Freddy vs. Jason

Film, Horror

Time Out says

In which New Line resuscitate the moribund Nightmare on Elm Street series with a dose of Friday the 13th virility serum. Here's the pitch: Freddy is marooned in Hell, forgotten by his teen fan club - until he hooks up with Jason Voorhees, and persuades him to drop in on Elm Street. Amazing how quickly a few murders will restore people's faith. Their fear is Freddy's ticket back into dreamland. So what about the Freddy or Jason showdown? In the red corner: a mutilated bogeyman in a Christmas sweater; a child abductor who preys on the imagination of adolescents, their mistrust of adults and sexual anxiety; a craven showman with a bent for malicious repartee and surreal transmutation. And in the black corner: a burly, indestructible dead bloke in a hockey mask, with a mother complex who sticks his machete into horny teens and exhibits all the personality of a black hole. It's pretty obvious where director Ronnie Yu's sympathies lie. Still, he can't find a satisfactory resolution to that old teaser about an implacable force vs the immovable object: how to kill off your cash cow and milk her too.

By: TCh


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Ronny Yu
Damian Shannon, Mark Swift
Monica Keena
Kelly Rowland
Jason Ritter
Christopher George Marquette
Lochlyn Munro
Katharine Isabelle
Brendan Fletcher
Zacharias Ward
Ken Kirzinger
Robert Englund
Tom Butler
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