FREDDY VS. JASON (2003 U.S.) D: RONNY YU W: DAMIAN SHANNON/MARK SWIFT P: SEAN S. CUNNINGHAM
Striped jumper-wearing child murderer Freddy Kreuger(Robert Englund) awakens Jason Vorhees from his slumber in hell and commands him to kil teens in Elm Street so that the frightened residents will remember his name, allowing him to enter their dreams again. This much anticipated meeting of two incredibly popular horror icons even got jaded old fans who had long ago tired of their antics excited with a nostalgic buzz, and the hope that it would be handled with the correct mix of reverence and tongue-in-cheek elements. But unfortunately no-one involved seemed to be able to pull anything new out of the hat, or re-invent the wheel. The result is tired, trite, desperate and a sign that maybe we should all move on. However the fact that it was a surprise box office smash may result in more dead horse flogging at a theatre near you soon. With Monica Keen, Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland, Lochlyn Munro, Brendan Fletcher, Tom Butler, Zack Ward, Gary Chalk, Calire Riley and wrestler Oscar Guttierez.

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