Dir. Dominick Brascia, 1986
87 min, USA
“Ten years ago something terrible happened in this house….this weekend, its about to happen again.
A group of medical students take a weekend to fix up an old house where a mass murder occurred 10 years earlier.”
An early example of the self-aware slasher that Scream would later epitomize, Evil Laugh falls heavily on the campy side of the equation. This meta fright-fest features a Fangoria-reading nerd who calls out the horror-tropes as they happen, a preppy couple in matching fedoras, unsafe pranks, and a house-cleaning dance break montage that will haunt you for weeks to come.
Directed by the chocolate-eating ‘disabled’ guy in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning and co-written, produced by, and starring Scott Baio’s brother Steve, this is low-budget horror comedy at its best (worst).