It's no secret that growing up there was a short list of movies I wasn't allowed to watch. I wrote a piece on it for Father's Day a year or so ago. The Funhouse was on that list along with Last House on the Left and Mark of the Devil. I didn't get to grow up loving The Funhouse but God fucking damn it all to Hell I should have. It's a monster movie, and if you don't like that it's a slasher movie and if you're still not convinced of it's shriek shock horror imbibing menace than it's a creepy carnival film. With beautiful gorgeous Stanzi boobies (you know her by the name Elizabeth Berridge and would also know her from Amadeus). The kills are tremendous and the end is suspenseful but captures everything from Frankenstein to Michael Myers in one tight package with a practical make up and effects that Avatar would suck dick in a 42nd St theater to obtain.
The special features include deleted scenes from the TV release. These are the scenes that were used to add time back to the release in order to cut out certain questionable material. Seeing as that's how I had watched it most of my life until I put on my big boy pants and grew some pubes, the effect is mostly nostalgic. There are several interview tracks that are well worth your enjoyment especially an interview with the wellspoken actor who played the carnival barker. I expected him to be on a continuous loop saying, "ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE" the entire interview but I was spared.