Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher film directed by Ronny Yu and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It is a crossover between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises, being the eighth installment in the former and the eleventh in the latter. The film joins the two series in a shared universe and pits their respective antagonists, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, against each other. Freddy is weakened and forgotten because the citizens of his home town Springwood have defeated him by using medications that repress dreams. Freddy awakens Jason to stir up fear and grow his powers so that he may return and kill again. Jason turns out to not be as easily controlled as Freddy initially thought, and the two supernatural mass murderers come into conflict. The film is chronologically set after Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), and is the last film in each franchise before their respective reboots.

Freddy vs. Jason
The two slasher villains, Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees, face each other head-to-head, with the film's title near the center of the poster while the credits remain at the bottom.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRonny Yu
Written byDamian Shannon
Mark Swift
Based on
Produced bySean S. Cunningham
CinematographyFred Murphy
Edited byMark Stevens
Music byGraeme Revell
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • August 15, 2003 (2003-08-15)
Running time
98 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$30 million[1]
Box office$116.6 million[1]

Freddy vs. Jason was released in the United States on August 15, 2003. The film received negative reviews from critics and grossed over $116 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in each series. The film marks Robert Englund's most recent cinematic appearance as Freddy Krueger. A sequel and crossover with the Evil Dead franchise was planned, but it was ultimately scrapped and turned into a comic book limited series, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, and its follow-up The Nightmare Warriors.

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