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Stars of ‘Chucky,’ ‘Resident Alien,’ & More Pick their Horror Villain Nemesis

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Picture it. It’s Friday night; the lights are turned down. Your favorite horror villain is slicing and dicing on the screen, and all you can think is, “I’d never fall for that! I could totally take him!”

We’ve all been there right? It’s fairly a right of passage for any horror lover to pick two villains. One they love, and one whose ass they know they could kick.

But what about the people who’ve acted in those films and series? The people who have made careers on the big and small screen? For us, it’s a fantasy. For them…if they play their cards right…they might just get the chance.

Being a curious–nosey–reporter, I had a little chat with a friend at NBCUniversal, and he was kind enough to ask a few of their stars to weigh in on the matter. I was not let down. Take a look at the list below, and tell us who you’d like to face down yourself!

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Horror Villain
Christine Elise, Jocko Sims, and Alex Vincent all want to take a whack at wise-cracking Freddy.

Alex Vincent (Chucky, SYFY and USA Network): If I were to face off against another horror icon, I’d have to say Freddy Krueger. The concept of being stalked and killed in my dreams has always been haunting, and profound to me. The prospect sounds rather terrifying, and without Robert England I’m not sure I’d feel quite the same, but that story has always been impactful to me!

Jocko Sims (New Amsterdam, NBC): Freddy…. I first saw A Nightmare on Elm Street when I was four years old. It changed my life. Freddy was like Santa Clause, and oddly became a large part of why I do what I do today!

Christine Elise (Chucky, SYFY and USA Network): Because I consider the newer franchises (Child’s Play, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St and Scream) as iconic as the original Universal monster films – any of those would be incredible but I have a soft spot for Freddy.  Maybe because he is a wise ass like Chucky, maybe the being afraid to sleep is so visceral a fear, maybe because I think he would be Chucky’s best nemesis – I am not sure – but I would choose Freddy.

Ghostface

Horror Villain Ghostface
Sara Tomko and Daniela Nieves are ready for their big showdown with Ghostface.

Sara Tomko (Resident Alien, SYFY): Ghostface from the Scream series.

Daniela Nieves (Vampire Academy, Peacock): Ghostface just because I feel like out of all the other horror icons he’s probably the weakest ability wise.

Pennywise

Chibuikem Uche holds a grudge against Pennywise. Judah Prehn just wants his balloons. That’s fair.

Chibuikem Uche (One Of Us Is Lying, Peacock): Pennywise! As a child, I watched It with my older siblings, and for the next 3-4 years Pennywise heavily haunted me in my sleep. So I’m fully prepared to face-off and end this battle once and for all, so other 8 year olds don’t have to suffer like I did.

Judah Prehn (Resident Alien, Peacock): Pennywise because I like balloooooooonnns.

Hannibal Lecter

Horror Villain Hannibal
Zyra Gorecki is ready to be charmed, but can she pull a Clarice Starling?

Zyra Gorecki (La Brea, NBC): Okay, I don’t watch very many horror movies, but one of my favorite movies is Silence of the Lambs (psychological thriller, is that a horror movie?), so I would want to face Dr. Lector. I think it would be interesting to face him because he’s such a contradiction….both seemingly gentleman and a horrifying serial killer cannibal.

Michael Myers

Jake Lockett wants to take a stab at the Shape!

Jake Lockett (Chicago Fire, NBC): I’d love to face Michael Myers. Mainly because I’ve grown up watching Halloween every year and I find that there is some amazing genre extremes in fighting and lines that border on comedy. I’d love get to explore all that while finally “killing him” at the end of the film. Assuming that he can be killed…

Chucky

Horror Villain Chucky

Daniel Kyri (Chicago Fire, NBC): Chucky because I feel like a well-placed kick and a nice sprint would get me to safety!

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The Grinch Goes for Gore in ‘The Mean One’

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The Mean One takes The Grinch and inserts a lot of gore and horror into its foundation. Recently, movies like this one and Winnie The Pooh’s Blood and Honey are taking beloved tales and turning them to horror. We can totally get behind the new trend. The Mean One stars Terrifier’s Art the Clown actor David Howard Thornton as The Grinch. That’s just one more reason to be excited about the macabre take on the classic Suess tale.

The synopsis for The Mean One goes like this:

“a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but when the Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – trapping and killing the monster.”

We can’t wait for the trailer for this one. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long since the full teaser drops on Monday (November 28).The Mean One arrives in theaters beginning December 9.

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‘Fear’ Trailer Introduces an Entity That Makes Your Worst Fears Come True

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Deon Taylor is severely underrated as a director and producer. His work has been a penchant of horror, thriller and social commentary that is absolutely biting. These have included Fatale, Black and Blue, The Intruder, Traffik, and more. His latest film, Fear takes a group of friends on a vacation who come across an entity that is capable of making your worse fears come true.

Taylor’s work is a tapestry of a throwback to grindhouse thrillers combined with a strong current of the strongest of black filmmaking voices in the 1970s. I’m always on the lookout for what Taylor is up to next.

The synopsis for Fear goes like this:

In this psychological horror film, a group of friends gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel.  Celebration turns into terror as one by one, each guest faces their own worst fear.

The film stars Joseph Sikora Andrew Bachelor, Annie Ilonzeh, Ruby Modine, Iddo Goldberg, Terrence Jenkins, Jessica Allain and TIP “T.I.” HARRIS.

Fear arrives in theaters beginning January 27.

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Netflix’s Stalker-Focused ‘You’ Gets Season 4 Release Date

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Joe is heading to London. The strangely loveable stalker (words nobody ever dreamt they would say before watching You) is in hiding following the finale of season three. He has taken on a new identity and has hopped over the pond. The new season will undoubtedly find Joe smitten with an all-new unfortunate human being. Penn Badgley is once again taking on the challenging role.

The new season of You announced its two-part release date. The first half in February and the second half launches not long after in March.

The synopsis for You season 4 goes like this:

“After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his messy past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, to pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…

You arrives on Netflix beginning February 4 followed by the second half on March 9.

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