Toddler peeking under bed

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A toddler replaces the monster in this perfectly recut ‘Godzilla’ trailer

Godzilla might be scary, but toddlers are real.

Nov 7, 2017, 12:55 pm*

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David Britton

At thirty-four-and-a-half inches, they tower over coffee tables and the family cat, filling parents and babysitters with dread. No other force of man or nature can match the horror or destruction caused by:

A toddler

Toddler peeking under bed

One parent managed to perfectly capture that feeling when they used the audio from 2014’s Godzilla trailer to make their own equally terrifying YouTube video.

As with the original trailer, the director wisely builds anticipation by opening with shots of the destruction.

spilled cat food

toys in shower

dirty laundry

Then they tease us with a few quick shots showing only parts of the monster.

toddler hand

toddler foot

Before finally revealing the beast in its full fury.

angry toddler

There a number of brilliant moments in this video but, just so they aren’t missed, here are the top three:

3. When footage of a running dryer is placed over the sound of helicopters.

clothes in dryer

2. “You have no idea what’s coming.”

you have no idea whats coming

1. The ending

The birth control foundation

The new trailer is enough to strike fear into the heart of any parent who, while watching this, probably popped up off the couch and said “Honey? What’s the baby doing right now?”

Godzilla eye

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2017, 12:52 pm