You know what the trouble about real life is? There’s no danger music
This movie is really creepy! Jim Carrey is awesome as a creepy freak. If you have ever seen Batman Forever, you would know that, but this is the clincher.
The saddest thing about this is though, when I watch this film I see myself. The way he talks about films and TV; I just know that if I was a psychopath I would be Chip Douglas. Or Billy in Scream.
So the film is directed by Ben Stiller and also stars Matthew Broderick. [You know with all those comedians it just has to be good]. And this is considered a black comedy, like Heathers, by most, but to me it definitely is a Horror-Comedy, or just down right horror film with comedic moments.
So Matthew Broderick’s character, Steve, had proposed to is girlfriend, but she turned him down. Steve then moves into his own apartment. He is depressed and about to get cable when his friend, played by Jack Black, tells him to bribe the cable guy and have him hook him up with all the premium channels.
Steve does, but that is his big mistake. Chip hooks him up, making him one of his VIP customers.
All of a sudden Chip starts running into Steve, ALL the TIME. And it isn’t pretty.
Chip starts calling him all the time, sabotaging his cable when he doesn’t get a reply.
“Chip Douglas: Hey Steve I’m on a pay phone, so if you’re there pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, well OK, call me back.”
Steve wants to have his cable fixed, so he makes up with Chip.
Chip in turn takes him to Medieval World, we see the psychotic and neurotic side coming out even more.
Things start getting worse. Chip wants to help Steve get back with Robin and ends up beating up her date, Owen Wilson.
He gives Robin free cable “on Steve”, and Robin gets back with Steve.
Steve doesn’t want to be friends with Chip anymore, but Chip doesn’t like that answer.
Chip ends up kidnapping Robin, and he and Steve have an epic fight at the end where Chip says my favorite line:
“Chip Douglas: You know what the trouble about real life is? There’s no danger music”
This something I agree with as I think that life would be so much better if it did. Imagine if the Jaws theme song played when bad stuff was going to happen. Or a love song played when you met the perfect person for you.
You should check this out, although just so you know I saw this film on TV so I’m not quite sure how graphic it is.
That’s today’s post, more to come! 9 Days ‘Till Halloween!
Here’s a little cover photo I made for my facebook page.
To start Horrorfest from the beginning, go to I Don’t Belong in the World
For the previous post, go to You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Potato
For more Horror-Comedy, go to Someone Very Special
For more on psychopaths, go to It’s Alive, It’s ALIVE!
For more on obsessed individuals, go to I Saw Goody Osburn With the Devil
For more in stalkers, go to The Only Thing That Matters is the Ending