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« on: January 18, 2010, 04:59:42 AM »

Hi can anyone please help me cos this has been driving me mad -
I had a film on vhs from late 80s, maybe early 90s though don't think it was that recent. It was about a young man being bullied by a gang so he gets his revenge by rigging up an old house with illusions and tricks to scare them (think his uncle may have been a magician). The only other bits I remember are:
 - at one point he's holding a pencil between his fingers and shaking it so it looks wobbly!
 - the gang may have gatecrashed a party of some sort
 - his (uncle?) tells him "don't get angry, get even"
 - when inside the rigged house, the leader of the gang looks in a  mirror and his face looks scarred/disfigured.

Hope someone can put me out of my misery!! Twirling
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 05:59:28 PM »

It may be The New Kids from 1985.

Two orphaned teens go to live with their uncle, who owns an old carnival. They get terrorized by a local gang and at one point they get even in the way you describe.

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 06:41:50 AM »

Thanks - the title doesn't ring a bell but I'll try and rent it and see! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 10:48:01 PM »

if thats not it try "Twice Dead"
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