Most slasher movie fans have seen Freddy vs. Jason, and despite its flaws, the movie is really a fun visual spectacle with a ton of fan service for fans of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series.’ Rumor has it that the film was originally meant to be produced in 1988, but Paramount Pictures altered their original plans and released Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood instead. An 80s version of Freddy vs. Jason would’ve been pretty cool, probably even better than the version we got, but I also wonder what other slasher characters could’ve been matched up against one another.
Angela vs. Cropsey:
Imagine a Sleepaway Camp continuation in the mid-80s with Angela somehow getting away with the murders from the original film and crazy Aunt Martha sending her to another summer camp. Then another murderer: the infamous Cropsey from The Burning shows up and tries to kill Angela. But since she’s a killer herself, she would be hard to kill, and the summer camp slasher battle of the decade could unfold. Physically they are both very different, but I think that would only make for a more interesting fight. Maybe even Paul DeAngelo’s Ronnie character or Jason Alexander’s Dave character could return as a Doctor Loomis type character determined to take them down.
Alex vs. Kenny:
Okay, so I admit the killers from Prom Night and Terror Train have pretty much the least intimidating killer names ever, but both these guys are pretty vicious in their original films. The interesting thing in this match would be that they are both tied to Jamie Lee Curtis. Maybe in the Prom Night vs. Terror Train movie, the two Jamie Lee’s are cousins or distantly related somehow. If crazy Alex saw that some other killer was trying to kill his other sister, it would definitely set him off. I’d imagine he’d grab an axe and his glittery ski mask and go after crazy Kenny. Picture Alex in the glitter ski mask fighting Kenny in his old hag mask on the top of a moving terror train.
Billy vs. Terry:
Two non-mask-wearing holiday killers face off in this one: Terry the Thanksgiving killer from Blood Rage vs Billy the Christmas killer from Silent Night Deadly Night. And maybe they throw down on the third and final winter holiday New Year’s Eve. Billy travels to Florida and wants to Punish Terry for being Naughty, and Terry is trying to frame Billy for all of his kills. Terry’s brother Todd and Billy’s Mother Superior could even team up to try to stop both of them.
Norman Bates vs. Leatherface:
Both Norman Bates and Leatherface were very loosely based on the real-life killer Ed Gein, and they physically couldn’t be more different. Norman Bates looks like a normal person most of the time, his insanity is mostly internal, while Leatherface is externally horrifying. Norman speaks, Leatherface mostly grunts. But both killers have crazy family members that contribute to their madness. Norman has his taxidermy mother, Leatherface has his creepy old grandpa. Both also live in isolated rural areas. The idea of Leatherface and Norman Bates stalking each other around the creepy old Bates Motel and the house on the hill puts some definitely spooky and iconic images in my head.
Chucky vs. Leprechaun:
Okay, it’s been said before by many people, but I’ll say it again: Chucky vs. Leprechaun needs to happen. Coincidentally, my favorite Chucky and Leprechaun movies in each series are both Part 2. Take the green St. Patrick’s Day festive spirit of Leprechaun 2, and mix it with the bright yet creepy Good Guy factory from Child’s Play 2 and you could enjoy some really epic slasher set-pieces. Plus, the dialogue between Chucky and the Leprechaun would be absolutely hilarious. After the events of the amazing Cult of Chucky, this is one of the few match-ups that I could actually see happening in the future.
Well, those are my slasher vs. slasher picks, but the possibilities are really endless. Do any other slasher fans out there have any other cool, interesting takes on slasher killer team up movies? Feel free to let me know, I love to talk slasher movies with fellow fans.
Cameron Roubique is a horror author specializing in the 80s slasher genre. His books include Kill River, Disco Deathtrap, and Golf Curse.
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Ronnie has the perfect summer job at the Indian Hill Golf Course. All day he gets to ride around on mowers and golf carts, check out the beautiful drink cart girls, joke around with his best friend Mark, and get plenty of fresh air and sunlight.
That all changes when a huge late spring hailstorm blows in one night, leaving the golf course in shambles. As they clean up all the limbs and downed trees, Ronnie and Mark learn about the Native American Kikawa tribe that was brutally massacred at the top of the hill near the seventeenth green, and the evil medicine man known as Chief Tomahawk who supposedly put a curse on the land.
It seems that the curse may prove to be real as the golf course is dogged with bad luck, and a dark figure wearing a wooden Chief’s mask and a black-feathered headdress is watching them from the shadows.
Now, in preparation for the biggest golf tournament of the year, Ronnie and the maintenance crew have to come in and work through the night.
They are about to find out that Chief Tomahawk has returned, and he wants revenge for his slaughtered people.
It’s New Year’s Eve 1980, and the students of DeAngelo High School are lacing up their skates for the All-Night New Year’s Lock-In at the Rollerville Roller Disco.
Some of them just want to skate and dance the night away to the pounding disco music. Some want to pull a few pranks and have a few laughs. For others, like Dan Parsons, tonight is a chance to move on and forget about his ex-girlfriend, maybe even flirt with Denise, that cute girl behind the snack counter. It seems like nothing can go wrong.
But there’s a massive blizzard raging outside, thick snow and ice are piling up against all the doors.
There are those rumors that Rollerville was built over part of the old graveyard next door, and someone out there is watching.
Also, a strange homeless man in the parking lot says that tonight will be the start of the so-called “Year of Blood.”
A night of skating and New Year’s fun is about to turn into a night of violence and bloody mayhem in Disco Deathtrap.
In the summer of 1983, thirteen-year-old Cyndi and her three new-found friends, Stacy, Zack, and Brad decide to sneak away from their summer camp in the middle of the night by rafting down the nearby rivers.
After spending a tense night lost in the woods, the four teenagers stumble into a mysterious water park that appears to be completely empty. At first, they are thrilled to have the rides all to themselves, at least until one of them disappears. Soon they discover that they are trapped in the park, and a dark figure is stalking them from the shadows, picking them off one by one.
Once night falls, Cyndi will have to fight to escape the park, a masked maniac, and a living nightmare.
Kill River is a wild water park ride filled with blood, gore, and ’80s nostalgia.
Slasher fans rejoice, old school horror is back!
Kill River 2
It’s been a year since Cyndi went into the empty water park with her friends and almost got killed by a masked maniac.
One full year since she learned how to be strong, how to be a survivor.
Now it’s 1984, and summertime has come around again. Cyndi has a boyfriend, a new group of friends, and a part-time summer job. She has every reason to be happy and forget about the past.
But she can’t forget.
Her nightmares about the water park and her dead friends are getting worse. Wherever she goes, she keeps thinking she sees the killer from last summer watching her from the shadows. Worst of all, there’s a new water park opening up in town, and it looks eerily similar to the one from last year.
Opening day is just around the corner, and Cyndi is starting to wonder if her water park nightmare is really over, or if it’s just beginning.