The Funhouse (1981) Tobe Hooper – Show Me the Sequel

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has gotten a ton of follow-ups, one of which he even directed himself. His Steven Spielberg collaboration Poltergeist got a couple sequels and a remake. But where's the sequel to his 1981 slasher The Funhouse? (Watch it HERE). That's a question we're digging into with the latest episode in our Show Me the Sequel video series – and we even have a pitch for what we'd like to see in a return to The Funhouse. Check it out in the embed above!

Directed by Hooper from a screenplay by Lawrence J. Block, The Funhouse has the following synopsis: 

Rebellious teen Amy (Elizabeth Berridge) defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz (Cooper Huckabee), and their friends Liz (Largo Woodruff) and Richie (Miles Chapin). Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

In addition to the actors named in that synopsis, the film's cast includes Kevin Conway, Sylvia Miles, William Finley, and Sonia Zomina, with Wayne Doba as The Monster.

The Show Me the Sequel series is about 

genre films that either never got sequels and we feel it's long overdue, fine movies that did get sequels but they were so lackluster that going back to square one is a must, or… flicks that DO have sequels but hey, we want freaking MORE of them! On top of that, we put our pitch for what said sequel should be about!

Show Me the Sequel is Written and Narrated by Pat Q, Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by John Fallon, and Berge Garabedian is the Executive Producer.

Some of the previous episodes of Show Me the Sequel can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel – and subscribe while you're there!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.