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Evil Laugh (1986)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1986 (USA)
A group of Med students fix up an old house over a weekend. Where a mass murder occurred 10 years earlier. Mayhem ensues.

Director:

Dominick Brascia
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ashlyn Gere ... Connie (as Kim McKamy)
Steven Baio Steven Baio ... Johnny
Tony Griffin Tony Griffin ... Sammy
Jody Gibson Jody Gibson ... Tina
Jerold Pearson Jerold Pearson ... Barney
Myles O'Brien ... Mark
Howard Weiss Howard Weiss ... Mr. Burns
Karyn O'Bryan ... Betty
Susan Grant Susan Grant ... Sadie
Gary Hays Gary Hays ... Jerry
Hal Shafer Hal Shafer ... Chief Cash
Johnny Venocur Johnny Venocur ... Freddy
Tom Shell ... Delivery Boy
Dominick Brascia ... Evil Laugher
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Storyline

An old orphanage has just been rebuilt after it was mysteriously burned to the ground over a decade ago following accusations of child molestation and abuse by Martin, whose own father committed suicide out of shame. Needless to say he couldn't prove his innocence, suffered a psychotic breakdown which subsequently led to him systematically slaughter the other occupants, including the kids, particularly the accusers, before perishing in the blaze that followed. Now a group of med-students are brought in by a seemingly benevolent doctor turned pediatrician, Jerry who seeks to fix the place up as less an institution more of a foster home. One of the students is set on dwelling there at this current position, while the others are set on helping them settling in. But soon they'll discover that our current owner has been secretly disposed of by an intruder, who is still lurking close by. Jerry's (now ex) fiancée Connie, Barney (who said his farewell to Jerry moments before meeting his end) ... Written by suspicous

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Ten years ago something terrible happened in this house... This weekend it's about to happen AGAIN.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regreso de Martin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Dominick Brascia decided to direct the film for budgetary reasons. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tina: OK, I'm dead. OK? Alright, you happy now?
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Predictable, but mildly amusing
1 February 2007 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

Evil Laugh isn't particularly original or special but it's entertaining enough for a slasher film and has some decent death scenes. I think the lack of originality was what spoilt it for me, it's the same old routine of having a bunch of people in a house where they get killed off one by one. There's some amusing moments though, one example being at the beginning of the film when the killer takes out a mans heart, which later gets used in a meal that his friends eat. There also seems to be a bit of slasher film 'self referencing' going on too, with mentions of Halloween and Friday the Thirteenth. Some slasher fans like that sort of thing, but personally I think it brings the film down as it seems too self-conscious.

Overall a good addition to any slasher fans collection, but there's still much better out there.


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