History Film / DrGiggles

3rd Aug '15 6:33:14 PM Mikeyfan93
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* AntagonistTitle: "Dr. Giggles" is the nickname given to Evan Rendell jr at the Tarawood mental hospital where he escapes from, since his real name was unknown to its staff.

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* AntagonistTitle: "Dr. Giggles" is the nickname given to Evan Rendell jr Jr. at the Tarawood mental hospital where he escapes from, since his real name was unknown to its staff.



* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Giggles, aka Evan Rendell jr., kills people with medicinal eqipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.

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* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Giggles, aka Evan Rendell jr., Giggles kills people with medicinal eqipment equipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.



* {{Epigraph}}: The films opens with a quote from Hippocrates (of Hippocratic Oath fame), which underlines Evan jr.'s deadly stance on medicine.

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* {{Epigraph}}: The films opens with a quote from Hippocrates (of Hippocratic Oath fame), which underlines Evan jr.Jr.'s deadly stance on medicine.



* GroinAttack: Dr. Giggles kills Stu offscreen (after making a joke about condoms), and his body is shown under a sheet, which is being stained by blood that's coming from his groin.

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* GroinAttack: Dr. Giggles kills Stu offscreen off-screen (after making a joke about condoms), and his body is shown under a sheet, which is being stained by blood that's coming from his groin.



* MadDoctor: Dr. Evan Rendell sr. used his patients as unwilling heart donors in his experiments to help his wife.

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* MadDoctor: Dr. Evan Rendell sr.Sr. used his patients as unwilling heart donors in his experiments to help his wife.



* WickedStepmother: Jennifer's stepmother Tamara is close to a modern example, as she refuses to care about the troubles that Jennifer's going thorugh.

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* WickedStepmother: Jennifer's stepmother Tamara is close to a modern example, as she refuses to care about the troubles that Jennifer's going thorugh.
through.
3rd Aug '15 6:29:59 PM Mikeyfan93
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* NewMediaAreEvil: Played for laughs. Dr. Giggles comes across a kid immersed in playing Nintendo, and quips how his condition is "terminal" before leaving.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: Played for laughs. Dr. Giggles comes across a kid immersed in playing Nintendo, ''VideoGame/DrMario'', and quips how his condition is "terminal" before leaving.
3rd Aug '15 6:29:03 PM Mikeyfan93
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35 years ago in a town named Moorehigh, Dr. Rendell was found to have been ripping out the hearts of his patients with the help of his son Evan Jr. in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. Dr. Rendell was stoned to death by the townspeople, but his son disappeared. 35 years later, the now full-grown Evan Jr. murders two doctors, escapes the asylum that he was in and returns to Moorehigh as the insane Dr. Giggles, stalking victims to prep them for fatal examinations. But his quest to kill people with his medical abilities becomes his secondary concern once he learns about certain girl's heart problem and decides to cure her in order to honor his father's interrupted work.

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35 years ago in a town named Moorehigh, Dr. Rendell was found to have been ripping out the hearts of his patients with the help of his son Evan Jr. in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. Dr. Rendell was stoned to death by the townspeople, but his son disappeared. 35 years later, the now full-grown Evan Jr. murders two doctors, escapes the asylum that he was in and returns to Moorehigh as the insane Dr. Giggles, stalking victims to prep them for fatal examinations. But his quest to kill people with his medical abilities becomes his secondary concern once he learns about a certain girl's heart problem and decides to cure her in order to honor his father's interrupted work.
3rd Aug '15 6:27:13 PM Mikeyfan93
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* GigglingVillain: Evan jr. giggles as he operates on his unwilling patients. Its also his coping mechanism when he gets hurt.

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* GigglingVillain: Evan jr. giggles Dr. Giggles as he operates on his unwilling patients. Its also his coping mechanism when he gets hurt.
19th Dec '14 12:59:46 PM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:260:The Doctor is out... of his mind.]]

->''This town has a doctor and his name is Rendell''

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[[caption-width-right:260:The Doctor is out... of his mind.in...sane.]]

