If you think about it, it is kind of creepy. Man is court-ordered to stay away from his kids, so he dresses up like an old British lady and sneaks his way back into their house. A hilarious re-cut trailer, brought to our attention by Vulture, shows us just what Mrs. Doubtfire would look like as a horror film.
Robin Williams, an iconic standup and comedic actor, does have some horror experience. Remember One Hour Photo? Or The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan's remake of Insomnia (not quite a horror film, but a psychological thriller).
You don't quite notice the ominous glances and eerie dialogue until you see Mrs. Doubtfire recut as a horror film. What this video also exposes is that we, as humans, are pretty easily manipulated. Throw in a certain style of editing and music, and our dumb monkey brains just go "Ooh! I know what that is! Horror movie! Horror movie!"
What are some other comedy movies whose premises could easily be turned into horror films? Let us know in the comments section below!
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