If you have been watching Film 4 lately you may have caught Saturday’s showing of one of the latest and most anticipated horror sequels ever. Providing a great mix of comedy and slasher horror Freddy Vs Jason is a movie that horror fans had been dying (excuse the pun) to see made for years.
What has been created is a kind of bizarre world that combines Jason Voorhees reality and Freddy Kruger’s all in one.
With the townsfolk now plying their unsuspecting children with dream suppressant pills to keep Freddy at bay he must find another way to break out of the Purgatory he finds himself trapped in. Of course that’s where Jason comes in, Freddy manages to tap into his energy and get Jason to do his nasty work for a while, once again installing fear into the hearts of teenagers and adults alike allowing him to break into “Or world” once more and stalk the dreams and reality of his chosen victims.
The best thing about this movie has to be the fact that it gives the fans exactly what they wanted. They didn’t want to see some long drawn out storyline, instead they preferred to see Jason and Freddy fight long and hard to see who would come out on top.
The movie certainly delivers, with some great scenes involving Jason and Freddy together it is almost more comedic rather than scary to watch as they tear chunks out of each other in some brutal and yet fun shots.
The supporting cast in the movie is made up largely of “trendy” young teenagers including Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland in her feature debut and Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) alongside Monica Keena and Jason Ritter. Robert Englund once again resumes his role as Freddy (no-one could do it better) and we see Ken Kirzinger a well respected stuntman take on the role of Jason.
Freddy Vs Jason definitely pays homage to the 80′s slashers we associate them with, bringing back that almost cheesy dialogue and a storyline that although manages to keep us entertained isn’t exactly going to win any awards for originality, but let?s face it, did we really expect it to?!
In my opinion the movie is well worth a watch for the Freddy Vs Jason fight scenes alone, as well as the wonderfully OTT ending which is not to be missed. In short, if you are a fan of horror and loved Friday The 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street you have no reason to dislike this movie!
Full cast list for Freddy vs Jason: Alex Green, Alistair Abell, Anysha Berthot, Blake Mawson, Brendan Fletcher, Brent Chapman, Chris Gauthier, Chris Marquette, Claire Riley, Colby Johannson, Colton Shock, David Kopp, Eileen Pedde, Evangeline Lilly, Gary Chalk, Jacqueline Stewart, Jamie Mayo, Jason Ritter, Jesse Hutch, Joëlle Antonissen, Katharine Isabelle, Kelly Rowland, Ken Kirzinger, Kevin Hansen, Kimberley Warnat, Kirsti Forbes, Kyle Labine, Laura Boddington, Lochlyn Munro, Monica Keena, Odessa Munroe, Oscar Gutiérrez, Paula Shaw, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Sarah-Anne Hepher, Sean Tyler Foley, Sharon Peters, Spencer Doduk, Spencer Stump, Taryn McCullock, Tom Butler, Tony Willett, Viv Leacock, Zack Ward.