Freddy vs. Jason (2003)




Ronny Yu




Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, Jason Ritter, Chris Marquette, Lochlyn Munro, Katharine Isabelle, Brendan Fletcher, Zack Ward, Kyle Labine, Tom Butler, Garry Chalk, Jesse Hutch, Odessa Munroe, Chris Gauthier, Paula Shaw, Sharon Peters


Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) and Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) return to terrorize the teenage population, but this time they are out to get each other too.


Before remaking both the original movie starring Jason Voorhees and the one starring Freddy Krueger, someone had the brilliant idea to bring them together for a fight to the last blade. Only it wasn't a brilliant idea at all as "Freddy vs. Jason" is a boring, laughable, utterly dumb horror film that delivers no thrills whatsoever.

The storyline is just plain dumb. Freddy, who is finally dead, is no longer remembered and therefore no longer feared. Since he is fueled by fear, he has to find a way to torment and kill those kids on Elm Street so he resurrects a colleague of him, Jason. But things don't go as planned and they clash. Well, what can I say, I'm still trying to figure out how a human being with a brain could have had such a stupid idea.

But this isn't even the worst part of the film. The fact that it is not scary at all is. It is so predictable, you already know what is going to happen. There aren't even little jump scares. Nothing at all. That dialogue though, it is so bad, it's scary.

I'd love to mention the characters, but I can't even remember their names. Why even bother when they are just a bunch of stupid, stereotypical, one-dimensional teenagers? And they are likable only after they are dead - credits for that also go to the cast for doing such an awful job.

The film also features nude women - I don't know, maybe the filmmakers were trying to scare gays -, an obvious and rather pointless use of CGI, and, surprise, surprise, a good performances from Robert Englund. I'm serious, he is the only good thing about this film.


  1. "The film also features nude women - I don't know, maybe the filmmakers were trying to scare gays"

    This gave me a pretty good laugh. Thanks for that. However, I would argue one thing. Being "laughable," and "utterly dumb" is what keeps it from being boring. For me, it totally falls into the so bad it's awesome category. It helps that I think of this, and many of the movies of both franchises, as more dark comedy than actual horror.

    1. I'm glad I made you laugh. Maybe one day I'll rewatch this and it'll fall into the so bad it's awesome category for me as well. Who knows!

  2. I'm certainly not the smartest tool in the shed, but I remember actually having a good time with this one. It was a long, long time ago, but it was exactly as stupid as I wanted it to be. And these movies, outside of the first film in each franchise these were never really scary. We come for the gore.

    (And the naked women)

    1. I'm sure if I watched it when I was younger, I'd have enjoyed it. I used to like this kind of movies.

  3. Davvero una porcata allucinante... Lo vidi solo per la curiosità del crossover

    1. Bravo! Quattro parole e hai descritto questo film alla perfezione.