3 Movies that Should’ve Been Slashers: PART II

3 Movies that Should’ve Been Slashers: PART II

Last month, we brought you a fun feature in which we took well-known Hollywood blockbusters and reworked their plots to create their “Slasher” counter-parts. Here are a few more films that “Should’ve Been Slashers.”

GROUNDHOG DAY

In the grand tradition of Slashers being named after holidays…

Groundhog Poster

The horror is far from over…and over…and over…and over…

In the Original:

Weatherman Phil Connors is once again assigned to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, alongside his new producer, Rita, and cameraman, Larry. Phil wants to complete the assignment as possible and leave town, but a snowstorm forces the trio to stay an extra night.

Waking up the next morning, Phil thinks he’s living a complete déjà vu, but soon realises that he is trapped in the same day, living Groundhog Day over and over again. Realising that he must spend the rest of his life in the same place with the same people, Phil tries to make the best of it.

In Our Version:

News reporter Phil Connors heads to the rundown town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania with prouder, Rita, and cameraman, Larry, to cover the story of a local legend called The Groundhog. When the trio are forced to stay in town due to a violent snowstorm, they discover that they have a better news story on their hands when townspeople are stalked and murdered by a giant, hairy beast-man with razor teeth (aka: The Groundhog). Finding solace in an old abandoned motel, they decide to wait out the night and the snowstorm. To their dismay, they wake up the next morning and realise they are living the exact same day, with all previous victims back alive. They soon discover the legend of The Groundhog, and that is nobody can leave town until he’s dead.

 

“Eat your heart out, Norman Bates.” – The Groundhog.

So…:

Okay, so the premise isn’t great, and chances are nobody will see it, but the kills could be awesome. Use your imagination!

PRETTY IN PINK

In the Original:

High school senior, Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald), is a working-class girl who lives on the “wrong side of the tracks” with her out-of-work father (Harry Dean Stanton). When Andie develops a crush on preppie Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy), they begin to encounter hostility within their social circles. Andie’s best friend, Phil “Duckie” Dale, is the only one telling Andie that she will get her heart broken by the “richie.” But can true love really exist between two social classes?

 

“We kill them… With fashion.”

 

In Our Version:

Working-class high school senior, Andie Walsh, falls in love with the most popular guy in school, Blane McDonough. All of her friends, including her best friend “Duckie,” try to convince her that guys like Blane would break her heart, and none of his socialite friends would accept her. But Andie is having none of it. She is determined to get to Blane at any cost. Soon enough, all of Andie and Blane’s friends begin dying in brutal and unexpected deaths. Is Andie the one causing all the chaos? Is it “Duckie” who has had feelings for Andie since they met? Or could it be Andie’s unemployed father, whose wife left him years ago, and all he wants to see is his little girl happy? All will be revealed on prom night.

 

“Welcome to my side of the tracks, bitch!”

 

MRS. DOUBTFIRE

In the Original:

Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is a talented voice actor who is madly in love with his three children. But when he loses his job and his workaholic wife, Miranda (Sally Field), finds out, she demands for a divorce.

“Call me “workaholic” again, and I’ll kill you!”

Out of work and money, Daniel is only granted Saturday evening visiting rights, while Miranda is provided primary custody. When Daniel finds out that Miranda will be hiring a housekeeper, he asks his make-up artist brother to turn him into Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire, a 60-ish British nanny, so he can spend every day with his children.

In Our Version:

When Daniel Hillard loses his job after threatening to kill his boss, he is devastated to discover that his wife, Miranda, wants to get a divorce and take his children away from him. After the courts deem Daniel mentally unstable, he is granted supervised visiting hours with this children once a week. When one of his children says that Miranda is ready to hire a housekeeper, Daniel, with the help of his horror movie make-up designer brother, dresses up like Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire, a 60-ish British nanny, in order to be with his children. Miranda believes that Mrs. Doubtfire is a perfectly suitable nanny for her children…

But when Daniel’s supervisor, Miranda’s new boyfriends and the family dog are all found to be brutally murdered, it’s up to Miranda to find out who’s behind the grisly murders.

Got any other movies that should’ve been Slashers? Let us know.