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Amusement (2008)


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Release Date: Dec 26, 2008 Wide



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When three females are brought together as part of a malevolent plan, their worst fears soon become a terrifying reality in a dark thriller from writer Jake Wade Wall and director John Simpson. A traumatized woman being questioned by a cop and a psychiatrist realizes that a clown, a hotel, and a convoy could hold the secret of stopping a relentless serial killer before he strikes again. As children they were best friends; as adults Tabitha, Shelby, and Lisa have wandered separate life paths.



Jake Wade Wall

Jan 20, 2009

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a cat-and-mouse game, without any of the strap-to-a-chair-and-torture shock attempts

March 5, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Amusement might end up being the most ironic title of the year, because there's absolutely nothing amusing about it.

January 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

...the segment with the dolls has its moments. Give the movie an extra point for that.

January 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Amusement

Painful horror yarn, Amusement is a misfire in the genre. I felt that the film was stupid and poorly constructed. Amusement fails to thrill and becomes a pointless film that tries too hard at delivering chills, which ultimately doesn't work. The cast here is simply terrible, and every actor is forgettable in their parts. This film is horrible, and for me anyways was one of the worst horror flicks that I had the misfortune to see in recent memory. Director John Simpson clearly has no clue how to develop a good script, and its limitations show on-screen. This film might have worked, but its script is poorly written, and there was no real effort put into this film. This film was horrible, a total waste of time. If you're looking for an effective horror film, this film isn't it. This film doesn't stand out, and ends up being a painful viewing for the viewer. Amusement, unlike its title would suggest isn't amusing. This film is boring and poorly constructed. I hated the film, felt it could have been much better than this, and this was a missed opportunity to create something good. This film doesn't deliver good chills. If only the filmmakers would have given this film more attention, a chance for the film to be better than this. Amusement is an awful film, one that misses the mark, and there's really nothing here to really enjoy or to thrill the viewer. You're time would better spent watching a better horror film. This is a poorly constructed film that really doesn't cut it.
May 15, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Teen Horror with nothing new to offer. Tensity levels are at a low, gore factor, non existent - a complete waste of time.
February 24, 2012

Super Reviewer

The first half of the film was really promising and quite creepy, especially vignette number two.
The acting is pretty solid and the film is nicely put together in a VISUAL sense, story wise...not so much.
It becomes clear about 3/4 of the way in that what started out as an interesting premise has slowly begun to unravel and by the end just feels rather cheap and desperate (and not in a good way).
October 4, 2011
Robert C

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Word to the wise.. be careful who you laugh at, they may go to great lengths to hear that laugh again. The was one of the better horror films I've seen lately. A clown-and-mouse game. It's creepy, psychological, gross and it has some mental torture with the best ending ever. Loved it!
September 6, 2010

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