2016 was the nightmare that we just couldn’t wake up from. We lost one hero after the other. A gorilla became an undying meme. Phones burst into flames. And we, as a country, managed to elect Donald Trump as president. It wasn’t the best of years, and we were all ready to move on to 2017 and get on with our lives, keeping our fingers crossed that a new year would do away with the past. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on how you look at it — Huffington Post discovered that 2016 has been commemorated in a trailer, showing the year off for exactly what it was: a horror movie.
Presented by Friend Dog Studios, the trailer for 2016, a horror movie that will never really come to be (yes, it’s not real and is just meant as satire) begins with a New Year’s Eve party, reminiscent of the ones we all likely attended. Everyone is excited to ring in 2016, counting down as the ball drops and preparing to kiss, but things quickly turn sour and the story turns much darker. Narrated by 2016 itself, the characters find themselves in a never-ending spectrum of horror.
While events like Brexit are included, there are moments like “Guys. They shot a gorilla” (RIP Harambe), and a very creepy rendition of the mannequin challenge, there are still many things from 2016 left out. Pokemon Go, anyone? Creepy clowns seemingly taking over America? Either way, it’s a humorous take on an otherwise crappy year. And just when things seem like they can’t get any worse, enter a man wearing a Trump mask giving a subtle reminder to vote in presidential elections.
Leave it to the year 2016 to be the one that turns itself into a meme that will likely never die. Take a look at the “trailer” for the horror movie that was last year below.