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Funny Man (1994)

After winning a English stately house in a game of poker, a record producer finds it to be haunted by a demonic jester intent on murdering his family.

Director:

Simon Sprackling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim James ... The Funny Man
Christopher Lee ... Callum Chance
Benny Young Benny Young ... Max Taylor
Ingrid Lacey ... Tina Taylor
Pauline Black ... The Psychic Commando
Matthew Devitt Matthew Devitt ... Johnny Taylor
Chris Walker Chris Walker ... The Hard Man
Rhona Cameron ... Thelma Fudd
George Morton George Morton ... The Crap Puppeteer
Jamie Heard Jamie Heard ... Jammie Taylor
Harry Heard Harry Heard ... Harry Taylor
Bob Sessions Bob Sessions ... Card Player
Ed Bishop ... Card Player
John Chancer John Chancer ... Card Player
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... The Nurse (as Jana Sheldon)
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Storyline

When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night. Written by Paul McCluskey

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Taglines:

He's cheeky & he's cruel!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Funnyman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP50,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee filmed his key role in a day. See more »

Quotes

The Funny Man: I know fuck-all about art, but I know what I like.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits a song called "Funny Man" is played, The Funny Man talks over the top of this song telling the audience to sing amongst other things. After the credits finish we see Funny Man standing in a garden. He looks at the camera and says "No rest for the wicked!" he then walks off camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

Uncut version is longer than the U.S. "R" rated version and contains extra scenes and gore (including a scene in which the Funnyman literally shoots a girls brains out of her head with her eyeballs still attached). See more »

Connections

References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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User Reviews

Interesting at least. . .
25 November 2003 | by Lovecraft-FanSee all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from this film when I watched it, but I was vastly amused. If you like the Monty Python variety of British comedy, and the Nightmare on Elm Street type of horror, you should check this movie out. It doesn't really make sense or have any sort of real plot, but hey, what the hell does? Overall, an amusing horror film, made me laugh more than a few times.


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