When A Man Obsessed With Keanu Reeves’ The Matrix Murdered His Parents Believing He Was Living In The Simulation

Keanu Reeves’ obsessive fan once killed his parents believing he was in the Matrix (Photo Credits: Stills / Poster from Movie)

Keanu Reeves starrer The Matrix Resurrection is about to hit the theatres. It is the fourth installment of the famous science-fiction series, which took a huge leap in the genre while giving film enthusiasts a film that has now become iconic. The franchise itself garnered a huge fanbase who loved the concept, but there was a time when a fan took it too far and murdered someone, thinking he was living in the Matrix. .

for the unknown, movie Based on a world that is a simulated reality created by sentient machines to calm and tame the human population, while using their body heat and electrical activity as an energy source.

Back in 2003, The Guardian reported several cases where a man named Josh Cook could not distinguish between fiction and reality. Obsessed with The Matrix, Cook had a trenchcoat similar to the one worn by Keanu Reeves’ character Neo, and reportedly placed a poster of his hero on his bedroom wall, which also said was that he had bought a gun similar to the one. Used by Neo to fight evil.

In February of the year, Josh Cook shot his parents and then called them police, According to the report, his lawyers said that they believe he is living inside the Matrix. “After investigating, we concluded that our clients were obsessed with The Matrix movie,” Mani Fierro, one of Cook’s defense attorneys, told the chat show The O’Reilly Factor.

The same report tells another time when a person committed a crime by believing in a fake reality. In San Francisco in 2000, a man named Vadim Mrs. murdered his landlady and pleaded not guilty on grounds of insanity. After police interviewed him, they said the man had made “references to being sucked into the Matrix”.

These are the times that people’s obsession over Keanu Reeves starrer The Matrix became so real that they went to such a brutal extent.

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