The Funhouse has ratings and reviews. Watchers by Dean Koontz Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz Intensity by Dean Koontz Lightning by Dean. Written by: Vitina Molgaard “The Funhouse, I think, is better than that. It’s fun. It has something to say. The background is not least. Title: The Funhouse Author(s): Dean R Koontz ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA.

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When asked what his mother’s name is, Joey is frigthened and lies about the name. Jul 03, Dustin Crazy little brown owl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book. After the death of the child Conrad literally ejects Ellen from his life but not without first cursing her future children.

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Dean Koontz Goodreads Author. I mean, I guess if you want to pretend Gunther is getting a hand job from his own mother that’s your prerogative, but for me and hopefully most of you, you’ll see that even though it’s a novelization, the relation between the film and the book is more like a film that was based on a book and revised heavily by screenwriters.

Later, Amy and her friends see Victor’s body in the jar, and see him as an evil, inhuman freak who can bite through jars even while dead. That’s fine at the movies, but I just expect a little more from my reading material, especially someone like Koontz.

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On the negative side, Some spoilers here Eean couldn’t quite follow if Gunther and Victor were supposed to be true evil natured beings, or if they were just radically deformed and unlucky. Feb 15, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Isn’t it better funhhouse to know too much when f I adore the campy film this is a novelization of, but just 96 pages in, I’m already hating the out of left field motivations and backgrounds Koontz is tacking on to Ellen, Amy, and the Carnival barker.


There was potential fubhouse but nothing original came out of this story. The atmosphere is a bit hard to explain. However, soon after her marriage, it becomes clear that Conrad is using Ellen to spawn the Antichristas she later finds out that he is a Satan worshiper.

Ironically, the book comes closer to slasher movie territory than the film does, as we are treated to three additional deaths two carnival attendees and a safety inspector to tide us over until the big showdown between our hero teens and Gunther and his carnival barker father, Conradeffectively doubling the body count.

She doesn’t remember who she is or why she is there.

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Goodreads Horror Week I thought this was an ok book. And the carnival is coming back to town. Their love falls in and out and fails t When Ellen was young and naive all she wanted was young love. Dec 06, Alejandro rated it really liked it Shelves: Creepy fun, in the right way! No one knows if they are dead or alive.

When I reread it again I still found it to be just what I remembered it to be. What readers are saying about The Servants of Twilight: And a moment of silenceplease, for the late Mr.

Dean Koontz is a similar author to Stephen King. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When Ellen had to essentially wrestle with her demon baby on the ground and deal with foul, yellow satan spittle and his talon toenails I checked out.


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Would I recommend this? A religious cult takes its faith to the extreme Meanwhile, Amy’s younger brother, Joey, is secretly afraid of his mother, as she frequently comes into his room late at night, drunk out of her mind and ranting about how Joey funhousr be a demon in disguise.

His books are packed with horror scenes and gory details. I can take the next thing that comes along. Until, that is, Grey proposes to Zadie’s ultra-straight and prissy cousin Helen. The decision to do it under other name I think it was because it was the novelization of a movie and so Dean Koontz wasn’t too eager to be related with it if it happens to be bad.

Ellen runs off into the night. She married a man she grew to hate—and gave birth to a child she could never love.

It was, like much of early eighties horror, a fun, thrilling kind of scary, not a creepy evil kind of scary. Now, let’s talk about the plot, the storyline.

It felt unnecessary for her to be rewritten as a more sexualized, male gazey way. When the last door of the carnival is locked, every funhosue mark has gone home and is now safely snug in their beds, The Funhouse gets the rating of an event akin to sitting on an intense roller coaster that delivers all it originally promised.