The Funhouse – Revised

UK Uncorrected Proof

Release Date: 1992
Format: Trade paperback in plain red wraps.
Page Count: 306
States: Cover: “An uncorrected proof copy”

UK Trade Hardcover

Release Date: August 13, 1992
Copyright: Copyright © 1980 by MCA Publishing, a division of MCA, Inc.
Afterword copyright © 1992 Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline
Page Count: 313
ISBN-10: 0-7472-0560-4
Cover Price: £15.99

“Originally published as The Funhouse by Owen West”
“First published in paperback in Great Britain in 1981 by Sphere Books”
“Reprinted in this edition in 1992 by HEADLINE BOOK PUBLISHING PLC”

Cover image is a second printing.

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: June 1994
Copyright: © 1980 by MCA Publishing, a division of MCA, Inc.
Additional material © 1994 by Dean Koontz.
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 333
ISBN-10: 0-425-14248-5
Cover Price: $6.99
States: “Berkley edition / June 1994” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
Cover: “Previously published under the pseudonym Owen West.”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: c. June 1994
Page Count: 333
Book Club ID: #00401

Premium Paperback

Release Date: March 5, 2013
Copyright: © 2001 by Universal Studios Publishing Rights, a division of Universal Studios Licensing, Inc.
Additional material © 1994 by Dean Koontz.
“Afterword” by Dean Koontz copyright © 2013 by Dean Koontz.
“A Novel by Dean Koontz Based on a screenplay by Larry Block”
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 321
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-25064-8
Cover Price: $9.99
States: “Berkley premium edition / March 2013” and “40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30”
Cover: “With a new afterword by the author”

Release Date: January 20, 2015
Copyright: © 2001 by Universal Studios Publishing
℗ 2014 Brilliance Audio
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Read By: Karen Peakes


7 Compact Discs / 8 Hours : 18 Minutes
Original List Price:$19.99 (listed on cover)


8 hours : 13 minutes of listening 1 MP3 Disc
Original List Price:$14.99 (listed on cover)


Quentin Tarantino on Dean’s novelization of The Funhouse, Deadline July 20, 2021:
“But then sometimes they’ll go wildly different than the movie. It usually ends up ending the same, but maybe they add things. The novelization of the James Bridges movie September 30, 1955, that movie all takes place in the course of one day and night. John Minahan, who wrote the novelization, adds two years before that day happens. The events of the movie only happen in the last third of the book. Dean Koontz, in a novelization of Tobe Hooper’s Funhouse, the events of the movie start 100 pages in. He has the whole mythology that’s just completely him coming up with it. ”

Other editions:

On March 29, 2016 the CD edition was re-released with a lower price of $14.99 and an ISBN of 978-1-5113-7570-2 / 1-5113-7570-1. This edition is the same as the $19.99 edition but with a sticker on the back indicating the new ISBN and price.

UK Headline mass market paperback 1st

Last updated on May 10th, 2018