4.9/10
708
26 user 24 critic

Evil Laugh (1986)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1986 (USA)
A group of Med students fix up an old house over a weekend. Where a mass murder occurred 10 years earlier. Mayhem ensues.

Director:

Dominick Brascia
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ashlyn Gere ... Connie (as Kim McKamy)
Steven Baio Steven Baio ... Johnny
Tony Griffin Tony Griffin ... Sammy
Jody Gibson Jody Gibson ... Tina
Jerold Pearson Jerold Pearson ... Barney
Myles O'Brien ... Mark
Howard Weiss Howard Weiss ... Mr. Burns
Karyn O'Bryan ... Betty
Susan Grant Susan Grant ... Sadie
Gary Hays Gary Hays ... Jerry
Hal Shafer Hal Shafer ... Chief Cash
Johnny Venokur Johnny Venokur ... Freddy (as Johnny Venocur)
Tom Shell ... Delivery Boy
Dominick Brascia ... Evil Laugher
Edit

Storyline

An old orphanage has just been rebuilt after it was mysteriously burned to the ground over a decade ago following accusations of child molestation and abuse by Martin, whose own father committed suicide out of shame. Needless to say he couldn't prove his innocence, suffered a psychotic breakdown which subsequently led to him systematically slaughter the other occupants, including the kids, particularly the accusers, before perishing in the blaze that followed. Now a group of med-students are brought in by a seemingly benevolent doctor turned pediatrician, Jerry who seeks to fix the place up as less an institution more of a foster home. One of the students is set on dwelling there at this current position, while the others are set on helping them settling in. But soon they'll discover that our current owner has been secretly disposed of by an intruder, who is still lurking close by. Jerry's (now ex) fiancée Connie, Barney (who said his farewell to Jerry moments before meeting his end) ... Written by suspicous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten years ago something terrible happened in this house... This weekend it's about to happen AGAIN.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The murder of the delivery boy was added at the insistence of the investors. They claimed there wasn't enough kills in the first half of the film. See more »

Quotes

Tina: [as she unties Mark's shorts] I feel like I'm opening a Christmas present.
See more »

Connections

References 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) See more »

User Reviews

I'd call it sinister giggle, but that's just me guys
6 April 2003 | by Filmmaker84See all my reviews

A group of med students spend the weekend fixing up an old house. Of course this was the site of a horrible massacre, and of course there is going to be a new slaughter this weekend with the med students on the menu.

I love horror movies frankly, so the plot of this movie doesn't exactly bother me. The slasher genre is the only one that can get away with using the same plot over and over again in my book. The problems with this movie is that once you move from the plot everything else is awful.

The character are written and acted like they come right out of a sitcom. ( one girl acts just like "chrissy" from THREES COMPANY) The actors are also very bad, but you can't blame then so much. Yes they can't act, but the script didn't help much. The dialogue is outright ridiculous.

The Gore is really unconvincing, and this looks to be filmed on video. Not that is uncommon today almost all horror movies ( and independent movies) are filmed that way now. But we have digital video, they have a 80's camcorder.

The movie also seems to be a showcase for Steven Baio, like every scene was structured to make him the focus even though he is not the main character.

What this film does have going for it is it's parallels to SCREAM. Some scenes are very similar. It does have one decent murder to it as well.

As bad as this movie is, I have to say there is something about it that made me rent it 3 times. of course it is because I found it to be hysterical, ( there is even a a spur of the moment dance number that had me on the floor crying from laughing) but hey, it put money in the producers pockets so I'm sure they don't care why I watched it.

Really bad ( 4/ 10)


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Laugh See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed