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You are about to see something very disturbing. Something that might possibly ruin your weekend. Something so grotesque that the devil himself quickly scrolled past it on his Twitter timeline. It is an image summoned from a place several shades darker than hell. Are you ready?

O.K., take a deep breath. Gird your loins. Look:

So, what is this absolutely cursed image? Its Golden Globe-winning actor Damian Lewis, somewhat in character as the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford for the upcoming movie Run This Town. Scissors have shorn off a chunk of the uncanny prosthetics that will transform the svelte Brit into the substantially larger Ford. Its the same dark magick that turned Gary Oldman into the portly Winston Churchill for Darkest Hour, shepherding him from past scandals toward his first Oscar.

Lewiss casting was met with some skepticism when it was first announced, as he looks nothing like the controversial Canadian politician. But as a few paparazzi pics have shown, the films makeup team has done a pretty convincing (albeit terrifying) job of turning the actor into Ford. As another stealthy photo has shown, the star also looks incredibly creepy when hes only wearing half of his prosthetics.

But this latest image of Lewis is absolutely haunting. It should come with not one, but an infinite number of trigger warnings, piling on top of each other to the point where you never have to see the image at all. The hundreds of thousands of people who follow Lewis on Twitter by choice should not be confronted with this contorted Beelzebub doppelgänger of the former Homeland star. When Kanye Westtweets about people with “dragon energy,” this is it. This is what hes talking about. Be afraid.

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The Begum (Yvonne Labrousse) at Cannes, 1952

RDA/RETIRED

Princess Grace of Monaco with the Mayor of Cannes, 1955

Princess Grace of Monaco with the Mayor of Cannes, 1955

Fox Photos

Grace Kelly at Cannes, 1955

Grace Kelly at Cannes, 1955

Keystone-France

Brigitte Bardot at Cannes, 1956

Brigitte Bardot at Cannes, 1956

Haywood Magee

Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor at Cannes, 1957

Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor at Cannes, 1957

Sophia Loren at Cannes, 1961

Sophia Loren at Cannes, 1961

Gilbert TOURTE

Catherine Deneuve at Cannes, 1964

Catherine Deneuve at Cannes, 1964

REPORTERS ASSOCIES

Ursula Andress at Cannes, 1965

Ursula Andress at Cannes, 1965

REPORTERS ASSOCIES

Michael Caine at Cannes, 1966

Michael Caine at Cannes, 1966

RDA/RETIRED

Catherine Deneuve at Cannes, 1966

Catherine Deneuve at Cannes, 1966

Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs at Cannes, 1967

Brigitte Bardot and Gunter Sachs at Cannes, 1967

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Alfred Hitchcock at Cannes, 1972

Alfred Hitchcock at Cannes, 1972

RDA/RETIRED

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg at Cannes, 1974

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg at Cannes, 1974

Michel GINFRAY

Jodie Foster and Robert de Niro at Cannes, 1976

Jodie Foster and Robert de Niro at Cannes, 1976

Michael Ochs Archives

Charlotte Rampling and Tennessee Williams at Cannes, 1976

Charlotte Rampling and Tennessee Williams at Cannes, 1976

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Gilbert TOURTE

Arnold Schwarzenegger at Cannes, 1977

Arnold Schwarzenegger at Cannes, 1977

Francis Ford Coppola and family at Cannes, 1979

Francis Ford Coppola and family at Cannes, 1979

RDA/RETIRED

Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Cannes, 1987

Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Cannes, 1987

Tim Graham

Wim Wenders at Cannes, 1989

Wim Wenders at Cannes, 1989

RDA/RETIRED

Madonna at Cannes, 1991

Madonna at Cannes, 1991

Dave Hogan

Kyle MacLachlan and Linda Evangelista at Cannes, 1995

Kyle MacLachlan and Linda Evangelista at Cannes, 1995

Richard Blanshard

Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos at Cannes, 2013

Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos at Cannes, 2013

Venturelli

Cate Blanchett at Cannes, 2015

Cate Blanchett at Cannes, 2015

Kristina Nikishina

Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts at Cannes, 2016

Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts at Cannes, 2016

ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT

Julia Roberts and George Clooney at Cannes, 2016

Julia Roberts and George Clooney at Cannes, 2016

Gisela Schober

Russell Crowe at Cannes, 2016

Russell Crowe at Cannes, 2016

Uma Thurman at Cannes, 2017

Uma Thurman at Cannes, 2017

Vittorio Zunino Celotto

Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman at Cannes, 2017

Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman at Cannes, 2017

Pascal Le Segretain

Pedro Almodovar at Cannes, 2017

Pedro Almodovar at Cannes, 2017

ALBERTO PIZZOLI

David Lynch at Cannes, 2017

David Lynch at Cannes, 2017

Matthias Nareyek

Yohana DestaYohana Desta is a Hollywood writer for VanityFair.com.

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