On October 16th TERROR TRAIN is going to be making its way to your player along with Tobe Hooper’s THE FUNHOUSE. Both of these films are favorites here at DG HQ, TERROR TRAIN in particular is a really underrated piece of filmmaking. The Shout Factory crew sent over the official special features for THE FUNHOUSE, the TERROR TRAIN special features are still being worked out. Nice to see that they’re treating these titles with same appreciation they showed the Corman titles. Dig it!
Director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) pays affectionate tribute to various classic horror movies in this tale of two teenage couples who spend the night in a sleazy carnival funhouse.
On her first date with Buzz (Cooper Huckabee, True Blood), Amy (Elizabeth Berridge, Amadeus) disobeys her father and goes to the carnival with Richie (Miles Chapin, Hair) and Liz (Largo Woodruff), but their first date may end up as their last. After witnessing a murder, the four terrified teens are trapped in the maze of the funhouse and stalked by a real monster, a horribly deformed killer who lurks among the freakish exhibits to butcher them one by one. Also stars Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy) and Kevin Conway (in three roles). Featuring special makeup designs by Academy Award®-winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf In London, Ed Wood).
Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chaplin, Sylvia Miles, William Finley, Kevin Conway as The Barker in THE FUNHOUSE
Written by Larry Block; directed by Tobe Hooper; produced by Derek Power and Steven Bernhardt; executive producers, Mace Neufeld and Mark Lester.
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio 5.1/1981/Color/96 minutes
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Less than 500 have been made, so these are only available while supplies last.
THE FUN HOUSE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper, moderated by filmmaker Tim Sullivan
The Barker Speaks! – An interview with actor Kevin Conway
Something Wicked This Way Comes – An all-new interview with Executive Producer Mark L. Lester
Carnival Music – An interview with Composer John Beal
Audio Interview with actor William Finley
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