The horror genre is currently experiencing an impressive boom (in terms of box office numbers, as well as with critics), and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight for the creative possibilities that it presents. In fact, Blumhouse Productions CEO Jason Blum recently admitted while promoting the release of Insidious: The Last Key that his company is still exploring the possibility of merging Insidious and Sinister into a horror crossover at some point.
That revelation has caused our own wheels to start turning and think of horror crossovers that could work. With that in mind, we have put together a list of nine potential horror crossovers that have the potential to drive fans of the genre absolutely wild. Without further ado, let's kick things off with another idea that Blumhouse could easily make happen.
Get Out/The Purge
Although they tell very different stories with very different levels of scope and scale, The Purge and Get Out both lean heavily on similar themes. Both rely on ideas of racial and social inequality to tell their respective stories, and both use exaggerated depictions of real-life prejudice to provide a layer of substance to the scares and thrills. Blumhouse Productions owns both properties, so realistically-speaking, it would not be entirely outside the realm of possibility for a future film to reveal a connective thread between the operations conducted at the Armitage estate and New Founding Fathers. In fact, with The Purge: The Island reportedly explaining the origins of the hellish, crime-filled night, it would be a perfect chance to merge the timelines and show moviegoing audiences how both of these worlds exist in the same hate-filled universe.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre/The Hills Have Eyes
Anyone who wants to take a road trip through the American South and the American Southwest would be wise not to watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Hills Have Eyes before getting behind the wheel; if you do, you'll spend the entire trip paranoid about being murdered by a roving group of inbred psychopaths. The families depicted in the Texas Chainsaw and Hills Have Eyes movies have very different methods of operating, but both do the same thing: brutally murder you and then eat what's left. Films from each franchise have spent decades showing us what happens when a group of survivors walks into their respective paths, but combining continuity and making each family compete for the central group of protagonists would add a new dimension to the cannibalistic horror that we have never seen before.