Freddy vs Jason

An Elm Street Nightmare goes out with a big old bang, but then, so does Freddy Krueger. In Robert Englund’s final role as the Springwood slasher, he unites/fights with his most notable horror contemporary, Jason Voorhees, star of the Friday the 13th series. Special guest, and lifelong Jason fan, Dave Rudden joins Lizzie and Chris for an incredibly satisfying bout that took an entire decade to come together.


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8 thoughts on “Freddy vs Jason

  1. Thanks so much for doing this series, it was tons of fun. I really wish you’d do the remake though, just to complete the run. I’ve got zero interest in watching the remake but listening to you guys talk about it is another matter.

  2. Loved this episode, and Loved the series both Chris and Lizzie rocked it!

    That being said Chris I must TAKE UMBRIDGE to your King Kong Vs. Godzilla gripes (all in good fun not actually mad just providing information), Godzilla never shoots out electricity…the closest is when he becomes a living magnet in Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla (it is so ridiculous but amazing). He has never been weak to Electricity buuuut there is an actual reason for all of the electricity stuff in the movie. The original script involved Frankenstein Vs. King Kong. So in the original script Frankenstein was to get power from electricity, and King Kong was to be weakened by it. They just lazily swapped Godzilla in for Frakenstein, and gave King Kong the powers. Not much better but there is a reason it exists.

    As for Freddy Vs. Jason, I think it has a similar problem that most versus movies have where they suddenly make Jason afraid of water. Despite him chilling in the water for pretty much the entire franchise. This is why I’ve always considered it more of a Freddy movie, because they disregard pretty much all of the Friday lore…which is admittedly is pretty fluid throughout the franchise.

    I also don’t love the ‘lighting’ in the movie which switches from Blue to Red depending on which monster is in control of the scene. I do love that last act though, that fight scene is superb I love it.

    Hope you guys do the Child’s Play franchise next year.


  3. I know in the Crystal Lake Memories documentary, Monica Keena mentioned Tarantino saw Freddy vs. Jason and was disappointed in the omission of the “Place Your Bets” line from the trailer.

    Anyway, I randomly read about Freddy vs. Jason coming on IMDB on the list of upcoming films years ago and it was how I got intrigued by both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. One thing of each led to another and such, I told the story before so you know how it went. Sadly, I missed it in theaters but it was the talk amongst kids I knew in middle school. I did eventually own the DVD and still do. intend to upgrade to Blu-Ray soon but yes! Someone else loves Freddy vs. Jason besides me because fuck what people like Doug Walker said, Freddy vs. Jason is awesome! Though I get what Wes Craven said, I mean, it is but hey, not his cup of tea; oh well. Won’t hold it against him.

    But yeah, it is essentially a wrestling movie but it’s a good one. The final battle is essentially the best part of the film. That and the dream battle do show how the two fare in their respective environments. Two battles are enough (again, screw what Doug Walker said). And it’s appropriately gory. Yes, the Kelly Rowland improvised is very troubling but hopefully Rowland learned her mistake. But I do enjoy Jason killing that one rapist when Katharine Isabelle was encountering Freddy and Dave, technically Jason killed a rapist before. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, the final girl is kidnapped by two muggers and one tried to rape her and Jason comes in to ’86 him.

    Yes, I’m sad with Englund retiring but I did accept it immediately that he can’t play Freddy forever. Like, you got to pass the baton eventually. I crave more new material concerning both Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. I want more new Freddy and Jason, damn it! I mean, I saw both reboots and I like the Friday the 13th reboot but the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, I liked originally but that was because of the novelty. Overtime and watching it again back in 2014, it’s not very good unfortunately. They went about it all wrong save for addressing Freddy being a child molester. some good moments but it’s not very good unfortunately that I like it less than the fourth film. But I hope one day WB/New Line does try again but does it right this time. They’re doing well with Horror what with the Conjuring films, It, Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out; maybe they’ll step up their game.

    So to close things off, my rankings of all the Nightmare on Elm Street films:
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    Freddy vs. Jason
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
    Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

    Though 5, Freddy’s Dead and Part 2 alternate constantly since I don’t hate them. Oh and if Chucky’s next, bring it on! See ya soon!

  4. Id love a Friday13th watchcast but Id probably learn more from a Chucky cast, but thats bc hes like my least favorite horror icon, up to you.

    1. Ditto. Although, Chucky is only technically my “least favourite” because I’ve never really watched his movies outside part of the original (or first sequel, can’t remember) on AMC during Fear Fest a couple of years ago.

  5. I fucking love Freddy vs Jason, it’s kind of the perfect encapsulation of what I want from a versus movie.

    Would just like to note that Katherine Isabelle, of Ginger Snaps fame. was also Margot on Hannibal (and is a fellow Canuck).

    Great series guys, I’d love to see you tackle another franchise, even if it’s one I’m not familiar with at all (i.e. Child’s Play).

  6. I saw this before seeing most of the Nightmare flicks, and then when I marathoned the Nightmare flicks, I thought to myself that none of them were as fun as FvJ, except maybe Dream Warriors. Not sure about Friday the 13th, but I still think they could do a lot more with Nightmare now than they ever could in the past, and “IT” would be a pretty good template to follow.

  7. Loved this podcast guys, I really hope y’all do more limited episode, deep-dive, series like this. Child’s Play or Friday the 13th would be a lot of fun, but non-horror franchises could work too. Maybe, Die Hard or Fast/Furious?

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