GLIMMERGLASS: THE CREATIVE WRITER’S ANNUAL, VOLUME 1 “THE BEAST” (STORY BY JOHN SMALL)
Release Date: October 15, 2009 (Setting is 1700s to Contemporary Times)
Series: King Kong (Original)
Horror Crosses: King Kong (2005 remake); War of the Worlds (novel); War of the Worlds (radio); The Mummy (remake film series); Jurassic Park (film series); Kong: the Animated Series; Jurassic Park (novel)
Non-Horror Crosses: Buckaroo Banzai; Tarzan; Flash Gordon; Tales of the Gold Monkey; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Tales of the Shadowmen; Doc Savage; Indiana Jones; Mighty Joe Young; A-Team; Fu Manchu
The Story: Author John Small discovers that the film King Kong was based on true events and gathers research on the true events of the film and the follow-up events that have happened since.
Notes: John Small uses a popular Farmerian method (named for Philip Jose Farmer) in which he places himself in the world of fiction, imagining that fictional stories are based on true events. Here, he melds together the original Kong story, and its sequels, prequels, and remakes, and makes them all fit into one coherent reality. Along the way, he throws in references to other fictional characters who must have been involved in such events based on their stature and the nature of the event. John Small makes official my conjecture that the 2005 film by Peter Jackson is the same events as the original film, just retold with dramatic license from Mr. Jackson. In explaining how the events of Kong could have happened in a world where most people are unaware of the supernatural and the extraordinary, he references other events that have later been covered up, despite their overly public exposure, such as the 1898 and 1938 Martian invasions from War of the Worlds, and the invasion of Mongo from Flash Gordon. DOC SAVAGE and TARZAN employ Denham to return to Skull Island to do documentary filming. Skull Island is said to be "the Menace of the Monsters". Joining in on the expedition were INDIANA JONES, Alex O'Connell (famous for taking down THE MUMMY), and Joshua Williams (from "Joshua Williams Breaks a Date"). (TARZAN couldn't make it due to events seen in TARZAN ALIVE). Roland Tembo is among the expedition as well. Tembo's CINEVERSE counterpart appears in THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK. SON OF KONG is a fictionalized version of events that actually happened during this expedition. In Kong Reborn, Dr. Jill Drake is involved in this incident. Jill discovers that BUCKAROO BANZAI has moved a clone of KING KONG to BANDUKI. It may be that the events of KONG: THE ANIMATED SERIES may be based on these events, which involve a female scientist who clones Kong then has to release him in a suitable environment. It was followed by KONG: KING OF ATLANTIS and KONG: RETURN TO THE JUNGLE. Among the crew that journeys to Skull Island in the first expedition is Jake Cutter (TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY). Kong is of the same species as seen in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE, and TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN 3: DANSE MACABRE "The Ape Gigans". Mighty Joe Young is also connected to Kong and one of Denham’s grandsons is tied in as a villain on an episode of the A-Team. Fu Manchu is also said to be the villain secretly behind Jurassic Park.
1932 to 1948--THE WORLD OF KONG: A NATURAL HISTORY OF SKULL ISLAND--DOC SAVAGE and TARZAN employ Denham to return to Skull Island to do documentary filming. Skull Island is said to be "the Menace of the Monsters". Joining in on the expedition were INDIANA JONES, Alex O'Connell (famous for taking down THE MUMMY), and Joshua Williams (from "Joshua Williams Breaks a Date"). (TARZAN couldn't make it due to events seen in TARZAN ALIVE). Roland Tembo is amongst the expedition as well. Tembo's CINEVERSE counterpart appears in THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK. SON OF KONG is a fictionalized version of events that actually happened during this expedition.
THE DICTIONARY OF IMAGINARY PLACES (REFERENCE GUIDE BY ALBERTO MANGUEL AND GIANNA GUADALUPI)
Release Date: January 1, 1980 [expanded in 1999] (Setting is 1980 and 1999 in expansion)
Horror Crosses: King Kong; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; The Siege of the Red House; The Stepford Wives; The Masque of the Red Death; Shadow: A Parable; Silence: A Parable; Jurassic Park; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
Non-Horror Crosses: The book has 730 entries, all crossovers. Buy the book.
