Freddy Vs Jason & Remake 2010

Mike / October 23rd, 2011


  • sam moya

    October 23, 2011 at 1:44 am


  • Waywardultima

    October 23, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Cool. I’ve been wondering if he was just doing this, or reviewing the Friday the 13th series first.

  • Oliveer7

    October 23, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Thank you very much James you had review my favorite horror character which is Freddy <3 thanks alot and good luck with your movie I hope I can see it soon 🙂

  • The Lunatic25

    October 23, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Actually, the reason that Freddy cutting off her nose didn’t do any damage was that he was still too weak to actually cause physical harm that passed from dream to the real world.

    It’s been thought of by fans many times that it would have been nice if it had given her a nose bleed, to indicate his growing strength and power, leading up to where he could actually kill again. Alas, it didn’t happen. Still a great entry in both series.

  • maikii

    October 23, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Both these movies suck my ass.

  • October 23, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Oh yes, the dumbass remake. Featuring Jackie Earle Haley as Down Syndrome Freddy. Ugh

  • solo2342

    October 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I think he’s going to end it on the Halloween series and condenses the remake and it’s sequel into one video.

  • Darthleather

    October 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

    There actually was an attempt to make a Michael Myers vs. Pinhead movie, but the idea eventually got scrapped. There was a Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys, but it was a failure of epic proportions, although I find it absolutely hilarious, in a Plan 9 sort of way.

  • parasyteFMA

    October 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Freddy Vs. Jason was my first introduction to horror movies. I was 10 at the time and rather than scaring me like it probably should have, I thought it was just badass. 8 years later, and I am a horror fanatic.

    The remake wasn’t horrible. I agree that it shouldn’t have been made, at least not yet. I would have said to give it another 10 – 15 years if they had to make one. Recast Nancy and re-do the Freddy make-up and I would say that it would have been a top-notch remake.

  • October 23, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Doll man vs Demonic toys, and Puppet Master Vs Demonic Toys are a couple good reasons they do not do many VS movies.. Though in a way they were both entertaining in a weird way.

  • Torus202

    October 23, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I have been a devoted Freddy Fan since I first saw the original, when it originally came out. Nothing will top the first one for me, but I loved “Freddy Vrs Jason”. It’s dumb, but fun.

    I also did not hate the remake. It wasn’t great, but it was well made and took the character serious again. Jackie Earl Haley was a good choice, but I didn’t like the make up either. It was meant to be a more realistic burn victim face, but I liked the idea that he’s more of a monster. Even though it’s not Robert Englund, I still like the re-make much better then “Freddy’s Dead, Pt 6”. it doesn’t get much worse then that.

  • Furydeath

    October 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

    It’s voldemort! xD

  • KingNick69

    October 23, 2011 at 2:18 am

    The freddy vs Jason is continued in comic book form in Freddy vs Jason vs Ash (from the Evil Dead series) it is an awesome comic where freddy’s head is giving orders to jason to collect the necronomicon to become all powerfull its pretty awesome and ash’s one liners are great if you havent read it I suggest giving it a look

  • Minion of Yahtzee

    October 23, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Actually there was a sequel to Freddy Vs Jason. But only in a comic. It’s called “Freddy Vs Jason Vs Army of Darkness”. I’m not even joking, Ashley J Williams fighting Freddy and Jason in a three way slugfeast. I haven’t read it myself but just the concept itself sounds almost as good as Ninja Baseball Batman. If you can find it check it and it’s sequel out.

  • October 23, 2011 at 2:21 am



    as for NoES2010, Michael Bay is good a BLOWING THINGS UP, he should get a co-deirector for the people!

  • lenert77

    October 23, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Wow James, I don’t think I have ever disagreed with you more. I think Freddy vs Jason was terrible. The acting was terrible, the characters were throughly unlikeable, Ken Kirzinger was terrible as Jason, it insulted the audience by recycling several horror movie cliche’s, and it just plain didn’t make any sense. I’ve never been more pissed off during a movie than I was during the scene where all the people are sitting in a room discussing what’s going on. There’s no way they should know any of what they are talking about. They might as well just be reading from the script. Even the people who made the movie said that they hated the way it was edited because scenes were cut out that made the movie not make sense.

  • TrunksX

    October 23, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Yeah there was suppose to be Ash vs Freddy vs Jason but the thing fell through, they made a comic though very good

  • TheWesker

    October 23, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I think someone “really” likes that “Welcome to prime time, bitch!” clip a little too much 😛

  • October 23, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Actually, the character Kia wasn’t in a bathroom. She was in the nurses room, waiting for the ridiculously hot Lori after she’d fainted.

    That’s one thing I’ve noticed about the Nightmare Monster Madness, James doesn’t seem to have the love for modern horror as he does for the classics. For the Frankenstein & Dracula MM, we got all sorts of facts, but with Nightmare it’s all bare-bones.

    He didn’t tell us that the director of the 4th, Renny Harlin also directed Die Hard 2, as well as Cliffhanger. Or that each Nightmare made more than the last, until the Dream Child. The director of the 6th was the person who handled the budget for the first 5, so why she all of a sudden got to direct is beyond me. There’s a ton of neat little bits here and there he didn’t mention.

    I really didn’t like Ken’s portrayal of Jason. He was slow, stiff, and didn’t have the awesome, seething rage that Kane’s Jason always has. Ronny Yu just wanted someone taller, and that’s bullshit. Something that James should have mentioned was that in Jason Takes Manhattan, when Jason is chasing the kids and enters the restaurant, he throws a cook into a wall, that cook being played by none other than Ken Kirzinger.

    Again, it’s incredible that James makes all of these. I just finished the first video that are adjacent to my Man Movie Encyclopedia Reviews [located at!] and it was some tough shit. Of course, if you’d really like to view my Man Movie Encyclopedia Tribute to Bloodsport, head on over to

  • Darthleather

    October 23, 2011 at 2:42 am

    lenert77, did you really think a movie called Freddy vs. Jason was going to be a real horror film? You’re upset that the movie used cliches? Have you ever seen any of the previous movies?

  • Kid_Icarus

    October 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I remember loving Freddy vs. Jason in the theaters, but I tried to watch it again a few months ago and it was pretty bad. Kinda weird how that can happen over time.

    The Nightmare On Elm Street remake was just plain out fucking dog shit.

  • sarrx

    October 23, 2011 at 3:12 am

    They were going to make a sequel to Freddy vs Jason and it was going to have Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy but they never did it and instead it was made into a comic book miniseries.

  • MonkMovies

    October 23, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Jason vs Jason X needs to be made… there is a comic-book so just get your inspiration from that.

  • curt kaskavage

    October 23, 2011 at 3:24 am

    It is without a doubt, the last of it’s kind. after that the remakes came. The movie, I thought was entertaining, fun as hell, and a great soundtrack ( including one of my all time favorite bands TYPE O NEGATIVE.) And yes James is right. The best in the series, the 1st, the 3rd, and New Nightmare. They are my favorites!

  • October 23, 2011 at 3:25 am

    awesome fight i have watched t5he movie and it cool

  • curt kaskavage

    October 23, 2011 at 3:28 am

    which is the song you hear in Halloween 3. James will be doing the Halloween series. And yes, there is 8 of them.

  • lenert77

    October 23, 2011 at 3:28 am


    Yes, yes, yes, and fuck you.

  • October 23, 2011 at 3:34 am


  • somesortofrobot

    October 23, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Awesome video. It’s too bad they stopped with the “VS.” idea after one movie. I would be first in line to see fucking Chucky VS. Leprechaun.

    Also, the remake was fucking ASS, and I’m glad you think so too.

  • Jackomoto2

    October 23, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Ah, the reason why her nose wasn’t ripped off in the real world is the same as why the jock character wasn’t killed by the freddy shadow. He just wasn’t powerful enough… Yet.

  • kornflakes89

    October 23, 2011 at 3:45 am

    no, there’s 10, you got the 8 originals, and the two Rob Zombie films.

  • souledge94

    October 23, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Thanks for putting your thoughts out there about the remake. I agree it wasint needed,but what ya going to do. I enjoyed it for what it was. Its not better then the orginal but still a fun watch. Also on freddy vs jason I must have seen that movie about 3 times. I really enjoy alot. Its my horror wet dream and the fights were actually good between the cahracters.

  • souledge94

    October 23, 2011 at 3:50 am


    Umm where did he say the remake was ass? He said it wasint needed and isint as good as the orginal,but didint say it was downright horrible. If he thought it was indeed ass you would use said word.


    October 23, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Excellent review again. Thats exactly what i wanted to hear from James mouth. No more, no less. And his last words: stick to the original, part 3 and new nightmare, that sums it all up!!

    Oh well, i just didnt agree with Freddy vs Jason, i think that was a lot of crap and a monetary excuse. Freddy was already DEAD so it doesnt make sense to bring him back other than a cheap excuse for making money and should the movie be good its okay but it wasnt. In the real world Freddy would NEVER stand a chance against Jason and viceversa so the concept of having both fighting each other is pointless

  • DrZaius

    October 23, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I remember seeing Freddy vs. Jason in theaters. I was surprised at just how good it was.

    If James does just one more franchise, I’m still going with Hellraiser.

    Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  • October 23, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Freddy vs Jason vs Ash!!! (Evil Dead) Would be so epic! The humour would be brilliant with Bruce Campbell and Robert Englund 😀

  • RLIsomaa

    October 23, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I hope the next series isn’t Halloween. The first one is a masterpiece, but Michael Myers isn’t an interesting villain. He has no motives, he’s just evil.
    James has never reviewed any of the SAW films, the only longer horror series that actually is internally consistant. SAW is only 7 films (and a short, but it isn’t much to review) so I don’t think he’ll do it.
    My guess (wish) is that he’ll pick Hellraiser, the series that really fucked up the 80s!

