Friday, March 14, 2008

Funland: Movie Review #1

Funland (1986)

It is rare that I will turn off a horror movie before it ends. However, after almost 40 minutes of this PG-13 1986 disgrace to the horror film genre I had had enough. I hate to start off this blog and my first film review on a bad note, but here goes . . .

The Funland Amusement Park is taken over by a stereo-typical Italian family who's father saw The Godfather series one too many times, and their first move is to fire the park's mascot, a deranged circus clown whose only friend is a talking pepperoni hand puppet. The humorous and ridiculous dialogue of the film is enough to capture your attention for a good 30 minutes, and the knockout cast includes the lady who said the famous "there's no basement in the Alamo" line in Pee Wee's Big Adventure and one of the cops from an early Police Academy. The lead character's plunge into insanity is far too drawn out, and there is no gore at all for the first half of the film. I didn't make it through the movie so I can't say there was even any gore worth mentioning. Save yourself some time and rent Killer Klownz From Outer Space or Drive Thru if you're in the mood for a good clown-killer movie.

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