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Kindertrauma Funhouse

June 12th, 2020 by unkle lancifer · 20 Comments

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SmallDarkCloud
SmallDarkCloud
4 months ago

#9 is Basket Case (I think).

SmallDarkCloud
SmallDarkCloud
4 months ago

Oh, and #7 is Chopping Mall.

mhenders
mhenders
4 months ago

Is #4 Christine?

mhenders
mhenders
4 months ago

#5 Dead and Buried

Treecat
Treecat
4 months ago

I think #1 is “Mikey.”

Lynette Fromme
Lynette Fromme
4 months ago

Is #2 Splinter?

kathryngrace
kathryngrace
4 months ago

Number 2 is Intruder. (Such an underrated fun slasher!)

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

#4- Dead End Drive In

#10- Microwave Massacre

SmallDarkCloud
SmallDarkCloud
4 months ago

I am stumped on the others, but #6 looks very familiar. I thought it might be The Pit for some reason, but it’s definitely not.

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

Hey! I just got done reading the movie tie-in to Dead and Buried myself!

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

Yeah…that’s what I like about some of the movie tie-ins from the late 70’s/early 80’s: they’re often based on screenplays that differ from the final movie. In this one, the scene with the family that’s caught in the house by the “undead” townspeople made a lot more sense than in the film. The family (forget their name offhand) also plays a much more prominent role in the plot of the book than the film.
Did you notice that, in the book, George/Freddy’s death is more implied than graphically described? They never tangle him up in fish netting and the scene seemed less cruel to me than the film version.
I’d actually read already this back in the early 80’s, but I remembered thinking it was incredibly creepy, so I gave it another go!
The next tie-in I want to read is The Funhouse by Koontz!!

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

Well, shucks! I’d never even heard of Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker….movie OR novelization. It’s getting lots of love on IMDb and YouTube has an upload, so I guess I know what I’ll be watching this weekend!
I read quite a few horror movie novelizations when I was but a lad. The ones I can remember off the top of my head are The Fog, Alien, Night of the Living Dead, Omen 1-2-3, Jaws 2, and of course The Funhouse and Dead and Buried. I don’t remember much about their quality, good or bad, but I figured Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (D and B) and Dean Koontz (Funhouse) were pretty safe bets.

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

Back to Dead and Buried….is that what happened? When making the film, they opted for more kills than originally planned because of Friday the 13th? That’s interesting. I thought the novel was almost more of a mystery than a horror movie. Perhaps that explains why.
The old drunk who died by fire on the docks wasn’t in the movie at all was he? I sure don’t remember him.
I don’t think his exact age is ever mentioned, but in the book, Dobbs seems at least a decade or so younger than Eddie Albert.

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

Jack Albertson. That’s who I meant. Jack Albertson.

robstercraws
robstercraws
4 months ago

Are you on Goodreads by any chance?