The Laughing Man (2016)

2016 | Science Fiction | Short Film | Fan film


With no fingerprints or identification, the strange man presents himself as a new patient—whom the resident psychiatrist isn’t quite sure how to assess. As the psychiatrist tries to pin down the man’s identity and motive for admitting himself to the facility, the viewers are taken on a tense excursion. The Laughing Man is a joker themed fan film inspired by the events in the recent Batman story "Death of the Family".

The Laughing Man (2016) - A Joker Fan Film

I was curious about this because I really like the concept of the Joker. My brother knew it so he sent me the link. It was very different than what I was expecting but it really got me curious about the New 52.I haven't really read enough to be knowledgeable about it. Before I saw this, I didn't think I would be. One of the things I've always liked about the Batman Rogues Gallery was that they were only villains that could arguably be horror villains. This was the proof. I was really intrigued by the portrayal of the Joker, because he really didn't seem like he was criminally insane to me. But rather he was a personification of evil. As subdued as the actor was, there was this sense of him guiding along Harley like a vampire would one of their victims. It is, however, not for the faint of heart. It's the most violent version that I have ever seen. It's the perfect psychological thriller short.

Cast and Crew:

Directed by Diego Hallivis and produced by Julio Hallivis, The Laughing Man is the latest short from the talented duo who are currently wrapping up post-production for upcoming sci-fi feature, Curvature, starring Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita, Kick-Ass, How I Met Your Mother), Linda Hamilton (Terminator), Glenn Morshower (Bloodline, Transformers, SuperGirl), and The Laughing Man lead actor, Zach Avery.

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