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Try as she might, Amy funhouee never measure up to her mother’s expectations of her, and when she became pregnant, Ellen was certain that the evil she anticipated had shown itself in her daughter. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Fox and O’Hare mount a daring heist that results in a deadly chase from Washington, D.

It’s a bad potboiler, a great example that teenage slasher-carnival themed moies should never be novelised.

Hoping that this child would bring happiness back into their life, the baby turned out to be not exactly human. I remember buying this off the rack at Lucky’s in Fontana, California, taking it home, and reading it all in one sitting. In the movie, of course, there is zero indication that he set his sights on these specific kids – he’s just a typically creepy carny and they are doing dumb kid shit when their paths cross, plain and simple.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Enraged, he beats her, but does not kill her, stating that he will hunt her down one day and kill her own children. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board.

Brenda took off all her clothes.

Anyways, Ellen gets pregnant and gives birth to a monster, a literal monster. When I reread it again I still found it to be just what I remembered it to be. We also see that he and his sister are actually quite close and that his pranks are part of a little routine that they have, as opposed to a genuine annoyance to Amy as depicted in the film.


Leaves rustled like the starched, black skirts of witches. Perfect for fans of Richard Laymon and Harlan Coben. What a big disappointment, Sir, I would love to see him disemboweled, skinned alive, and chopped to death!

There was a great buildup, then Conrad fires a shot at Amy, but it just grazes her cheek. It was violent and creepy and quickly became one of my favorite Koontz novels.

One of Koontz’s worst. She tells him of the child at their senior prom.

Dean Koontz ‘The Funhouse’ Review

Koongz 13, Edward Lorn rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I also felt that it ended very abruptly, an epilogue would have been nice. It was, like much of early eighties horror, a fun, thrilling kind of scary, not a creepy evil kind of scary. In the movie, she is killed by Gunther after he pays her for sex a rendezvous that is cut short when she rubs his junk a bit and he climaxes before they even really get startedangry that she won’t give kointz the money back.

I even love the Tobe Hooper film based on this story. Conrad turned out to be angry and prone to violence and cruelty against her. At first, Gunther is not directly hostile, and Amy uses this to approach Gunther before pulling out the pistol she took from Conrad’s corpse, funhpuse then proceeds to shoot Gunther until he falls into the funhouse’s machinery, which kills him.

Our Authors See all Authors. Will she ever change her crappy behaviour toward them? This page was last edited on 30 Julyat Funhpuse me of new comments via email. Jun 02, Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it.

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Sadly, there are so many things left unaddressed, it significantly degraded my enjoyment. Goodreads Horror Week I thought this was an ok book.

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In a few weeks she was pregnant. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I would have been pissed if I had paid money for this audio koontx.

She was certain that anything would be an upgrade from the life she had with her parents, but she had no idea what she was in for when she married Conrad. Detective Kathy Mallory is counting on herself to save his life. Being in her mind was like walking on a psychological tight rope. As in the movie he is a monster kid who likes playing practical jokes, but everything else about him is fairly different here. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Published June by Berkley Books first published January 1st Vean, I think this was such a great book. On the plus side, I had fun reading this. The story keeps you on your toes and you wont be able to put this book down.

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. That would be a negative star.