In a recent interview with Fangoria, Eli Roth was eager to discuss the possibility of remaking Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse. The original was released in 1981 and has since picked up a small cult following. Roth had plenty of ideas regarding his proposed version of the movie:
“It should be about the kids getting killed in horrible ways, put in different contraptions in the funhouse and the final girl being strapped into the ride and sent into the tunnels to be confronted by terrifying tableaux of her dead friends.”
Roth finished by shedding light on the art of remaking:
“A smart remake could be so much fun. Kill the kids in fabulous ways and continually reuse the bodies by making them freaks in the freak museum, sew their eyes shut, waxworks… That’s the stuff I want to do in a remake of The Funhouse.”
At the moment the Hostel director is gearing up for production on sci-fi feature Endangered Species. SciFiNow will come back with information on both this and The Funhouse in the near future.