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CONTEST CLOSED! First Ever US/UK Contest: Win a Copy of The Funhouse on Blu-ray!





For a long time Arrow Video has been treating UK fans to amazing Blu-ray releases of some of the genre's best films, putting quite a few US releases to shame. Case in point: their recent release of Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse. There is some good news for those of us in the States, however. The Blu-ray WILL play on US players, and we have your shot to win a copy!

That's right, kids! Dread Central, in association with Arrow Video, is giving away four (4) copies of The Funhouse on Blu-ray (review here) - two (2) for the UK and two (2) for the US! Just think! No more import price gouging! How cool is that?!

Please note this contest is open to United States and United Kingdom residents ONLY! Winning is simple ... To enter, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME, COUNTRY, AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

The word ‘classic’ is certainly one that is overused, especially in respect to cinema, but in the case of Tobe Hooper’s memorable teen-slasher The Funhouse, the term is definitely justified. Now, this highly regarded shocker is coming to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, packed with extras and featuring a stunning, brand new transfer of the film in glorious High Definition.

Reportedly the project that was responsible for Hooper having to turn down directing duties on ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’, The Funhouse is that rarest of cinematic treats - a genuinely fun and creepy horror film. From its inspired opening sequence that pays homage to both ‘Psycho’ and ‘Halloween’ in the same breath, to an excellent cast that includes Elizabeth Berridge (Amadeus), Shawn Carson (Something Wicked This Way Comes), Miles Chapin (The People Vs. Larry Flynt; Howard The Duck) and Wayne Doba (Scarface; Almost Famous; Monkeybone), along with cult favourites William Finley (Phantom Of The Paradise; The Fury; The Black Dahlia) and two-time Oscar nominee Sylvia Miles (Farewell My Lovely; Midnight Cowboy), and special make design by six-time Oscar winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf In London), The Funhouse is an unmissable delight for horror fans.

A reworking of the ‘old dark house’ story, the film’s premise is simple but effective. After an evening having fun at a traveling carnival, two teenage couples on a double date decide to spend the night hidden inside the funhouse amongst the fake goblins, skeletons and monsters. But the hi-jinks soon turn into a living nightmare when they witness the murder of the carnival’s fortune-teller, Madame Zena (Miles) at the hands of the showground barker’s freakish son, Gunther (Doba), and find themselves being stalked by a grotesque creature more terrifying than anything the funhouse itself has to offer.

Convincing performances, stylish camerawork, superb set designs and slick direction all add to the overall creepy atmosphere in a film that delivers its fair share of shocks and thrills. ‘Poltergeist’ notwithstanding, The Funhouse is arguably Tobe Hooper’s most accomplished feature to date and remains as entertaining today as it was when it was first released.

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Craig Reardon and Jeffrey Reddick
  • Audio commentary by Derek Power and Howard S. Berger
  • Audio commentary by Justin Kerswell and Calum Waddell
  • Carnage at the Carnival – Tobe Hooper Remembers The Funhouse
  • Miles of Mayhem: Acting in Tobe’s Funhouse
  • A Trilogy of Terror: The Make-up Madness of Craig Reardon
  • Master Class of Horror
  • Live Q&A with Tobe Hooper from San Francisco
  • Never before seen behind-the-scenes photos from the collection of Craig Reardon
  • Trailer
  • Collectors’ booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by critic and author Kim Newman
  • Four-panel reversible sleeve options with original and new artwork
  • Double-sided fold-out artwork poster

    First Ever U.S./U.K. Contest: Win a Copy of The Funhouse on Blu-ray!

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    Mannequin's picture

    Hey folks, did this contest end yet? Just wondering. Didn't see any deadline in the post, or winners if the contest is over.

    Thanks.


    Submitted by Mannequin on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 11:42pm.
    moderator Yes, product was shipped to
    Steve Barton's picture

    Yes, product was shipped to the winners last Friday.


    Submitted by Steve Barton on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 1:09am.
    Vanvance1's picture

    What about Canadian DC readers?

    Finally a contest for something I want and I'm discriminated against for living just across the border. BOO HISS! Down with Obama!


    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 5:56pm.
    Debi Moore's picture

    If you live "just across" the Border, get a US PO Box.


    Submitted by Debi Moore on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:53pm.
    Vanvance1's picture

    Whoops, good thinking. I do have an address it could be shipped too so I'm in the hunt!


    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 7:44pm.
    moderator I love it when a plan comes
    Steve Barton's picture

    I love it when a plan comes together!


    Submitted by Steve Barton on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 9:10pm.
    moderator Sorry dude. Rules is rules.
    Steve Barton's picture

    Sorry dude. Rules is rules.


    Submitted by Steve Barton on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:48pm.

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