Watch ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ rebooted as a horror film

His need is never-ending.


Rae Votta


Posted on Oct 23, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:36 am CDT

In some ways, the classic children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is already a horror story. The little mouse demanding more and more until he circles back into an endless pattern of need. It’s no surprise that Gritty Reboots has turned that childhood story into a terrifying thriller in its newest video.

Gritty Reboots takes popular video games, TV shows, and movies, and turns them into gritty, often terrifying trailers. In the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie edition, the camera zooms through a house torn apart by the machinations of an evil mouse, from spilt milk to someone endlessly cutting their hair. In ends on the original boy, pleading with the mouse that he’s got nothing left to give, until the rodent demands the ultimate sacrifice.

Lesson learned—keep your cookies to yourself.

Screengrab via Gritty Reboots / YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2014, 5:59 pm CDT