Fear Clinic alumni Robert England kicks The Funhouse Massacre off in his own quirky style as the warden of the local asylum housing some of the most dangerous criminals around. Whilst Robert’s appearance is short and sweet he easily commands every scene he is in with confidence and suave flair.
When a ‘journalist’ comes to the clinic by the name of Ms.Quinn (Candice De Visser) things take a turn for the worse when she has an anterior motive for being there and all hell breaks loose when the inmates are freed from their cells. A nice wink and nod to a certain DC character as Ms.Quinn fully embodies the Harley Quinn look when she gets into costume.
Young staff of a local diner are about to clock off early and attend the opening night of the Macon County funhouse. A Halloween attraction coincidently based on the various killings of said inmates. The inmates find their way to the funhouse and re-enact their murderous ways in the confinement of a Halloween Haunt. Animal the Cannibal (E.E. Bell), Dr Suave (Sebastian Siegel), the Taxidermist (Clint Howard) and Rocco the Clown (Mars Crain) wreak havoc on passers-by with our diner staff looking to be the main course on their menu.
Funhouse Massacre is bright, colourful, gory and fun. I wouldn’t say the film was funny even thou it’s listed as a horror-comedy but it’s a great attempt at a fun indie horror flick. The unpredictable nature of a Halloween haunt on full display here and blown up and out of proportion with bloody and gruesome consequence. I didn’t even have to check the credits to know that SPFX artist Robert Kurtzman was involved in this one as some of his trademark displays of gore are on offer here.
What it lacks in story it makes up for in all-out murderous fun. It’s still an enjoyable experience that is sure to settle nicely with genre fans. Funhouse Massacre is a step above the rest and the perfect watch for a bloody good fun night in.