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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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Your fear. His amusement. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

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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WILHELM SCREAM: When Lisa is upstairs in the home of the Laugh, unknowingly speaking directly to him. See more »

Quotes

The Laugh: It's a metal scope Victrola.
Dan: Oh.
The Laugh: It's very old... and priceless.
Dan: What's it do?
The Laugh: What does it do? Well, it plays a song, and at the end, you get a surprise. Well, go on. Try it.
Dan: Oh no, that's okay.
The Laugh: Try it.
Dan: Okay.
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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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