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Three women. Three separate lives. Three unique versions of fear ... which become a single journey into terror. Laura Breckenridge ("Loving Annabelle," "Southern Belles"), Katheryn Winnick ("Failure to Launch," "Two Weeks Notice") and Jessica Lucas ("Cloverfield," "Shes the Man") star as three onetime childhood friends now being stalked by a serial killer whose decade's old hatred is about to become murderous in this terrifying thriller. Keir O'Donnell ("Wedding Crashers," "The Break-Up") and Tad Hilgenbrink ("American Pie Presents Band Camp") play their unwitting boyfriends drawn into their wide-awake nightmare.]]>
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The film turns out to consist of a few different poorly written stories all tying together at the end. The first story is about a girl Shelby & her boyfriend rob as they become part of a disastrous convey trip. The second is the best part of the film where the clown appears for the first and only time while a girl named Tabitha is babysitting. The third installment is a girl Lisa who goes home with a guy after a night at the bar to never come home again. Now all the girls in the stories wind up being linked through a ridiculous situation back in elementary school along with their killer.
It's pretty much a waste of an hour and a half with very few enjoyable parts. The killer himself is so pathetic there is no way you could find him scary. He has this annoying laugh he does through that becomes so annoying you want jump through the tv and strangle him. It wasn't all terrible though thanks to the girls in the story. All 3 actresses did a really solid job with Tabitha(Katheryn Winnick) leading the pack by being the most believable. The clown segment itself was pretty creepy and should have been the premise for the entire film. If they had focused primarily on the killer being dressed up as the clown the film would've had a better chance at success.
Amusement doesn't draw you in whatsoever. All the principles of a good movie are completely absent. There is no rise of action, no climax, it just simply keeps the same pace the whole movie. I can respect the attempted story line, as it does make an attempt at a thick plot, but it completely fails. The scenes don't seem to connect and it turns out to be really sloppy. This is honestly all i got from tihs movie: A weirdo from back in grade school seeks revenge (for whatever reason, motives are never revealed) This guy just dresses up as different people and puts on acts then, as you probably guessed, he reveals himself and laughs an obnoxious laugh. Seriously, he laughs this entire movie. This movie should be called "Annoying Laughter".
The best part of this movie is towards the end... While he is in the act, the main girl (I think) starts laughing, he is immediately touched by this laughter and frees her from her restraints and for a moment there is a romantic and touching connection between the two. Haha that was amusing. This is not a Clown killer movie by any means. Don't let the cover fool you. Well, you have been warned, if you ignore this review and proceed to rent or buy this movie, this review will soon become a painful reality for you. Don't say i didn't tell you so.
As mentioned, "Amusement" consists of three stories with somewhat open endings, all three of which are resolved in a common dénouement at the end. Other than the first story, which I felt was the weakest of the bunch, "Amusement" is mostly carried by the main actor, Katheryn Winnick. Despite her demure clothing throughout, Winnick is decidedly more Playboy-bunny (well, a very athletic bunny -- she is after all a Taekwondo champion) than ordinary-girl-next-door, and at first I thought she was slightly mis-cast. I was wrong -- not only does she give a truly solid performance (notably better than the norm in these sorts of roles), her inherent sexuality seemed to enhance the sense of a strong, tough woman who will survive no matter what. Winnick is much more than eye candy here; she actually carries the film.
The sets deserve a special mention -- they are above the norm. The pacing, and focus on telling a coherent story (really hard, I would think, in a movie structured like this) are also above-average.
"It" clowns not scary to me, but this "Amusement" clown was way better than "It" movie.
Multiple stories rolled into one movie.
Fresh new stories.
Another well made movie is "Trick R Treat" movie. To go along with this one.
Katheryn Winnick is great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If I were basing this review solely on the second segment, it would get 5 stars. That part of the movie is absolutely terrifying (especially if you don't like clowns, like me). Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cory M. Byers
I found Amusement pretty boring. The first part was okay and then the babysitter part had some decent moments too but it went down hill at a rate of knots after that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adamo
This movie is creepy, twisted and full of surprises!!! I was unable to find it until I surfed good ole Amazon.Published 3 months ago by Sanaa Abdullah
YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE! Movie does have scares and somewhat strange story. Better than Blair Witch Project which was a negative 20 on the scare meter.Published 8 months ago by Kevin R. McShea
I'm perplexed by this one. Not sure if I find it interesting or if I feel like I'm seeing the same old thing all over again. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SFO Bro