Freddy vs. Jason

“1-2 Freddy is coming for you, 3-4 better lock your door, 5-6 grab your crucifix, 7-8 gonna stay up late, 9-10 never sleep again”

I know this film is old, 2003 to be precise, but I have only just seen it.

I thought it was an amazing film because of one reason, it was different. Usually in horror films it is just one serial killer who will go around and kill. The usual nonsense happens, someone will get trapped, someone will hear a noise and walk towards the noise etc.

But this one is different because it pits serial killer against serial killer. I am pretty sure even people who aren’t fans of horror films have heard about Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. They are 2 serial killers (fake obviously), one killed by water, one killed by fire. Jason drowned at the age of 10 whilst at summer camp, Camp Crystal Lake, all because of the foolishness of his camp counselors. The main reason he comes back is to seek revenge on the murder of his mother, she calls him back from the dead to “kill for mummy”.

Where as Freddy was a sexual predator and a serial killer who was burnt alive in his own house by many of his victim’s family members. Once Freddy was killed he found a way of killing in dreams and if Freddy was coming for you you would hear the chant “1-2 Freddy is coming for you, 3-4 better lock your door, 5-6 grab your crucifix, 7-8 gonna stay up late, 9-10 never sleep again”

 

Jason’s choice of weapon tends to be his trusty machete where as Freddy will use his claws that are on his right hand.

 

The film Freddy vs. Jason is about Freddy trying to find a way to be feared again so that he can kill in dreams and he uses Jason to make the residents of Elm Street to think it is him but Jason doesn’t stop killing and it ends with them pit against each other both surrounded by their fear! Jason next to the very lake he died in as a young lad and Freddy surrounded by fire, the deadly substance that killed him.

But who wins? I am not going to say if you really want to know and haven’t seen the film, then watch it. It is brilliant.

 

 

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