If you’ve ever endured sitting through Tim Allen’s 1994 Christmas movie The Santa Clause, you likely remember it being just another feel good, forgettable family flick. But if you think back to it, the story was actually pretty horrifying.
Hear us out. The movie’s premise is that Allen’s character, Scott Calvin, not only witnesses the tragic death of Santa Claus, but then finds himself ageing by 40 years, getting obese and having his appearance change so dramatically that he is unable to recognize his own reflection in the mirror. Is that not unnerving?
OK, you might say that’s only him turning into Santa Clause, but the people at Vulture sure saw the terror in all of it. In a hilarious mash-up video, their crafty editors flipped The Santa Clause into a David Cronenberg-esque horror movie trailer. And it’s just too good for words.
With some ominous music, a sinister voiceover and some spooky text, it’s shocking how quickly The Santa Clause turns from a family Christmas movie into some serious holiday horror.
Check out the mash-up video above. You will never see The Santa Clause the same way.