The Internet Can’t Get Enough of These Old Jokes

What a twist! The M. in M. Night Shyamalan stands for "memes".

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This weekend, M. Night Shyalaman’s latest horror film Old won the top spot the domestic box office, earning $16.5 million, edging out Snake Eyes and Space Jam: a New Legacy. And while the film has received mixed reviews, its central conceit, a beach where people rapidly age, has captured the imaginations of moviegoers. It has also captured the internet hive mind, with folks creating their own Old-inspired memes. And it only makes sense: after a year that saw us all age a century (or felt like it at least), honestly who can’t relate?

In honor of Old‘s opening weekend, we’ve rounded up our favorite memes and jokes inspired by the horror thriller. This is one joke that will never get, well, you know …

Shyamalan twist! You just got 5 minutes older reading this round-up! THE BEACH IS EVERYWHERE! SURF’S UP GEEZER!

(image: Universal Pictures)

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