Amusement is an American 2008 horror film directed by John Simpson and starring Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge and Jessica Lucas. The film went direct-to-video in January 2009. It is the last film to be distributed by Picturehouse Entertainment.(Needs Wiki Magic)
Tropes presented by this film:
- Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: Tabitha uses one in the form of a cupboard. The Laugh effortlessly pushes out the drawers from behind and climbs straight through.
- All According to Plan: For a while, it seemed that The Laugh had every move planned out to completely trap Tabitha. Then the truck stalled.
- Creepy Basement: The one in The Laugh's cabin is so creepy, many fans mistook it for Chamber of Secrets.
- Creepy Child: The Laugh, again.
- Creepy Doll: subverted by having the doll actually be The Laugh sitting very, very still.
- The Doll Episode: Tabitha's Babysitter plot in Act 2.
- Evil Laugh: The film's calling card, so much so that the villain is credited as "The Laugh"
- For the Evulz
- Hell Hotel
- Power Trio: Tabitha, Shelby and Lisa.
- Madness Mantra:"It's funny... right?"
- Monster Clown
- Nobody Here but Us Statues: The Laugh pretends to be a (large) clown doll in a room full of clown dolls.
- Urban Legends: The film is practically a rehash of popular urban legends mashed into a single storyline. the 'clown doll' story in the second act is a particularly notable example.