  • CaptnHowdy

    October 23, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I thought the remake wasn’t to bad, but i agree the make up sucked. It should have ended with freddy being innocent of what he was killed for and it ends up being the janitor (played by robert englund) At lest then there would have been a nice little twist to laugh at.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    October 23, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Freddy vs Jason is amazing guilty pleasure, I love every minute of it. Especially when Kia died. I hated that bitch so much, and near the end, I was like “oh, no, she shouldn’t stay alive”, but I wasn’t disappointed all. She got the last, and the most funny and ironic kills in the movie, and one of the most memorable in thte entire series. The whole movie was over the top, but that was just fine.

    I’m glad you didn’t bash the remake too much. I agree that it’s unnecessary and that it doesn’t even come close to the original. But it’s still an okay movie, it’s only crap compared to thr masterpiece that is the original.

  • October 23, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I don’t like how everything’s in CG nowadays, the Movies would looks so much better if they used the old Special Effect Techniques, like Fright Night.

  • Papayaman

    October 23, 2011 at 4:32 am


    There IS Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash! Just not as a movie but as a comic series and actually acts as a Sequel to Freddy Vs. Jason. Check it out, it’s pretty cool!

  • Mattashell

    October 23, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Many people were saying it was a draw because Freddy’s head was still alive, but I always felt Jason was the clear victor emerging from the lake with Freddy’s head. Just because he’s not finished off didn’t mean he didn’t lose.

    Let me put it this way. If you witnessed a brawl in the street, you wouldn’t call it a tie just because both men survived.

    Why is the door open to all these vs movies? Are all those franchises owned by the same group of people? I doubt it.

  • yetis

    October 23, 2011 at 4:56 am

    can there be a monster madness next month too? who cares if its not october…

  • souledge94

    October 23, 2011 at 4:56 am


    yea that comic is dang good. However there is 1 plot point I really hated and didint have an explantion for it. I wont say what cause I dont wanna spoil it for anyone.

  • dudeamis

    October 23, 2011 at 5:17 am

    VS was great, I remember hearing the Freddy theme on the suburban block followed up by the Jason theme and about cremed right there. The remake was watchable and I like how they went more into Freddy’s past but the new Nancy wasn’t very good.

  • Kathryn

    October 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Don’t worry James, even though your NoES reviews are done, you could probably still put “welcome to prime time, bitch” in a couple of title sequences. 😉

  • Blazin2k12

    October 23, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Freddy wasn’t powerful enough yet to inflict damage in the real world, remember when he stuck his glove through someone and it did nothing earlier on? Anyway another great monster madness, keep up the good work.

  • October 23, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I totally agree about the remake of Psycho. I would love to hear more of your thoughts on that.

    I gotta say that I actually liked the remake of Nightmare though. Yes, the original was better, but I thought this was well done. I totally disagree with Jackie Earl Haley sounding like Christian Bale though. I think he had a distinct voice from Bale in Watchmen and Nightmare.

    I think people hated the makeup because it was drastically different from Robert Englund’s, but I saw the new Freddy as someone looking the way a real life burn victim would look. With the exception of the one liners he had towards the end, Haley came across as very vindictive and sadistic, and I thought he made an effective villain.

  • Ty Hope

    October 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Wasn’t there also a deleted scene with Freddy in bed at the end? I remember seeing it on the DVD or somewhere.

    Anyway, LOVED F vs J. Saw it 3 times in the theater.

    Great stuff James, keep it coming!

  • The_Master

    October 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Jason v Freddy or A Nightmare on Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street 8 or Friday the 13th part 11 or what ever the hell you want to call it was o.k. I was very annoyed that Jason ‘won’ but heyho it seems people like Jason more than Freddy. As for not making anymore well I think Hollywood doesn’t like horror hence why they’re remaking everything so bad i.e Halloween,Nightmare,Friday the 13th etc etc

  • Nyleao

    October 23, 2011 at 6:22 am

    freddy vs jason is one of my favorite movies and as for the remake….let me tell you im a huge freddy fan the prop replica metal glove is on my nightstand right now and i liked the remake. sure it wasnt a copy of the original and sure it was different but…hey if ya want the original go watch it. rober englund was by far the best but if ya like the new freddy it doesnt mean you hate the old one. So just go in empty minded forget who freddy is and enjoy it for what it is, which is a modern age horror film like it or hate it. its your opinion

  • Senna4ever

    October 23, 2011 at 6:29 am

    They were talking about the idea of Freddy Vs Jason LONG before JGTH. In fact one of the Friday sequels (5 or 6 I think) was originaly planned to be a Freddy Vs Jason, yet Paramount could not get the rights from New Line. The idea came up again a few years later this time with New Line trying to get the rights to Jason…which lead to the non Paramount sequels and eventually Freddy Vs Jason many years later.

    Anway get the main point out of the way first.
    Who won?

    Freddy. Seeing as Freddy’s plan was to create fear and get people to remember him again (you know the plot of the film), and that’s what he got. Freddy won.
    Jason did not have a goal to win, he was just used by Freddy as a tool.

    If you are talking about who phsycally won, then it’s the “teens”. As from their POV both of them are “dead”. Hell it was Lori that had to “kill” Frdddy as Jason could not manage it.

    Either way, Jason did not “win” anything.

    Anyway my view of this film.
    It’s a love/hate view from me. I’m a fan of both series. I love the character of Freddy (except from 3, 4, 5 and 6). He has such an interesting backstory. The fact he was LEGALY a free man, yet hunted down and MURDERED by the parents. They created the monster. I do feel the quality of the films were pretty bad overall with only the first film and New Nightmare being worthy…2 is ok at a push. The rest are pretty damn terrible.
    Jason for me is less interesting as a character. Yet I feel the Friday films had stronger sequels as a series. Well at least the first 4 were good. 5 onwards they get tired then Jason in space WTF?

    So this film brings together 2 of the greatest horror icons ever created. While I feel the mythology of both characters are treated with respect. The mythos is there. The film is still a little “flat”. It’s just not as “epic” as these 2 titans clashing should have been.
    Ronny Yu did a great job as dicrector some amazing sequences with shaddow Freddy being a personal fave.
    Yet when you boil it down, it’s just a standard slasher flick with annoying teens…again.
    I found the film is not really a “horror film”, just and excuse for Freddy and Jason to beat the crap out of each other. there are not scares, no tension, no suspence.
    The film starts with a great premise. That being Freddy is a joke, forgotten about. So he has to use Jason to trick people into thinking Freddy is back, creating the fear he needs to “live”.
    Yet 15 mins into the film it’s just becomes Freddy hits Jason, Jason hits Freddy. Annoying teens runs around screaming. Rinse and repeat.
    Great start, dull middle, horrible end. Yet a half decent movie overall.

    Just my view on the Nightmare remake.
    First I never compare a remake to the original, it’s pointless. Just judge the film on the film it is and not what some other film is/was.
    Anyway, I found the remake pretty good. Jackie was a great Freddy. The make up actually looked like a REAL burn victim and the voice souned like someone that was involved in a horrible fire “accident”.
    Was not expcecting too much plot wise as you know the basics already. Could have done with some “better” acors definetly, ye tthey were good enough in this. While some of the scares with similar or re-hashed from the original, they still worked. The one at the end made me jump.
    Yeah it’s an ok film and I hope they do more sequels as I really enjoyed Jackie’s perfomace and would love to see more of him as Freddy.

  • Zeeboe

    October 23, 2011 at 6:32 am

    AWESOME REVIEW JAMES! THANK YOU! You did not let me down at all! You give such great reviews! If you had your own weekly movie review show, I’d be watching every week. The new Siskel is right here ladies and gentlemen!

    I pretty much agree with the review. The first Nightmare, part III, and New Nightmare are the best. And I totally add FVJ to that list. And Vs. movies RULE and I think Freddy vs. Jason is number one! I never noticed that before about how in other vs. movies, water was an angle. Nice eye!

    I would LOVE for there to be more vs. movies, but I guess they are not made because different studios would have all kinds of legal issues, and of course, neither side would want to see their monster lose.

    Then even if they were made, you would have all those movie elitists and nit-pickers making fun of them, and bitching about them, and some would be whining about the violence, or even lack of violence, but the heck with them all. They are sadly apart of the horror business in a sense, and were the reason why I became interested in horror. But anyhow, money talks, and FVJ made millions, so you would think they would figure out a way to make more.

    Anyhow, awesome job again James! Looking forward to more! See ya in the next clip!

  • Zeeboe

    October 23, 2011 at 6:43 am

    @Senna4ever – Blah! JASON WON! So Freddy winked…big deal. 🙂 Jason was carrying charcoal-breath’s severed head in his hand at the time. He also ripped off Freddy’s arm and used his own limb and claw to stab him. Jason just lost a few fingers, and then kicked Freddy’s ass right off his body. Mwhahaha.

    Let’s say the ending was different – If Freddy was walking out of Camp Crystal Lake, then there was a shot of Jason at the bottom of the lake, but then all of a sudden….his eyes open up….would that mean Jason won? No. It’d just meant he was still alive. That’s how I took the ending. The wink just meant Freddy was down, but not out. 😉

    And when Jason stabbed Freddy with his own claw, Freddy was gonna bleed to death. He couldn’t even move after being stabbed. Lori just mercy killed Freddy in a fudged up way.

