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Funny Man

R 1994 1h 33m Horror Comedy List
Reviews 52% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In a poker game, a record producer (Benny Young) wins a haunted house from a mysterious man (Christopher Lee). Read More Read Less

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Hugo Davenport Daily Telegraph (UK) Sadly, the result is a puerile mess, which succeeds in its aim of being gratuitously gory and offensive while failing to generate a single moment of suspense. Mar 1, 2024 Full Review Philip French Observer (UK) It is a commonplace affair. Far more interesting is the story of its making. Mar 1, 2024 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed I wasn't so much entertained as I was genuinely baffled most of the time... Oct 5, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I feel like I've died and gone to Rotherham! What more can I say? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance (Christopher Lee!) in a game of poker, the multiple games of chance are just beginning. Chance — yes, I realize the punny here — tells him not to move into the home, so of course he ignores it and spins a wheel that unlocks the Funny Man, a demon that somehow can break the fourth wall and address us, the audience, which may be something out of British theater but is definitely something out of the book of Freddy. That said — this movie looks and feels wild. It's like director and writer Simon Sprackling (who has directed documentaries on Linda Hayden, Judy Geeson and The Blood On Satan's Claw) somehow wanted to answer the question, "What if David Lynch directed a slasher?" I mean, this movie is just wild. The Funny Man can show up at any moment, break the actual reality of the movie, do a music number and then kill a child by offering them a Game Boy before hooking her head up to jumper cables. Also, one character is obviously dressed as Velma from Scooby -Doo and to hammer that point home is also named Velma. Supposedly, this movie was made under the influence and gradually became improvised. It shows, but that shouldn't make you avoid it. I really haven't seen a movie just go for it in awhile like this one. Hunt it down and be surprised. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review jonathan m This was released in the 90s at a height of rave music and the Thunderdome Harcore Alubms. If you took ecstasy and went to a rave for alternative people this would be it. You could say if boselector aka Keith Lemon made a horror movie this would probably be it. It's an odd movie which doesn't expect much just sit back and enjoy the odd ride. It's like one big long rave music video. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member so surprise to saw Christopher Lee in that goofy movie with clown dress like Gwar Band Member and the look a like girl from scooby do it was funny but no way it can be consider as a horror movie Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member So batsh!t insane that you can't help but laugh. Over the top sick humor and what the hell moments. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Unique and surrealistic but incredible boring Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a poker game, a record producer (Benny Young) wins a haunted house from a mysterious man (Christopher Lee).
Director
Simon Sprackling
Producer
Nigel Odell
Screenwriter
Simon Sprackling
Rating
R
Genre
Horror, Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 33m
Sound Mix
Surround