Mike Myers’ poorly received adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is reimagined as a horror movie in a fan trailer.
Although envisioned as a family comedy, Mike Myers’ The cat in the hat has been reimagined as a horror movie in a new fan trailer. Loosely based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss, the story centers on siblings Conrad and Sally as they are left home on a rainy day by their single mother real estate agent with a lethargic babysitter. and warned not to damage or endanger their work. The bored children find their world turned upside down with the arrival of The Cat in the Hat, who proceeds to wreak havoc in the house, much to the chagrin of the children’s goldfish and their mother’s sinister boyfriend.
Mike Myers directed the casting of The cat in the hat in the lead role alongside Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Amy Hill and Sean Hayes. The film’s development was originally slated to kick off in the late 90s with Tim Allen playing The Cat, only for scheduling conflicts with Santa Claus 2 forcing him to drop out and Myers brought in as part of a deal resulting from an overturned Saturday Night Live film. In theaters at the end of 2003, The cat in the hat was a critical disaster upon release and one audience member looks back on the film with their own unique twist.
Almost 20 years after the film’s first theatrical release, a YouTube user YourMovieSucksDOTOrg shared a The cat in the hat fan trailer. The video, edited by a fellow YouTuber Hi Damo, reimagines the Mike Myers-directed adaptation of Dr. Seuss as a horror film, putting dark lighting on various scenes from the film paired with a terrifying track and the A24 logo. Check out the hilarious fan trailer below:
The cat in the hat marked the second live-action adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book after the Jim Carrey-directed film How the Grinch Stole Christmas a few years earlier. Although receiving generally mixed reviews from critics, the 2000 Christmas film was generally better received, especially for Carrey’s performance, and fared much better at the box office than The cat in the hatgrossing more than $345 million compared to Catof $133 million, a poor performance considering its $109 million budget. The cat in the hatThe poor reception of him would have earned him eight Razzie nominations, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Myers, bringing home only Worst Excuse for an Actual Movie (All Concepts/No Content) while Ben Affleck was directed by Gigli swept in almost every other category.
The infamous poor reception of Mike Myers The cat in the hat saw Dr. Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, ban any further live-action adaptations of the author’s books, only allowing animated films in the years that followed. Most of them generally fared better with critics and audiences, namely those of 2008 Horton hears a who!. With nearly two decades in its rearview mirror, Warner Bros. began to develop a new The cat in the hat animated adaptation in hopes of launching a Dr. Seuss Cinematic Universe.
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