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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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Taglines:

The "Slicer"...The "Dicer"...And This Time, They're Not Any "Nicer"! 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:

$154,021 (Austria) (21 November 2003)

Gross:

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

Ken Kirzinger had to undergo some dental work during filming, but it would have taken too much time to remove his makeup and costume and reapply them. When he arrived at the dentist's office still dressed as Jason (without the hockey mask), people were afraid he was an escaped psychopath and almost called the police. See more »

Goofs

On the docks, when Jason approaches Freddy, Freddy is lying down, trying to crawl away from Jason. In the next shot, just before Jason stabs him, Freddy is standing up. 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

Instead of opening credits, we see a screen full of flesh that is quickly slashed into pieces, which fly back and form the words "New Line Cinema Presents". These words then dissolve into blood, which splatters on a wall as the Freddy vs. Jason logo emerges. See more »

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Written by Jonny Santos, Tommy Decker, Rob Garcia and Mike Sarkisyan
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10 Years later & all we get a script that was written only in 10 minutes!
21 August 2003 | by (2 critics in a dark movie theater in: Bradenton, Fl.) – See all my reviews

"Freddy Vs. Jason" is one film I'm adding "not" only my Worst FIlms of 2003"list, but I'm also adding it to my "Worst Horror Films" list!

"Freddy Vs. Jaaon" qualifies for the Turkey award for worst film, or even a "Raseberry Award for worst film of 2003, along with a Raseberry Award for worst director.

I was really expecting a lot more style from director Yu, who I thought did a great job with "BRIDE OF CHUCKY".

The movie was just boring with scattered plot twists her and ther ethat never seeme to go anywhere but into a big vat of laughable dialogue and bad acting!

Like one critic stated, and I 100% agreee: "After more than a decade of brainstorming, here's what New Line has: Freddy and Jason stage a contest to see who can kill the most teenagers. Jason surges ahead, Freddy gets jealous, so they go at each other. The end."

"Freddy Vs. Jason" was all hype and build up because the studios knew that in the true horror fans hearts this movie was not going to live up to its hype. I was so excitied to see "Jason Vs. Freddy", & after waiting for almost 10 yrs; I went opening night, what a waste of time and money. I almost walked out to see "Open Range".

Or as another critic stated: But "Freddy vs. Jason" doesn't have any of the creepy suspense that graced the first "Friday" movies, and very little of the Daliesque dream imagery of the early "Nightmares." It's just a slam-bang succession of gross-out mutilations, played for giggles".

The worst thing was the mistake in locations when the went from Springfield which is in California to Camp Crystal Lake which I believe in New Jersey. Yeah it only takes 2 hrs to drive across the US!

Here's a tip: Kelly Rowland (of Destiny's Child) stick to music! Your a bad actress in a really bad film!

No offense but Roger Corman should have directed "Freddy Vs. Jason". He could it have done it at 1/2 the cost and made a better movie.


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