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* MouthCam: As Dr. Giggles puts the tongue depressor to Dianne.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Dr. Giggles ''could'' have killed Stu's kid brother before leaving, as there was no one left in the house, [[WouldntHurtAChild but he spares him.]]

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* TongueTrauma: Dianne is killed when Dr. Giggles shoves a sharpened thermometer through the base of her tongue. An onward.

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* VomitingCop: Officer Reitz throws up when he finds the corpses of Dr. Giggles' victims sitting in the waiting room of his late father's office.


* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Averted. Dr Giggles' first victims were a Doctor, a nurse and another Doctor (whose car he stole) at the psychiatric hospital where he was incarcerated were all white. The TokenMinorityCouple Trotter and Leigh are the first ones to die in Moorehigh at Dr. Giggles' hands after they get locked up in his house by Stu, who's pulling a prank on them.

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* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Averted. In the opening scene, which also served as the EstablishingCharacterMoment for the film's BigBad, Dr Giggles' first victims were a Doctor, a nurse and another Doctor (whose car he stole) at the psychiatric hospital where he was incarcerated were all white. The incarcerated. However, the TokenMinorityCouple Trotter and Leigh are the first ones to die in Moorehigh at Dr. Giggles' hands after they get locked up in his house by Stu, who's pulling a prank on them.


* BlackGuyDiesFirst: The TokenMinorityCouple Trotter and Leigh are the first ones to die at Dr. Giggles' hands after they get locked up in his house by Stu, who's pulling a prank on them.

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* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Averted. Dr Giggles' first victims were a Doctor, a nurse and another Doctor (whose car he stole) at the psychiatric hospital where he was incarcerated were all white. The TokenMinorityCouple Trotter and Leigh are the first ones to die in Moorehigh 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 on the scene and decides that such unhealthy habits shouldn't go unchecked and starts pumping her stomach to the point of death.

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* ComfortFood: After Jennifer's father Tom leaves their house to go look for her, her stepmother Tamara 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 on the scene and decides that such unhealthy habits shouldn't go unchecked and starts pumping her stomach to the point of death.

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* WeaponsOfTheirTrade: In this horror film, the title character commits several murders using medical equipment such as scalpels and blood-pressure cuffs.


''Dr. Giggles'' is a SlasherMovie from 1992 directed by Manny Coto. It starred Larry Drake, Creator/HollyMarieCombs 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, Creator/LarryDrake, Creator/HollyMarieCombs and Cliff De Young. It is notable among horror movie buffs for both its horror and comedy.


* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Giggles kills people with medical equipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.

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* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Giggles kills people with medical equipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.sphygmomanometer.


* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Giggles kills people with medicinal equipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.

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* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Giggles kills people with medicinal medical equipment like syringes and a sphygmometer.



* {{Necromantic}}: Dr. Evan Rendell sr. in his insanity sought out to cure his beloved wife's heart condition even after she was already dead.

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* {{Necromantic}}: Dr. Evan Rendell sr.Sr. in his insanity sought out to cure his beloved wife's heart condition even after she was already dead.



* TwoFaced: Dr. Giggles survives the explosion that destroys his home with tattered clothes and halfly burned face.

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* TwoFaced: Dr. Giggles survives the explosion that destroys his home with tattered clothes and halfly burned a half-burned face.


* 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.

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* 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.


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

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


* 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.
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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.

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