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

->''This town has a doctor and his name is Rendell''
->''Stay away from his house 'cause he's the doctor from Hell.''
->''He killed all his patients, every last one,''
->''And cut out their hearts, purely for fun.''
->''So if you're from Moorehigh and you get sick''
->''Fall on your knees and pray you die quick.''
-->-- '''Jump rope rhyme''' by the children of Moorehigh

''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.

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.
!!This film has the examples of:

* 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.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The asylum workers gave our antagonist his nickname because they didn't know the real one.
* 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
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Three blondes bite it in the film, the FinalGirl is brunette.
* 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.