    That is another reason why I love this film – Fans can forever debate who won. My vote’s on Jason. 🙂 Jason X took place after FVJ, and Jason was taking names and kicking butt in space, whereas this was Freddy’s final chapter.

    # winning!

  • Zeeboe

    October 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Oh, and in regards of Jason being a tool – Hey man, Jason LOVES killing teenagers. He doesn’t need a reason behind it. Freddy however does, and without Jason, Freddy couldn’t have done anything. Freddy needs people to fear him. Jason needs no such thing. Just an excuse. 🙂 And he got one.

    In regards of what character I like more – Jason! Because he’s a tragic villian and I find him more interesting, and scary. The mask and the fact that he says nothing adds to the fear. I had nightmares about him as a kid all the time. Jason is also more realistic. At least when Jason was human. Crazy killers have existed in our world before, so that makes Jason more scary.

    Freddy – Not really a realistic character, and exists more in the human psyche, and represents our inner-demons. Sure, that can make him scary, but like Nancy, there are ways to defeat the demon, but a crazy killer might be a little harder to overcome.

  • Senna4ever

    October 23, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I never mentioned Freddy winking (can you not read?).
    What did Jason win when he had no goal to achieve in the first place?
    The WHOLE plot and point of the film was for Freddy to create fear so people would remember him again…and that’s EXACTLY what happened.
    Ergo: Freddy won.

    Again, Jason was down before Freddy too and it was Lori that had to finish Freddy off as Jason could not.
    Not sure what you know about fighting, but the person down and out first is never the “winner”.
    On that level the teens won as BOTH Freddy and Jason were down.

  • Zeeboe

    October 23, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I thought Ken Kirzinger was AWESOME as Jason and the best actor to play Jason ever because he was a combo of redneck Jason and zombie Jason. I also loved his movements, and his eyes.

    It never bothered me that Hodder didn’t return as Jason. I think anyone can play him. I also think at one point, Kane Hodder became bigger then Jason among too many fans, and anytime I see Hodder as Jason, sometimes I see it as “Hodder play Jason” instead of just Jason doing his thing.

    Ken Kirzinger playing Jason brought the mystic and mystery about the character again, and I LOVED that. Even though I like Jason, I shouldn’t be seeing him as my pal, or watching my pal in a movie, ya know?

    Hodder exposed himself toooo much, and that took something away from Jason in my opinion. I think Ken Kirzinger and Ted White are the two best actors to ever play Jason, and the fact that they are not throwing themselves everywhere in the public eye about it is a good thing.

  • Zeeboe

    October 23, 2011 at 7:00 am

    #Senna4ever – lol. No, I can’t read. I can just hear your thoughts. Pretty cool, huh? lmao. Anyhow, if you’re anything like the other Freddy fans I’ve debated with for almost ten years now, you would have mentioned the wink at some point. 😉

    I don’t think you understand the Jason character – He’s not exactly the brightest bulb. He’s like the great white shark in Jaws. He doesn’t need a “goal”.

    Freddy forgot his own words when he was tricking Jason in his dream – “No matter what they do to you, you cannot die. You can NEVER die.”

    Jason won because he walked out of Camp Crystal Lake fully infact, and later returned to doing what he does best.

    And yes, people did fear Freddy again…..until Jason stopped him. After the film ended, I am going to guess that people no longer feared Freddy because there weren’t anymore sequels.

    Jason got the last shot in against Freddy as well, and while it’s true Freddy got more hits in, Jason did a lot more damage to Freddy.

    And it’s true Jason WAS down – But then he rose up out of the lake, carrying Freddy’s head as a trophy.

    Jason won. 🙂

  • Russ13

    October 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I’ve watched Freddy V.S. Jason so many times I can replay the movie in my head scene for scene line for line. I hate when I do that because it ruins the movie for me when I randomly want to watch it again. Great movie, don’t care much for Ronny Yu, I think they could of done better with a different Director, especially replacing Kane Hodder, I know that Ken is taller and bigger, but let’s face it Kane has a hell of a lot better body language and energy, or rage as he puts to the character.

  • Russ13

    October 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

    But, as for the remake… Dark? Yes. Scarey? Oh yeah. But when It comes to Freddy I don’t feel like im watching a Nightmare on Elm St. I feel like he’s just a copycat killer with the same problem. He’s nothing compared to Robert Englund.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 23, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Didn’t see the remake, but what I’ve seen and heard of it I don’t much care for it. Glad to see that you liked Freddy vs. Jason, as I did. I’d also agree that Nightmares 1, 3 and New Nightmare are among the best!

  • TheAceofSpadez

    October 23, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Can’t wait till tomorrow! And I like James idea for new VS movies. You know how awesome Leatherface vs Michael would be????

  • Hypoxic

    October 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

    The remake was fucking terrible. It had the potential to be truly unique with the idea that’s brought up that Freddy was innocent, and so killed by mistake. That would have created a whole new dynamic for both the character and his motives.

    But, nope, it just sucked goat balls.

  • theCount

    October 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

    god, I never saw the remake, and now I will never
    I could’ve coped with a bad story, or bad acting, but the look of the new freddy is just awful!
    I mean, that guy looks like a model from italy: with out any meat on his bones!
    and as james mentioned, the make up looks extremely stupid
    freddy shouldn’t be built like a runner, or sprinter, but a little bit more bulky. like he did in the first movies
    I think robert englund was the best choice to begin with, and they should’ve at least kept the shape of freddy’s body
    my 2 cents

  • horrorfanboy

    October 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I loved your Nightmare on Elm Street reviews, James. Awesome job on everyone of them. I can’t wait to see what this week’s series is.

  • GamingandMetal

    October 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

    please james i hope next is Fridat the 13. come on i want see jason

  • natsirt21

    October 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    There is actually a sequel to Freddy Vs. Jason in the form of a comic book called Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash. It continues the story from Freddy Vs. Jason and throws in Evil Dead for good measure.

    At the start, Freddy is trapped in Jason’s mind and he’s getting sick of it. While going through Jason’s memories, he discovers that Jason has had contact with the Necronomicon in the past, and that it could be the key to him escaping from Jason’s mind, so he sends Jason to fetch it. It’s also implied that it’s because of the Necronomicon that Jason never dies. Meanwhile, a new S-Mart store is opening in Crystal Lake. The manager is having problems with some of the employees, so he tells them that their being sent someone to sort them out, and it turns out to be, who else, but Ashley Williams.

    The comic has some great moments that combine all three franchises, like when Ash has a dream where he’s back in the cabin from Evil Dead with his hand still intact, but it becomes possessed again and sprouts Freddy’s claws, so he has to cut it off again. Through the power of the Necronomicon, Freddy can enter the real world whenever he wants and retains his reality bending powers from the dream world, making him almost unstoppable. In one scene he raises Jason’s past victims as deadites and have them attack him. It’s great stuff, and is just as over the top, if not more so, than Freddy Vs. Jason.

  • rafelll

    October 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I have to say these two movies are really crap! Freddy vs. Jason don’t delivers the horror, it’s just an action film… and the remake and don’t have words to say how much I hated it… it fells like Final Destination with some guy with a mask!

  • Supermalade

    October 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Freddy vs jason was pretty good, it was the first jason movie and freddy movie I have ever seen, so i didn’t get a bigger impact if i saw any of the old ones first, but I still like it. The Nightmare on elm street Remake was a piece of shit, i saw it in theatres and i was so bored, it wasn’t even scary, the original is so much better.

  • gothtigger92

    October 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Freddy vs. Jason is by far one of my favorites out of the Nightmare movies. And if I remember correctly, the reason her nose didn’t go flying off IRL when she was in the nurses office was because Freddy wasn’t strong enough for it to happen IRL. Freddy having to recharge and build up his strength and powers was a big thing in that movie. And while they didn’t get to make the mash up with Pinhead and the others there are some epic fan films on youtube. Actually, there’s one by Blinky500 that has Freddy go to hell and fight Jason, Micheal Myers, and Leather Face and Pinhead is in control. Plus they make a ton of individual fan films for each one, including a prequel/back story to Freddy when he’s brought in for questioning. It kind of reminded me of the first episode of Freddy’s Nightmares. But back t something more relevant, as far as the remake goes, that one took some time to grow on me. I like the fact that they built up Freddy’s appearance by not shoving him in our face revealing the horrible makeup/cg face. I think Jackie was good, but if he tried for a different voice and if they didn’t try too hard to make him look like a real burn victim it would’ve been better. Also, half of the character names being changed threw me off. And I do miss having Glen being pulled through a bed, if there’s any seen they should have kept in it should have been that one

  • ZA Edge

    October 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I want to see Critters vs Gremlins since years!! That would be an awesome Movie.

  • Malcopunch

    October 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

    The final one is Romero’s dead series

  • candlewax

    October 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I don’t know if anyone mentioned this, but the new Freddy was supposed to look like a burn victim and less like how Robert Englund looked. If you take a quick Google image search on bad burn victims you will see that their lips often get real thin and tight and their eyes do the same. Over all the remake made Freddy scary for me again and I think that Jackie Earle Haley did a great job. Not as good as Robert Englund, but those are some big shoes to fill. Oh and yeah, the teenagers were boring and bland in the remake. I could have done with a little less of them.

  • Joker83

    October 23, 2011 at 10:02 am

    The remake is awful, I hated it and was so disappointed by it. It felt so rote, with Freddy they had a chance to really make something special, but instead they just stuck to decades old slasher cliches instead of making something new with the series (while still paying homage). It could have been much better, the Friday 13th remake wasn’t great but it was much better than the nightmare remake.