->''This ->''"This town has a doctor and his name is Rendell''



->''Fall on your knees and pray you die quick.''
-->-- '''Jump rope rhyme''' by the children of Moorehigh

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->''Fall on your knees and pray you die quick.''
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-->-- '''Jump rope rhyme''' '''A PlaygroundSong''' by the children of Moorehigh



35 years ago in a town named Moorehigh, Dr. Rendell was found to have been ripping out the hearts of his patients with the help of his son Evan Jr. in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. Dr. Rendell was stoned to death by the townspeople, but his son disappeared. 35 years later, the now full-grown Evan Jr. murders two doctors, escapes the asylum that he was in and returns to Moorehigh as the insane Dr. Giggles, stalking victims to prep them for fatal examinations.

Besides the film, there was also a 2 issue comic adaptation that differs greatly from the final film, since it was based off of earlier drafts of the script.
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35 years ago in a town named Moorehigh, Dr. Rendell was found to have been ripping out the hearts of his patients with the help of his son Evan Jr. in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. Dr. Rendell was stoned to death by the townspeople, but his son disappeared. 35 years later, the now full-grown Evan Jr. murders two doctors, escapes the asylum that he was in and returns to Moorehigh as the insane Dr. Giggles, stalking victims to prep them for fatal examinations.

Besides
examinations. But his quest to kill people with his medical abilities becomes his secondary concern once he learns about certain girl's heart problem and decides to cure her in order to honor his father's interrupted work.

The film was produced by
the film, there was also movie arm of Creator/DarkHorseComics, which released a 2 issue 2-issue [[ComicbookAdaptation comic adaptation of the film]] that differs greatly from the final film, product, since it was based off of earlier drafts of the script.
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script. The main villain also appeared on the issues 64 to 66 of the same company's ''Dark Horse Presents'' comic.



* AntagonistTitle
* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Trotter and his girlfriend Leigh are the first ones to die when Evan arrives at Moorehigh
* CreepyChild: Evan Jr. in the flashbacks.
* DaddysGirl: Jennifer.
* DeadlyDoctor: Both Evan and Evan Jr.
* FinalGirl: Jennifer.
* {{Flatline}}: Shown when Evan stops Jennifer's heart.
* GigglingVillain: Giggles, and his father was one too.
* {{Gorn}}: And how!
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jennifer kills Evan with his own tools.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The titular doctor.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Dr. Rendell started killing people in order to find a cure for his wife's heart condition.
* MadDoctor: Dr. Rendell and his son.
* MakeoutPoint: There's one near the carnival.
* {{Necromantic}}: Dr. Rendell
* NightmareDreams: Jennifer's upcoming operation gives her nightmares.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Jennifer's dad]] and later [[spoiler: Dr. Giggles. Twice.]]

