Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher film directed by Ronny Yu and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It is a crossover between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series, being the eighth installment in the former and the eleventh in the latter. The film joins the two series in a shared universe and pits their respective antagonists, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, against each other. Freddy is weakened and forgotten because the citizens of his home town Springwood have defeated him using medications that repress dreams. Freddy awakens Jason to stir up fear and grow his powers so that he may return and kill again. Jason turns out to not be as easily controlled as Freddy initially thought, and the two supernatural mass murderers come into conflict. The crossover film is chronologically set after Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), and is the last film in each franchise before their respective reboots.
Since his last defeat, Freddy Krueger has been in Hell and unable to invade children's dreams, as the adults of Springwood have gone to extremes to make sure their children have forgotten him. Using his remaining power, Freddy resurrects Jason Voorhees. Appearing as Jason's mother, Pamela Voorhees, he manipulates Jason into killing the teens of Springwood in order to create a fear in the townsfolk that Freddy has returned, which would allow him to regain his strength.
|author||Damian Shannon Wes Craven|
|keywords||abusive boyfriend aquaphobia construction site copycat killer decapitate decapitation dream dream world drown electrocute electrocution father murder fear of drowning freddy krueger his last defeat in hell jason voorhees kill killing spree learn machete morning murder murder–suicide news report nightmare pamela voorhees possess propane psychiatric hospital rave real estate real world severed head slash spring submerge torso tranquilize tranquilizer west widow|
|producer||Sean S. Cunningham|
|productionCompany||Crystal Lake Entertainment New Line Cinema|
|publisher||New Line Cinema|
|theme||monster movie sequel slasher teen horror|