  • Jackred89

    October 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Freddy vs. Jason was a great movie but why did they choice to do a remake instead of an sequel. The remake is fucking garbage I mean even the good parts of the second movie was better. Freddy vs. Jason does have a sequel in two comic book series with Ash from Evil Dead series. James I have a feeling for the last time that you’re last horror series reviews is going to be Saw.

  • MrMastercatfish

    October 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I loved Freddy vs Jason, and I would like to see Mike Myers vs Leatherface

  • BobJohnson

    October 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Available on VHS!? I’ going to have jump up and down on the trampoline with my head tilted sideways to empty out all the cum that’s just been ejaculated from both my ears, nostrils, and eye sockets.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    October 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Wow – that new Freddy looked terrible. Kind of just looked like he had down syndrome. Not that anything is wrong with it – but you’d kind of like him to look… I don’t know… Scary.

  • Redeemer

    October 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Freddy Vs Jason was kickass, but I’m upset Freddy only got one kill, ONE! Where as Jason got like 19. But I guess that was suppose to be the point of the plot. Still I would have liked to see Freddy rack up a few more points.

  • Shiirow

    October 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I dont know about downs but I agree with others perception that he sort of looks like some weird fucked up monkey in the “freddy” makeup.

  • Ro-TST

    October 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I would have shit bricks if Pinhead was in the ending of Freddy Vs. Jason. That would have been absolutely perfect. I agree that there’s so much more to be said in these “Vs.” movies. More so, I’d like to see a merging of each franchises main “heroes” in some form of involvement with the plot. Tommy from Friday the 13th, Nancy from Nightmare, and Kirsty from Hellraiser. Would be really wild.

    As for the Nightmare remake, I thought Jackie Earle Haley was a pretty good Freddy… not as memorable as Englund but good in his own right. They say he ad-libbed a lot to keep the kids nervous while delivering their performances. His make-up looked funky because the artists were trying to emulate actual burn victims and, from what I recall, it was actually toned down quite a bit for the final look seen in the film. Given the end result, I wouldn’t have toned anything down about it… he should have been nauseating to look at, not just “Oh… that’s Freddy… I guess.”

    There was all kinds of room to make the character even more foul and despicable but they decided to stick too close to a basic formula. Jackie did a good interpretation of a serious Freddy, but it was still too like the original and just went through the paces. To elicit a shocking and notable reaction from fans, it really just needed to be the most heinous film ever made in this day and age. But it wasn’t. And the CG sucked too.

    Probably the least satisfying remake of the big horror franchises. Greatly enjoyed Rob Zombie’s Halloween re-imaginings over this one.

  • codo114

    October 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I thought the remake was pretty okay. I admired Haleys malevalence he brought to the role, and some of his Krueger like wise ass remarks. The dream sequences were one of the highlights of the film, and I actually did like how they used a little bit of the things they did in the ’84 version. The reason I say that is because they added something different to it (ex. Nancy didn’t get pulled underwater in the remake.) so overall, it’s a fun movie to watch with a date or at a Halloween party or something. It deserves like a 6.5/10

  • Riddler

    October 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Freddy vs. Jason was baed on a comic book series that also had Ash from the evil dead series, who was helping jason get Freddy out of his head, while also trying to recover the necronmicon ex mortis. The end with pinhead was a cool idea. I think they should match Michael and Jason, because Jason is just a taller version of michael. How about something like destroy all monsters, called destroy all slashers, where they all meet and do battle? Or how about a Terrordrome game for home consoles, so you can battle youself?

  • snaketrooper

    October 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

    No actually that comic was a sequel to the movie.

    And I agree Freddy vs Jason is great. People often call it crap but hey if you don’t like crossovers why bother with this one? I agree with Michael vs Leatherface. Since we saw two supernatural horror movie icons go at it let’s see more human ones fight.

  • Xen11

    October 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I LOVE LOVE Freddy Vs. Jason. In a way, its the greatest of both series. It’s the culmination of all it represents and has become. While I love and appreciate Friday’s earlier, more serious movies and admire the dark feel of the early Freddy movies, Freddy Vs. Jason is just the highlight of fun and imagination of both series.

    It’s my MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE EVER. When first seeing Jason Goes To Hell, it was the greatest thing I had ever seen at the time (age of 8). The ending just had my mind reeling at the imaginative possibilities. Soon the internet came out and I would look up news on Freddy Vs. Jason because there was CONSTANT news on it for those 10 years. It got me into all the movie news sites and things such as this. It was my main internet subject for those 8 years of browsing. It turned out so much better than I could have hoped for. I always imagined a more Jason Goes To Hell/Dream Child darkness to it all, but this was more inventive.

    Ronny Yu was a supreme choice and what he did with Bride of Chucky and Freddy Vs. Jason is beyond praiseful and I am so thankful to that guy for his awesome visions. What a gift !! His reinvention and style of Jason, how he made him towering and sympathetic and menacing all at once, and thanks to Ken’s portrayal. Robert Englund, ’nuff said. This collaboration is pure genius.

    As for the remake, I loved it, mostly. I hated the recreations of the scenes from the original, and that’s what brings it down so much. Same with Rob Zombie’s Halloween, I thought that was great because it was its own original thing until they started recreating scenes and dialogue from the original. But upon second viewing, I learned to not compare it and just love it and appreciate what they were doing. Remakes are SO much better if they do something original and unique with the concept and stop with the useless cameos and recreation of scenes.

    Jackie Earl Haley was superb and I love his Freddy so much.

    I loved the whole question of Freddy’s innocence and, while I understand making him turn out to actually be a child molester (cause that is horrifying, protecting your own childhood rapist only to discover that he really did do those things), I would have preferred if they made him innocent of the crimes. It would have been far more powerful and effective. It’s also a great ignored theme of society: How the masses are evil and create monsters out of the most innocent people who keep to themselves by treating them like a monster for no good reason. It’s the same with war and how countries wrongfully accuse and murder other countries, only to fulfill their own prophecy by making an enemy out of provocation. It’s the same with our law system, you really have to prove you are innocent and you are automatically found guilty. Christianity/religion is the true evil and they are on witch hunts for the intelligent.
    The Nightmare On Elm Street remake could have embodied all of that, but it chose to side with the dumb parents and please the masses.

    The end scene really brought the movie down a lot as well. Just unnecessary.

  • Gavin.W

    October 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Freddy Vs. Jason was an amazing Versus movie which only made both the Friday the 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street movies look even better. But the remake of Nightmare On Elm Street was pretty crap, and i agree about the makeup, they could have done much better on it.

  • October 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

    @natsirt21 Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash was awesome. It pays respect to all three series and manages to combine them in a way that actually makes sense. It’s too bad that New Line decided to go the remake route with both the Friday and Nightmare series, instead of using the script for FvJvA.

    Man, Freddy vs. Jason was probably the most fun I’ve ever had at the theater. There was so much energy in the room, and people were cheering the whole time, especially when Jason popped out of the water at the end (guess there’s more Jason fans in my area). It felt more like. Wrestling match than watching a movie.

    On the subject of “vs.” movies, there was rumors for a long time that a Pinhead vs. Michael Myers movie was in the works, and would be directed by none other than John Carpenter himself. I’m guessing it fell through, though, because I haven’t heard any new info about it in a couple of years.

  • October 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Oh, next time is SO Halloween!

    I’m so happy you gave Freddy vs. Jason a positive review. I don’t care what anybody says, that will always be one of my favorite films. As for the remake…I really need to go back and give it a real review. Probably tear it a new asshole.

  • eddie the powerslave

    October 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve seen FVJ a while back and enjoyed it thoroughly. I think the deal with the girl and her nose getting slashed without it happening in reality was due to Freddy not being powerful enough to kill. There was a scene earlier depicting Freddy and some other douche; Freddy tried to kill him, but he couldn’t since he was too weak.

  • October 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I didn’t think the remake was that bad..It was goofy in some parts and had a lot of cheap scares but i thought Jackie was the right choice…I wouldn’t mind if they made a sequel and took the story in a new twisted direction.

  • RX_79

    October 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    And I think you have to really be scared enough to believe that Freddy can hurt you or what he does has no effect.

  • Jay

    October 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    @Xen11 well said. Yours is the first long post that was worth reading all month long.

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I agree, 1, 3, New Nightmare and Freddy Vs Jason are the best, the remake really shouldn’t have been made, it’s a complete rip-off of what we’ve already seen plus it’s not the same without Robert Englund as Freddy.

  • Jay

    October 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    -James, I’m glad you gave Freddy vs Jason a fair review. It was an excellent movie.
    -I appreciate the new NOES fror the reasons Xen11 said with the addition of the concept of micro dreams.
    -Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is still a steaming pile of monkey flung fieces.

  • October 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    i definitely would have X’ed the remake. i borrowed the blue ray from my best friend when it came out, psyched up to see freddy again, and the beginning popped up and i was damn near screaming like a fan girl, but then i saw his face… and then i saw nancy…. then at this point i was hoping to god i would fall asleep during the movie to meet the real freddy. fuck that movie and fuck jackie earl for trying to be batman after a horrific two face revenge.

  • garvensman

    October 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Not sure if you will ever see this, or if it has been mentioned already or not, but in Freddy vs. Jason, the reason why the girl’s nose wasn’t cut in real life in that scene for instance, was that Freddy’s power wasn’t fully developed. I’ll explain further.

