The idea of the re-cut trailer – editing a film’s footage to create a parody preview – became popular in 2005 when a contest held by the Association of Independent Creative Editors led to the creation of a re-cut trailer of The Shining, which made the horror look like a light-hearted family drama about father-son bonding.

The art form took off, and over the years many trailers depicting films very different from the originals have emerged on the internet. Here are just some of our favourites...


A genius reimagining of Mary Poppins as a horror. You’ll never be able to listen to Julie Andrews’ dulcet tones in quite the same way again.

Remember Uncle Buck? John Hughes’ 1989 comedy stars lovable John Candy as an accident-prone uncle who looks after his brother’s kids for the weekend.  Sounds light-hearted enough doesn’t it? Think again.

Rom-com darling Meg Ryan becomes Tom Hanks’ scary stalker in this chilling version of Sleepless in Seattle.

In Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams cross-dresses as an elderly lady in a bid to spend more time with his children. To be honest, we were always a little wary of the larger-than-life Scottish nanny – now we’re not sure we can ever watch the film again.

If you stop to think about it, the idea that toys come to life when you’re not around is actually pretty terrifying. A bit of a soundtrack change and Pixar’s Toy Story is no longer suitable for children.

And just in case you’re feeling a little freaked out, we’ve got the perfect antidote to all that terror – here’s the 1975 classic Jaws recut as a family-friendly Disney movie. Aww, look at the cute little sharky.