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Happy Gilmore still remains one of the funniest films of the '90s, as well as a classic in the early canon of Adam Sandler. But what if the powers-that-be played the time-tested tale of a pro golfer just trying to raise money for his grandmother a little differently? Say, to a more horrific angle? If you're up for that sort of experience, behold the fan-cut trailer for a totally different Sandler experience, entitled Happy Killmore.
In this wildly different, yet pretty similar take on Happy Gilmore, Happy is a homicidal maniac who probably killed his previous girlfriend, and is looking to do the same with love interest Virginia. Come to think of it, anyone who gets close to him does seem to die, as mentor Chubbs and celebrity partner-turned-rival Bob Barker each meet their deadly fate at his hand. The only thing keeping him in the game: his ratings. The only thing looking to stop him: the heroic Shooter McGavin. Let the games begin.
While Happy Killmore is nothing more than a gag played for Halloween laughs, it's a crisply-edited gag at that. For the most part, it's sold with scary music added in the background, as well as some classic horror movie tricks. Other than a couple obvious dub-overs, this reinterpretation of Happy Gilmore is spotless in its execution, just like old Happy himself! In fact, if there was any fan-inspired project we'd love to see come to life, it'd be this edit from YouTuber Joey Thompson that we're already prepared to show at our next Halloween party.
Think about it: Adam Sandler has dramatic chops that he could easily turn into psychotic gravitas, and the idea is so entertaining that it'd be like watching the same movie with a fresh pair of eyes. The reinvention of a rageaholic hockey player-turned-golfer into a serial killer who just happens to take up the sport of kings is not a hard switch to make, especially with the pure rage that Sandler embodied in his star-making turn. With some experienced horror writers on the project, and a good indie budget/director added in, this is the sort of project that would be easily snagged by Lionsgate for next Halloween's release slot, should Jigsaw not get a sequel.
Of course, there are some folks who would rather leave Happy Gilmore alone in its natural state. It's a classic, so there are going to be fans who are staunch supporters of the original version. If you'd rather just stick to the garden variety version that we've all come to know over the past few decades, you can relive it with the film's original trailer below.
Happy Gilmore is available on Blu-ray, DVD and most digital platforms across the board, while Happy Killmore is, sadly, only available through the multiplex of your mind. However, if you don't want to be scared by any surprises at the multiplex this weekend, take a look at our 2017 release schedule so you can plan accordingly.