    As the plot siad, Freddy’s power was based on the fear of him, and remembering him. The families blocked him out of existence and made everybody forget him, and it made him weak, like you mentioned. As Jason started to kill, people began to remember Freddy and his power was growing. There was a scene early on where Freddy’s shadow tries to slice a girl, but can’t because he’s too weak. He couldn’t hurt her in the dream at all. As he re-gained his power, he could hurt them in the dream, like cutting off the nose, but it didn’t translate into the real world, because he wasn’t complete yet. When he finally COULD kill kids, Jason was getting in the way and they fought.

    It’s not inconsistency, it’s the natural progression of Freddy re-gaining his powers. Great reviews as usual, and I truly enjoy all of your work. Keep it up and good luck in your future endeavors in film!

  • garvensman

    October 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    The Freddy remake/reboot, was actually one of the better ones they have done. There are lots of these movies now, and I thought it was good. Freddy may look weird, but I thought he definitely looked more like a real burn victim. The darkening of his history (child molestation) was also brilliant. It was a way to “turn back the clock” in my opinion, and try to wipe out the goofy Freddy, to re-establish him as a sick, twisted and evil man.

    The kids weren’t as interesting as the original kids, but it’s a whole different audience, with different tastes, and kids actually act like those teens these days. Look at Twilight. Being about the same age as James, I can see why he thinks the kids are terrible, but that’s how some kids really are now, and it’s different than what we were as teens.

    Yes, they re-used some of the scenes from the first Nightmare film, but that was also the scariest, and it will probably be the only examples they use, if they do future movies. I doubt they will re-create other scenes from other movies, especially the goofier ones. Whether you liked it or not, you would have to say that they made some good strides in that movie towards a possible good future series of films.

  • cidtheninja

    October 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Don’t forget the comic book sequel, Freddy vs. Jason. vs. Ash.
    And people are way to critical of the remake for often unfair reasons it seems. My favorite being “no Robert Englund”. It’s a remake of course they’re not going to have the same Freddy. I have to say the new premise was an interesting spin, he wasn’t always a complete monster and more emphasis is put on the whole thing really being the parent’s fault. Not without stupidity however, why did the kids assume that he didn’t actually do anything to them?

  • fata_morgana_pseudonym

    October 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Hey James, have you seen the fan made films “The Nightmare Ends on Halloween” and “Friday the 31st”? Both made by the same guy on a pretty low budget, but despite that were still quite awesome.

    The Nightmare Ends on Halloween:
    The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II:
    Friday the 31st:

    Here’s a link to the creator of the above:

    There’s another fan film made by a different group called “Freddy vs Ghostbusters” that was pretty good as well (and led into the much better “Return of the Ghostbusters” though that one isn’t a crossover with anything else like the others are).

    Freddy vs Ghostbusters:
    Return of the Ghostbusters:

    (I don’t have anything to do with either of the above fan film productions, aside from being a fan of their work, same as I am of yours. I just thought these would be something you’d get a kick out of if you haven’t already seen them.)

  • Mimadalaer

    October 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    There were some cool one liners in the new flick,…and the last scare definitely got me, in a way I hadn’t me shocked-scared sense Evil Dead 2. It’s very visually dynamic, but I have to agree,…it’s missing any charisma. Very nice way of putting it!


  • Haisman

    October 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Hello, James. I hope you start with the Jason movies..! Keep up the good work!

  • Murdock129

    October 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Actually there is another option for newer Freddy movies, though they are short movies and amateur (though done as well as a lot of hollywood movies). Chris R Notarile’s (Blinky500 on youtube) ‘The Nightmare Ends on Halloween’ films are excellant, with both Freddy and Michael Myers being protrayed brilliantly and similar to how they were in the films (both far better than in their shitstain remakes)

    There are other infamous characters in the series though I won’t spoil it for you, but I do think their all done excellantly. Just to add another movie made by Mr Notarile which is done exellantly, though not quite as well in my opinion is ‘Friday the 31st’, an excellant Michael vs Jason movie

    All in all though more vs movies need to be done, Freddy vs Jason vs Pinhead, Leprechaun vs Wishmaster, Michael vs Pinhead, Chucky vs Leprechaun, Frddy vs Michael and Jason vs Leatherface would all be excellant, though sadly I never see a Michael vs movie since it was suggested a Michael vs Pinhead movie would be made, but the owners of the rights to Michael Myers said no as they thought Michael was too good to appear alongside other slashers, similar situation with Godzilla vs Gamera when Toho said no for some reason

  • TagaZok

    October 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    My favorite of the sequel of “nightmare on elm street” is pretty much like you’re James, the third and new nightmare but I like the first one too … the remake didn’t impress me much and like you said they done so much remakes now that the interest isn’t there ..Stick to the original it’s better … most of the time anyway.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Freddy Vs. Jason, so glad I was wrong in thinking this would get skipped over. The whole movie was a pretty fun ride, although not without it’s flaws.

    If Freddy wanted Jason to stop killing people, why didn’t he pretend to be Jason’s mother again when he was rendered unconscious? I also think it’s sad that Gibbs gets killed by Jason when she’s getting date-raped by a guy who looks like Spider from Powerman 5000.

    I think that the soundtrack is one of the best compilations for a movie of that time, you have metal music grouped with FvJ, and you have a winner.

    Oh, and don’t you think that Freddy line, “how sweet, dark meat” to the black chick is borderline racist?

  • Zeeboe

    October 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    @Xen11 – I totally agree! I love Freddy vs. Jason for a lot of reasons – One of them being, as you said, it was a combo of both everything we love and fear about Friday the 13th and a Nightmare on Elm Street. It also was my most anticipated movie ever, right next to Rocky Balboa.

  • PuckettJp2

    October 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Gremlins vs. Critters!!!

  • October 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Yep, they don’t make pizzas the way they used to. :p
    Did anyone know that his face was based on a pizza?

  • SpeedyEric

    October 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I love this movie. It combinds the mythology of both the Friday and Nightmare films, and the Freddy/Jason fights are well made.

    I’m with ya about crossover movies. I’ve read about the Hellraiser bit years ago online. Since 2007, I’ve been enpicturing in my mind THE ULTIMATE MOVIE CROSSOVER, and I still need to get that sucker written.

    Regardless to what most people say about the remake/reboot, I actually like it. It brings the franchise back to its darker roots, and I Jackie Earl Haley did a kickass job as Freddy. I actually find the makeup really creepy, and you can tell that they were doing their best to make it look like a real burned face.

  • LordGeo

    October 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm


    Kadokawa, the present owners of Gamera, talked to Toho back in 2003 about a Gamera vs. Godzilla movie. More than likely, at that point Toho wanted to retire Godzilla for the time being and rather than do so with a crossover they wanted to give Godzilla a grand exit, which became 2004’s Final Wars. Kadokawa, in turn, made their own Gamera movie, which was 2006’s Gamera the Brave.

    If anything, let’s hope that when Toho starts making Godzilla movies again they’ll do so with Gamera vs. Godzilla, just like how King Kong vs. Godzilla was the first return of Godzilla after the original two movies. And here’s hoping that the original Gamera movies, i.e. the Showa Era, are next for Monster Madness. There are 8 days left in the month, and there are 8 Showa-Era Gamera movies, which would be perfect. Also, Shout! Factory did release the entire Showa-Era on DVD in North America recently, so more than likely James has every one of those releases.

  • urrutiap

    October 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Typical video from James. another really short video that lasts only like 2 to 4 minutes. And again with the swearing.

    Hey James, can you do a Angry Videogame Nerd video or a Monster Madness video without swearing for once? Can you do that at least once for this year? Seriously

  • onegoodscare

    October 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    When Freddy does the “got your nose” bit his powers aren’t strong enough yet for the damage he inflicts in a dream to be reflected in real life, which is why she doesn’t lose her nose for real.

    As for a versus movie with Michael Myers — it’s not going to happen. The producer of the Halloween films put his foot down a long time ago. It was proposed, but quickly dismissed. Nothing is to tamper with the Michael Myers mythology.

    Freddy Vs. Jason was actually supposed to become Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash, but Sam Raimi told them no because there were too many conditions on what the Ash character can and can’t do (Bruce Campbell has mentioned that if he’s to play Ash, Ash always has to win) so rather than stifle their creativity he simply declined. But, Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash does exist in comic book form. There’s Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash, and a sequel, Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors. If you notice in Jason Goes To Hell the male lead finds the Necronomicon in the Voorhees house. (Jason Goes To Hell was originally meant to set up Freddy Vs. Jason, it wasn’t just some corny gimmick. However, Wes went on to work on A New Nightmare, so Jason X was made during that time to keep Jason relevant for when they could finally make Freddy Vs. Jason.)

    I’m not even going to touch what you said about the remake. You probably just shouldn’t have reviewed it.

  • Anthony33

    October 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    “I actually like it. It brings the franchise back to its darker roots, and I Jackie Earl Haley did a kickass job as Freddy. I actually find the makeup really creepy, and you can tell that they were doing their best to make it look like a real burned face.” I agree more with SpeedyEric here on the remake. Jackie Earl Haley is a heck of a character actor IMO. and well chosen for the role of Freddy. I also disagree with James on Nancy. I liked Rooney Mara in the role of Nancy in the remake. She had the right amount of vulnerability and strength and I really found myself rooting for her. It’s the other characters that were pretty much dispensible to me but, of course, since the late ’80s, the new trend has become to sometimes have the boyfriend of the final girl make it to the end of the movie so we were left with Nancy and her boyfriend at the end. I read somewhere that Haley signed on to do two sequels as Freddy. I was curious about the remake, but I’m really not expecting much for any sequels to any horror remakes, be it Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street or whatever.. I just hope James does Halloween or Friday for the last week of October. Halloween I believe had 6 movies and 2 Rob Zombie remakes, so that might fit.

