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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  15 August 2003 (USA)
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Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

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It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. Written by Film_Fan

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Nightmare on Elmstreet meets Friday the 13th See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive strong horror violence/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£785,870 (UK) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$251,375 (Austria) (28 November 2003)
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Trivia

(at around 1h 11 mins) In Lori's dream kids are teasing a young Jason and they place a burlap sack in his head, this is similar to the burlap sack Jason wore in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). Jason started wearing the goalie mask in Friday the 13th Part III (1982). See more »

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(at around 1h 24 mins) When Jason is being attacked by Freddy on the dock, Jason is facing Freddy in one shot. But in the next shot, he is bending over, and facing away from Freddy. Freddy then hits Jason with the machete on the back of his legs. See more »

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Freddy Krueger: [narrating] My children... from the very beginning, it was the children who gave me my power. The Springwood Slasher, that's what they called me. My reign of terror was legendary. Dozens of children would fall by my blades. Then the parents of Springwood came for me, taking justice into their own hands. When I was alive, I might have been a little naughty, but after they killed me, I became something much, much worse. The stuff nightmares are made of. The children still feared me, ...
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, the camera pans over a cracked surface with the cast and crew's names on it. As each name comes into view, blood drips and splatters over it. This little sequence ends with the screen being slashed open and the Freddy vs. Jason logo flying out. See more »

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Follows Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) See more »

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Written by Machine Head
Performed by Smitty
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For a mute murderer, Jason Voorhees sure felt like the hero of this piece
31 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Freddy's dead and he can't get the old killing spree going again, so he wakes up Jason Voorhees to scare the kids into wetting their pants so Freddy can feed off of their fear. But like the sorcerer's apprentice, Jason, once turned on cannot be turned off, so Freddy faces off with Jason for the right to be the #1 serial killer while a bunch of busty idiot girls look on. And as we all know, after the endless line of sequels, by this entry the killers' are our friends so really you're rooting for them and not the idiot teenagers.

Of the teens, Jason Ritter is the only one who seems to know how to act (shame about his dad, John Ritter). Monica Keena is cute but she needs to lose the implants. What is Kelly Rowland doing in here? Robert Englund's as funny as ever, and Ken Kirzinger is a capable Jason. I still don't see why New Line Cinema didn't want to bring back Kane Hodder though. They say they wanted to take Jason in a new direction, but they DID NOT take Jason in a new direction. Jason's still the same hulking mute murderer he's always been, just a tad taller and bigger than before (and somehow he's got both of his eyes back). I don't see a big difference between Kane, Ken and all the rest, but Kane has professed great fondness and dedication to role of Jason, so I feel that if Kane was willing to play the part again (and it's hard to find people who are willing to be all painted up in gory make up mind you) then New Line should have accepted his services. It did feel that they were trying to make Jason out to be the more sympathetic of the two killers, but that doesn't change the fact that Jason killed the bulk of the film's teens.

Well, anyway, you get the usual dose of sex, drugs, violence, rock & roll and below par acting. So truly turn off your brain and enjoy the mayhem.


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