You’ve never seen “The Office” quite like this before.
Alabama-based videographer Austin Spencer, 23, recut the iconic fire drill scene from the hit mockumentary show as a horror short, and the resulting clip is pretty damn terrifying.
Check out the video here:
The Huntsville creative — a self-confessed “huge fan” of the “genius” comedy show — told HuffPost on Tuesday that he’s “always loved teaching people about the power of editing and how drastically it can change a story.”
“While the scene was originally hilarious, I was genuinely unsettled when I first watched Stanley yell ‘oh my God!’ before eventually collapsing from a heart attack,” Spencer said via email. “The scene has a real darkness to it beneath the surface.”
He shared the clip online Saturday. By early Tuesday, it had garnered more than 5 million views.
The video going viral was “so surreal,” Spencer added. “The most bizarre thing about it is that I actually made this video nearly a year ago, and never did anything with it because I thought my execution was lacking. To see it go viral has really been a boost of much-needed confidence.”
Compare it with the original here:
This article has been updated with Spencer’s comments.