The movie adaptation of Broadway's Cats is even more horrifying when in this video mashup with Pet Sematary. The Cats film was initially announced in 2018. At the time, it sounded promising, especially with a star-studded cast list that includes Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden and Taylor Swift. However, after the first Cats movie trailer premiered, fans found themselves terrified at the prospect of singing and dancing anthropomorphic cats.
The Cats musical follows a tribe of felines called the Jellicles. They come together for the Jellicle Ball where their leader will choose one lucky cat to get a 10th life. On Broadway, the cats come alive thanks to elaborate costumes and makeup. However, the trailer for the film shows the actors becoming cats through digital effects, leading to some characters that look rather unsettling. The Cats trailer reactions show it became the laughingstock of the Internet, spawning a series of memes, jokes and photos poking fun at what some people found a little terrifying.
However, the Cats trailer becomes even more horrifying when it gets mashed up with the remake of Pet Sematary. In a video created by Nerdist, the musical cats are something that happens once beloved pet cats die and get buried. That pet then reawakens as a singing and dancing nightmare. Watch the mashup video below.
This video isn't the first time someone mashed up another movie with the Cats trailer, though. Comedian Ian Abramson took the creepy music from Jordan Peele's film Us and played it over the Cats trailer. That result, too, was quite eerie, but also hilarious. It seems, though, the remake of Pet Sematary was the perfect choice for a mash-up. Maybe that's because Pet Sematary is a remake of a movie based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It also stars a cat named Church, who dies and gets resurrected, although he's not quite the same as he was when he was alive.
The problem with Cats is that it's an adaptation few asked for or wanted. Hollywood decided to take the long-running Broadway musical and turn it into something that it thought people would want to see on the big screen. However, it's doubtful that anyone in the industry anticipated the reactions the trailer received. At this point, even before its release, Cats seems poised to become a box office bomb - though that remains to be seen until the movie is released. Once Cats hits theaters, there are sure to be even more funny memes and mashup videos, like Cats Sematary.
- Cats (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019