An underrated Tobe Hooper film--in fact, this was the only decent
movie Hooper made in the 1980s--THE FUNHOUSE concerns a group of teenagers who stay all night in a carnival funhouse, witnessing the murder of a carnival fortune-teller by the mutant son of the funhouse operator. When the
monster's father realizes that the teenagers saw the crime, he sends his son after them. Although the plot conventions are disturbingly familiar, Hooper does manage to sneak in enough distinctive touches to keep the film interesting. The "monster" is a relatively sympathetic cleft-faced albino
(makeup by Rick Baker and Craig Reardon) who works in the funhouse, hiding beneath ...