Camp HackNSlash was a promotional one day/night 1980s summer camp experience presented by The Alamo Drafthouse, and Ain't It Cool News to celebrate the world premiere of "Freddy vs. Jason".
The event took place on Saturday, August 9th, 2003, in the small city of Driftwood, Texas, at Camp Ben McCulloch in a custom-made summer camp, set in the tree-lined wilderness a half-hour away from Austin, Texas out in the middle of literally nowhere.
Nearly over one thousand people from all over the world showed up for the all day, and all night event, and were required to wear a standard-issue blue "Camp HackNSlash " t-shirt, and white tube socks, courtesy of the organizers to be pulled to their knees, and then were entrusted to the care of red-shirted counselors and were divided into tribes, each with a camp counselor.
During the day there were many activities that included: Freddy and Jason coloring, Jason hockey mask, and Freddy glove making, Indian Leg Wresting, a hot dog eating contest, duct tape wallet making, s'mores, swimming, and tubing out in the lake, dizzy izzy, three legged races, water balloon toss's, sack races, egg toss's, nature walks, a snipe hunt, human fat candle-dipping, bong building, relay races, dodge ball, capture the flag, clay making, embroidery, skull bead making, archery, arts and crafts, singing, campfire stories, a tribal counsel, a bonfire, and a whole lot more.
There was also a Freddy and Jason trivia contest which was made very interesting because the host asked the Jason fans, Freddy questions, and asked the Freddy fans, Jason questions. Then there was some Salt Lick BBQ served that evening, and then finally a special outdoor viewing of "Freddy vs. Jason" on a giant screen out in the middle of a large grassy field. Before the movie started, as the crowd eagerly awaited the film, the campers broke into competitive cheers of "Freddy" and "Jason".
A half-hour Q&A hosted by Harry Knowles followed the screening and both Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) and Ken Kirzinger (Jason Voorhees) were joined by director Ronny Yu and producer Sean Cunningham to chat with the fans and answer questions.
After the stars left, the film "Sleepaway Camp", followed by the movie "Madman" were shown and the whole event would end with a viewing of "Wet Hot American Summer".