Friday Debate – Freddy totally won in Freddy vs Jason

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It’s the 13th day of October, and it’s on a Friday. HAPPY HOCKEY MASK AND MACHETE DAY! It’s also the day when I’ve decided to finally discuss something that the mainstream media has managed to bury for more than a decade now: Freddy Vs Jason. Specifically, the outcome of a fight that had been years in the making.

I think you all know how the Nightmare on Elm Street series is near and dear to my heart. I think you also know, that Freddy V Jason: Dawn of Jugular is my favourite Freddy flick, a film which may have been light on horror but more than delivered when it came to the actual fight between two of the heaviest hitters in the horror movie industry.

Freddy vs Jason (4)

Blood was shed, one-third of Destiny’s Child was slain and a refurbished Camp Crystal Lake was blown to smithereens in the brouhaha that followed. A fight that could only have one winner when Freddy was pulled out of the dreamscape to face Jason Voorhees in the real world. Here’s the actual full fight in case you missed it:

Some folks would say that Jason won that fight. I’d say baldercrap to that. I’m not going to deny that both men got some good licks in. Freddy’s offense was fast and agile, making full use of his environment to dish out as much damage as possible to Voorhees. Jason on the other hand, played a heavy game of defense and relied on brute strength on the rare occasions that he managed to get his rotting hands on Krueger.

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That fight would spill out of the log cabins and onto the lake itself, with both icons taking horrendous levels of abuse. Freddy would manage to blind Jason and cut off several of his fingers, while Voorhees countered with a technical ripping off of Freddy’s arm and shoving his mutilated hand into Krueger’s torso.

Freddy vs Jason (6)

And yet somehow, Krueger survived that and an explosion as he reappeared to kill those damn meddling teenagers. Which is where the real injustice of this fight wound up. Imagine if Connor McGregor had managed to beat Mayweather clean and fair, turned around to celebrate and got a donkey punch from Mr Hard Work as his victory was quickly swapped back to the challenger like an early 2000s WWE Hardcore match for the title.

Freddy vs Jason (7)

As far as I’m concerned, Krueger won the main event. Voorhees stabbing a fella who was was essentially ‘armless when his guard was down, was just poor sportsmanship. Factor in outside decapitation inteference, and you’ll see just how stacked the deck was against Krueger. It’s time for the history books to show that Freddy won the greatest cinematic match-up of all time.

So am I right? Did Freddy “win” in that crossover film? I want to hear your post-match thoughts on this. Especially if they agree with me, because I may be bias as f**k on this topic.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: October 13, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • The one who turns the other cheek is the real winner.

  • MonsterCheddar
    • Hammersteyn

      That’s not how lesbians do it.

      • MonsterCheddar

        Not in the sack?

        • Hammersteyn

          One sack not two.

          • MonsterCheddar

            No sackie sackie then?

          • Hammersteyn

            Not even a ball sack.

  • MonsterCheddar

    • Hammersteyn

      Ugh, Watchmojo.

      • MonsterCheddar


        • Sock-puppet

          He’s got no mojo

  • Original Heretic

    “poor sportsmanship”? In a real fight, there’s no such thing as sportsmanship. You do WHATEVER it takes to win.
    Your opponent has a weak knee. Do you keep punching at his face, even though he’s blocking all those? No, you kick him in the knee and make him cry.
    Your opponent has arms that are easily ripped off. Do you keep letting him dance around you while you try grab him? No, rip that arm off and use it against him.

    Go watch Karate Kid (the original, not the more modern Kung Fu Kid version). Johnny going to the weak leg is what fighting is about. Exploit your opponent’s weaknesses.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Yes, Freddy did win at the end of that movie.

  • Hammersteyn

    Freddy took a dive, that’s why he winked at the end. Also, Freddy he’s been pulled into the real world at least three times now. Nancy did it, his daughter did it and these tweens did it. Yet he always comes back. You could toss Freddy into a tree shredder and he’ll come back. Same can’t be said for Jason. Point is that in the end Freddy would win eventually.

    I might sounds biased, but choosing between something that can literally kill me in my dreams or a zombified slow ass machete wielding momma’s boy that can be outran on a segway is pretty obvious in my book. Oh what’s that? Jason is outside. Excuse me while I go to Thailand for a few months, or until Jason walks through the ocean to get here. That’s of course if the myriad of dangers in the oceans doesn’t hinder him too much.

    • I’d pay to see Jason Vs Shark Week.

      • Hammersteyn

        Jason vs. Sharknado!

  • For the Emperor!

    I will tell you exactly who won…WE WON by that movie being made!!

  • Magoo

    When I say FREH you say DEE!

    • Magoo


      • Admiral Chief

        Lol they left you hanging bro

        • Magoo

          Was just about to come and do it myself. :<

      • Magoo


  • Admiral Chief

    The real debate was on the Mehstiny 2 article 😛

  • Admiral Chief

    Honestly, the movie was really crap

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