Someone turned the iconic fire drill scene from The Office into a horror short, and it might give you nightmares.
By removing the jokes, adding music from Captain America: Winter Soldier, and darkening the scene to a more ominous color scheme, Austin Spencer made paper salesman Dwight K. Schrute look like an absolute psychopath.
(Granted, Dwight usually seemed a bit psychopathic in the show, but in a lovable way!)
The scene opens with Dwight typing the same thing over and over again, like Jack Torrance did in The Shining. Then, he jams all the doors,
“People learn in lots of different ways,” he says in a sinister narration. “But experience is the best teacher.”
As the rest of the office panics at the sight of smoke, Dwight calmly paces through the space. It’s pretty spooky.
In the original version, Dwight attempts to teach his coworkers a lesson in fire safety, but it quickly descends into chaos.
As the video went viral, people took some time to pay their respects to the victims of the fire drill — cats included.
I know it’s considered “a joke” but I still wanted to see Angela’s cat fall through the ceiling.
— jo 💫 (@thebronze_) January 6, 2019
So many lives lost in the Dundler-Mifflin fire of 2009
— DoubleCakes 🏳️🌈 (@Robinson_Nox) January 5, 2019
But not everyone could separate it from the original version.
The camera man falling ruined it for me 😂😭
— ItsWinterTimeBitch (@relatablethotty) January 6, 2019
It’s not the first time someone has turned The Office into a thriller. A few years ago, another filmmaker re-edited scenes from Dwight’s beet farm into a horror trailer called My Cousin Mose.
Others wanted to see more horror versions of hilarious scenes from The Office, like when a deranged Dwight hacks the face off of a CPR dummy and wears it.
TBH, I’d watch a horror movie about Angela’s beloved cats!