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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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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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It's Funny... Right? See more »

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

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9 October 2008 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Amusement: El juego del mal  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Danny: What's wrong, Tabby?
Max: Don't be scared.
Tabitha: Boys, listen to me, we have to hide. There's a bad man, a very bad man in the house.
Max: He just wants to play. Like earlier at the door.
Tabitha: That was him?
Danny: [Chuckles] Owen.
Tabitha: No, don't.
Danny: But, Tabby, he said he just wanted to have some fun.
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Rafe
(Pacha Remix)
Written by Leigh Nash, Bill Leeb and Roy Salmond
Performed by Fauxliage
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Totally misleading DVD cover, and the movie would still be bad regardless...,
18 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was a big disappointment for a number of reasons. As iterated in other comments, the DVD contains story elements that are entirely absent from the film itself (i.e. the clown!) I thought the whole film would be about that clown! well, not so my friends! The film has no cohesive sense at all. Brainless. It was just sort of thrown together haphazardly and without any thought. Also, as noted by other reviewers, the characters were totally one dimensional, surfacey, and straight up archetypes completely lacking in any development, depth, or uniqueness.

To me, it seems like a really bad indie film that somehow got a lot of funding and made it into DVD market. I feel like I can't really make any comment on the acting because, honestly, I can't imagine any actors or actresses who would be able to give this film the animation and depth that it so sorely lacks.

In short, save your money and your time, and don't see it.


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