‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Returns: The Haunting

A sure sign that an actor’s career is over is when they start doing sequels to movies that are almost 20 years old. Example: Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber To and Sylvester Stallone in Rambo 5 and Rocky: The Final Battle. (Stallone won the Oscar for the original and then milked it for decades.) Question for Sylvester Stallone: When will you do a sequel to Victory?

Imagine my joy today when I read that a sequel was going to be made of the Robin Williams classic Mrs. Doubtfire. Thank god — so many questions were left unanswered in the first Mrs. Doubtfire and I need closure.

The plan is to reunite the original star Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus to revisit the 1993 creepy comedy involving a man, who is essentially a stalker, going to the extreme of dressing like an old woman to further the stalking of his ex-wife and kids. (Shades of restraining order!) Mrs. Doubtfire was a battle cry for divorced dads everywhere: Don’t take “no” for an answer, even if there is a court ruling.

If you forgot how creepy the original Mrs. Doubtfire actually is, take a look at the movie trailer recut as a horror movie:

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