October 9th, 2008



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

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.1/10 (5,187 voted)

Director: John Simpson

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas

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.

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 - Child Laugh
Karley Scott Collins - Child Tabitha
Jadin Gould - Child Shelby

Taglines: Your fear. His amusement.


Official Website: Picturehouse |

Release Date: 9 October 2008

Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary

Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: PHP 1,077,053 (Philippines) (10 May 2009) (12 Screens)

Gross: PHP 1,755,826 (Philippines) (17 May 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

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

[repeated line]
The Laugh: It's funny, right?

User Review

For the studio pocketbook's amusement, not the audience's.

Rating: 4/10

I wasn't amused with "Amusement".The laughable synopsis on the cover goes like that: Tabitha,Shelby and Lisa.They're longtime friends on separate life paths.But they share a horrific destination when a seemingly innocent incident from their school days comes back to terrify them.Someone wants payback:warped vengeance...mind-games vengeance...taunting,shredding,slashing vengeance.Inside a stone-walled chamber of prison cells and mechanisms of doom,the three women and other victims face a fierce fight to survive."Amusement" is terrible.With dumb plot and zero scares it offers nothing even remotely interesting even for seasoned horror fan.The killer is an underdeveloped cliché with truly annoying laugh.There is only one effectively creepy scene in which the emerging female lead is confronted with a room stuffed with dolls and clowns.The violence is tame so gorehounds and slasher fans will be disappointed.4 out of 10.


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