Leslie Knope can be intense in her fervent quest for political righteousness, but could it ever escalate into homicidal tendencies?

A new trailer for “Parks and Recreation” re-imagines the goings-on of Pawnee as the events of “Attack of the Knope,” a particularly realistic-looking horror film. Edited in the just the right way, Amy Poehler‘s Knope makes the perfect killer — what with her over-the-top threats, maniacal laughter and frenetic energy.

Who knew all it took were some dramatic strings to turn everyone’s favorite city councilwoman into a total nightmare?

Be sure to check out the hysterical trailer above.

“Parks and Recreation” returns to NBC for Season 6 with a special hour-long premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.