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* AntagonistTitle
AntagonistTitle: "Dr. Giggles" is the nickname given to Evan Rendell jr at the Tarawood mental hospital where he escapes from, since his real name was unknown to its staff.
* AnArmAndALeg: Giggles cuts off the arms of his doctor after killing him, and uses them to caress a nurse from behind before revealing himself to her.
-->'''Dr. Giggles:''' He should have kept his hands to himself. Mhmhmhm!
* BlackGuyDiesFirst: The TokenMinorityCouple Trotter and his girlfriend Leigh are the first ones to die when Evan at Dr. Giggles' hands after they get locked up in his house by Stu, who's pulling a prank on them.
* ComfortFood: After Jennifer's father Tom leaves their house to go look for her, her stepmother starts eating a bowl of ice cream because she finds the situation stressful. Not because she is worried for her stepdaughter mind you, but because she thinks that Jennifer is just playing her father along for attention, all of which she wants for herself. Dr. Giggles then
arrives at Moorehigh
on the scene and decides that such unhealthy habits shouldn't go unchecked and starts pumping her stomach to the point of death.
* CreepyChild: Evan Rendell Jr. in the flashbacks.
flashbacks emulated his father by performing surgeries on stuffed toys, and he got worse after his father started to go insane.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Some of the deaths by Dr. Giggles are rather unusual, like and an extended otoscope getting jammed to one woman's nose (which pierces her brain), and suffocation due to an oversized band-aid being placed on one girl's face.
* CryingWolf: Mrs. Henderson hears screams from the abandoned Rendell residence and sees Dr. Giggles peeking at her, but her call to the police about it isn't looked into quickly since she is known for seeing "rapists in hemorrhoid cream".
* DaddysGirl: Jennifer.
Jennifer is close to her father, since he is the only parent she has left after the death of her mother.
* DeadlyDoctor: Both Dr. Giggles, aka Evan Rendell jr., kills people with medicinal eqipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.
* DestinationDefenestration: Dr. Giggles hits Reitz so hard with a golf club that he crashes through an office window, and the thing bends.
-->'''Dr. Giggles:''' Should have used an eight-iron.
* {{Epigraph}}: The films opens with a quote from Hippocrates (of Hippocratic Oath fame), which underlines
Evan Jr.
jr.'s deadly stance on medicine.
-->For extreme illnesses, extreme treatments are most fitting.
* EyeScream:
** Averted early on. Trotter pranks his girlfriend by pretending to get stabbed in the eye when he is peeking through a keyhole. Then as he is turned around from the door, Dr. Giggles stabs him in the back with an injection needle and poisons him.
** Played straight later when Dr. Giggles stabs a surgeon through his eyeglasses with a piece of untested equipment.
* FinalGirl: Jennifer.
Averted with Jennifer, as she isn't the only person from the cast to survive the film.
* {{Flatline}}: Shown when Evan Dr. Giggles stops Jennifer's heart.
heart in order to perform experimental surgery of his father's design on her.
* GigglingVillain: Evan jr. giggles as he operates on his unwilling patients. Its also his coping mechanism when he gets hurt.
* GolfClubbing: Dr. Giggles arms himself with a golf club to attack Reitz, and as he picks it up, he quips that it's "time to do what doctors do best".
* GroinAttack: Dr. Giggles kills Stu offscreen (after making a joke about condoms), and his body is shown under a sheet, which is being stained by blood that's coming from his groin.
* HallOfMirrors: Jennifer runs into one at the amusement park after she finds her boyfriend Max making out with Coreen. Dr.
Giggles, and intending to capture her for his father was treatment, follows.
* HavingAHeart: This is
one too.
* {{Gorn}}: And how!
of the dark jokes made by the villainous doctor.
-->'''Dr. Giggles:''' Have a heart! (tosses a real human heart at Reitz)
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jennifer [[spoiler:Jennifer kills Evan with his own tools.
tools]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: The titular doctor.
IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: [[spoiler:These are the last words of Dr. Giggles after he is stabbed fatally by Jennifer]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Dr. Rendell Giggles' father started killing people in order to find a cure for his dear wife's heart condition.
* MadDoctor: Dr. Evan Rendell sr. used his patients as unwilling heart donors in his experiments to help his wife.
* {{Motifs}}: Doctors.
** Dr. Giggles' father was a doctor,
and he aspires to be one himself.
** Elaine is briefly shown watching ''Ben Casey'' on her television; the show's eponymous character is a doctor.
** A kid is shown playing ''VideoGame/DrMario'' on
his son.
* MakeoutPoint: There's one near the carnival.
UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem.
* {{Necromantic}}: Dr. Rendell
Evan Rendell sr. in his insanity sought out to cure his beloved wife's heart condition even after she was already dead.
* NightmareDreams: NewMediaAreEvil: Played for laughs. Dr. Giggles comes across a kid immersed in playing Nintendo, and quips how his condition is "terminal" before leaving.
* NotQuiteDead:
** [[spoiler:Dr. Giggles cuts
Jennifer's upcoming operation gives her nightmares.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Jennifer's dad]]
dad Tom pretty badly and later [[spoiler: it seems that he has died, but he springs back to life when Reitz finds him to inform him that "a doctor" was behind the attack]].
** [[spoiler:Performed by
Dr. Giggles. Twice.]]Giggles twice: first comes after his seeming demise among his exploding home and the second comes after he is electrocuted with defibrillator equipment]].



* PlaygroundSong: See page quote above.
* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: Jennifer to Evan:]] "Take two of these and call me in the morning."
* SaltAndPepper: [=McGruder=] and Reitz
* ShirtlessScene: Freddie has one when prepares for sex.
* ShootOutTheLock: Reitz attempts do it, but he is interrupted by Evan.
* SlashedThroat

