Top 10 Favorite Crossover Horror Movie Easter Eggs

#10. Silent Hill/Village of the Damned The 1991 horror movie Silent Hill pays homage to Village of the Damned, starring alien-like children with glowing eyes and white hair. A subtle reference is seen in the accursed village Midwich Elementary School building that Alessa attends.

#9. Psycho/Halloween H2O In Halloween H2O, Janet Leigh, who played Marion Crane in Hitchcock's Psycho, is cast alongside her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie further links the two with a visual reference to Leigh's iconic shower scene, recreating the 1957 Ford sedan parked behind a shack and adorned with the same license plates.

#8. Shaun of the Dead/Fulci/Dawn of the Dead/Zombie Shaun of the Dead, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg, features a Foree Electric work badge, honoring Ken Foree, star of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. The movie also includes a Fulci Restaurant ad in the newspaper directory, a reference to Lucio Fulci's Zombie.

#7. Night of the Creeps/Monster Squad Directed by Fred Dekker, Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad (released one year later) both star Tom Atkins. Dekker pays tribute to his own work with a shout-out in the movie poster for The Monster Squad, reading "Go Monster Squad!"

#6. Death Proof/Big Trouble in Little China The Kurt Russell movie Death Proof features a visible reference to another Carpenter classic, Big Trouble in Little China, with Jack Burton's tank top visible on the wall of the Crazy Dragon Tattoo Parlor.

#5. Jason Goes to Hell/Evil Dead A reference to the Evil Dead franchise appears in Jason Goes to Hell, where Sam Raimi's Necronomicon, also known as the Book of the Dead, is briefly seen. The tome is visible on a table towards the end of the movie, just before Jason is pulled to hell by Freddy Krueger's glove.

#4. Saw/Dead Silence/Insidious James Wan, director of Dead Silence and Insidious, pays tribute to Saw, his breakout horror hit, with a visual reference to the Billy Puppet mascot in both movies. In Dead Silence, it can be seen in a dark corner of a corridor, and on a classroom chalkboard behind Josh Lambert's shoulder in Insinsular.

#3. Predator 2/Alien A Xenomorph skull is seen in a trophy case filled with collected skeletons in Predator 2, seeding the idea of a potential crossover between the two franchises. The reference was intended to honor the Dark Horse comics popular Aliens vs. Predator comics.

#2. Evil Dead 2/A Nightmare on Elm Street In Evil Dead 2, Wes Craven's seminal horror masterpiece A Nightmare on Elm Street is paid tribute to with a poster visible in the background. The poster shows Freddy Krueger's clawed glove, a reference to the infamous shower scene in Psycho.

#1. Eyes Wide Shut/The Shining Eyes Wide Shut, directed by Stanley Kubrick, features a subtle reference to The Shining with an address of 237, illuminated by Shining Christmas lights. The building was manufactured on the soundstage at Elstree studio in England and reused later in the film as the Jason Hotel, marking yet another ode to The Shining.

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