This Halloween edition of the Movie Mashup Game celebrates horror films old and new, with some scary TV shows thrown in to sweeten the cauldron. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Sunday (Nov. 2) for a chance to win a Scary Movie DVD/Blu-ray prize package with old classics, new indie horror specimens and some TV-on-DVD season series collections.
The object: The blurbs below combine the titles of two or more well-known movies. Can you guess the new mashup movie title?
Example: Michael J. Fox stars as a time-traveling teenager in this second installment of George Lucas’ original space opera trilogy.
Answer: The Empire Strikes Back to the Future
NOTE: At least one of the films in each item is a well-known recent or classic horror film. As an added challenge, several of the items contain the title of a horror-themed TV show instead. Remember that films can be mashed up phonetically, too, e.g. “Nosferatu Kill a Mockingbird.”
1 Mike Myers and Dana Carvey play metal-head Canadian teens recruited by Brad Pitt to avert the zombie apocalypse.
2 HBO’s horror anthology series from the 1990s is still plenty scary, despite being hosted by an adorable bottlenose dolphin named Winter.
3 Bogart and Bacall headline the film adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, featuring hard-boiled detective Ichabod Crane.
4 AMC’s weirdly popular series stars Robin Williams as an eccentric teacher in a zombie boarding school.
5 In his second popular TV series, Rod Serling joins married couple Tina Fey and Steve Carell to explore fear, horror and polyamorous relationships.
6 Monkeys and Mexican vampires take over the world in this year’s ill-considered crossover feature, starring George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino and Andy Serkis in a motion-capture suit.
7 It’s neo-noir bloodsucking madness as the Coen Brothers meet Sookie Stackhouse.
8 The found-footage genre hits a new low when amateur filmmakers look for a witch in the woods of Maryland, and instead find an out-of-control teenage block party in suburban Pasadena.
9 This gentle indie documentary takes a weird turn when actress Sarah Polley investigates her own family’s past and discovers a history of asylums, covens, freak shows and Jessica Lange.
10 Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier square off against a child vampire from Sweden.