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Amusement (2008)

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

Director:

John Simpson

Writer:

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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Originally slated to go to theaters. See more »

Goofs

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

References The Clown Statue (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Rafe
(Pacha Remix)
Written by Leigh Nash, Bill Leeb and Roy Salmond
Performed by Fauxliage
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Underrated
8 January 2012 | by pfacSee all my reviews

Here's the thing,

If you give this movie a low rating, you haven't seen more than 90% of the low-budget horror movies that get released these days.

"Amusement" script is pretty hollow, but the cinematography, the photography, the ambiance and some of the acting make up for the lack of a strong story.

There are some good frightening moments, and the tension is there from beginning to end.

If you like slashers with some suspense do give it a go.

Besides, there's a killer clown in it, and that alone makes it worth the watch.


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Official Sites:

Picturehouse

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,255
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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