The Mask (original version)

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The 1994 film The Mask was originally intended to be a horror film.


The plot is currently unknown. However, the only known information is that it was intended to be a horror film.


New Line Cinema planned to make an adaptation of the comic book character "The mask" and was intended to be scary and similar to the comics. So, it was planned as a horror version of which only some tests were done with Jim Carrey.

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. The studio changed the style of the film when they saw that the horror version did not work with Jim Carrey.
  1. Director Chuck Russell thought that the film would be too similar to the style of Freddy Krueger.


  • A comedy version was released in 1994 and was a blockbuster hit.
  • The horror version was permanently cancelled.