Cats Trailer Drops, Strikes Fear in the Hearts of Twitter

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For reasons that no one can quite understand, Cats debuted its trailer this week.

The star-studded ensemble cast includes the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, and Dame Judi Dench.

(And Idris Elba, and Sir Ian McKellen, and Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo ... it's quite a list)

The trailer for the film is nothing short of unnerving.

A lot of people like the idea of human-cat hybrids - they appear across all sorts of fiction.

But apparently a bunch of humanoid motion-capture cats who are the sizes of real cats is a little much.

Twitter lost its mind, and the online responses are perhaps as entertaining as the trailer itself was unsettling.

1. Do you want to have nightmares?

Do you want to have nightmares?
Because watching a bunch of familiar people play anthropomorphic cats who are also the size of real cats is a great way to have nightmares.

2. Oh no!!

Oh no!!
A lot of people were weirded out by seeing a furry Jigglypuff in Detective Pikachu (jiggly is a BALLOON Pokemon and, as such, should have been smooth). But that's nothing compared to what's happened to Dame Judi Dench here.

3. Same energy

Same energy
One of the best episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and also one of the most memorable involves the gang putting on a deeply unsettling musical. But even the creepiness of the Nightman gets overshadowed by the horror of Cats.

4. The trailer needs some warnings

The trailer needs some warnings
Do not mix with marijuana, folks. We're guessing that this could go for a number of other substances, too.

5. Wait .... what if they play it in theaters?

Wait .... what if they play it in theaters?
Most of us watched the Cats trailer with some warning of what we were getting into, thanks to social media. Imagine being an innocent theater goer and then this deeply cursed trailer plays.

6. We really are in a golden age of horror films

We really are in a golden age of horror films
All clowns are vile, so it doesn't take much to turn one into a horror villain. It takes true art to turn beloved cats into something this unnerving.

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