Ever since Freddy vs. Jason debuted again in 2003, many followers have relished the concept of horror icons crossing over with each other. Nevertheless, even with the interconnected franchise growth established by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have not seen many of those crossovers happen. That mentioned, it appears that evidently Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis has an concept for a horror villain crossover that might pit Freddy, Jason, and Chucky towards Pinhead and a Cenobite-worshipping cult, and it is actually an enchanting concept. He not too long ago revealed lots about what it might be about throughout The Author’s Panel podcast.
In response to Max Landis’ pitch, the story opens on a troubled, teenage orphan (in comparison with John Boyega from Attack the Block) adopted by a pair who dwell on a beautiful, suburban avenue. Nevertheless, these adults are the dad and mom of Johnny Depp’s Glen Lantz from A Nightmare on Elm Avenue. Whereas consuming dinner with the Lantz household, the orphan turns into violently in poor health and falls right into a coma. Landis defined dream sequence is how the villains begin to come into play:
He begins strolling up the road, he hears bizarre music, there are children running–it’s like fall. He is like WTF is that this. And, on the home he was in, one home over, there’s three little women. And they’re doing leap rope. He is like, ‘What the fuck is that this.’ And he hears, ‘One, Two, Freddy’s coming for you.’ So the road’s Elm Avenue, Freddy stalks the child, pops out, claws to the face. Useless immediately. Besides he isn’t. Freddy cannot get his claws out of the child’s face. And the child is like, ‘What the fuck are you?’ Freddy’s like, ‘What is occurring?’ Hastily chains, just like the film Hellraiser–like the dice chains–go throughout Freddy, pull him up like that, like he is a scarecrow, and lock him. Within the hospital room, which the foster dad and mom have closed off, they’ve drawn the Hellraiser image on the ground, underneath the mattress. The child’s coronary heart charge spikes and one in all [the adults] goes, ‘We acquired him.’
This concept through the Nerdist’s The Writers Panel podcast, we study that the Lantz household is a part of a cult that worships Pinhead and the Cenobites. They’re liable for the homicide of “Fred” Krueger (a seemingly harmless man) and turning him into the nightmare stalking serial killer everyone knows and love. Now the cult needs to sacrifice Freddy as soon as and for all, forcing him to forge a tenuous alliance with the orphan as they transfer by the dream world. Krueger and the orphan make their escape by numerous dream realms and finally go on to group up with Jason Voorhees and Chucky, and so they all journey right down to hell on a quest to beat Pinhead (and by extension, defeat the cult).
The fundamental concept behind this crossover is an try to make these killer characters into the primary heroes of their respective franchises. In his description of the overarching plot, Landis is adamant in his lack of curiosity in characters like Laurie Strode, Tommy Jarvis, or actually every other well-known horror film hero. By reframing characters like Freddy and Jason as tragically cursed figures, he appears to assume that he might breathe new life into these collection.
After all, it is value mentioning crossover similar to this is able to be fairly tough to drag off. Rights for these characters are unfold throughout a number of studios, so it isn’t fairly as simple as placing Batman and Superman in a movie collectively. The sum of money and transferring components required can be staggering from a logistical standpoint.
That mentioned, it is arduous to disclaim that it is a fairly good concept for a subversive horror movie. It takes a Cabin in the Woods-style method to rethinking the best way we have a look at these horror icons and the folks they kill — which is perhaps exactly what they should keep related. In any case, if the long-rumored Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash or Freddy vs. Chucky by no means occurs, this might be a fantastic concept worthy of exploration.