  • Anthony33

    October 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Oh yeah and I loved Freddy vs. Jason as well and also think they should do more slasher vs. movies. I’m really not a big fan of the older monster movies, so haven’t seen any of those like with Godzilla, Dracula or Frankenstein’s Monster.

  • hillbillyhatfield

    October 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm


  • Necramonium

    October 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    This was such a dumb movie, Jason slaughters everybody at a party, and what do our main characters do, ride calmly to their home, i was like, some nut just slaughtered everybody at a party and you just go home?

    Oh, and the reason why there are no more vs movies, is because this movie was made to see if there was still a market for it, and seeing this movie bombed, there was not.

    And the Elmstreet remake is a disgrace, Freddy is a fricking midget with a cheese makup mask

  • October 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Bet you’ll never guess what I pulled out to watch following Pat the NES Punk’s Charity Marathon. Nightmare on Elmstreet, along with 2, 3, 4, Freddy’s Dead, and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. Trying to find where 5 disappeared to. I watched it last year and then somewhere in the shuffle while rearranging shelves that one vanished.

  • October 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    i think with the part where the chick gets her nose cut off in the dream but not in real life is because freddy’s powers are still weak, that, or for some reason she had a dream about him, but it wasnt the real freddy
    well that wouldnt make sense either so i dont fucking know but

    i saw freddy vs jason a long time ago and thought it was awesome. i need to watch it again soon.

    the new freddy though, looks like a zombie na’vi (or whatever theyre called from that dumb avatar movie) or an alien. i dont like it. if i saw him in my dream and he was really freddy, id laugh at him. hes not scary at all in that.

  • PiloPeelo

    October 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    No Remakes? why not? we live in the Era of Remakes!

  • arklon

    October 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Wait, somebody said this was a bomb?! Errr no it was not, it was a very successful film and right after it they were already talking about doing a sequel which eventually fell through obviously.

  • October 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I wonder what the final series this year will be.

    I, Carly
    a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic

  • WillThaK

    October 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    James doesn’t know who Kelly Rolland is.

  • urrutiap

    October 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    ENOUGH WIH THE SWEARING!. James do you really have to swear all the damn time in your videos? Its getting old

  • EliteDeath

    October 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm


    So are your fucking comments. How about you either grow the fuck up or stop watching the videos?


    October 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for these reviews, James.

  • Truehare

    October 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    “Stick to the original, Part 3 and New Nightmare”: The best advice you could have given at the end of the Nightmare series of reviews.

    I realize it takes different strokes and all that, but those 3 (and the second, but that doesn’t quite “fit” with the ones you mentioned) are what Freddy is about, and that’s a villain. In the other movies, he’s turned into this kind of anti-hero wiseguy who is more worried about being funny for the audience than about doing his job. Which is to scare me.

    Not that I can’t have fun with the other movies. They are mere parodies, yes, but parodies can be fun.

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Michael Meyers Vs Scream Villain (Halloscream)
    Terminator Vs Borg
    The Blob Vs The Thing
    Jason Vs Leatherface
    Child’s Saw (Chucky Vs that Puppet Dude)
    Nightmare Inception (Freddy Vs the World of Inception)

  • C-Truth

    October 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

    How much more epic would it have been if that idea with Pinhead at the end pushed through? Crossovers are just awesome. Been a fan of crossovers ever since I can remember.

  • D-Man

    October 24, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Epic crossover. Thanks for the review.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Sorry urrutiap, but the Nerd ain’t rated G, it’s rated R, as in Really Fucking Awesome. The swearing is part of the fun when we watch these videos, if James was making a review without his signature vulgarity, you lose part of that passion that he has to offer.

    If you have baby ears…maybe you’re on the wrong site.

  • Murdock129

    October 24, 2011 at 12:34 am

    @LordGeo, it seems your mmuch better informed than me, thank you for the information

  • October 24, 2011 at 1:52 am

    urrutiap: What kind of a pussy areyou? Are you a christian or something?
    Get the fuck of the site if youre too much of a wimp that cant stand a little swearing.
    And i,m sick and tired of people allways complaining on the length of the video.
    James knows what hes doing and hes allways doing a great job, he allways thinks of these things that i,m thinking on, like the VS thing, i,ve been thinking about Myers VS Leatherface for a long time, and its totally fun that hes thinking of the same thing.
    So stop the fucking complaining and do a video youre self if you think you can do it better!

    James, again a great video. Cant wait to the next Monster madness.
    Take Care!

  • October 24, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Im still holding out for a freddy v.s. jason v.s. ash! the comic did it really well and the story is definitely there. I won’t hold my breath though…instead so far we got a remake of friday the 13th (1,2, and 3 combined), a remake of nightmare, and talks of a remake of Evil Dead that i’m sure will eventually happen and most likely suck. To be fair though I did enjoy the friday the 13th remake.

  • TallTom0590

    October 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    The only other “VS” movie made that I can think of was Alien Vs Predator which was pretty decent. But there was a follow up planned for Freddy Vs Jason called Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash. That would have been badass but it never happened

  • heatherthomas427

    October 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Not a lot of people are gonna like me for making this comment.
    I really have to disagree with James on the remake of NOES. I think the way they give the movie a more serious side is great. They take you back, and remind you of the real monster that Freddy is, a child molester!!!
    I think they did an awesome job on the make up as well. Now he really looks like a real life burn victim.
    I’ve never been much of a Freddy fan, always been a Jason girl. But, I think more people need to realize that this is not just a shitty remake movie…. like, and I hate to say it, because like I said, I’m a Jason girl, Friday the 13th.

  • xDockmanx

    October 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Freddy vs. Jason IS A MUST SEE EVERYONE!!!! <—- It's fucking AWESOME!

  • GoatMaster666

    October 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    although i still have yet to see the 2010 remake, i will say that the reason freddy looks so different is because they studied real burn victims to make him look more like a real burn victim. they used photos of survivors as references to what skin looks like after it’s healed burns that bad.

  • Keiler

    October 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I was hoping Pinhead would get his share of this Sequel-a-Thon but since it’s already the 24th and it’s Michael Myer’s turn now I’m a bit disappointed.

  • flyingfuggernaut

    October 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    well jackie earl haley was doing the christian bale voice way before bale was doing it in batman begins. if anyone has seen the movie dollman, at the end he does that voice that he does in the remake.

  • GoldenFrog

    October 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Great review James.
    It is interesting that all the monsters that came together to fight all ended up in the water as you pointed out.
    I have never seen Freddy vs Jason but after this review im more intrigued.
    I thought the remake had its ups and downs. Pretty much everything you mentioned. Overall it was pretty decent.

  • greenftw7

    October 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    i always thought the reason the girl didn’t lose her nose was because Freddy didn’t have enough power i like these movies to much to watch the second half of the review hat movie sucked

  • Rolfenstein

    October 25, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Awesome some up as always.

  • October 25, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Actually james, they told the reason why Freddy cutting her nose off didnt hurt her, he doesnt have all of his power at the time he did that to her. the more fear they have in Freddy the more power he has THUS the ability to do stuff like killing via dreams instead of just freaking them out

  • stargrovestamos

    October 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I love Freddy Vs. Jason. Everything I like about it is essentially explained in the video however, I still can’t accept Freddy being afraid of Fire or Jason being afraid of Water. While a lot of the elements from both franchises were cleverly used in FVJ, Jason often kills or dwells under water in most of the Friday films. He leaps out of the water to kill in the Final Chapter, he lived underwater between 6 and 7 and he emerges out of the water when he comes to Manhattan. Also, Freddy lives in a Boiler Room and uses fire to burn a message into a victim’s back in FVJ. Perhaps I’m just nitpicking, but I still love the movie! I love how for me, it feels like a direct sequel to Freddy’s Dead, the story, the action, humor and violence.
    Many people would probably disagree but I’d love to see a Robocop Vs. Terminator film where a Terminator comes back as the villain in Old Detroit. At least we have the Dark Horse comic for that.

  • trashboy

    October 26, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I never cared for New Nightmare, I thought Freddy looked cool and was evil as hell, but that kid just irritated the crap out of me. I kept hoping Freddy would have gutted him like crazy. Still haven’t seen the remake yet, I’ll see it eventually. I thought the make up job on Freddy in it just looked horrible.

    And about the crossovers, the one i have been wanting to see for years is Chucky vs Leprechaun, man that would be an awesome movie.. the other rumor i heard though was that they were wanting to get Freddy vs Jason vs Ash from the Evil Dead movies.. not sure if that was true or not, but still would have been amazing to see Ash kicking Freddy and Jason’s asses 🙂

  • Doug

    October 26, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    i actually like the look of the new Freddy; he looks like an actual burn victim, and JEH did a pretty good job considering what he had to work with. unfortunately the rest of the movie is dull -not scary or campy enough to be enjoyable either way. some have said they didn’t like them coming right out and saying that Freddy was a child molester, but it’s always seemed pretty obvious to me that “killer” was just getting crap past the radar.

  • Zombie Goat Fetish

    October 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Freddy Vs Jason: I liked this Movie just for what it was. The one thing I hated was the stoner character he annoyed the crap out of me the freddy bong scene was seriously cheesy. The nose scene I don’t remember but made Freddy wasn’t powerful enough to harm people then.

    Remake: I actually liked it and I usually hate remakes I liked how serious it was. I really liked how it reminded us that Freddy was a paedophile child killer . I know it was kinda hinted in the series and in Freddy Vs Jason there is the quote “.he loves children, especially little girls.”. I don’t like Freddy being comic relief I like my Freddy being a heartless child murderer with a few wise cracks here and there.

