Man’s birthday present to girlfriend is a horror movie trailer parodying a tough choice

In a world where all he wanted was dinner...


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Published Feb 5, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 2:57 pm CDT

YouTube user Patrick Maloney wanted a unique way to celebrate his girlfriend Natasha’s birthday. He decided against the traditional routes of cake, flowers, or a romantic dinner.

Instead, he made her a horror movie trailer.

Maloney cast friends Nick Latimer and Ezio Bondi as himself and “Natasha” in a trailer for The Decisioning, which was apparently reviewed by both and Roger Ebert. The trailer depicts growing frustration over a decision that every couple faces: what to have for dinner.

The suspense is palpable, as the decision-making is compared to “hell,” and we are left wondering if Pat and Natasha ever did decide on a place to eat. Evidently we’ll have to wait for the movie to come out.

This may have been a tongue-in-cheek birthday stunt, but it already has a better plot than the entire TransFormers franchise.

Screengrab via Patrick Maloney/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 5, 2015, 11:20 am CST