After initial confusion spurred by an inside look at Cats, the movie-musical adaptation, specifically after director Tom Hooper's mention of "digital fur technology," people have come to discover that it's exactly as horrifying as they feared. 

The star-studded cast includes Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, and Dame Judi Dench, who's getting a second shot at performing in the musical adaptation after she had to drop out of its initial run on Broadway in 1981 due to a torn achilles. 

After a surprise trailer dropped suddenly on July 18, fans quickly wished for it to be undone. Of course, the avant-garde Broadway movie-musical adaptation could be expected to have some weirdness, but the CGI animation is way too disturbing, not to mention distracting. The internet, ruthless as always, obliterated the first look. 

The movie premieres December 25, but fans are already wary of attending. 

"This Christmas, you will believe. #CatsMovie," the film's Twitter account wrote along with the bizarre trailer. The look of the human-feline hybrids is extremely disturbing and left many feeling uneasy, but paired with that ominous tweet, some fans were flat-out terrified. One person responded, "This part feels like a threat."

The trailer for It: Chapter Two dropped this week, but some thought Cats was significantly more frightening. 

The sequel of the clown movie was scary, but some were even more disturbed by the freaky cats. "What in fresh hell," one person tweeted, and someone responded, "This is about 5X as terrifying as the It trailer." Not only is the CGI "fur" completely nightmarish, the fluid movement is also creepy and way over the top.

Jordan Peele has a few thoughts about turning the movie musical into a horror film.

Someone replaced Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "Memory" with the theme music from Jordan Peele's spooky dystopian horror Us, and it fit all too well: "I put the song from Us onto the Cats trailer and I think it fits better." Peele took notice of the tweet and responded with a resounding, "Yes." 

Remember the 2004 Christmas movie The Polar Express? Take that, but make it Cats

Cue all of the furry jokes. Plenty of people joked that the film exhibited traits of a "furry," basically someone who is, ahem, enthusiastic about animals exhibiting human qualities. 

Cats' "digital fur technology" is not realistic enough to be compared with the elaborate costumes that the actors wear in the Broadway production, but it is also not animated enough to look like actual cats. 

One person compared it with the animation technique of The Polar Express, in which actors were turned into animated versions of themselves and looked fairly realistic for early '00s standards. "The Cats movie trailer looks like if somebody who just learned what a fursona is tried to direct The Polar Express." 

Everyone is wondering: Why on earth did Idris Elba sign on to this project? 

This hilarious scene from an episode of The Office captures how we all felt seeing Elba in his cat costume. "Me trying to save Idris Elba from the CATS movie," one person tweeted along with the clip of Angela throwing her cat through the roof in an attempt to save it from a fire. 

In the first behind-the-scenes video, Elba dances with costar Taylor Swift. The film focuses on dance and movement to portray realistic feline features, and was choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, who worked on Hamilton. Elba plays Macavity, the villain of the musical, who is known as The Mystery Cat. 

The memes started to flow in after Twitter users watched the trailer. 

Jemaine Clement in What We Do in the Shadows pulled off the cat-body-human-face look so much better. At the very least he had the foresight to know not to take himself too seriously. "What is dis hunny," one person tweeted a picture of Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella, and someone replied with the hilarious meme. 

Most everyone's reactions were that of true horror.

Miranda Cosgrove's horrified face in an episode of iCarly showcased how we all felt staring at our computer screens watching the trailer. One person shared the meme and another responded, "omg i am literally making that same face as i type. yikes." 

While it was harrowing to watch, I also couldn't look away. Does that mean I'm definitely going to go see the movie come Christmas? I might have to. 

Some productions just really don't need a movie remake, and Cats is one of those. 

One of the best parts of Cats the show is the elaborate costuming, but that is already lost with the addition of the CGI fur. The Broadway play leans in to the human-cat hybrid in a spectacular albeit weird way that is near-impossible to re-create with a live-action version.

One person shared a shot of the staged cast and tweeted, "some of yall didn't watch the CATS MUSICAL and its shows." 

Watch in horror at the deeply unsettling Cats characters below.

The Tony-winning musical is based around a tribe of cats called the Jellicles as they prepare for an important ceremony to decide who ascends to a heaven of sorts. It was based on a T.S. Eliot collection of poems called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. It's one of the most divisive shows in musical theater with some praising its elaborate and eccentric vibe; others call it confusing and just plain weird. 

It appears that haters and lovers of the Broadway show can agree on one thing, however: The musical did not need to be made into a movie.