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

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Writer (WGA):
Jake Wade Wall (written by)
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Release Date:
9 October 2008 (Thailand) See more »
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It's Funny... Right? See more »
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The Plot Is So Unreasonable (Actually Absurd) that Irritates See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John Simpson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jake Wade Wall (written by)

Produced by
Neal Edelstein .... producer
Merideth Finn .... executive producer
Mike Macari .... producer
Udi Nedivi .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Garrett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Handman 
Chris G. Willingham  (as Chris Willingham)
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Craig Stearns 
 
Art Direction by
Bence Erdelyi 
Mihály Molnár 
 
Costume Design by
Andrea Flesch 
 
Makeup Department
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist: additional photography
Hildegard Haide .... key makeup artist
Éva Kozma .... makeup artist
Iván Pohárnok .... special makeup effects artist
K.G. Ramsey .... hair department head
John Rosengrant .... special makeup effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
 
Production Management
Balázs Harmati .... unit manager
Erik Holmberg .... executive in charge of production
Norbert Kroó .... assistant unit manager
Jody Levin .... executive in charge of post-production
Udi Nedivi .... unit production manager
Darin Read .... post-production supervisor
Frank Salvino .... post-production supervisor
Matthew Spiegel .... production supervisor
Miklós Tóth .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gábor Gajdos .... first assistant director
Rob King .... second unit director
Kati Magenheim .... second assistant director
Ronan O'Connor .... second assistant director
Judit Soltész .... first assistant director: second unit
Judit Soltész .... second assistant director
Tamás Vass .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Laura Evans .... set decorator: additional photography
Gergely Kajdi .... lead greensman
Zsuzsa Kismarty-Lechner .... draughtsperson
Péter Koronghy .... set dresser
Péter Kovács .... construction coordinator
Attila Digi Kövári .... on-set dresser
Dim McRemnant .... graphic artist
László Nagyidai Jr. .... construction manager
Szilvia Paros .... art department coordinator
Gábor Posevitz .... property master
Zsolt Sajgó .... construction manager
Lajos E. Szabó .... stand-by painter
Marton Szalay .... set dresser
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Csaba Vásári .... stand-by carpenter
Balázs M. Kovács .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Alba .... first assistant sound editor
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Rob Cunningham .... utility sound technician: Los Angeles
Klair Ethridge .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Steve Finnigan .... adr recordist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Golodner .... foley editor
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Amy Kane .... foley artist
János Köporosy .... sound mixer
Mark Larry .... supervising sound editor
Mike Marino .... foley mixer
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist
Peter Schulteisz .... assistant sound
Szabolcs Stella .... boom operator
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Bryan O. Watkins .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Veronika Dobos .... special effects assistant
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
István Gittinger .... pyrotechnician
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro supervisor
Lindsay MacGowan .... effects coordinator: Stan Winston Studio
Norbert Orosz .... pyrotechnician
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician
Lino Stavole .... special effects technician: KNB Effects Group
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital effects artist
Ronald Arredondo .... visual effects gaffer: Cinema Production Services, Inc.
Greg Baxter .... visual effects producer
Daniel Birnbaum .... digital compositor
Chris Dawson .... motion control camera operator
Giovanni Dulay .... visual effects: Cinema Production Services, Inc.
Tim Fescoe .... compositor
Scott Hankel .... digital effects artist
Balázs Harmati .... motion control operator
Matt Hennessy .... visual effects
Bob Hurrie .... visual effects producer: Cinema Production Services, Inc.
Christopher Johnson .... visual effects: Cinema Production Services Inc
John Joyce .... visual effects coordinator: Cinema Production Services, Inc.
Michael Joyce .... visual effects supervisor: Cinema Production Services, Inc.
Morgan McDermott .... visual effects
Dennis McHugh .... visual effects director of photography: Cinema Production Services, Inc.
Daniel Molina .... digital compositor
Csaba Nemesházi .... visual effects
Corinne Pooler .... visual effects producer: Digital Dream
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dream
Marco Recuay .... digital effects supervisor: Digital Dream
Ariel Velasco-Shaw .... visual effects supervisor (as Ariel Velasco Shaw)
 
