The Funhouse is a fantastic little gem, and is easily Hooper's second best film right behind TCM! Its been a big favorite of mine for years! The carnival atmosphere is just fantastic. More horror films should take place at carnivals if you ask me. I love how they take a good while to tour the carnival before getting into the main storyline. The funhouse itself is a great and claustrophobic setting. Very colorful too. Being trapped inside it is a nice and creepy setup. While the creature is rather frightening, I truly feel very sorry for him every time I watch the movie. Spoiler Especially when he meets his very painful demise. Also, the guy who played the creature's father was wonderful. Very good performance, and he believably cared for his son in a touching way despite his physical and mental problems. Hooper's direction is spot on, and I enjoyed the film's style and visuals. Hooper really is great when he's at his best, and this film and TCM prove that.. Great film, and very underrated! Deserves a SE in my opinion.