Veteran slashers Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees join forces in this combination sequel to the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and FRIDAY THE 13TH series. The film begins with a quick recap of both Freddy and Jason's "lives," underscoring their respective motivations to kill and their distinct weaknesses. Freddy (Robert Englund) explains that the present children of Elm St. (including Monica Keena, Jason Ritter, Katherine Isabelle, and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child) have no memory of him, and if they don't know he exists, he can't enter their dreams to kill them. Ingeniously, he reaches out to Jason (Ken Kirzinger), the brutish death machine from Camp Crystal Lake, to go on an Elm Street killing spree, hoping a lot of gory murder will jog the town's memory.
Jason is up to the task, quickly dispensing with teenager after teenager in suburban homes, cornfields, medical labs and, of course, the forest. Freddy grows jealous over Jason's body count, and so must intervene, setting off a battle royale between the two highly adored slasher heroes across dreamworlds and realities. In another post-modern twist, a character seemingly modeled after Jay from Kevin Smith's films appears in the movie, adding both a comedic element and another level of reality vs. fiction. FREDDY VS. JASON employs a variety of special effects to update these undying series, not the least of which is uniting their once disparate stories.
Sean S. Cunningham - Producer/Director
Sean Cunningham - Producer/Director
Robert Englund - Filmdom's "Freddy Kruger"
Monica Keena - Actress/"Oksana Baiul..."
Kelly Rowland - Actress/Member of Destiny's Child
Graeme Revell - Score composer
Damian Shannon - Screenwriter, FREDDY VS JASON (2003)
Mark Swift - Screenwriter, FREDDY VS JASON (2003)
Ken Kirzinger - Stuntman/Actor
Ronny Yu - Director/"Legacy Of Rage"
Christopher George Marquette - THE TIC CODE
Lochlyn Munro - Actor/ SCARY MOVIE (2000), DRACULA 2000
Gary Chalk - Supporting Actor
Garry Chalk - Supporting Actor
Victor Miller - Creator of FRIDAY THE 13TH
Wes Craven - Horror Writer/Director
Wesley Earl Craven - Horror Writer/Director
Douglas Curtis - Director/Producer
Stokely Chaffin - Producer
Renee Witt - Executive Producer, FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)
Katherine Isabelle - Actress, GINGER SNAPS (2001)
Brendan Fletcher - American Actor, ANATOMY OF A HATE CRIME (2001)
Jason Ritter - Actor/John Ritter's Son
Fred Murphy - American Director Of Photography
Robert Shaye - Producer/Executive
Bob Shaye - Producer/Executive
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 98
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 794043683121
- Genre: Horror
- Rating: R (MPAA) (pervasive horror violenc/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use, and language)
- Release Date: September 2010
Theatrical Release Date: August 15, 2003
"...Writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are clever and ingenious in reviving and combining the two venerable horror franchises..." - 08/15/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C6
"...Robert Englund's performance as Freddy hasn't lost its delight..." - 08/22/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.112
"...The sequences set in Jason's dreams are ingenious..." - 11/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.45-6
"Ronny BRIDE OF CHUCKY Yu compensates with visual panache, inventive deaths and a spectacular, gory climactic smackdown." - 04/01/2004 Total Film, p.120