Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 15: Dr. Giggles

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! Today he takes a stab at another horror comedy. Pun intended.

Oh early 90's horror, you were so bad and not even in a great 80's campy way but you did try so hard! This is a movie with an honestly promising premise completely let down in its execution (pun?). Larry Drake (L.A. Law, Darkman) plays the titular Dr. Giggles and he is easily the best part of the movie, you can tell he's having fun playing the role of a sadistic and psychotic small town doctor who perhaps enjoys using his scalpel a tad too much. What's even better, when he's on the hunt for his victims he giggles uncontrollably which is actually kind of unsettling albeit in an oddly humourous way. Where 'Dr. Giggles' drops the ball is that everything else is an afterthought, the other characters are barely paper thin, the kills are ho-hum and there isn't any real tension or suspense to speak of. Tomorrow's movie is one of the best vampire movies of all time, you could almost call it the original 'Twilight' except, you know, good.

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