Not everything Halloween needs to be scary when it comes to movies and if you haven't seen The Funhouse Massacre than what have you been waiting for?
This little Halloween gem should have become a cult classic by now, but people that I've talked to haven't even heard of it. That's the problem with independent movies since there's usually no money left in the budget to promote the product.
On Halloween night, six famous mental patients/serial killers escape from a local asylum under the unwatchful eye of Robert Englund (in a very cameo appearance). The crew of killers wind up at a funhouse, where owner Dennis (Courtney Gains) has come up with a killer plan. This funhouse depicts the killers in reenactments of their famous crimes using doubles.
Meanwhile, at the local diner, a group of friends are trying to figure out how to spend the night and they decide to head on over to the funhouse for some cheap scares and laughs. Of course, this is always a bad idea.
A body is discovered in a motel room and bumbling cop Deputy Doyle (Ben Bagley who also wrote the movie) messes up the crime scene. He's told to go back to the station where of course he causes more chaos as calls of actual murders are coming into the station at the funhouse. His boss, Sheriff Kate (Scottie Thompson) is not exactly happy with what's going on with the deputy.
As the six killers begin a new killing spree, can everyone get out alive or will there be a ton of bodies left behind at the massacre?
This really isn't your typical slash and gore film (yes, there are some bloody scenes) but if you're looking for comedy and suspense then this is the movie you need to watch on Halloween. There are multiple twists from the beginning to end and the characters are a lot of fun.
Since I came across this movie, it's been a go to at least once every couple of months. It's that good of a movie and I'm surprised that a sequel hasn't been made.
Maybe one day.