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It’s amazing what a person can do with a bit of creativity, some editing software, and the desire to take a wholesome, family friendly film and transforms it into something twisted and amazing. Remember Mrs. Doubtfire? Yeah, this is so much better.
Created by the very talented Peter Javidpour, Mrs. Doubtfire Recut highlights an amazing horror flick buried deep within the celluloid of the original film. If you found the original movie as mind numbingly boring as I did, do yourself a favor and watch this trailer. It’s rare that an internet video had me actually laughing out loud.
What really nailed it for me was just how serious the film becomes with a little bit of creative scene changes and foreboding music. It’s a stark and completely hilarious contrast to the original, which most of you have undoubtedly seen, either in full, or in part while someone’s kids were watching it. Where the original was hopeful and heartwarming, this one paints Daniel Hillard as a sick and twisted monster, sneaking into his former home for all manner of nefarious reasons. Creepy!
Given how many re-makes we’ve seen over the last few years, why don’t studios instead try re-making films under a different genre than the original? Not in the horrific manner of parody like, say… Disaster Movie or Dance Flick, but something actually, you know… awesome. They could bring something new to the table, or at least re-purpose the films for a different audience. I would love to see Ferriss Club brought to the big screen as a feature length film, as an example.
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