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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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£785,870 (UK) (15 August 2003)


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

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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 »


It has been established through previous films in both series that Springwood is a town in Ohio, and Camp Crystal Lake is somewhere in or around Wessex County, New Jersey. The van sequence, therefore, would take up to at least 7 hours if we were to say generously that Springwood was on the Eastern-most side of Ohio and Camp Crystal Lake was on the Southwestern-most side of New Jersey. Even then it's already been a long night, between the massacre in the corn field and the break-in at Weston Hills. Unless Will was driving the van at a constant rate of 100 mph through the hilly roads of Pennsylvania, it seems unlikely they would reach Camp Crystal Lake before dawn, much less still in the middle of the night. See more »


[first lines]
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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The Ultimate Battle Between Evil And, Um Well, Evil
11 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Man, I felt like this was a presidential campaign. :) Who would you vote for in this awesome battle? Me? Freddy all the way, man! I'll give you that Jason's bigger, but he's such a Mama's Boy, Freddy is just down right mean. But this movie was so incredibly awesome and such a treat to horror fans.

If you are a fan of the Friday the 13th series, this had so many tributes to the originality, sex, drugs, alcohol, stupid teens, and cliché bad acting. We had our slutty girl, the smart but always sexy girl who's a virgin, the funny stereotype black girl, a geek, a stoner, the sensitive boyfriend, and two of the coolest boogeymen of all horror cinema.

The plot, at first I had questioned how they'd do it. I mean, we got a killer from Camp Crystal Lake and a killer who haunts your dreams. But they made Freddy loose his powers and he needed the kids to be afraid so he could be strong again while feeding on their fear, but how can he do that when he's not that effective in his nightmares? Of course! Jason! Jason is like his bubble wrap, he assumes Jason will probably go away or he'll be easy to throw away after the job is done. But he surprises Freddy by staying and for the ultimate battle of who's victims are who.

This was just such a blast to watch. Classic horror cliché's and the best battle of the ultimate boogeymen were just too cool. The ending is a cliff hanger, but you have too many votes going towards both sides. We could never decide who is the best at the gore... Freddy! :D Sorry, I just needed to say that. But I think all horror fans will enjoy the battle scenes and the gore. It's just a great tribute to our favorite killers!


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