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'''''Monster Man''''' is a horror comedy film from the year 2003. It was directed by the same guy who brought us ''Film/ShootEmUp''.

It centers on two pals: Adam, a meek nice guy, and Harley, a horny guy who is constantly mouthing off. They are driving to Adam's ex-girlfriend's wedding on the roads of DeepSouth. Along the way they become a target for a stitched-up monster-for-a-man and his monster truck. As Adam and Harley try to shake him off their tail, they pick up a hitchhiking hottie, Sarah, who quickly regrets getting involved with these two.

Not to be confused with the Creator/{{Syfy}} reality series Monster Man.

!!These tropes became roadkill:

* AntagonistTitle: It's a slasher movie, this comes with the territory.
* AnArmAndALeg: Almost everyone in the area terrorized by the Monster Man is missing a limb.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The fates of the two brothers at the film's end. Fred is left, clinging to life in his BlackMagic-sustained body until starvation or the spell's limits do him in for the final time. Bob has been literally SquashedFlat but is still alive enough to be burbling about how they haven't killed him yet despite being nothing but a smear of meat on the road.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: The self-built monster truck used in the film couldn't go very fast (30 miles per hour at best), overheated very quickly, ran on expensive ''rocket fuel'' and had no steering wheel. But it sure looks cool!
* BaldOfEvil: Brother Fred.
* BigDamnHeroes: Harley near the end.
* BlueOniRedOni: Adam and Harley.
* BondOneLiner: "Drop dead, Fred!"
* CarFu: Monster Man is shown killing a guy with his truck.
* ChekhovsGun: Adam's pencil and sharpener.
* CoolCar: Monster Man's monster truck. Averted behind the scenes as noted above.
* CouldntFindAPen: Monster Man leaves a message on our heroes' car that "they're next" by smearing blood all over the hood.
* DangerTakesABackSeat:
** Harley scares Adam by hiding in his car's backseat and attacking Adam wearing a WhiteMaskOfDoom.
** Subverted again later when the guys mistake Sarah, who's crashing in Adam's car, for Monster Man.
* DisgustingPublicToilet: Adam has to visit one which is filled with flies, BathroomStallGraffiti and other nastiness.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The whole backstory behind the Monster Man's rampages. [[spoiler: After Bob accidentally ran over his brother, Fred, and killed him, their sister swore her soul to Satan to bring Fred back to life, and so she and he have been murdering people to sustain Fred ever since.]]
* TheEndOrIsIt: Brothers Bob and Fred are still alive (but not well) in the end. And the whole thing is lampshaded by Brother Fred being ''very'' unhappy with the situation.
-->'''Fred:''' "'The End'? This can't be The End! I'm still alive!"
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: Monster Man's family all works together to keep Fred alive by way of murder, mutilation and black magic.
* FlippingTheBird:
** Harley flips off Monster Man when he starts tailgating them with his monster truck.
** Fred also flips off Adam when Adam tried to kill him.
* {{Gorn}}: Quite a bit.
* GroinAttack: Sarah nutkicks the guy in the diner who tries to force her to "dance" with him.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Brother Fred, whose torso has been crushed so badly that he's been cut almost in half. Brother Bob's efforts keep him alive, but they can't heal his damaged torso.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Adam and Harley use Monster Man's own monster truck against him.]]
* HollywoodSatanism: Monster Man's house is filled with pentagrams and other satanic symbols, and the Devil is real enough to grant a bunch of backroad hicks the BlackMagic to preserve the life of one of their own, namely Brother Fred.
* HotWitch: [[spoiler:Sister Sarah.]]
* HumanSacrifice: Sacrifices are needed to keep Fred alive; transplanting limbs and organs staves off death, but can't permanently fix him. [[spoiler: So Bob and Sarah want to transfer his soul into a whole new body to put an end to it.]]
* IncestIsRelative: Brother Fred talks about how he's fucked/going to be fucking his own sister after he [[spoiler: has his soul transferred into Adam's body]].
* KnifeNut: Monster Man favors a knife for killing, when he murders up close and personal.
* MixAndMatchMan: The reason why Brother Bob is killing and amputating people is because he needs bodyparts to patch up his resurrected brother Fred.
* MyCarHatesMe: Justified; Adam and Harley are out of gas.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Adam punched Harley in the past for calling his then-girlfriend, Betty-Ann, a slut.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Monster Man does this when he chases Adam and Harley on foot.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Thoroughly and brutally subverted with the climax. [[spoiler: Adam and Harley run over Brother Bob once... and then ''run back and forth over him all night'' before driving off. Even though, like all slasher movie protagonists, Brother Bob is still alive at the end, he's nothing but a great smear of shredded meat and pulped bone, and in no shape to be hurting anyone.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: Brother Bob shrugs off getting his eyes gouged out with pencils, and even boasts he doesn't need his eyes to see, as he has a "sixth sense for blood".]]
* PeekABooCorpse: The corpse that Monster Man puts into Adam's car at one point.
* ThePenIsMightier: Adam uses his [[ChekhovsGun trusty pen]] to poke Monster Man's [[EyeScream eyes out]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Sarah is Monster Man's sister.]]
* SayMyName
* ScaryScarecrows: The GhostTown near Monster Man's farm is filled with these.
* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: One gas station which our heroes visit serves human meat in its chili.
* ShovelStrike
* ShoutOut: To ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'' when our protagonists hear screaming outside their motel:
-->'''Adam''': What was that?
-->'''Harley''': It definitely wasn't Colonel Mustard in the study with a candlestick, I'll tell you that!
* SlashedThroat
* SquashedFlat: Brother Fred died when Brother Bob accidentally did this to him in the backstory. [[spoiler: And this is Brother Bob's fate.]]
* TalkingInYourSleep: Harley talks in his sleep.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:After getting behind the wheel of Bob's monster truck, Adam drives over him ''throughout the night'' until he is SquashedFlat. And that doesn't even kill him!]]
* TheUndead: Both Brothers Fred and Bob.
* UnusualEuphemism: Harley and Adam have a conversation on what ''Film/CitizenKane'''s "Rosebud" ''really'' meant (it was the nickname for the genitals of William Randolph Hearst's favourite prostitute).
* VillainOpeningScene: The film opens with Monster Man killing some guy with a vise.
* VillainousIncest: [[spoiler: Although Fred initially seems disgusted by the fact his taking Adam's body will mean he's slept with his sister, Sarah, the two quickly seem to dismiss the matter and even look forward to doing it for real.]]
* WimpFight: Adam's and Harley's brief fight after their first encounter with Monster Man.
* ZombieGait: Monster Man walks like this.
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