The Story: This is a reference guide to places that people who live within this shared fictional reality could visit.
Notes: This list of fictional settings is written under the premise that they are all real places that people could visit. Considering the above crosses, it clearly fits in the Horror Universe. Note that this brings J. Sheridan le Fanu’s The Siege of the Red House, and three works of Poe (The Masque of the Red Death, Shadow: A Parable and Silence: A Parable) into the Horror Universe.
June 1993--JURASSIC PARK--During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
December 1993--WAYNE'S WORLD 2--The famous water glass scene is parodied when Wayne and Garth are scouting a location for Waynestock. Even a dinosaur makes an appearance.
November 1994--JURASSIC PARK II: THE CHAOS CONTINUES--Video Game
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (FILM)
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (FILM)
Release Date: May 23, 1997 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Jurassic Park
Horror Crosses: King Kong; GODZILLA
NON-HORROR CROSSES: LAST ACTION HERO
The Story: Turns out there was another island, and they think it’s a great idea to bring a dinosaur into civilization.
Notes: The ship that brings the dinosaur to the United States is the Venture. The Japanese tourists running from the rampaging T-Rex in the San Diego scene are saying in Japanese: "I left Japan to get away from this?!" In the San Diego video store, there is a poster advertising a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger as King Lear. This film follows Jurassic Park and is followed by Jurassic Park III. This film has been referenced as fictional and paid homage to numerous times in other films and on television. It has also been spoofed in Jane Austen’s Mafia, Inspector Gadget, The Mummy Returns, and Jurassic Park III. **UPDATED**
1998--TRESPASSER--This game takes place on the same island as this film, and was intended to be released as a film tie-in.
July 2001--JURASSIC PARK III--A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.
February 2002--BIG FAT LIAR--After the flood water is turned on and trips up Marty Wolf, he crashes into a sign at a fork in the road. The sign reads "Isla Nublar", which is the island in which Jurassic Park takes place.
March 2002--SMALLVILLE--"Nicodemus"--When Clark, Chloe and Pete are talking about the flower, he mentions the creation of the park.
March 2003--JURASSIC PARK: OPERATION GENESIS--Video Game
March 2004--METAL GEAR SOLID: THE TWIN SNAKES--In the Briefing, when they're talking all about genetic engineering, Snake says it sounds like a "dinosaur theme park".
May 2005--FAMILY GUY--"North by North Quahog"--On finding a hotel to spend the night while their car gets fixed, Peter and Lois encounter a hooker, much to Lois’ concern. Peter reassures her by saying “Keep absolutely still, Lois; their vision is based on movement,” a reference to Jurassic Park in which the main protagonist (Alan Grant) has a similar (and equally erroneous) line when they encounter a Tyrannosaurus, as well as a reference to the general concept of avoiding movement-based-visioned predators by remaining still. (This same hooker is seen with Charlie Brown in “Mother Tucker.”) After Chris is caught drinking, Flint from the cartoon G.I. Joe gives an educational message, like he (and others) did on the real G.I. Joe show. He is even voiced by his original actor, Bill Ratner.
August 2005--BARNEY: THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE--Barney and friends walk under a "Jurassic Park" sign, while the movie's theme music plays.
|Janos in the Dreamlands|
The Dreamlands is a collective dimension created by H P Lovecraft, showing up frequently within his Dream Cycle of stories (beginning with POLARIS in 1918). The Escapade and her crew are inspired by Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876). Adam Kennedy and Allison Wonderland are part of Janos' supporting cast, though Alison's name is a tribute to the Carroll novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Jurassic Park is from the 1990 novel JURASSIC PARK and a series of books, movies, and games that further the story.
November 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"--Peter's journey to the executive bathroom is a reference to Jurassic Park. John Hammond welcomes Peter and the music played while the helicopter flies above the island was used in the movie. Peter using the restroom and commenting on how peaceful everything is also a reference to a far different scene in the movie when a lawyer was eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex after attempting to hide in a bathroom stall. Emperor Palpatine appears at the Quahog Cabana Club. He requests the song "On The Dark Side" by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. Yosemite Sam is seen trying on jeans at Barney's, a famous clothing store in New York City.
April 2011--JURASSIC PARK: PRIME SURVIVAL--The boys reference Nick Van Owen's attempt to photograph dinosaurs.
