These Classic Movie Trailers Have a Surprise Twist

We’re all familiar with movie classics like Mary Poppins, The Shining, Mrs Doubtfire, Alien and Frozen (and maybe way more familiar with that last one that we want to be!).

So you'll do a double-take when you see the trailers for these famous movies recut to look and sound like very different movie genres, switching horror into a rom com or a comedy into horror.

It's all done with clever editing of scenes mixed with altered voiceovers and alternative music to change the mood. The results are brilliant, hilarious and terrifying - and totally believable.

Grab your popcorn and let us know if you would rather watch these recut versions over the originals!

Imagine showing someone who’s never seen these movies these trailers and then watching their reaction when they sit down and see what the real movies are like! "Yeah honey, The Shining is a romantic comedy, you'll love it. Date night movie for sure!"

The Shining

Let’s start with the recut trailer than kicked off the trend back in the early 2000s, taking Stanley Kubrick’s masterful dark horror story and turning it into a sweet romantic comedy with the perfect theme song. What's not to love!

Mary Poppins

Watch as the singing nanny who delights the children in her care turns into Scary Mary.

Mrs Doubtfire

On a similar theme, Mrs Doubtfire with Robin Williams as the crossdressing dad who hilariously reconnects with his kids takes a frightening turn pretty quickly.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Get your tissues ready, because what used to be a fun caper about three friends taking a day off school is now a tear-jerker. Poor Ferris, you had the world at your feet.

The Silence of the Lambs

Changing an R-rated psychological horror about a cannibal into a romantic comedy takes some skill. This might be a more terrifying concept than the original movie.


John Travolta and Nic Cage face off in a whole new way. The heart wants what it wants.


The crew of Nostromo intercept a spaceship and discover an extraterrestrial that drives them crazy. But it’s not what you think.

Willy Wonka

Nobody ever goes in. Nobody ever comes out. Welcome to Willy Wonka as a horror movie. The original movie already had a weird vibe to it and this trailer uses it for maximum creepiness.

But it’s not just real-life movies that can go from sweet to dark, check out these two wholesome animated movies that are definitely not kid friendly:


The original wholesome movie becomes a chilling horror and not just because of the snow.


Sorry, but Karl is not so nice after all.