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Chilling transformation: Elf trailer remade as a horror film leaves fans shivering

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Festive favourite takes a nightmarish turn in bone-chilling rework

Elf enthusiasts are in for a spine-tingling surprise as a horror rendition of the beloved Christmas classic’s trailer sends shockwaves across social media.

If you thought you knew Buddy as the lovable elf on a quest for family and Christmas joy, get ready to rethink everything:

Warner Bros’ heartwarming synopsis of Elf, featuring Will Ferrell as Buddy, is a tale of festive cheer and discovery. However, a chilling transformation of the trailer, masterfully edited by Bobby Burns and executive produced by Dustin McLean, has turned this holiday comedy into a psychological thriller that will haunt your dreams.

The two-minute and 14-second trailer, circulating online and posted by CineFix – IGN Movies and TV, opens with an eerie score reminiscent of Hitchcock’s Psycho, immediately setting a tone of suspense and dread. In this alternative version, Buddy is portrayed as having been ‘taken as a child,’ subjected to ‘torture,’ and emerges as a ‘twisted and broken’ character that will send shivers down your spine.

CineFix’s synopsis reads: “Thought your holiday family dinner was a nightmare? Wait until you see your favorite elf in this creepy version of the holiday comedy. At least now you’ll definitely be up all night to wait for Santa Claus.”

The trailer has achieved its intended impact, prompting a flurry of horrified reactions on social media. YouTube users praised the video’s creativity, with comments like “pure gold” for the tucked-in scene and acknowledgments of the trailer’s effectiveness in turning the lighthearted tickle fight scene into a genuinely terrifying moment.

As the holidays approach, Elf fans may find themselves questioning their perception of the once-jovial Christmas classic, now transformed into a horror experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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