The Cheers End
The Movies: This summer’s apoca-com, The World’s End , and TV sitcom, Cheers .
The Mash-up: The title sequence to Cheers gets an influx of blue-eyed bodysnatchers in place of the regular bar patrons.
Greatest Example of Synergy: One of the drinkers forgoes a drink in favour of cradling a machine gun.
Full Metal Reindeer
The Movies: 1943’s claymation Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer , and Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket .
The Mash-up: The infamous Drill Sergeant Hartman dishes out a serving of cold hard truth to the elves as they work the toy production line.
Greatest Example Of Synergy: One of the elves becomes targeted by Hartman and must deliver his very best war face.
The Doctor Games
The Movies: Dystopian sequel smash, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the Doctor Who 50th anniversary TV episode, The Day Of The Doctor .
The Mash-up: A live-action fan-made homage, The Doctor Games pits the thirteen Doctors against each other. Shot with an entire squad of actors in perfect costumes, and featuring the actual Tardis used in the show - this original work melds together the mythologies of two worlds. Who shall be crowned victor?
Greatest Example Of Synergy: “Dibs on the laser gun!”
The Movies: Peter Jackson’s fantasy follow-up, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers and indie comedy, Napoleon Dynamite .
The Mash-up: Aragorn and Legolas’ friendship is put to the test as they venture ‘cross hills and valleys all the while struggling with the perils nature throws their way. Experience Middle Earth like never before, with Legolas Dynamite, Kip Aragorn and Pedro Gimli.
Greatest Example Of Synergy: When the band of merry wanderers discover Lyle the Orc.
Star Wars Vs. Clerks
The Movies: The final chapter in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Revenge Of The Sith and Kevin Smith’s indie talkie, Clerks .
The Mash-up: Anakin Skywalker’s descent into his Darth Vader alter-ego is spiralling out of control. In an argument with his wife Amidala, it comes to light that her sexual history may be a bone of contention for the two, with snappy dialogue courtesy of Clerks ’ Dante and Veronica.
Greatest Example Of Synergy: Anakin’s realisation that he may indeed be number 37.
The Avengers Club
The Movies: Marvel’s blockbuster, The Avengers and John Hughes teen hit, The Breakfast Club .
The Mash-up: These aren’t your ordinary superheroes. They’ve been naughty, and now they’re in detention. Ripping the audio from The Breakfast Club trailer and mashing it with The Avengers puts the five warriors in school for a day of self-discovery.
Greatest Example Of Synergy: Loki ripping Nick Fury a new one with a scathing fashion insult.
Bill And Ted's Excellent Inception
The Movies: Christopher Nolan’s head-scratcher Inception and time travel comedy, Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure .
The Mash-up: Overlaying audio from the Inception trailer atop the visuals from Bill And Ted creates a tale of teenage time travel hijinks, dream logic impossibilities and rather a lot of woahs.
Greatest Example Of Synergy: Rufus informs his two buddies of the nature of their mission, with perfectly timed reactions.
Freaky Friday The 13th
The Movies: Slasher series Friday The 13th and body swap comedy, Freaky Friday .
The Mash-up: A live-action affair exploring what might happen should Jason Voorhees enter a body swap scenario with a teenage girl. Obviously, it’s on the cusp of a big house party she was planning on throwing...
Greatest Example Of Synergy: When Jason gets overexcited about the prospect of doing a keg stand.
The Movies: Black-as-night comedy American Psycho and rom-com Jerry Maguire .
The Mash-up: A forbidden romance between two corporate climbers, socially-inept Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) and trailblazer Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is explored via a series of clips demonstrating their obvious love connection.
Greatest Example Of Synergy: Bateman’s awkward response when Maguire finally tells him “you complete me.”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Musical
The Movies: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!
The Mash-up: An albeit unusual choice of source material, this remixed version of The Texas Chainsaw series turns Leatherface’s murderous rampage into a musical tale about a man who is possibly just... a bit misunderstood?
Greatest Example Of Synergy: The trailer voiceover, which opens with “He entered a world where fantasy is real, where he could be anything he wanted, and where he would discover the most dangerous temptation of all... a flash of leg.”