“Dumb and Dumber 2” was almost a horror movie

“So… are you telling me there was a chance?”

Film directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert announced Tuesday that Jim Carrey wanted to direct a horror film inspired by the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber.

Carrey reportedly approached the duo after seeing the movie Paranormal Activity and pitched his idea, Kwan told the Hollywood Reporter.

“Jim Carrey got in touch very early in our career,” Kwan recalls. “He had just seen ‘Paranormal Activity’ and he was like, ‘Guys, it’s found footage and it’s horror – have you seen it?’ And we were like, ‘Uh-huh, we heard about it. Where is this going?’ And he said, ‘I haven’t seen anyone do it – but with comedy. And I have this great idea.’”

Carey explained that part of the film was shot at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado — where Stanley Kubrick filmed his masterpiece, The Shining.

“Basically, the set of ‘Dumb und Dumber’ was known to be a haunted set,” he explained.

Film directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert revealed Tuesday that Jim Carrey once approached the duo to create a horror film inspired by him "Dumb and Dumber."
Jim Carrey wanted to make a horror film inspired by Dumb and Dumber.
    According to Kwan, Carrey reportedly became close to the duo after seeing the film "Paranormal Activity" and presented his idea.
Carrey suggested the idea after seeing the movie Paranormal Activity.
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“He was like, ‘The whole time we were shooting, things were breaking, people were getting hurt, doors were swinging and it felt like there was haunting.”

“We’re going to shoot ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and I want you guys to do a found footage horror comedy on set. While we’re filming, you’re going to be making a full-length, behind-the-scenes video that’s slowly becoming a horror movie.” We’re like, ‘Okay, we’re on it. That’s incredible.’ We wrote a whole draft and we were really excited,” Kwan continued.

Kwan said that he, Carrey and Scheinert all pitched their ideas to the film’s producers.

“Then we sat down with the producer, we pitched the idea and they said, ‘We’re not really going to do this. I’m sorry, Jim was very upset, but there’s no way the studio will let us shoot a movie while they’re making ‘Dumb and Dumber To’.”

The Post reached out to Kwan for comment.

According to Kahn, Carrey was extremely disappointed by the news, who responded to the producer’s verdict with a simple “Okay.”

https://nypost.com/2022/11/23/jim-carrey-dumb-and-dumber-2-was-almost-a-horror-movie/ “Dumb and Dumber 2” was almost a horror movie

Emma Bowman

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