Watch ‘The Shining’ Deepfake With Jim Carrey As Jack Torrance
This “Here’s Jimmy!” video is creepy as hell.
A Youtube user named Ctrl Shift Face has shared a pair of impressively creepy deepfake videos that replaced Jack Nicholson’s face in The Shining with Jim Carrey’s.
In case you’re not entirely sure what a deepfake is, here’s a description:
Deepfake is an AI-based technology used to produce or alter video content so that it presents something that didn’t, in fact, occur. The word, which applies to both the technologies and the videos created with it, is a portmanteau of deep learning and fake.
And in this case, it’s using algorithms to identify and replace faces.
The first of the two The Shining videos manipulated from Stanley Kubrick’s all-time horror classic is of the famous typewriter scene, showing a wide shot of Jack Torrance from behind working on his typewriter, and then zooms in nice and close to the deepfake that looks impossibly realistic.
The second of the two videos, called “The Bat,” was released two days later and shows the staircase scene with Wendy fending off a baseball bat-wielding Torrance.
Carrey’s face fits perfectly and seamlessly on Nicholson’s body, and with his acting and facial expressions 100 percent on point, this is some seriously creepy and convincing footage.
Ctrl Shift Face previously edited The Terminator to feature Sylvester Stallone instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger, which was equally convincing.
Which deepfake is your favorite?