The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia: Long Live Fantomas

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TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 3: DANSE MACABRE “LONG LIVE FANTOMAS” (SHORT STORY BY ALFREDO CASTELLI)

Release Date: 2007 (Setting is 1890)

Series: Tales of the Shadowmen

Horror Crosses: Phantom of the Opera; An American Werewolf in London/Paris

Non-Horror Crosses: Fantomas; Black Coats; Claudius Bombarnac; Sherlock Holmes; Rocambole; The Wandering Jew; Star Trek

The Story: In this tale, it appears that the infamous Jack the Ripper may be the “hero” named Fantomas, or in reality some other creature who possesses humans to do “his” evil deeds.

Notes: This story brings in the film An American Werewolf in Paris, and thus by extension the film An American Werewolf in London, though the latter is cemented by other crossovers (such as the Spike vs. Dracula tale).

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