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This Is What Up Would Look Like as a Horror Movie    

“Once in, there’s no way out.”

Still taken from YouTube.

It’s become a beloved YouTube pastime to recut charming children’s movies and warp them into creepy horror trailers. But this edit of Up, made by YouTube user Bobby Burns, is an instant classic of the genre. It transforms Carl Fredricksen, a curmudgeonly but harmless old man, into a sociopathic villain.

Instead of an adorable story about a boy scout who befriends the neighborhood grump and goes on an adventure, this looks more like potential inspiration for Taken 5. Thankfully, Doug does not make an appearance in this video, so our memory of him as an oafishly lovable pooch can remain unsullied.