Freddy VS Jason (2003) Macabre Month of Horror #2

Freddy VS Jason ‘ is a great idea. Having two of the greatest horror villains of all time, fighting it out in a movie together.

This was not the first time horror icons have mixed. Characters such as Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman have all been in movies together.

Freddy vs. Jason led to many possibilities for the future. There was talk about a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Leather Face.

There were many short films continuing the fight including a 2011 short film adding Ash from “Evil Dead” into the fray.

The possibility of ‘Freddy vs. Jason’ first came from the ending of Jason goes to Hell’. At the end of the movie Jason’s mask is grabbed by the clawed glove of Freddy Krueger.  That movie came out in 1993, it took 10 years to actually get ‘Freddy vs. Jason‘ made.

Fans of the two characters either love or hate this movie. I personally love it, but I can understand why people may not. The movie is not serious at all. If you look at it as a serious film, it won’t be good. The film is very over the top and has fun with what it’s doing. I think the best horror films are the kind that have fun with it.

The battle between Freddy and Jason is exactly what I was looking for. They have a strong conflict throughout leading to a final battle that I think is perfect for what they were going for. It is very satisfying to see these two iconic characters fight it out.

There are some liberties taken with the characters. The mythology may be changed slightly, but not to the point where it is disgraceful to the franchises.

I think this is best of both franchises. It is just so much fun. But, in terms of horror, the first “Nightmare on Elm Street” wins.



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