Day 24 of 31 days of horror: Dr. Giggles (1992)

The doctor will see you now.

If it wasn’t obvious by now, I’m a big fan of slashers and body horror, in both book and movie form. Humor is a bonus that automatically adds to my enjoyment. I enjoy proper scary horror as well, but it’s the funny and absurd that I revisit. The more outlandish, the better.

Dr. Giggles is about as outlandish as they come. The doctor is a mental patient who escapes the institution and goes on a murderous rampage intent on punishing the town for killing his father, an actual doctor who was also (surprise) crazy. Dr. Giggles is not a doctor, but don’t tell him that. He gets it into his head to help the female lead with the heart problems, but of course, his help is chaotic and wholly unhelpful. You know, because he’s not a doctor. And he’s insane.

This movie has basically every cliche doctor joke and I’m here for it. The little kid glued to his tv playing Dr. Mario. I remember watching this movie as a kid. The stomach pump scenes where he say “I know, I know. It sucks.” The scene where he throws a human heart at someone and say “Have a heart!” is embedded in my brain. So many laugh out loud moments. You may find yourself unable to contain your giggles.

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