    I liked the make-up he kinda had the look of a burn victim especially the nose and lips. anyway awesome review as always James.

  • ToaAntan

    October 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I have to say, Freddy vs Jason wasnt one of my favorites, sure theres one of Jason’s best kills, the snapping of the guy on the bed, but not only was Freddy just too silly to be taken seriously, he had NO kills. Jason did all the killing. And NO I do not consider the dream sequence where he kills the girl’s mother a kill for the movie, its a flashback, thats all. Jason did all the kills and Freddy got all the credit. Too bad Besty Palmer couldnt make a cameo as Pamela, but I guess it was ok without her.

  • October 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Pinhead saying “Gentelman, what seems to be the problem?” is epic. With his expressionless face and Mr. Js polite voice. Classic. I would also love to see the Hellraiser series review, cause I’m a hell of a fan of the series, though my favourites are the first of course, Hellseeker and Inferno. Please don’t wait with it untill 2012 remake. We all know how it’s going to look like. More CG FX, more blood and guts, more cool monsters, but… complete lack of plot, sense, or charisma.
    Best regards

  • October 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Pinhead saying “Gentelmen, what seems to be the problem?” is epic. With his expressionless face and Mr. Js polite voice. Classic. I would also love to see the Hellraiser series review, cause I’m a hell of a fan of the series, though my favourites are the first of course, Hellseeker and Inferno. Please don’t wait with it untill 2012 remake. We all know how it’s going to look like. More CG FX, more blood and guts, more cool monsters, but… complete lack of plot, sense, or charisma.
    Best regards

  • disgruntalled_man

    October 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

    have to point it out…wasn’t the remake in 2003 not 2010 like your title states?

  • SureSketch

    October 29, 2011 at 3:59 am

    They really should have followed up on the versus idea like Frankenstein and the Wolfman did. Imagine Scream meets Friday the 13th! That would be some funny shit right there. Seeing Jason fuck the murders up in those movies would be priceless.

  • October 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    The stoner/pothead guy is in FvJ because Bob Weinstein wanted to do an Abbott and Costello-style monster mash-up with Jay & Silent Bob. It would have had Freddy, Jason, and whatever other characters they could get their hands on. Kevin Smith wisely said no, and they shoved a Jay proxy into FvJ because…… well, I don’t know why. But they did.

  • newGNR

    October 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I’m gonna add it because James kinda got it wrong in this review, yes in previous freddy films what happens in your dream happens to you, the reason Kelly annoying shouldn’t be in a horror film Rowland’s nose doesn’t get ripped off is because freddy ain’t strong enough yet, and what the fuck is up with her crap at the end, comparing freddy to some sorta penis envy and that crap about Jason’s big machete (very weak writing) music stars shouldn’t be used in any movies, this one, Halloween and any other, they can’t act for shit

  • Darthleather

    November 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

    “He’s not after us because we lied, he’s after us because we told the truth.”

    Holy shit! You mean Freddy Kruger really is evil? Who saw that coming?

    God,the remake is stupid. Why the hell do they assume that Freddy is innocent? Freddy Kurger is pure evil.

  • stargrovestamos

    November 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I hated the Nightmare remake… I thought it was an absolute mess.

  • arnoldc64

    November 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Here’s a great fan film of Jason vs Michael

    I highly recromend it.

  • Shishoka

    November 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Finding out that Pinhead was supposed to make a cameo at the end is epic. Freddy vs. Jason came from a teaser cameo at the end of Jason Goes to Hell. I often picture a universe where Beetlejuice actually does star Sammy Davis Jr. and this makes me picture a universe where they had gotten the rights to Pinhead. Another crossover sequel would have been demanded and happened. The end result would have been a massive crossover universe where every horror movie villain is a member. They already alluded to that in Bride of Chucky, who would be the perfect plot device for the Pinhead/Freddy/Jason crossover. I can already picture Chucky vs Jason where Chucky decides to try to take over the body of Jason Vorhees. What could have been… an endless stream of awful yet epic horror comedies.

  • smashinglollipops

    November 18, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I didn’t enjoy freddy vs jason mostly do to the fact I think the jason movies are complete and utter shit and jason should not be considered a horror icon but also to me the movie is more of a comedy than anything else

  • TylerLeiby

    November 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    ok i havent gotten to finish watching this before getting to put this comment up but pinhead at the end of FVJ would have been the shit then they could have made a sequel with him and add a whole new element and location they could have battled in hell but at that point id be like well fuck these guys i got my money on pinhead

  • TylerLeiby

    November 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    ok just finished and i totally agree about the remake it fucking blows and freddy in it i think looks like an amphibian oh and i think u should have touched on the controversy the movie had when they said he molested the children before killing them even though i knew in the original NOES movies he was a pedophile and a child killer

  • Cinemiracle

    November 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    vs rocks, remake blows

    no Englund, no nightmare

    Robert IS Freddy

  • Strazdas

    November 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Hmm Pinhead, that would be SO BADASS. The water part is probably because when someone goes into water it is uncertain whether they are dead or anything.

  • Derailment

    December 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    seems like every female main character from 2000 till now is dull and stupid, or fuck that, every actor.

  • gojirafan1

    December 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    freddy couldn’t kill the chick because his power was weakened so much that he couldn’t kill people in their dreams which is why she lived

  • ByronHerrarte

    December 11, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Great review on both films. The new Freddy looked like a mutated dog and complete shit. Being realistic is one thing, but when it comes to Freddy, it’s got to be thrown out the window.

    I wonder if the Ginger Snaps Trilogy will be in 2012’s Monster Madness.

  • SethStadler

    December 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

    The reboot was hit and miss if you ask me. My guess is that the only reason they gave Hailey the role of Freddy was to compensate for him not getting the role of Glen in the original since Johnny Depp originally only showed up to accompany Jackie to the audtition but Shay and Craven’s daughters thought Johnny looked dreamy so he got the part instead.

  • Tekkenfan

    January 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I prefer Jackie’s Freddy krueger rather than Robert Englunds Freddy krueger cause Jackie’s Freddy is more Dark and creepy and serious like Heath Ledgers Joker is more dark and creepy and a little serious.

  • JohnFerrera

    January 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm


  • TH93Fin

    January 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    1:38-1:49 I think Freddy was still too weak to kill/hurts peoples in dreams, so that can explain, why she still had nose, when waked up.

    I not have yet watch that Freddy Vs Jason movie (so i can’t be sure about it), but i have thinked to watch it in this year.

  • d_rocks01

    January 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Actually they were planning to make Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash as the sequel because there was a slight spin-off to the evil dead series when they showed the book of the dead on “Jason Goes To Hell”. But that idea was scrapped because Sam Raimi (who created evil dead) was against it and a few other reasons and it eventually became a comic book instead. And now Evil Dead is going to be a remake coming out 2013 and apparently Evil Dead 4 with Bruce Campbell has been shelved.

  • JerrySanbox

    January 29, 2012 at 12:29 am

    her nose didnt get cut off in real life because his powers werent fully back yet he could only scare u at first until u know who he is

    • TH93Fin

      February 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      @JerrySanbox Umm… I just thinked same thing and i have put that message, look 2 messages lower on your message.

  • JerrySanbox

    January 29, 2012 at 12:29 am

    once u believe in him and know of him then he can kill u supposedly

  • DeanWilks

    February 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I totally agree with what he said about the Freddy series at the end of this review.

  • JohnRose

    February 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I honestly think James is something of what they call a “nostalgia fag” Not to say that i dont like James, I love all his work. But it seems that even if they were to make a better version as a remake, he wouldn’t accept it. Personally, if I were to compare the original nightmare with the remake but in the position of a person deciding which one to put in theaters for the first time ever, i would go with the remake. but it seems that James wouldnt have it that way.

    • Corleone74

      February 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      @JohnRose I completely disagree with your opinion on the Nightmare on Elm st. remake. But when it comes to James’s nostalgic past he seems to think that every remake isn’t as good as the original. That’s true now, but in the 80’s the remakes kicked ass. The Fly remake is better than the original and he doesn’t think so. Once again I completely disagree with your Nightmare on Elm St. opinion but what you said about James is correct.

  • Corleone74

    February 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    The remake’s way too depressing and unenjoyable. I don’t want to see Freddy molest children. That’s stupid and not entertaining. I want Freddy to be mysterious and sometimes funny. There’s no enjoyability. Plus it’s produced by Michael Bay, so what do you expect. He sure likes to fuck up people’s childhoods.

    • cordawgfrito

      March 1, 2012 at 1:55 am

       @Corleone74 Dude Freddy was always a child molester.  Even in Wes Craven’s script.  He was changed to child murderer during filming so as to avoided being accused of taking advantage of the McMinn Martin case.  Wes Craven then decided to hint at the molestation instead.

  • Sarrells

    February 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I first saw the advertisement for Freddy Vs. Jason when the trailers were playing for Matrix Reloaded (which blew chunks) and I have never seen an audience react with such enthusiasm to a teaser. The theater was pretty big and it was jam packed with people of all ages running off the Matrix fever and when they saw Freddy leap out of Crystal Lake and arch over Jason with his claws the people just exploded with cheers and applause. It was fucking awesome.

  • cordawgfrito

    March 1, 2012 at 2:00 am

    The reason the girl’s nose wasn’t cut off so because Freddy was to weak for his powers to take effect.  It was explained a million times in the movie.

  • cordawgfrito

    March 1, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Remake was not as good as the original.  No remake ever is really.  But it was still a good movie.