November 2011--JURASSIC PARK: THE GAME--The Sarah that Gerry and Jess refer to is the same Sarah from LOST WORLD.
March 2012--UGLY AMERICANS--"The Roast of Twayne the Boneraper"--Jurassic Park is one of the "failed liberal projects" found beneath the sea.
CABIN IN THE WOODS (FILM)
Release Date: April 13, 2012 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Cabin in the Woods
Horror Crosses: Alien; Half-Life; Evil Dead; Poltergeist; Frankenstein (Universal); Child’s Play; Creature from the Black Lagoon; Corpse Bride; Killer Klowns from Outer Space; Stephen King Universe; Killjoy; Devil’s Rejects; Clownhouse; Drive Thru; Funhouse; Amusement; Circus of Fear; Clown Camp; Demonic Toys; Demons; Night of the Demons; Supernatural; Charmed; Gremlins; Ghoulies; Creeps; Troll; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Frankenstein (novel); Dr. Giggles; The Human Centipede; House on Haunted Hill; The Dead Pit; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Strangers; Underworld; Attack of the 50 Foot Woman; Troll Hunter; Anaconda; Python; Mega Snake; Snakes on a Plane; Resident Evil; Hellraiser; Cannibal Holocaust; Creepshow; Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Attack of the Jack-O-Lanterns; Pumpkinhead; Frankenfish; The Mummy! Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century; The Mummy (Universal); The Hills Have Eyes; Wrong Turn; Chernobyl Diaries; 28 Days Later; Signal; the Works of Quentin Tarantino; Left 4 Dead; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Re-Animator (film); Siren; The Exorcist; The Exorcism of Emily Rose; Reptilicus; Jurassic Park; Abominable Bigfoot; The Legend of Boggy Creek; Ape Canyon; Curse of Bigfoot; Night of the Bloody Apes; Wendigo; Night Beasts; Night of the Scarecrow; Scarecrows; Husk; Scarecrow Gone Wild; The Scarecrows Walk at Midnight; The Town that Dreaded Sundown; The Craft; Witches of Eastwick; Hocus Pocus; Jack Frost; Hellboy (film); Rumplestiltskin; Leprechaun; Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters; Gingerbread Man; The Vampyre; Dracula (novel); Nosferatu; The Wolf Man; An American Werewolf in London; The Howling; Wolf; Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Friday the 13th; Night of the Living Dead; Return of the Living Dead; F.E.A.R.; The Blob; Feast; Horrors of the Wendigo; Frostbiter; Ghost; Bram Stoker’s Dracula (film); The Cyclops; Cyclops Giant; Nightbreed; Leeches!; Attack of the Giant Leeches; Rows of Teeth; The Birds; Killing Birds; Birdemic: Shock and Terror; Silent Hill; Attack of the Killer Lane Gnomes; Alligator; Lake Placid; Them!; Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!; Ants; Empire of the Ants; King Kong; Centipede Horror; The Giant Claw; The Ring; Attack of the Giant Gila Monster; The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms; Tarantula; Eight Legged Freaks; Jaws; Frogs; Lord of Darkness; House of the Dead; The Grudge; Chopping Mall; BlinkyTM; The Kraken; Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep; Octopus; The Beast; Deep Rising; It Came From Beneath the Sea; Tentacles; Eye of the Beast; Mega Shark; Giant Octopus; Castle Freak; Tokyo Gore Police; Septic; Mutants; Ogre; Blood Pool; Legend of the Ogre; Killing Floor; Little Shop of Horrors; The Breed; Hatchet; Phantasm; See No Evil; Thinner; Monster House; Attila; Dead Snow; Frankenstein’s Army; Manhunt; The Monster in the Closet; Killer Eyes; Demomata; CSP-682; Parasite Eve 2; Dead Space; Night of the Lepus; Creature from the Haunted Sea; Tremors; Hostel; The Collection; The Butcher; Dead Rising; My Bloody Valentine; The Exterminator; Willard; War of the Worlds; Signs; Lollipop Chainsaw; Ghost Ship; Curse of the Pirates; Jolly Roger; Lead Soldiers; Vampire Vikings; The Witch; Blair Witch Project; The Village; The Thing; Vampire Breath; Goosebumps; Angel; King Cobra
Non-Horror Crosses: Harry Potter; Wizard of Oz; Great Expectations; Batman; Labyrinth; Land of the Giants; The Wrath of Paul Bunyan; Dreamscape; Last of the Mohicans; Blood Meridian; Scalps; Savage Sam; Sin City; Kevin Spencer; We Need to Talk About Kevin; Jacob’s Ladder; Doctor Who; Black Swan; Pan’s Labyrinth; Nutcracker; Blade Hunter; The Chronicles of Narnia; Time Bandits; The Princess and the Frog; Pirates of the Caribbean; Futurama; The Incredible Shrinking Man; Pee-Wee’s Playhouse; Red Planet; Terminator; Zathura; Hardware; Robot Wars; Bacterial Contamination; Firefly; Clash of the Titans; Team Fortress; Man from Planet X; Starship Troopers; Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal; Twisted Metal
The Story: A group of teens head out for a weekend in a cabin in the woods, not knowing that they have been chosen as sacrifices to an ancient deity in order to save the world from his wrath.
