THE FUNHOUSE
1981, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Tobe Hooper

This stylish and atmospheric slasher from American master of horror Tobe Hooper centers on four teenagers who unwisely set up camp at a carnival funhouse for a night of cheap thrills. The sleepover quickly becomes a deadly nightmare as the kids realize they are being stalked by a ghastly carnival freak - who shows no lack of creativity when it comes to carnival props doubling as slaughter weapons.


AMADEUS
1984, Warner Brothers, 180 min, Dir: Milos Forman

This sumptuous period bio-pic, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his play, was nominated for 11 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture. In flashbacks from the insane asylum where he is confined, composer Antonio Salieri (Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham) tells the story of his rivalry with precocious genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), whose outlandish personality offends Salieri’s more finely tuned sensibilities.


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