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To All The Boys I’ve Killed Before and More Horror Spun Rom-Coms

What's better than a romantic comedy? A horror spun version of our favorite romantic comedies!

To All the Boys I Loved Before cast members Lana Condor and Noah Centineo and as Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky

This year, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before reminded us of the joy a romantic comedy can bring. So, obviously, when Halloween came around, we wanted to replace that joy with fear and make it into a terrifying horror movie where Lara Jean Covey murders boys.

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Shared by the brain power behind To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han, the recut trailer began making its way around the Internet, bringing fear into the hearts of everyone who fell in love with Peter Kavinsky.

Now, To All The Boy I’ve Killed Before isn’t the first trailer to make the rounds. It follows the age-old tradition of film students everywhere recutting a trailer to fit a different genre of film. More often than not, students recut romantic comedy trailers to fit with a horror theme.

Meet the Parents is a light-hearted comedy about Greg going home to meet Pam, his girlfriend’s family. Her father is Robert De Niro and Greg believes he’s in the CIA because he has a lie detector test in his basement and cameras throughout the house. While the movie itself is hilarious, the trailer makes it seem as if Greg or Jack Byrnes could be the murderer.

Netflix didn’t want to be upstaged by the recut trailer for To All The Boys I’ve Killed Before, and released a new look at their movie The Kissing Booth. A simple coming of age tale about a girl who has to come face to face with her crush, the horror recut makes it a lot more ominous, especially with her best friend, seemingly, threatening her throughout it.

No recut trailer list would be complete if you didn’t include one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. When Harry Met Sally shows Harry Burns struggling with his inner demons and the idea that there is something just not quite right about him.

Look, Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorite movies and this trailer hurts me. It is very Basic Instinct meets Fatal Attraction and Meg Ryan theoretically killing Tom Hanks and his son hurts more than it probably should.

Of course, we had to include more than just one Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie. You’ve Got Mail is a bit creepy when you stop and think about it. Catfishing before catfishing was really a big deal. So it isn’t a far reach for the movie to take a scary twist!

Want a change of pace? How about a version of The Shining where Jack is just a struggling writer who falls in love with a single mother and her son?

Recut trailers are incredible and we should make more. It is a travesty that there is not a horror trailer for Pretty Woman. Get on it, Internet!

(Image: Netflix)

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