I just saw The Funhouse the other night. It's a 1981 feature following a double date gone horribly wrong. The crazy kids decide to spend the night in the funhouse of a travelling carnival. This carnival has had trouble before. Two young girls were found butchered after last being seen at this very carnival 2 years prior. Much suspicion, no arrests, and plenty of rumors. Dad warns Amy, played by the lovely Elizabeth Berridge, not to go to the carnival. She's a nice -type virginal girl going out on her first date with a weed smoking, muscle car driving, bad boy, played with just the right amount of edge by Cooper Huckabee (he recently played Ray Velcoro's father in True Detective). I was impressed by the pacing and much of the acting. The Carnies are awesome! A motley crew running the usual gags of palm reading, dancing girls, and freak show delights. There are definite archetypes being employed, but also quite a bit of heart and chops that have gone into the portrayals that elevate this schlocky flick above the norm. Certainly much more entertaining than most of the drivel that is in the genre, especially these days. And while "the monster" is a little cheesy, he is much more entertaining than the continual use of the exorcist/ring girl with hair-covering-face in dirty-nightgown we are currently being served today. The Funhouse is just a good solid schlock horror flick, and even though it uses many of the stereotypical ploys from by-gone days, still manages to pull off many good shots and moments. If your into B-movie horror, this is a true classic. Any recommendations form ya'll?