bucks to get Freddy Krueger himself in the role of Warden as Robert Englund (the guy who plays Freddie) has a small part in the beginning of the movie, and he gets to set everything up for us. Meanwhile, once the blood and guts start, it’s non-stop, but unlike many of these type of low budget gore fests, this one has some pretty decent characters. Two guys who play the washed up disk jockeys that show up to broadcast the event are a pretty funny pair most of the time, and their one lines, at least some of them, are real zingers. The whole thing is filled with love of people who simply like to make scary movies, and everyone works hard for the money. There is real humor in some of the gags, and though not all the “jokes” hit the mark, enough of them do to make it worthwhile. This is a horror film that is playing on Showtime this month, and is available on Netflix and a number of other places, so if you are looking for something for background scares at your party tonight, turn on The Funhouse Massacre, and enjoy it. I actually did. I can’t say this is a great film, but it’s bad enough, yet quality enough, to make it worth watching.
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