The Lego Movie was one of 2014’s most vibrant and upbeat movies, so it may be surprising that the movie actually lends itself to a much darker, much scarier version.
YouTube users crazimen74 posted a parody trailer of The Lego Movie as if it were a horror film. Pulling footage from the movie but swapping in some new title cards, music, and lighting, the trailer makes the most colorful comedy of 2014 into a dark and horrific tale of evil.
More than that, the parody trailer, which started as a project for a school course, pokes fun at how predictable the marketing for a modern mainstream horror film has become. The dramatic beats, the swelling score—it all may feel eerily familiar.
Watch the trailer below and see as Emmet’s journey to becoming a Master Builder is transformed into something far more sinister.