Honey I Shrunk The Kids As An R-Rated Horror Movie Makes Rick Moranis A Sadistic Killer

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Summary

  • A new parody video transforms the innocent comedy of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids into a gory horror film by adding bloody twists and turning the protagonist into a ruthless killer.
  • Despite the drastic change in tone, the video surprisingly works well as a horror movie due to the outlandishness of the original film’s plot and the potential for an invention-gone-wrong to become a B-horror story.
  • The remix creatively mixes real footage with gruesome images, effectively turning Honey, I Shrunk the Kids from an innocent comedy into a blood-splattered genre film.


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A new Honey I Shrunk the Kids parody video transforms the film into a gory horror flick. Released in 1989, Honey I Shrunk The Kids tells the tale of scientist Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) who accidentally shrinks his teenage children and their friends down to the size of insects. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was a popular, albeit wacky, comedy at the time and was followed up by Honey, I Blew Up the Kid in 1992, and the made-for-TV Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves in 1997. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is rumored to have a reboot called Shrunk, but the status of its production remains at large.

Now, VFX artists Corridor Crew remake Honey, I Shrunk the Kids as an R-rated horror genre movie. Reimagining the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids trailer, the remix takes some real dialogue and sequences from the film and adds a bloody twist.

Rather than a boisterous scientist tinkering with new tools, Wayne is a ruthless killer who uses ray guns to explode the heads of his neighbors and more. Instead of trying to save his kids from their minuscule fate, star Moranis is on the hunt for the kids.


Why Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Kind of Works As Horror

A composite image of the cast of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

This redone trailer takes Honey, I Blew Up the Kid to a whole new, aggressively literal level. The trailer creatively mixes real footage with exorbitantly bloody images. Even up to the final title card, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is turned from an innocent comedy into a blood-splattered genre film.

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Despite the huge divergence from the actual tone of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, the video works surprisingly well as a horror movie. This is likely due to the ridiculousness of the original film’s plot. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is an out-there comedy, which puts the teenagers in an unusual situation of peril when they shrink down to be smaller than ants.

With this supernatural invention and outlandishness, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids does not seem that far off from something that could appear in a horror film. While the real movie chose the comedic approach, an invention-gone-wrong could have easily been transformed into B-horror. Corridor Crew observes this well, and what results is a fantastically-rendered spoof video.

Source: Corridor Crew/YouTube