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Mickey Mouse horror trailer has been released and 'children will be traumatized'
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/ Simon Phillips Actor

Mickey Mouse horror trailer has been released and 'children will be traumatized'

Prepare for your childhood to be ruined

People are flooding to social media in fear over the 'first ever Mickey Mouse horror film'.

If you're already weeping over Christmas being over and not being able to watch the best festive film that everyone's forgotten about featuring the mouse himself, then don't worry, because Mickey is back and starring in a new movie.

However, you should prepare to never look at the beloved childhood figure in the same way ever again:

First, it was our beloved Winnie-the-Pooh and now that earlier versions of Mickey from short films Steamboat Willie and Plane Crazy belong to the public domain, what better way to celebrate than to shove the infamous mouse into another movie? And a horror nonetheless.

While Walt Disney Company still retains the copyright to other versions of some of the characters, the 1928 depictions of Mickey and Minnie became 'free to copy, share and build on' as of yesterday (January 1).

And a group of movie makers have wasted no time in nabbing Mickey and popping him straight into a movie which is sure to leave children with nightmares.

Rest in peace our childhoods.
YouTube/Simon Phillips Actor

The trailer for upcoming horror movie Mickey's Mouse Trap was released on YouTube yesterday.

The official synopsis reads: "It’s Alex’s 21st birthday, but she’s stuck at the amusement arcade on a late shift so her friends decide to surprise her, but a masked killer dressed as Mickey Mouse decides to play a game of his own with them which she must survive."

The teaser uses a clip from Steamboat Willie and rather than being a comforting, nostalgic sight, when combined with the eerie music, it's a new scene for all our nightmares. And if that wasn't bad enough, you also catch a glimpse of a person in a twisted Mickey Mouse mask creeping up on its victims.

The trailer features the words: "A place for fun, a place for friends, a place for hunting. #Themouseisout."


Disney fans are distraught over the horror.
YouTube/Simon Phillips Actor

The film was directed by Jamie Bailey, produced by Paul Whitney, Mark Popejoy, Alexander Gausman and Andrew Agopsowicz with Filmcore’s Mem Ferda as co-producer.

And it stars the likes of Sophie McIntosh, Callum Sywyk, Allegra Nocita and Simon Phillips.

And it hasn't taken long for Disney fans to flood to social media in terror after viewing Mickey in a completely different way.

One X - formerly known as Twitter - user said: "Children will be traumatized."

"My eyes need bleach," another wrote.

A third commented: "Can we actually do something original with childhood icons that have entered the public domain that isn’t horror FOR FIVE MINUTES."

"Already what hell," a fourth added.

And a final resolved: "Wow so y’all really said screw our childhood."

The movie does not yet have a release date.

Topics: Disney, Film and TV, Social Media, Twitter