Top Five… fairgrounds
It’s got to beeeeee… perfect. So sang late 80s chart-toppers Fairground Attraction. They obviously hadn’t been on some of these scary rides. Here are five memorable cinematic funfair escapades.
5. The Third Man
Big wheels don’t come any bigger than the Riesenrad in Vienna, and big movie speeches don’t come any better than Harry Lime’s about Switzerland and the cuckoo clock. The entire scene is wonderful, but go to 6m25 to watch Orson Welles slate an entire nation.
Careful what you wish for… blah blah blah, whatever. If only I could find that Zoltar machine – there’s a wish I’d like to make: I want Tom Hanks to stop making movies based on Dan Brown books.
3. The Lost Boys
Super opening scene. Joel Schumacher may have directed Batman And Robin but I will always forgive him thanks to this movie. The lesson here is never to kick Kiefer Sutherland off a carousel. Especially if he’s a fecking vampire. Go to 9m25 for a cheesy saxophone bonus.
2. Strangers On A Train
Shower curtains aren’t scary – watch Hitchcock really let loose with this carousel ride from hell, which begins at about 2m00.
1. Something Wicked This Way Comes
An evil funfair has come to town and only Jason Robards can stop it… Okay, so it’s not exactly Beverly Hills Cop, but this film scared the life out of me when I was little.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE FAIRGROUNDS?