- Evil Laugh
name = Evil Laugh
Myles O'Brien, Dominick Brascia, Jerold Pearson, Kim McKamy|
Cinevest Entertainment Group/ Baio-Brascia-Venokur Productions/ Wildfire Productions/ Celebrity Video Presentations
released = 1988
runtime = 87 min
amg_id = 1:16254
language = English
"Evil Laugh" is
Independent Film/ Horror film/ Splatter/ Slasher, that touched on a Tongue-in-cheekapproach with avid Fangoriareader Barney providing the voice of reason, who is self-aware of the notions of slashers; in other words, "The Dos & Dont's" of slasher lore(explained in great detail in the "Scream" film series) are touched upon here.
An old orphanage has just been rebuilt after it was mysteriously burned over a decade ago to the ground following accusations of child molestation and abuse by the main moody carer, Martin, who's own father committed suicide out of shame. Martin couldn't prove his innocence, and suffered a psychotic break which subsequently led to him systematically slaughter the other occupants of the orphanage, including the orphans, particularly the supposed accusers. He then perished in the blaze that followed. As the movie opens, a group of med students are brought in by a seemingly benevolent pediatrician, Jerry, who seeks to fix the place up as less an institution and 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 him/her settling in. But soon they'll discover that our current owner has been secretly disposed of by an enigmatic interloper, who's still lurking close by. Jerry's (now ex) fiancée Connie, dweebish Barney (Who said his farewell to Jerry moments before meeting his end) and their assorted mates, Mark, Johnny, Tina, and snobbish couple Sammy & Betty, may soon find themselves joining our dearly departed doctor sooner than they'd like, when our intrusive loony decides to make a return visit.
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