A group of medical students have decided to spend the weekend helping their friend, Jerry, fix up the old foster home he’s bought and is planning to reopen. Little do they know that, ten years ago, a terrible massacre occurred there which saw a number of young children brutally slaughtered. Things get off to an ominous start; when the group arrives, Jerry is nowhere to be found and a strange, raspy voice, coming from somewhere inside the house, warns the youngsters to leave. Not letting any of this spoil their plans, the friends set about cleaning (and pairing off for sex). But their fun is short lived when a track jacket wearing killer with ties to the property’s gruesome past starts bumping them off one by one.
A low budget, high energy slasher/murder mystery which cheerfully embraces its low budget and trashy sensibilities, Dominick Brascia’s (Hard Rock Nightmare) directorial debut EVIL LAUGH stars Ashlyn Gere (Lunchmeat, Dreamaniac), Johnny Venokur (Savage Streets), and Steven Baio (TV’s Happy Days), who also produced and co-wrote. Made by a cast and crew who adored the horror genre and rendered all the more effective by a series of wild and horrific murders, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the world Blu-ray debut of EVIL LAUGH, featuring a new 2K restoration from extremely rare 16mm film elements along with a brand new, feature-length making-of documentary which tells the fascinating story of its production.
directed by: Dominick Brascia starring: Ashlyn Gere, Steven Baio, Johnny Venokur, Karyn O’Bryan, Tony Griffin, Jody Gibson, Jerold Pearson, Myles O’Brien 1986 / 91 min / 1.33:1 / English Mono
Region Free Blu-ray
Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 16mm vault elements
Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
“The Joy of Laughter: Making Evil Laugh” (78 mins) – a brand new, feature-length documentary including interviews with producer/co-writer/actor Steven Baio, actors Jerold Pearson, Karyn O’Bryan and Tom Shell, director of photography/second unit director Steef Sealy, first assistant director Eric Brown, associate producers Joe Barnard and James Daurio, make-up effects artist David Cohen and assistant to the producer/casting assistant/actor Johnny Venokur