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"She thought she was having a laugh."
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.0  (48)

Heckle is a thrilling horror movie from 2013, directed by Martyn Pick and starring Suzanne Kendall, David Whitney, and Emmy Sainsbury. The movie tells the story of a stand-up comedian named Joe Johnson (played by Whitney) who becomes increasingly popular as he spouts off controversial and offensive jokes about sensitive topics like race and religion. Though he is admired by his audiences, Joe's abrasive demeanor and lack of empathy make him a difficult person to be around. His only friend seems to be his agent, Jack (played by Matt Devitt).

Joe's luck begins to turn when he attracts the attention of an eerie young woman named Heidi (played by Kendall), who becomes obsessed with him after attending one of his shows. Heidi starts showing up everywhere Joe goes and even stalks him back to his apartment, where she awkwardly reveals her infatuation with him. Joe, however, is completely uninterested in Heidi and tells her to leave him alone.

Things take a turn for the worse when Joe starts getting threatening messages from an anonymous source claiming to be a fan who is going to "teach him a lesson" for his offensive material. Joe initially brushes it off as a prank, but soon discovers that someone has been following him around and leaving creepy notes for him. As the situation escalates, Joe begins to fear for his life and turns to Jack and the police for help.

Meanwhile, Heidi continues to pursue Joe and becomes increasingly unhinged. She starts talking to herself and doing bizarre things, like dressing up in a clown costume and staging mock shows in her bedroom. It soon becomes clear that she is not just a harmless fan and that her obsession with Joe has dangerous consequences.

The tension in the movie builds steadily as Joe's stalker grows more and more aggressive, and Heidi's true intentions are revealed. The horror element of the movie comes into play as the plot thickens, with eerie music and dim lighting heightening the suspense.

The acting in Heckle is impressive, with Whitney convincingly portraying the arrogant and insensitive comedian and Kendall delivering a haunting performance as the disturbed fan. Sainsbury also gives a standout performance as Alice, a fellow comedian who is one of the few people to show Joe any kindness.

Overall, Heckle is a well-made horror movie that combines elements of psychological thriller with traditional scare tactics. The plot is engaging and the characters are well developed, making it a compelling watch for fans of the genre. It also raises interesting questions about the moral responsibility of comedians and the potential consequences of insensitive humor.

Heckle is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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Heckle is available to watch free on Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at FuboTV and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Heckle for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (48)