Frankenstein vs. The Mummy – An endless mix and match

From fictitious characters like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees to actual serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy, the horror genre has introduced a lot of movies that stem from the sick imagination of their creators and their beliefs that it is fine to merge different stories and different villains into one epic and deadly fight.

In the case of the upcoming horror film Frankenstein vs. The Mummy, I cannot realistically put a finger on the expectations a horror movie fan should have. There is nothing misleading in the title and there are no hidden meanings behind these three words. It is in fact a deadly, bloody clash of the two fictitious characters. Damien Leone, the crazy and – weirdly visionary –  director of the creepy Art the Clown (The Terrifier and All Hallow’s Eve), is responsible for this new endeavor.

There are two ways to look at this latest attempt. As a warm-blooded horror movie fan one can expect a fun, goofy and cheesy splash movie with a lot of ridiculously gory scenes like in Wes Craven’s Freddy vs. Jason. In this case, the expectations are particularly low placing it in the category of films that you watch to laugh at and feel the cheesiness to your very core.

The other option – and the most frustrating one – is to be utterly prejudiced that Frankenstein vs. The Mummy is going to be an unbearable slasher that will ruin the amazing impression one has for the original classic Frankenstein.

Unfortunately there are a lot more combinations that the horror genre can venture. Think for a minute the brutal combat of Hannibal Lecter vs. Jigsaw (Saw). The cannibal psychiatrist would prepare a flesh-themed dinner with Jigsaw being the main dish, if of course he managed to escape from the latter’s deadly games. Taking this to a more spiritual and paranormal level, imagine the ultimate horror brought into our screens by the dark, malicious war between Samara (The Ring) and Bathsheba (The Conjuring). And to complete this extravaganza, what about a clash between Chucky and Annabelle (The Conjuring) ? Two tiny dolls that cause mayhem.

It seems that the easy solutions to the problem of unoriginality are pouring creating a new blended genre that could either be genius or a complete joke. Undoubtedly, the curiosity levels have risen.

2 Responses to “Frankenstein vs. The Mummy – An endless mix and match”
  1. thycriticman says:

    An interesting concept on paper, but has about the same amount of chance of being awful than it does even being remotely good. The biggest surprise would be it being better than average even. I quite enjoyed Freddy VS Jason, due to being fun to watch, and possibly because I was young when it came out, so everything about it was super cool. I been meaning to watch “The Terrifier”, thanks for the reminder!

    On a side note, as a horror buff myself, I enjoy reading your work. Might as well give you a follow on your blog and your twitter. If you like, you can check out my stuff as well, I tend to watch and review horror movies quite often.


  2. maria kriva says:

    I completely agree!! Freddy vs Jason was indeed very fun to watch, and that was because no one took it seriously. I have the feeling this one aims to create the same effect. Otherwise – in the case of taking itself too seriously – I think it’s going to be a big failure!

    Thank you very much for the follow. It’s great to hear that! 🙂 I have checked your blog as well and I really like it. Appart from horror movies, I’ve noticed you review the WWE show, so – being a fan myself – I’ll keep checking it out!


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