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
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 »
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 »
If your mansion house needs haunting, just call... the Funnyman. Undecided about whether it's a comedy or a horror, it tries to be both and ends up neither.
The Jester would scare the pants off you if you were eight years old. However, you're not eight any more. Freddy Kruger dressed as Mr Claypole is less scary than Mr Claypole dressed as... er... Mr Claypole.
There is some witty banter, a few funny exchanges of dialogue and some top-drawer 'just nodding' acting. The Club Sexy sequence (up until 'Hardman' meets his end) is the highlight of the film.
With the Jesters big rubber head, I'm reminded of Bo' Selecta Series 3. Just like Bo' Selecta Series 3 it could've been good but it's not.
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