THE NIGHTMARE ENDS ON HALLOWEEN I & II

nightmare halloweenTHE NIGHTMARE ENDS ON HALLOWEEN (supercut) – Back in 2004 Chris R. Notarile wrote and directed one of the most acclaimed fan films in the horror genre with The Nightmare Ends on Halloween. Following the comparative disappointment of Freddy vs Jason the previous year, Notarile produced a short film pitting Freddy Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street fame against Michael Myers from the Halloween franchise.

By adding Pinhead the Cenobite from Hellraiser, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, he gave his fan film the feel of monster rally movies like House of Dracula and House of Frankenstein.    

The Story:

After the failure of Freddy’s plan to use Jason Voorhees as a pawn to enable his escape from Hell, he tried to use Michael Myers in the same manner. Michael wasn’t willing to cooperate, resulting in a one-on-one clash between the two.

Ultimately this battle ranged from Hell to the Dream Dimension to Haddonfield and back to Hell again, where no less a personage than Pinhead himself entered the picture. He brought with him Leatherface, and Freddy’s former sparring partner Jason Voorhees and had the two of them aid Myers against Krueger.

nightmare halloween 2And so ended that short film which acquired quite a name in the years ahead. At last, in 2011, Chris Notariles wrote and directed The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II, picking up where the original left off.

This time around, Freddy was teleported around by Pinhead so that he faced Leatherface, Michael and Jason on their home turfs and his attempts at escape found him back in Hell facing the Cenobite again.

Pinhead finally explained to the bewildered Krueger what was going on. Freddy was being punished by the Cenobite for his previous escape from Hell AND for the way he had defied Hell by hoarding the souls of his victims when he was preying on Elm Street from the Dream Dimension.

nightmare halloween 4Like a gangster withholding “tribute” from their superiors, this was a big no-no with the forces of Hell, hence Freddy getting buffeted around to the home turfs of his rivals in horror infamy.

As final punishment, because Freddy’s powers had been provided by Hell and were never truly his own, Pinhead withdraws those powers, and as a mere normal man Krueger is torn apart by the Cenobite’s hooks and chains as well as the weapons of Leatherface, Michael and Jason.

A few years later, Notariles edited the two short films together into a 13-minute supercut, making for a better overall product. That supercut is linked below.

pinhead fan filmAs fan films go, it’s exemplary, but bear in mind that means it still suffers from the same crude special effects and amateur acting that all fan movies are limited by. None of Freddy’s usual powers in the Dream Dimension can be shown because of the low budget. Instead he seems to just be able to use general “Force” powers like we see in Star Wars movies.

The deck is stacked against Krueger due to the reasons I stated above, so if he is your favorite you’ll be disappointed. 

Still, The Nightmare Ends on Halloween is fun if only because we will never get such a Battle Royal among these five horror icons due to assorted film rights issues. 

With all that in mind the supercut can be viewed HERE.   

FOR MY LOOK AT THE FOUR BEST HELLRAISER MOVIES CLICK HERE.

FOR MY LOOK AT THE BEST EPISODES OF THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET TELEVISION SERIES CLICK HERE.

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10 responses to “THE NIGHTMARE ENDS ON HALLOWEEN I & II

  1. I shall give this a viewing tonight, thank you! 😉

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  3. This sounds superb, will watch it later when I’m home from work. Great review, as always.

  4. Lulu: “Our Dada says he wouldn’t lay odds on anybody unfortunate enough to go up against Pinhead, not even Freddy Krueger!”

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