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Amusement (2008)

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Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods.

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Jake Wade Wall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keir O'Donnell ... The Laugh
Katheryn Winnick ... Tabitha
Laura Breckenridge ... Shelby
Jessica Lucas ... Lisa
Tad Hilgenbrink ... Rob (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)
Reid Scott ... Dan
Rena Owen ... Psychiatrist
Kevin Gage ... Tryton
Brennan Bailey ... Danny
Preston Bailey ... Max
Shauna Duggins ... Woman In Truck
Fernanda Dorogi Fernanda Dorogi ... Cat
Eyad Kurd-Misto Eyad Kurd-Misto ... Child Laugh
Karley Scott Collins ... Child Tabitha
Jadin Gould ... Child Shelby
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Storyline

As retribution a psychopathic stalker known only as The Laugh attacks the now adult girls who picked on his sick childhood tendencies. Tabitha, Shelby and Lisa become the target of a madman with a serious adolescent grudge. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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His pleasure is your pain. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Picturehouse

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Развлечение See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed from November 2006 to January 2007, given a limited release in Thailand in October 2008, but not given a wide release until early 2009. Its release stateside was in January 2009. See more »

Goofs

The speedometer reads as KM/H (filmed in Australia), Yet they reference "Miles" and travelling too Connecticut. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Laugh: It's funny, right?
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Features The Mask (1995) See more »

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Mine
Written by Dillon Dixon and Marco Beltrami
Performed by Dillon Dixon
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For the studio pocketbook's amusement, not the audience's.
26 January 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

I wasn't amused with "Amusement".The laughable synopsis on the cover goes like that: Tabitha,Shelby and Lisa.They're longtime friends on separate life paths.But they share a horrific destination when a seemingly innocent incident from their school days comes back to terrify them.Someone wants payback:warped vengeance...mind-games vengeance...taunting,shredding,slashing vengeance.Inside a stone-walled chamber of prison cells and mechanisms of doom,the three women and other victims face a fierce fight to survive."Amusement" is terrible.With dumb plot and zero scares it offers nothing even remotely interesting even for seasoned horror fan.The killer is an underdeveloped cliché with truly annoying laugh.There is only one effectively creepy scene in which the emerging female lead is confronted with a room stuffed with dolls and clowns.The violence is tame so gorehounds and slasher fans will be disappointed.4 out of 10.


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