"I see the White House has gone for a Gilead-chic look this Christmas," one person jokes, while another cracks, "HEEEEEEEERE'S MELANIA."
Melania Trump has decorated the White House for Christmas, but according to critics on Twitter, it could easily double as a haunted house.
An aisle of blood-red Christmas trees lining a hallway is prompting comparisons to a multitude of horror movies, and even Hulu's dystopian drama series "The Handmaid's Tale."
President Donald Trump's first lady posted photos and a video montage on the social media platform Monday to showcase the holiday spirit flowing through 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The decorations also included bright lights and an overabundance of "Be Best" ornaments, which you can scope out below before you see all of the Photoshop fun that followed.
Melania's elegant display also drew comparisons to Stephen King classics "The Shining" and "Carrie," as well as "Suspiria," "War of the Worlds" and Netflix's most recent horror hit, "The Haunting of Hill House."
Find out why below.
"The Handmaid's Tale"
The image of Melania walking alone through the bloody handmaid trees seriously made my morning pic.twitter.com/4KQOFPDIEI— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) November 26, 2018
One of these is from the official White House Christmas video... pic.twitter.com/rZgrRzKXDj— Julie Says 💙 #BringTheExpanseToPhilly (@Julie_WrdNrdGrl) November 26, 2018
Melania really nailed the White House Christmas theme this year. pic.twitter.com/Pu7XCbrB7B— Kendally Brown (@kendallybrown) November 26, 2018
Love this Photoshop of the red Christmas trees in the White House!😂 pic.twitter.com/Dg66Jwohwj— Susie (Contains Nuts) (@Susie_Soapsuds) November 26, 2018
Melania's Christmas decorations look like they're straight out of the Shining pic.twitter.com/mVMY7yuxIZ— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) November 26, 2018
HEEEEEEEERE'S MELANIA. pic.twitter.com/BksX0L3SRh— Dr Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell) November 26, 2018
The red Christmas trees are my favourite. Happy holidays from the Trump administration. REDRUM! REDRUM! pic.twitter.com/5O52gmYpxj— Highland Fashionista (@Highlandista) November 26, 2018
You guys went a bit dark this year, dontcha think? The War on Christmas was a bloody battle indeed. pic.twitter.com/jxrLB2IZSw— Highland Fashionista (@Highlandista) November 26, 2018
"The Haunting of Hill House"
Not sure if this is the White House or Hill House. pic.twitter.com/cvAfWwdurK— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) November 26, 2018
Why is she wearing leather gloves to decorate the tree?— Richard Sanders (@SandersRichardM) November 26, 2018
Did someone forget to pay the heating bill at the White House?
Is it to protect her from some sort of psychic contact, a la Haunting of Hill House?
Holy bloody Christmas this is the White House? What the heck. OMG terrifying.— Ms Pink (@MsPinkFink) November 26, 2018
The White House meets The Haunting of Hill House. Nobody comes out alive. Glad I missed last years. Disturbing.
Melania's White House christmas display this year is a Big Mood! pic.twitter.com/nR4A8yXnVx— I SIP TEA ON YOUR GRAVE. (@shdwbxng) November 26, 2018
If Carrie decorated the White House for Christmas pic.twitter.com/6KQQAXPlA9— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) November 26, 2018
The movie Carrie but festive. Mariah Carrie!https://t.co/sZgYgMbJKq— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) November 26, 2018
Dario Argento directed the White House Christmas decor. pic.twitter.com/7dq8Y4WyRr— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) November 26, 2018
Lol I had the same thought but kept it to myself. It is a bit too “Suspiria” for the White House tho. pic.twitter.com/F1ZjuvBZ83— Brian Scully (@brian_m_scully) November 26, 2018
Yo, Melania is straight up decorating the White House like it’s the ballet school in Suspiria. What, is she expecting the Mother of Sighs to show up?— Kris Calabrese (@krisjocal) November 26, 2018
"What happens to anyone who spies on secret rituals in Suspiria" 😂 https://t.co/zK8IasckVt— Marta Herman (@mezzomarta) November 26, 2018
Was Melania inspired by the latest remake of #Suspiria when planning the White House Xmas decorations?— RosaLovesDC (@RosaLovesDC) November 26, 2018
I haven’t seen that much red since the time I saw the movie and let me tell you Christmas wasn’t the one thing in my mind after I left the theater. pic.twitter.com/ZbDNZGhOcr
Look, all I'm saying is the new White House decorations remind me of how I felt watching SUSPIRIA (2018).— Mallory Yu (@mallory_yu) November 26, 2018
I loved the 2018 SUSPIRIA remake but I do not like The White House SUSPIRIA remake. pic.twitter.com/HyvGtePfQM— Jacob Davison (@JacobDavison_) November 26, 2018
"War of the Worlds"
ooo my favorite room is the one that looks like earth in War of the Worlds after the red weed has taken over.— Mike C. (@FrankChocula) November 26, 2018
Nice to see that Melania Trump has hired the set designers of the War of the Worlds to do the White House christmas decorations. pic.twitter.com/bSqnIKOasK— Matt Kilcoyne 😄 (@MRJKilcoyne) November 26, 2018
Who the fuck is her decorating advisor??????— Tim Evanson (@TimintheCLE65) November 26, 2018
I admit, previous administrations made the White House look like a kitschy, overdone department store. But at least it was Christmas. This looks like the Red Weed from "War of the Worlds"...
I'm looking at pictures of the White House Christmas decorations, but I'm seeing the second half of Tom Cruise's War of the Worlds... pic.twitter.com/786FcdM2Cd— Charlie Zegers (@charliezegers) November 26, 2018
The red weed from "War Of The Worlds" has taken over the White House. https://t.co/0wcWJu3Cqf— Zaphie 🌊 (@milehiartist) November 26, 2018
In keeping with their tradition of WHAT THE NON-FESTIVE FUCK IS THIS?!, The @WhiteHouse's 2018 Christmas trees look like Klan hoods covered in the Red Weed from WAR OF THE WORLDS. pic.twitter.com/g5e2WyrXjp— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) November 26, 2018
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