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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Last Updated: October 13, 2017