Hollywood is full of horror movies, but not every film makes its way to the theaters. Sometimes, a cancelled project ended up in the scrap heap due to budgetary concerns, a shoddy script, or for simply being way too horrific to get studio approval. When this happens, the talent moves onto other projects and fans are left wondering what happened.
Whatever the reason, some of the genre's greatest writers and directors failed to get their projects made.
10. Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash
The horror/slasher film genre is never hurting for sequels (and sometimes prequels) but the occasional crossover is a rare breed. As if the gods were answering their fans' prayers, 2003 saw the release of Freddy vs. Jason and the age-old debate of which immortal homicidal maniac would win in a fight was finally settled.
In the ashes of that conflict arose talk of bringing back another classic horror franchise and mixing it with the likes of Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, but sadly, the world never got to see Ash Williams strap on his trusty chainsaw, pick up his boomstick, and take on two of horror's most iconic villains.
The film came close to happening after producer Jeff Katz offered up a treatment, but thanks to Sam Raimi's refusal to extend the film rights to his character at New Line Cinema, Ash never got the chance to kill Hollywood's baddies with epic one-liners.
There is some light at the end of this tunnel: the concept was turned into a six-issue comic series appropriately titled, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. That book was so successful, it spawned another six-issue miniseries titled, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors.