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While Awesome Games Done Quick draws the attention of hundreds of thousands of viewers, other smaller speedrunning events are held all over the world. One such event is the Australian Speedrun Marathon, which takes place this weekend at PAX Australia.

Freddy Krueger's been dormant since the 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street remake. The 13th Friday the 13th film appears to be on hold indefinitely. The upcoming Halloween do-over sounds promising -- but that won't be in theatres for at least a year. But guess which 1980s slasher villain's got a brand-new movie out? Hint: he's the shortest one.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Video: If you're a fan of Stranger Things and 1980s horror movies -- and there's a lot of crossover there anyway -- you gotta stop what you're doing right now and watch Slasher Things. This fan-made delight inserts all the big slasher villains (and some cult favourites, too) into the show's "Thriller" trailer, and it is perfect.

Monsters lurk everywhere in pop culture -- novels, comic books, TV shows, urban legends -- but today, we're focusing on killers who were born in the movies. For this io9 guide, we picked cinema's biggest, most evil slasher-movie baddies... plus a few cult favourites, too.