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Back in 1957, when Jason was 11-years old, he supposedly drowned at Camp Crystal Lake. Later in the film, during Jason's nightmare in the dream world, Freddy was deep inside Jason's subconscious, and that is the only place where Jason actually has a fear of water.

Yes, Freddy vs. Jason is an interquel of those two films. In 'Jason goes to Hell' Jason is finally killed by his niece using an enchanted dagger and his body is dragged to hell by a cotorie of demons, his iconic hockey mask pulled down by Freddy Kreuger's arm. In 'Freddy vs Jason' Kreuger ressurects Jason and frees him from hell, manipulating him in order to create fear in Kreuger's home town of Springwood thus permitting his own return to Earth. At the end of this film Jason is still alive and free but is captured by unknown parties sometime between the end of 'Freddy vs Jason' and the beginning of 'Jason X' where he is shown to be in military custody.

No, but children and teenagers are his personal killing preference.

Who won in the end?

The overwhelming evidence is that Jason did, as Freddy has been reduced to a severed head which can only wink suggestively at the camera. With Jason X, we know that there is another Friday the 13th film, but no more 'Nightmare on Elm Street' sequels, the 2010 film being a remake of the original. So this is finally the end for Freddy Kruger, his body destroyed and his soul burning in hell.

Kane Hodder offered to reprise the role, but was turned down by New Line Cinema because they had an image of what they envisoned the Jason character to look like, and felt 6'3" tall Hodder was too short and bulky. They were also worried that Hodder would have been difficult to work with because in other Friday the 13th films, Hodder would often have creative differences with the director and producers.

Betsy Palmer was asked to reprise her role of Mrs. Pamela Voorhees, but turned the chance down because she felt the part was too small for her.

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".

While the US TV channel SyFy showed, among others, a movie like "Wrong Turn 2: Dead End" almost uncut (apart from the ordinary censorship of foul language and nudity only brief shots of violence are missing), the movie "Freddy Vs. Jason", pretty gory as well but always with a sense of humor, had it real tough. What remained after being tossed in the meat grinder is a version edited in over 140 scenes so one might think the cutters were going for a PG-13 rating and apart from a few remaining effects they succeeded. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

Ken Kirzinger originally went to New Line Cinema to do an interview for the stunt coordinating job for "Freddy vs. Jason", but the producers noticed his physical looks, and asked him to audition for the part of Jason. The movie was also being shot in Vancouver, Canada and it saved New Line money by hiring Ken Kirzinger to play Jason because he lives in Vancouver, so air fare and hotel money wouldn't have to be spent on him. Kirzinger also brought experience to the role because he had played the part of Jason before when he was the stunt double for Kane Hodder who played the part of Jason in another Friday the 13th film - "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan."

So far, there are 12 movies in the Friday the 13th series. Beginning with Friday the 13th (1980), following are Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2001), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), and Friday the 13th (2009). A fan film, The Cold Heart of Crystal Lake, was also released in 2003. A documentary about Jason, His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, was released February 10th 2009.

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