Freddy Krueger is in hell--literally. Nearly ten years since Krueger has invaded peoplesí dreams to exact his deadly form of revenge and murder.
His memory has been systematically erased by a town determined to put an end to
Freddy at any cost. Perspective victims have been drugged with an experimental
dream debilitating chemical to prevent them
from having nightmares, rendering impotent the master of nightmares. Freddy resurrects Jason Voorhees, the equally iconic madman and the perfect
means for Freddy to once again instill fear on Elm Street, creating a window of
opportunity for him to emerge from his purgatory.
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return in one of the most highly
anticipated movies of the year. As far as horror villains have come and gone
over the past three decades, no one has scared audiences silly as Freddy and
Jason. New Line Cinema, responsible for Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Austin
Powers, and Rush Hour grabs another license in Freddy Vs Jason, which is
destined to be a box office smash.
Freddy Vs Jason is filled with classic horror movie elements such as
slashing beautiful young couples early in the movie, villains that just
don't die, low-budget, bad-acting teenagers, gratuitous nudity, and
eccentric bloody deaths. But, the most impressive thing is that the
production team chose not to rely heavily on CG. Most hardcore horror fans
will agree that low-budget slashers with powerful characters and storylines
is what made the genre popular in the late 80's and 90's. Following the
box-office flop Jason X, New Line has successfully brought back the late
80's slasher with Freddy Vs. Jason.
Unlike previous attempts to bring back the classic slasher, Freddy vs
Jason focuses the film around the teen-killing machines rather than the
teenagers themselves. Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger give convincing
performances as Freddy and Jason. The screenwriters Damian Shannon & Mark Swift
do a wonderful job constructing creative deaths and keeping the script
With incredibly strong screenwriting, surprising performances by Kelly
Rowland (Kia), Ken Kirzinger (Jason Voorhees), and Robert Englund (Freddy
Krueger), and the perfect combination of computer graphics and classic
horror movie elements makes this one of the top horror movies of the year.
See this movie if you're a fan of:
Nightmare on Elm Street (popular horror franchise of the 80's and 90's)
Friday the 13th (popular 80's horror franchise)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, 1994 & 2003)