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‘The Hangover’ re-imagined as a horror film (video)

Eric Pfeiffer
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In 2009, “The Hangover” dominated the summer box office on its way to becoming the most profitable “R” rated comedy ever. But the film, and its sequel, are certainly not without their critics.

Regardless of where you stand, you’ll probably enjoy this hilariously edited movie trailer for the film, which re-imagines The Hangover as a horror movie.

Warning, there are two spots of foul language in the trailer, so don’t this one in front of your kids.

Film student Richard W. Scott edited the footage as part of his college dissertation in order to, in Scott’s words, serve as, “part of an experimental investigation into the power of post-production techniques on a movie's genre.”

Scott employs several editing techniques that are common in today’s horror films. For examples, the color-coding of the trailer has been saturated into sepia tones, as opposed to the actual film’s bright and welcoming colors. And the music has been replaced with sharp and harsh sound cues which put the viewer on edge.

But the real creativity lies in the way that Scott has pieced the footage together, to make the film appear to be a dark journey into a world where the character of Alan, portrayed by Zach Galifinakis, is actually a murderer on the loose in Las Vegas wreaking havoc upon the lives of his unsuspecting friends and anyone else who stumbles across his path.

As Alan declares at the end of the clip, “I don’t care what happens. I don’t care if I kill someone.”

And if you want to see more of Scott's work, he has put together another clip for his dissertation, which re-imagines the 2005 film "Batman Begins" as a comedy.

[Via Badass Digest]

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