Stunts
Andrea Barat .... stunt driver
Endre Botka .... stunts
Krisztián Botka .... stunts
Erika Cziráky .... stunts
Shauna Duggins .... stunts
Balázs Farkas .... stunts
Kinga Gavalda .... stunt double: Katheryn Winnick
Kinga Gavalda .... stunt double: Tabitha
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt coordinator: Hungary
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt double: Rob
Craig Jensen .... stunts
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Gergely Korpácsi .... stunts (as Gergely Horpácsi)
Norbert Kovács .... stunts
László Kósa .... stunt double: Keir O'Donnel
György Kökényesi .... stunts
Zsolt Viktor Magyari .... stunt driver
Gábor Pesta .... stunts
Tamás Pintér .... stunts (as Tamás 'Oroszlán' Pintér)
Kristóf Párdányi .... stunt driver
Kristóf Párdányi .... stunts
Peter Rode .... stunt double
Dennis Scott .... stunts (as Dennis Ray Scott)
Kinga Trimmel .... assistant stunt coordinator
László Ujvári .... stunts
Tyler Vogt .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
László Bille .... camera operator
Attila Bogyai .... electrician
Ryan Bradley .... grip
Zsolt Büti .... rigging gaffer
Craig Cooper .... dolly grip
Zoltán Dzsupin .... second assistant camera: "d" camera
Riley Garrett .... camera trainee
Doane Gregory .... still photographer
György Horváth .... first assistant camera: daily
János Kiss .... key grip
Christopher TJ McGuire .... MK-V AR operator
'Kis Gromek' László Molnár .... electrician
Attila Pfeffer .... Steadicam assistant
Michael Pinkey .... camera operator: additional unit
András Pozsár .... rigging
Péter Rácz Tiger .... video assist operator
István Török .... grip
Chris Updegrave .... grip
György Vesztergombi .... focus puller
Balázs Várszegi .... video assist operator: second unit
Ádám Wallner .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jenny Jue .... casting associate
Tamás Kertész .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mari Csáki .... dresser / set supervisor
Mónika Matyi .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Janó Fekete .... colorist: dailies
Christopher Johnston .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Gyula István Mózes .... assistant editor
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Rossano Galante .... orchestrator
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator
John Kurlander .... music recording engineer
John Kurlander .... score mixer
Michael John Mollo .... orchestration assistant
Dana Niu .... music arranger
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Buck Sanders .... musical sound designer
Josh Sarles .... music engineer
Josh Sarles .... score pro tools recordist
Dennis Smith .... composer: additional music
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Ceiri Torjussen .... composer: additional music
Marcus Trumpp .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... transportation captain: second unit, Los Angeles
István Ivanov .... driver
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator
Eniko Orosz .... transportation assistant
Enikö Orosz .... transportation coordinator assistant
Zsolt Somogyi .... transport coordinator
Sandor Tabanyi .... picture car coordinator
Kristen Wadsworth .... driver
 
Other crew
Jeremy Alter .... location manager: additional photography
Kavita Amar .... production attorney
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Katherine E. Beyda .... production executive
Gabriella Csoma .... production coordinator
Daniel Dallos .... production assistant
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Larry Garrison .... unit publicist
Tom Goodrich .... studio teacher
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Tamás Gál .... assistant to producers
Barnabas Kiraly .... location scout
Cody Klop .... adr voice
Róbert Koroknyai .... production assistant
Kinga Kovacs .... production accountant: Hungary
Barnabás Kovács .... accounts trainee
Jonathan Lipow .... voice artist: post synching
Hiromi Marder .... payroll accountant: re-shoots
Michael Mehlmann .... dialogue coach
Péter Mészáros .... unit assistant
János Papp .... health and safety advisor
Wendy Price .... production accountant
Paul Prokop .... executive in charge of finance
Sean Richter .... production assistant
John Sanchez .... production coordinator: addditional photography
Romy Schneider .... contract administrator
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Michael Swafford .... first assistant accountant
Richard Szabó .... security HOD
Enikö Szakács .... cashier
Dóra Szanka .... production secretary
Erika Tamás .... second assistant accountant
Kolos Trimmel .... production accountant: Hungary
Marcsi Tóth .... assistant production coordinator
Gábor Ujházy .... location manager
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Gabriella Winkler .... script supervisor
Anita Wittmann .... location assistant
Gábor Xantus .... medical coordinator
Oliver Simor .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
D.L. Smith .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for horror violence, terror and disturbing images
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USA:85 min
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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 »
Quotes:
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The Laugh:It's funny, right?
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Movie Connections:
Features "The Mask" (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
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28 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
The Plot Is So Unreasonable (Actually Absurd) that Irritates, 3 April 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

While driving in a side road following a truck with her boyfriend Rob (Tad Hilgenbrink), there is a strange accident and Shelby (Laura Breckenridge) is abducted by a deranged driver. Tabitha (Katheryn Winnick) is kidnapped from her uncle's house by a man dressed of clown. Lisa (Jessica Lucas) is caught in an old pension by a twisted man. The three women are former school friends from Briar Hills and sooner they find themselves in an underground prison; further, they discover that the abductor is a former school mate that had psychological problems and is seeking revenge against them.

The plot of "Amusement" is so unreasonable (actually absurd) that irritates. The first segment (Shelby) is dumb with unexplained attitudes that do not make sense. For example, who is the girl in the truck; why she writes a note asking for help and jumps from the truck immediately after? Who would chase a truck with a dangerous kidnapper in the middle of nowhere leaving the girlfriend and a wounded girl behind on the secondary road? Why the truck driver runs over Rob? Why did he stop in a creepy house if he was close to the gas station? Tabitha's segment is the best and slightly inspired in the 1979 "When a Stranger Calls", but uses the bad clichés with the woman running from a backyard to a closed space and finding the body of the babysitter. Lisa's segment is also terrible, and who would sneak in a frightening place after the disappearance of her best friend Cat and her boyfriend Dan inside the house? The annoying and insane criminal is not developed and the viewer never knows how he got the isolated underground facility and why the psychiatrist of Briar Hills would visit a patient in a visibly abandoned spot. Last but not the least, the re-creation of the art boxes by the maniac is simply ridiculous. The good points of this flick are the cinematography and the acting, but that is not enough to save the story. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Diversão Macabra" ("Macabre Diversion")

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