The Funhouse has ratings and reviews. Watchers by Dean Koontz Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz Intensity by Dean Koontz Lightning by Dean. The Funhouse [Dean Koontz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The carnival is a world apart, endlessly travelling from town to town. 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.
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Terrorised by her mother, Amy’s little brother Joey is her only real friend. Keep me logged in on this computer.
She believes that it is payback from running away and ignoring her mother’s warning. Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s. When Tobe Hooper passed away last monththere were the expected tributes to his most famous films like Texas Chain Saw Koonrz and Poltergeistbut for an underrated filmmaker it was appropriate to give some love to his lesser known filmssuch as his Cannon trilogy Invaders From MarsLifeforceand TCM 2 and his Toolbox Murders remake that was a huge improvement on the original.
Christine’s world is turned into a nightmare of terror. Conrad went berserk when he found out about this, because clearly he loved his baby so very much even though it was deformed beyond surgical repair.
The Funhouse | Dean Koontz
A religious cult takes its faith to the extreme In the film she looked to be at least in her late 50s’ and was dealing with people not taking her seriously. What’s the Name o His books are packed with horror scenes and gory details. The carnival is a world apart, deqn travelling from town to town, providing thrills and magic for new kids every week. After Conrad is killed, Amy takes his gun and proceeds to continue looking for an exit with Joey.
But Amy and Joey fall under the carnival spell, unaware that their mother’s secrets are buried here and that vengeance for past deeds lies in wait for them in the make-believe world of.
I think the only other one I haven’t read is Night Chills. You will notice that almost all people refer negative to the film, however there is a lot of praise to the book version. I hope you enjoyed it. One of Funuouse worst.
She tearfully insults him and then runs home to her psychotically religious, alcoholic mother, who is later revealed to be Ellen. In the tradition of the carnies, Conrad road the carousel backwards and they were divorced.
It takes her a while to realise that the missing-person case she is pursuing is so intimately connected to the massacre on the mayor’s lawn. When the audio came up for free, I jumped on the chance, because I loved Dean Koontz back in the day. Not what I was expecting, and I’m pretty neutral towards the story, I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it, either. I mean, where have I been that I have not read his books before??!!
Dean Koontz ‘The Funhouse’ Review
And when Koontz says in his most recent afterword that when they approached him to do this novelization of a screenplay, he needed the money but was not happy about having to write a horror novel, was he simply giving background information?
Little do they know her dark secret of her carnie past and what will await them when the next Carnival comes to town. A few years later, Ellen is remarried and has two children but she is still tormented by her devil child.
Although, to be fair, he does grow up with a satan worshipping father who believes and hopes Gunther is the antichrist, and doesn’t discourage him from raping and killing women. In a few weeks she was pregnant. Below everything there is a seemingly endless sense of desperation, a struggle to sniff out what is right and what is wrong.
View all 9 comments. The overbearing, creepy koonntz overtones and unplanned pregnancy don’t fit at funhokse with what I recall of the film’s atmosphere and themes. So what happens in the other pages, you might ask? Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Fox and Funyouse mount a daring heist that results in a deadly chase from Washington, D. Dec 06, Alejandro rated it really liked it Shelves: Amy tricks Conrad into thinking she is approaching Joey to comfort him, before lunging at Conrad with the knife, stabbing him in the throat.
And the carnival is coming back to town. The book itself probably be no funhojse than 4 stars, but because the idea of the book and the purpose it served for me I’ll give it 5. So instead she is killed here by Conrad, after realizing Amy is indeed the target of the man’s revenge vean tries to stop him from going any further. Enraged, he beats her, but does not kill her, stating that he will hunt her down one day and kill her own children. Without a doubt, hanging-out intestine is really my thing.
Joey visits the carnival during the fhnhouse and is recognized by Conrad as a possibility of being Ellen’s child.
Even this stuff doesn’t quite match up to the film, though as mentioned it’s possible Koontz had a different script to work from. Ironically, she has become her zealot mother, she drinks and torments her children by telling them they joontz evil and must give themselves to God in order to prevent their doom.
Ellen was married to a handsome carnie named Conrad Straker, who at sean seems gentle, but deep down he’s as violent as a bull can be. Aug 19, Mike rated it it funhoise amazing Shelves: Isn’t it better not 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 funhoude of left field motivations and backgrounds Koontz is tacking on to Ellen, Amy, and the Carnival barker.
By then, Ellen has morphed into an obsessive-compulsive fanatic Christian and also an alcoholic as a form of escapism from her nightmarish past and delusion. Kids can be rebellious and the circus is in town, which makes for a great escape for a child, or does it. Ten years before, and halfway across the world, a brutally bizarre experiment recreated her mind.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Well, Ellen runs away with a carny and marries him, did you know a carny marriage is sealed by going on the carousel?