Bruce Campbell is always great for a sound-bite and is one of the most fan friendly cult actors on the planet. Campbell is also someone who knows what fans want to see and has something he is planning for his horror fans. A few years back, Campbell starred in a horror satire called “My Name is Bruce,” where he plays an over-the-top version of himself, stuck in a town that demons invade. The townspeople, only knowing Campbell from his movies, believe that he can save them.
In an interview with the L.A. Times, Campbell threw out some interesting news that he is planning to make a sort of sequel to that movie, which he calls “The Expendables” of horror movies. He wants to bring in just about anyone and everyone that represents horror to star in it, either as themselves or as fictional characters. He threw out names like Kane Hodder and Robert Englund and said that he has plans to make this movie, but he wants the script to be in place before he sets out to hire any actors.
With this amazing sounding horror movie in the works, here is a look at some of the actors that Bruce Campbell would have to call on to star in this movie.
The purpose of this movie is to bring in the horror fans, the people who know the ins and outs of the genre. Most normal people might have no idea who Kane Hodder is and many would never recognize him on sight. However, for six movies he donned the hockey mask and played Jason Voorhees in the “Friday the 13th” movies. He was not the first and was not the last, but he is the one that true “Friday” fans love the most.
You can’t have a movie like this without Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund. Honestly, Englund made a career on the back of the child killer Freddy and almost all of his output since then has been in horror movies. Unlike Hodder, people recognize the man who played Freddy and he would be an immediate hit in the movie. It should be noted that Englund, Hodder and Tony Todd all starred in the 80s horror throwback “Hatchet” by Adam Green.
Speaking of Tony Todd, he is the man who starred as Candyman in that legendary horror movie series. “Candyman” wasn’t Todd’s only claim to horror fame though, as he also starred in the remake of “Night of the Living Dead,” a movie that he has called one of his favorite roles. Many younger fans will also recognize him from his roles in the “Final Destination” horror series.
Speaking of “Night of the Living Dead,” that movie remake was directed by Tom Savini, who also happened to be the makeup effects artist for George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead,” where he also starred as one of the biker gang members. Savini also appeared in the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez movie “From Dusk Till Dawn” and is an icon of horror movies if for nothing else than his amazing makeup work.