Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dressed to Kill: New Trailer Re-Imagines Mrs. Doubtfire As a Horror Film

If you thought there was something dark and disturbing about Robin Williams' cross-dressing performance in the smash hit 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire, you are obviously not alone: A new video "trailer" re-imagines the comedy film as...a psychological thriller.

Taking a cue from Brian De Palma's 1980 cross-dressing slasher flick Dressed to Kill starring Michael Caine, the clever new re-cut trailer features suspense-filled footage of Williams creating his matronly alter ego Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire, with devious intents against the mother of his children, ex-wife Sally Field, who has been given full custody of the couple's three children. The creator of the trailer, Peter Javidpour, describes his version of the movie's new plot as “An unemployed actor undergoes a drastic transformation in a twisted attempt to regain the trust of his estranged family.”

It's not such a large stretch of the imagination, as Robin Williams has delivered several successful turns as a deeply disturbed villain in the suspense films One Hour Photo and Insomniac. You may watch the re-imagined version of a classic below:

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