The fly was on Pence's head for nearly two minutes and coupled with his bleeding eye made it look just like something from a horror movie. Soon enough, the comparisons to David Cronenberg's 1986 classic The Fly were all over social media but there was another horror movie that many of us missed.
That's why we should thank Jason Blum, the founder of Blumhouse Productions (responsible for films like The Invisible Man, Paranormal Activity, Get Out) who has brilliantly reimagined the moment as a scene from the 2002 remake of The Ring.
In the scene, Naomi Watts' character manages to physically remove a fly from a television screen that is showing a cursed VHS tape. Blum's recreation plays out almost exactly the same but the fly is instead removed from Pence's head. The clip is also changed as the disturbing image of the ring logo now has a political message urging people to 'vote.'
The Ring was a big success of early 2000s horror movies and spawned two sequels. It was a remake of a critically acclaimed Japanese film simply called Ring or Ringu about a journalist who investigates the mystery of a cursed videotape that kills its viewers seven days after watching it. Needless to say, it's completely terrifying but arguably not as scary as another four years of a Trump presidency.