Notes: This film exposes the secret truth behind modern horror. Behind it all is a secret organization, chosen to sacrifice youth to ancient gods. All of the above named crossovers have been linked in this film, and revealed to be part of this secret conspiracy. Most of the crossovers above come from the monsters and artifacts contained in the facility. While some of the monsters and artifacts are clearly from certain films above, many are based on certain types of horror films, in which case I included the more well-known of these film types. I recommend the well-researched Cabin in the Woods Wiki for a more detailed listing of the monsters and their inspirations. Note that I included in the above crossovers some monsters that only appeared in the official novelization and the official Universal Theme Park attraction tie-in. With this film, I break one of my major rules of crossover connecting. Though some of the crosses are direct crosses, like Evil Dead and Left 4 Dead, most of them are only connected because the films represent the more well-known films of the trope from which a certain monster comes. Normally, I would not count something that is “like something from”, but there is dialogue within the film that makes me break my rule. In one scene, referring to the monsters, security officer Daniel Truman says “They’re like something from a nightmare.” Lin, a head scientist, responds, “No, they’re something nightmares are from.” She goes on to explain that these monsters are the creations of the Ancient Ones, having been around since the beginning, and different cultures have told stories that interpret them in different ways. Thus, in the instance of this film, “like” is enough because of the author’s intent. And thus my love/hate relationship with Joss Whedon, for expanding the Horror Universe dramatically but making me do a lot of work to write this entry. Note that this film ends with the start of an apocalypse, so the end must veer into a divergent timeline. We must presume in the main Horror Universe, the virgin shot the fool. And if you haven’t seen the movie, that last sentence probably seems very bizarre. This film has been referenced as fictional in South Park, The Cinema Snob, Scary Movie 5, and Doc of the Dead. It is also paid homage to in Red Dawn when Chris Hemsworth and his friends once more wind up in a cabin in the woods. The film has also been spoofed in Robot Chicken and Scary Movie 5.
June 2015--JURASSIC WORLD--A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
September 2015--TWO FORTY-SIX--Isla Nublar can be seen on Wilford's chalkboard.
June 2018--UNTITLED JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL--Plot unknown.
May 3001--FUTURAMA--"I Dated a Robot"--A place called "Jurassic Kiddie Park"
July 3012--FUTURAMA--"The Thief of Baghead"--An exhibit featuring a T-Rex at the aquarium, entitled Jurassic Tank, is introduced by a John Hammond-esque man to music similar to the Jurassic Park theme tune.
ALTERNATE REALITIES: Several television and web shows have done parodies of Jurassic Park and its sequels.
TVCU-52--Horror Universe-Pretty much everything that happened to Ivan would qualify, but in general Ivan is not legitimate enough to justify including in the book (well, maybe in the Forward). But, since this isn't the book, I'm going to list the various franchises with which the HCU Ivan Schablotski has had crossovers (minor connections are in italics and crossovers that don't involve Ivan, such as INUYASHA or JURASSIC PARK, are not included at all, but many crossovers that are not considered as canon in the TVCU, such as BLADE II and SCOOBY DOO, are acceptable in the HCU, so it all balances out).