"Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre brings his horror prowess to this tasty shocker." Channel 4.
"It's not every day the fright genre produces a film capable of commenting on epic subjects like the ties that bind and the disintegration of the modern family...much less leavening the package with a truly anarchic blend of black humour." Time-Out.
Neither as gory as Hooper
's epic debut, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(also released by Umbrella), nor as psychopathically insane as its follow-up, Eaten Alive
, this frightful psycho-shocker still packs plenty of scares. The story follows two amorous young couples as they enter the sleazoid world of a sinister travelling night carnival before a combination of curiosity and stupidity puts them at the mercy of a freakish creature living behind the scenes. Hooper exploits the surreal potential of the story's setting to create some nightmarish scenes, while the moment the creature is revealed is a classic of the 'stalk-and-slash' genre.
Pay to get in. PRAY to get out.
Something is alive in the funhouse!
From the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre