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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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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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

Picturehouse

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Развлечение See more »

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Laugh: It's funny, right?
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References The Clown Statue (2020) See more »

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Mine
Written by Dillon Dixon and Marco Beltrami
Performed by Dillon Dixon
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Totally misleading DVD cover, and the movie would still be bad regardless...,
18 February 2009 | by sambahorrorSee 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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