10 sweet family movies… recut as horror films

The ghostly spectre of Halloween is looming over us, breathing its icy, heavily booze-smelling breath down our necks. As such, it’s time to look at the darker side of movies; the real spine-chilling horror flicks. Mrs. Doubtfire, Frozen, Dumb and Dumber - terrifying. Well, at least they are in these fan-made trailers. See, when you cut together certain scenes from any movie and dub over a menacing soundtrack, you can make even the most innocent tales feel like a sweaty-faced nightmare. Don’t believe me? Oh you. All you need to do is scroll through this selection of family movies recut as horror films. And do read to the end for an amazing recut of sweet TV show Friends as a brutal slasher film.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Most unintentionally creepy line: “I’m addicted to my children. I love them with all my heart. And the idea of someone saying I can’t be with them, I can’t see them every day is like someone saying… I can’t have air.”

Willy Wonka

Most unintentionally creepy line: “Nobody ever goes in.... nobody ever comes out!”

Dumb and Dumber

Most unintentionally creepy line: “I’m talking about a little place called Asssssspen...”

Mean Girls

Most unintentionally creepy line: “I just wanted a reason to talk to you.”

Home Alone

Most unintentionally creepy line: “I wish they would all just disappear.”

Uncle Buck

Most unintentionally creepy line: “He’s a little ‘out there’ but he’s responsible… and he’s family.”

The Sound of Music

Most unintentionally creepy line: “You are the 12th in a long line of governesses who have come to look after my children since their mother died. I trust you will be an improvement on the last one.” (Bonus points for the disturbing remix of Spoonful of Sugar at the end of the trailer).


Most unintentionally creepy line: “Do you wanna build a snowmaaaaaan?”

The Lion King

Most unintentionally creepy line: “What’s happened to you? You’re not the Simba I remember…”

Crocodile Dundee

Most unintentionally creepy line: “I had a hell of a time skinning the bastard”

And… one bonus TV trailer horror cut: Friends

Most unintentionally creepy line: “Get off my sister!”


Andy has been writing about games since 1999, when he nagged the Editors of his University newspaper so much they let him start a brand-new video games section. After that he worked in print mags for over 10 years before switching to the murky world of online editing, when he became Executive Editor on GamesRadar. Now he uses his ill-gotten power and influence to write endless, beard-stroking think-pieces on Destiny and Game of Thrones. Spoil the latest episode of the show, and he will cut you.
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