In Hot Fuzz, Simon Skinner is one of the core members of Neighborhood Watch Alliance, which have successfully managed to hide numerous murders for years. Why does he talk so awkwardly though?
- He comments on 'beheading' fickle customers.
- He speaks of bashing Eve Draper's head.
- He blurts out "What say we drink to their demise?", referring to the first murders.
- Even in the beginning, he makes the awkward 'gruesome' joke of being a "slasher . . . of prices".
Even after the murders of Eve Draper and Martin Blower, he drives right by a suspicious Nicholas, who later points out why it's odd, since he lives and works in the center of the village. If he meant to check on whether the murder scene looked like an authentic accident, he could have simply delegated the task to another member of NWA, or his workers.
He's certainly smart enough to easily dodge the initial accusations by posing in front of CCTV the whole day when Leslie Tiller was murdered, so why does he act and talk peculiarly and awkwardly, raising suspicion?
Is this meant to pay homage to a certain iconic villain, or illustrate one of the tropes or cliches of the genre?