And now, a rare instance of Rattle recommending movies. Here are some recommendations for your next movie night:
Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the other to suggest a real threat. Then they find that a real psychopath is interested in them.
Penn and Teller Get Killed will make you laugh, a lot. This 1989 low-budget flick is notable for being the best movie ever to feature Atlantic City.
The next time you and your friends watch a bunch of conspiracy documentaries you pulled off conspiracy central, follow them up with this gem from Troma, the Legend of the Chupacabra:
The Chupacabra (Spanish for "goat sucker")--Is it mere folklore? A government conspiracy? Some weirdo in a latex suit? When the mutilation of her uncle's goats (and her uncle) by the brutal Chupacabra is caught on tape, Maria Esperanza vows to find out despite the superstitious fears of the locals.
The Crazy Rulers of The World from Jon Ronson would work particularly well:
The Crazy Rulers of the World is the extraordinary, never before told story of what happened when chiefs of US intelligence, the army, and the government began believing in very strange things.
The three-part series begins with The Men Who Stare at Goats, which charts the history of a secret US Army unit founded in 1979 - the First Earth Battalion.
Be all that you can be! [FM].