Remember The Mask? Of course you remember The Mask! That was the film that really solidified Jim Carrey as the funniest guy to talk out of his butt in the minds of movie-goers, and also introduced the world to Cameron Diaz, back before we were all sick of her. It's got a wonderfully cartoony sensibility, largely inspired by the cartoons of Chuck Jones and some goofy-yet-endearing CGI wackiness.

But in the early concept art that was distributed in press kits a year before the film's release, it looked more like a nightmarish horror film. Seriously. Check out these insane images found by redditor Join_You_In_The_Sun:

 

1. Oh god. HE'S TEARING OFF HIS ACTUAL FACE. THE FACE THAT'S BEING TORN OFF IS SCREAMING.

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2. I don't know what's going on with his jaw, but I think Cameron Diaz should start running away VERY QUICKLY.

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3. Did the make-up guy from Bram Stoker's Dracula know that this movie wasn't a terrifying sequel to that?

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4. Okay, was this some kind of accidental Red Skull knockoff or what?

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5. THIS IS NOT ANYONE'S SECRET DESIRES, NEW LINE CINEMA.

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6. I'm pretty sure there's a circle of Hell where you're forced to stare at this picture for all eternity.

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7. Well, they did it. They made something more unsettling than Son of the Mask.

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