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It wasn’t the most original, I could list off a ton of film and book titles with extremely similar plots right off the bat, but it was a somewhat entertaining book all the same. Alex Fuhouse hasn’t come to Japan to fall in love. For some reason I skipped this one back in my Dean Koontz reading frenzy days, and just finally got around to reading.

With a new afterword by the author. It is unknown what happened to Richie’s body; most likely it was left mutilated on the other side of the trap door he was dragged through or funhousw was eaten by Gunther.

Dean Koontz ‘The Funhouse’ Review

Will you like the ending? Keep Me Safe Daniela Sacerdoti. She had appeared out of nowhere I saw the movie a long time ago and I liked the movie just fine.

Second reading- as a Out of all the books I have read this year, The Funhouse is by far my favorite book. Their love falls in and out and fails t When Ellen was young and naive all she wanted was young love. This book is terrible. Though Joey realizes his life is at risk from the very source of his existence: Like the 80’s horror movie of the same name, cheesy and wonderful! It was violent and creepy and quickly became one of my favorite Koontz novels.

Isn’t it better not to know too much when faced with the supernatural? She then agrees to pay for an abortion, but only to stop Amy from “giving birth to the Antichrist”. Gunther turns out to be super strong serial killer with some mental disabilities who seems to kill with animal type instincts rather cold blooded premeditation, almost the way Lennie kills in “Of Mice and Men.


This particular carnival is fronted by none other than Conrad, who has spent his life searching for the children of Ellen whose existence he believes to be inevitable. He scared me to shivers. After giving Ellen hell for what she did, he kicked her out and vowed that he would kill her child if she were ever to have one. You’ll have to read this little gem of a horror story to find out That night, a young couple that visits the carnival is lured to the carnival’s funhousewhere they are disemboweled and partially eaten by Gunther, the demonic, monstrous son that Conrad had with the carnival’s fortune teller, Madame Zena.

Starting with a young run-away named Ellen that marries a cruel carny man named Conrad. Before that, she was feeding and taking care klontz him. It fubhouse never taken me so long to choke down a book in my life. Ellen left him to start her life over.

Amy is a strong heroine funhousf latch on to. Retrieved from ” https: After the abortion, Amy visits the diner where her promiscuous best friend, Liz, works.

To ask other readers questions about The Funhouseplease sign up. Other information Sign up to Funhkuse Visit our communities Browse our imprints. They have both grown up with a guilt ridden mother.

Little do they know her dark secret of her carnie past and what will await them when the next Carnival comes to town. When the carnival comes to town, Joey plans to escape his troubled home and join the revellers. So who will believe him when he swears a psychopath is out to get him?

He doesn’t use his own money koojtz get into the carnival – he is gifted a pair of passes by Conrad, who suspects him of being Ellen’s son, and his main reason for wanting to go to the carnival in the first place is that he plans to run away from home to join it, living the dream life of a carny.


I wish it started a trend of novelizations that treated the film as the third act it’s the inverse of Roger Corman using Poe stories as the third act of his film adaptations!

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He lives with his wife Koonzt, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California. And rather than ride the funhouse normally and go on a separate adventure with a number of middle aged weirdo dudes especially the carny that contacts his parents to come get him – he’s WAY too into cleaning Joey uphe is kidnapped by Conrad and trapped in the funhouse with the others, a plot point I wish existed in the film as Hooper provides almost no payoff to his scenes.

Sign up for Dean’s daen newsletter and for news, previews, and more! I thought that because I enjoyed his older books like The Watchers, that I would enjoy this one.

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She married a man she grew to hate—and gave birth to a child she could never love. Paperbackpages. Once she met Conrad, a carnie, Ellen knew he was the one. All I can say is, Teenage E. Ironically, she has edan her zealot mother, she drinks and torments her children by telling them they are evil and must give themselves to God in order to prevent their doom.

There’s no spilled blood and no evidence of a struggle. Lists with This Book. When I reread it again I still found it to be just what I remembered it to be.