January 3, 2017

'2016: The Movie' Trailer Proves Real Life is Scarier Than Horror Movies

The only horror movie where you can't say to yourself, "It's okay! It's not real!" 

“I feel like I’m going crazy!” 

“It’s like things you’d never expect are happening everywhere.”

While these lines are commonplace in the horror genre, you may have also uttered them last year. 

The hilarious and disturbing 2016: The Movie parody trailer imagines if the year 2016 were, indeed, a horror film. When a couple (Anna Gilcrest and Brian Huther) moves into a new house, things don't feel quite right. Cue an onslaught of confusing, maddening, and downright horrifying events: a barrage of seemingly never-ending celebrity deaths, exploding phones, a demogogue being elected as U.S. president, and—

“England just left Europe.”

“Why?”

“Nobody knows. They just.…left.”

Friend Dog Studios, the production company responsible for the parody trailer, spared no horror trope. The video even ends with a child singing "Auld Lang Syne" in that ominous death lullaby tune so frequently heard in the genre.

Of course, it's worth noting that 2016 was not the most dismal year in modern history. (You could argue that any year between 1939-45 earns that spot.) But this trailer certainly does justice to the feelings of helplessness, betrayal, and veritable shock that many experienced in droves this year. And with that depressing finale involving Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, it's hard not to imagine that 2016 was designed by some evil mastermind with a knack for tragedy and irony—like, say, a horror director.      

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Well done. Pretty terrifying mask.

January 3, 2017 at 6:00PM

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Sean Pettis
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Scary? Oh please. Just a bunch of white people
speaking like white people. “I feel like I’m going crazy!”

January 3, 2017 at 6:21PM

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Tommy Boy
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@Tommy Boy, liberal media tends to make "Snowflakes" like you go crazy :)
Keep it up, we love how your tears taste!

January 4, 2017 at 1:15AM

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Darryl Gregory
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You sound like a rational and intelligent person with a lot of very important opinions on a variety of topics. Just an all around good, worthwhile person to know.

January 4, 2017 at 1:38PM

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Joshua Bowen
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Thank you Mr. Bowen. That's so nice of you.

January 5, 2017 at 8:43PM

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Tommy Boy
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Awesome :)

January 16, 2017 at 10:06AM

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Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
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