Horror villains have it easy: They know the worlds they inhabit like the back of their machete-wielding hand - but what would happen if they ended up in unfamiliar territory? We've seen crossovers like Freddy vs. Jason, but the worlds of those two creepy killers are far too similar to put either of them out of their respective elements.
Wouldn't it be more fun if a horror icon like Jigsaw or Pamela Voorhees was thrust into a world where they were completely out of their depth? Would they adapt and evolve their methods of murder? Become a victim themselves? Or worst of all, be forced to live a semi-normal life in a new universe?
It's up to you to decide which horror villains would thrive in the world of another movie and which ones would lose their mojo.
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They may be cute, but they're incredibly deadly. In the 1980s cult classic Chopping Mall, the Killbots who patrol the Park Plaza Mall have an easy enough time taking out a group of adults who decide to have the world's most chaste orgy in a family-owned furniture store. If they were transported to a place where the prey is even less prepared to fight off robots, their rampage for mechanical justice would never cease.
In the dystopian future of Wall-E, humans have grown so dependent on technology that they wouldn't think twice about a trio of adorable robots with laser eyes and claw hands scooting through a Buy 'n' Large astroliner. The Killbots would have their pick of victims, which might get boring for someone like Freddy Krueger or Jigsaw. For the Killbots, though, this Pixar dystopia would be pure heaven.Would they live?
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Is Jigsaw actually good at what he does? Or does he just live in a world devoid of anyone else who thinks in beautiful, complicated Rube Goldberg-style traps? In each Saw film (even the movies where Jigsaw is long since dead), he consistently one-ups and outthinks his opponents simply by creating plans within plans - something that no one else in his world of empty warehouse spaces seems to be able to do.
That wouldn't be the case if Jigsaw found himself face to face with Kevin McCallister. Even if Jigsaw and Kevin tried to trap one another, it wouldn't be a fair fight. Jigsaw's plans take time and a cast of helpers who are willing to prove their worth to a middle-aged guy with an OK Go music video for a brain. Kevin goes with his gut. He throws traps together in less than an hour, and they usually go off without a hitch. If these two go head to head, it's game, set, and match for the 8-year-old from the Chicago suburbs.
However, in this instance, it's more likely that Jigsaw would recognize a little bit of himself in Kevin and take the young lad under his wing to help him build bigger, better, and more thematically on-brand traps. Now that's scary.Would they live?
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If there's one thing that everyone knows about Soylent Green, it's that the film focuses on a world where world hunger is sated thanks to a product, Soylent Green, that is believed to be made of plankton but is actually made of people. As in it derives its protein from human meat.
As gross as that is to NYPD Detective Frank Thorn, it would probably be a boon to Hannibal Lecter. Sure, he enjoys the thrill of the chase and the preparation of a nice meal, but if Lecter were transported to the world of Soylent Green, he would have all the human snacks he could stomach, and if/when he started cooking up the human furniture of this world, it would be totally fine. You know, as long as he didn't eat anyone in the one percent.Would they live?
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Something has always been off about the Grady twins from The Shining. It's not that they want Danny to play with them forever and ever and ever, or that they have way more blood than you think a person would have inside them, it's that their movements and speech are mirror images of one another. It's almost as if they're tethered to one another through mysterious means.
Jordan Peele's Us might as well take place in the same universe as The Shining, what with all of the doppelgängers and telepathic connections, but even if these two freaky little twins ended up in the Us universe, it's doubtful that there would be two more of them. Two Grady twins are enough - four would be overkill.Would they live?