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* PlaygroundSong: See page quote above.
* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Said by Jennifer to Evan:]] Dr. Giggles when she stabs him with two pieces of his equipment:]] "Take two of these and call me in the morning."
* PungeonMaster: The eponymous doctor always has a handy doctoral one-liner for the occasion.
-->'''Elaine.''' I need a doctor...
-->''(Dr. Giggles appears before her)''
-->'''Dr. Giggles:''' It's a good thing that I make house calls.
* SaltAndPepper: Such a pair is formed by the older cop [=McGruder=] and Reitz
his younger partner Reitz.
* SelfSurgery: Dr. Giggles is shot in the leg by dying [=McGruder=], and not only does the surgical work to remove the bullet and stitch up the wound himself, but he does it as if he had a full medical staff, down to requesting (and handing himself) various tools to work with.
* ShirtlessScene: Freddie Stu has one when prepares for sex.
he is preparing to have sex with his girlfriend, and drops his condom into a toilet (the dope).
* ShootOutTheLock: Reitz attempts do it, but he is interrupted by Evan.
Dr. Giggles attacking him.
* SlashedThroatSlashedThroat: To escape from the mental hospital grounds, Dr. Giggles borrows a keycard from a guy whose throat he cuts open with a scalpel, and uses it to open the gates.



* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* TheUnfairSex: Inverted. When Max kisses Coreen (while drunk) she is "punished" by getting murdered. Played straight in the comic however.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Officer Reitz throws up when he finds Evan's victims.
* WickedStepmother: Tamara is close to a modern example.

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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: The drama between the main cast is played seriously, but the deadly antics of the main villain is played for dark comedy.
* TwoFaced: Dr. Giggles survives the explosion that destroys his home with tattered clothes and halfly burned face.
* TheUnfairSex: Inverted. When After Max kisses Coreen (while drunk) drunk), she is "punished" by getting murdered. Played straight in the comic however.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Officer Reitz throws up when he finds Evan's victims.
the corpses of Dr. Giggles' victims sitting in the waiting room of his late father's office.
* WickedStepmother: Jennifer's stepmother Tamara is close to a modern example.example, as she refuses to care about the troubles that Jennifer's going thorugh.
29th Nov '14 4:21:05 PM Dutchtica
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Added DiffLines:

* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Jennifer's dad]] and later [[spoiler: Dr. Giggles. Twice.]]
9th Nov '14 1:23:35 PM MarkLungo
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''Dr. Giggles'' is a SlasherMovie from 1992 directed by Manny Coto. It starred Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs and Cliff De Young. It is notable among horror movie buffs for both its horror and comedy.

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''Dr. Giggles'' is a SlasherMovie from 1992 directed by Manny Coto. It starred Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs Creator/HollyMarieCombs and Cliff De Young. It is notable among horror movie buffs for both its horror and comedy.
23rd Jan '13 9:16:11 AM MagBas
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* KarmaHoudini: Max does cheat on Jennifer by making out with Coreen (while drunk) and, unusually for this type of film survives and is forgiven at the end. Though to be fair he does redeem himself by saving Jennifer repeatedly.
** He isn't so lucky in the comic book version. It's him who dies instead of Coreen.
17th Nov '12 5:20:02 AM Antwan
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'''''Dr. Giggles''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 1992. It was directed by Manny Coto and starred Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs and Cliff De Young. It is notable for both its horror and its comedy.

35 years ago, a man by the name of Dr. Rendell in the town of Moorehigh was found to have been ripping out the hearts of his patients with the help of his son Evan Jr. in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. Dr. Rendell was stoned to death by the townspeople, but his son disappeared. 35 years later, the now full-grown Evan Jr. murders two doctors and escapes the asylum that he was in and returns to Moorehigh as the insane Dr. Giggles, intent on revenge for his father.

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'''''Dr. Giggles''''' ''Dr. Giggles'' is a SlasherMovie from the year 1992. It was 1992 directed by Manny Coto and Coto. It starred Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs and Cliff De Young. It is notable among horror movie buffs for both its horror and its comedy.

35 years ago, ago in a man by the name of town named Moorehigh, Dr. Rendell in the town of Moorehigh was found to have been ripping out the hearts of his patients with the help of his son Evan Jr. in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. Dr. Rendell was stoned to death by the townspeople, but his son disappeared. 35 years later, the now full-grown Evan Jr. murders two doctors and doctors, escapes the asylum that he was in and returns to Moorehigh as the insane Dr. Giggles, intent on revenge stalking victims to prep them for his father.
fatal examinations.






!!Has the examples of:

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!!Has !!This film has the examples of:
16th Nov '12 2:18:05 PM roman55
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* TheUnfairSex: Inverted. When Max kisses Coreen (while drunk) she is "punished" by getting murdered.

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* TheUnfairSex: Inverted. When Max kisses Coreen (while drunk) she is "punished" by getting murdered. Played straight in the comic however.
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