  • vasilis

    March 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Fredys face looks like BULLSHIT!

  • chainkill2

    March 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Isn’t the chicks whose nose gets cut off kelly rowland?

  • chainkill2

    March 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Isn’t the chick whose nose gets cut off kelly rowland? 

    • ByronHerrarte

      March 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

       @chainkill2 yes. that is Kelly Rowland

  • BrandonHonse

    March 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    i saw a nipple

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Roscharch is Roscharch and Freddy is Freddy. End of shallow discussions.
    I also (dis)missed Freddy vs. Jason, but i guess i’ll have to give it a look.

  • ThomasStockley

    March 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

    The remake was great for a Platinum Dunes movie… that aint saying much. But when compared to most other remakes, it wasn’t that bad.

  • Tekkenfan

    April 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    there are other vs movies out there like mega shark vs giant octopus
    mega shark vs crocosaurus and there’s mega python vs gatoroid.

  • johnftw

    May 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    A couple quick things here, the reason the girls nose doesnt come off in FvJ is that he is still gaining power. He started when he tried to stab the guy and it went right through him, then he could hurt people in their dreams, but not IRL, then both in dreams and in real life. Other thing, when James said that Freddy’s face looked like melted cheese, I always think of melted skin, which is what it is, melted skin.

  • Youssef Souto Maior

    September 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm


  • Youssef Souto Maior

    September 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    thou, I could explain why the girl’s nose was not pulled off in real life: there is an explanation that freddy is way weaker so his powers don’t really work at firrst; there are other exemples in the movie

  • Idmndcookies

    October 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The remake is a decent movie, holy crap. We americans are so quick to shit on things its literally made this country just a bunch of whiners. And guess what, want to know who picked Jackie Earl Haley to be the new Freddy? Robert Fucking England! Don’t believe me? Look it up. and @johnftw: Yes, thank you!

  • MonkeeJuice

    October 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    You should of talked about the Friday The 13th series!

  • EmSeeSquared

    October 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    @ MonkeyJuice, he probably didn’t because there are probably too many Jason movies to cover in one week that year, 10 straight-up films, a crossover he already did, so that’s one down, and a remake, so 11 films…might have been a bit much.

  • geramul

    October 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    When I saw the remake of nightmare on elm street in the theaters, I swear I couldn’t stop myself from laughing like a maniac when they had that girl flopping around the ceiling. I was laughing like a retard, but what could I do that scene was just fucking hilarious lol.

  • juggalo747

    November 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    If it was Freddy vs. Jason vs. Pinhead, Pinhead would definately win. He kills all of his victims without even touching them. Hell, he hardly moves during most of them (aside from the maniacal laughter). The only issue with the plot would be explaining why in the holy mother of ass Freddy or Jason would try to open a puzzle box.

  • January 22, 2013 at 5:38 am

    I thought Jackie did a good job. His deep, intimidating voice is a lot better than what Christian Bale does.

  • March 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    when i first saw Freddy vs. Jason, i was impressed with his fighting skills. then i saw he was a downloadable guest character for Mortal Kombat 2011. guess Ed Boon loved the movie too.

  • March 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Saw Freddy Vs. Jason at the theater twice, and almost fell asleep during the remake at thte theater. Afterwords we were laughing about the fact that you could fall asleep during a new Freddy flick. The new Freddy guy was actually pretty good, but the movie should have just been an original story.

  • April 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Actually, that girl that got her nose ripped off from Freddy wasn’t sleeping in a bathroom, it was in a nurses office lol But I think the reason why she didn’t get hurt in her dream was because Freddy wasn’t fully powered yet to kill them just yet.

  • Patrick Moses

    July 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    freddy should have won

  • August 1, 2013 at 10:54 am


  • August 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I actually quite like the Nightmare on Elm Street remake; I think the originals were just too corny, so it was nice to have a remake taking a more serious tone. The only problem was that it didn’t stick to that enough; he still had some cheesy one-liners that end up contrasting so badly they actually take you out of the film completely. Freddy in the remake is at his best when he’s quiet and menacing, with just the occasional dialogue.

    It’s also actually more true to the original story concept regarding the connection of his murder to the children, but really that’s only a small detail.

    I do agree on the whole that as a remake it’s hard to see the point; maybe if it had really stuck to being serious with more attention to the details, but instead the infrequent but terrible one-liners and the some of the unbelievable actions from the main characters mean it doesn’t really succeed as a true remake. I’m not of the opinion that it shouldn’t have been done, but it could have been done better, which is a shame really.

  • Tyler Evans

    September 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Am I the only one who actually kind of liked the way Freddie looked in the remake? I mean don’t get me wrong, the movies wasn’t great, but I personally thought the remake’s Freddie looked better than the original.

  • October 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    FvJ was nothing but a giant slap in the face to fans and both franchises

  • October 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    completely agree about the nightmare remake. when I first seen it in theaters I thought it was fun, and good for a few scares, or jumps out of your seat. but once I watched it at home on DVD you realize how shitty it is. the new freddy sounds ridiculous and its all the exact same shit from the original, so why bother?

  • Solo187

    November 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    For those that say this movie is crap. Actually go back & watch the friday the 13th movies all back to back now, So yheyre fresh in your mind. & then watch this. I did that over the past week & let me tell you the whole friday the 13th series is absolute shite! .. This is ten times better than any of them

  • PlumBrendan

    November 11, 2013 at 6:03 am

    With the “Got your nose!” part, I was wondering the same thing, but my brother told me she didn’t get her nose cut off in the real world, because there is still not enough fear or anyone remembering him, so he doesn’t have enough power to do physical harm yet!

  • Michael Lalchock

    December 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

    the story is actually not over a comic was realsed named freedy vs jason vs ash (williams)

  • January 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The reason her nose did not come off is because Freddy was not strong enough yet.

  • February 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

    in the opening clip with the mantis…what movie is that from?

  • Night-X

    June 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    First time watching this. Thinking why never saw anything about the remake on here before.

  • September 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    movies in intro-
    blue monkey
    the re-animator

  • fcabanski

    November 1, 2014 at 3:20 am

    The remake was awful. Freddie vs. Jason was awesome.

  • Stuart Wilke

    November 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I really do have to disagree. I thought the remake was FAR superior to the original. I honestly didn’t find the original film scary at all, mostly because of the bright color pallete that made it look more like an 80’s sitcom most of the time. Freddy didn’t have enough meaningful screen time, and the acting was pretty atrocious. At least the cheesy acting in Halloween was there in order to make you let your guard down so the ending was all the more intense.

    Nightmare 2010 may rip off absolutely everything from the original, but it does so with better actors, a MUCH darker, grimery, and overly more frightening environmental presence, and the perfect actor to take over the role from Englund. It’s the better film by far. Honestly, I thought Nightmare 2 was better than the original; it had far better acting.

  • Behemoth

    December 21, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I Tell ya James, you should read the comic Jason vs Freddy vs Ash comic, I think you might like it

  • February 26, 2015 at 3:32 am

    I will have to rewatch Freddy VS Jason, It seems like there is a lot more to it then the original viewing. I don’t ever want to see the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street so James covered it enough.

    I will say….Vince Vaughn did an ok job in psycho. Never EVER will that movie be beat…but I sort of thought he was ok in that role. Psycho remake however, is an abomination and awful

  • March 13, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Alien VS Jaws

  • Don Skiver

    March 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    There’s a VS fighting game called “Terrordrome” that has tons of villians from horror movies all duking it out with their own story mode. It’s awesome. You should definitely check it out. You can see playthroughs of each character’s story mode on youtube if you search for it.

  • March 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

    The reason they can’t do these VS movies very often is because of licensing. It costs lots of money to get the licensing to a certain character.

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:51 am

    I don’t know if this was pointed out already, but on the inconsistency about Freddy chopping that girl’s nose off, the idea in the movie was that Freddy wasn’t powerful enough to do any damage in the real world. This was early enough in the movie that he still hadn’t regained enough power to leave a lasting mark.

  • Legion Atreides

    March 31, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I hated New Nightmare but Dream Warriors or part 3 was awesome.

  • Raul Armando Gamez Obregon

    April 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

    The main problem with this movie is that it came out too late, at the time no one gave a shit about Freddy or Jason anymore, besides since i`m a Jason fan, i hate that Freddy is the one driving the plot of the movie while Jason is just there to kill and, eventually, beat the shit out of Freddy…

  • Kris Schroeder

    May 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Actually, the remake was supposed to have Freddy’s appearance by compared to real burns. According to the producer, the crew had many reference photos of actual victims, which detailed how white the skin would appear after healing. Form did not want the audience to turn away in disgust every time Freddy was on the screen, so they opted to hold back on some of the realism.

  • Stephanie Cutrere

    October 7, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Jackie Earle Haley is good but look at the drama film “Little Children” where he plays a pedophile, his role as George Noyce in Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” and of course “Watchman” where he plays the “Ayn Rand” inspired Rorschach and you will see he could have brought a lot more to his portrayal of Krueger if Michael Bay hadn’t dumbed down the remake.

  • City Sleeps

    March 24, 2016 at 12:32 am

    A Nightmare On Elm Street never got THE ONE thing right…all the kids have to live on the same block. Elm Street. The neighborhood has to become the nightmare.

  • March 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    DO the Friday the 13th series

  • Jacob Boeve

    June 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    The only thing I really don’t like about Freddy vs Jason is the fact that they gave Jason the fear of water. He’s never had that fear! Look at how often he came out of the lake!

  • Person

    October 7, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Waters magical and all encompassing

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