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"FREDDY VS. JASON"
(2003) (Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Extreme Extreme Extreme *Heavy Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild Heavy Extreme *Minor Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme Mild Mild Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: Nightmare-based serial killer Freddy Krueger resurrects fellow killer Jason Voorhees in hopes that the latter's actions will make survivors remember and thus empower Freddy to return to his murderous ways.
PLOT:
It's been a quite a while since ghostly serial killer Freddy Krueger (ROBERT ENGLUND) terrorized the kids and teens on Elm Street. Since he operates and kills through dreams, the powers that be decided to lock away any survivors - including Will (JASON RITTER) and Mark (BRENDAN FLETCHER) - in a psychiatric ward with dream-retarding drugs so that they can't empower the killer by resurrecting memories of his murderous deeds.

That doesn't sit well with Freddy who then decides to dig up fellow serial killer Jason Voorhees (KEN KIRZINGER) in hopes that his new killings will make the locals remember Freddy and thus allow him to return into others' dreams.

With Jason killing again, Freddy starts terrorizing the likes of Will's former girlfriend, Lori (MONICA KEENA), and her friends, Kia (KELLY ROWLAND) and Gibb (KATHERINE ISABELLE), and their acquaintances, including Linderman (CHRISTOPHER GEORGE MARQUETTE) and Freeburg (KYLE LABINE).

Yet, as Deputy Stubbs (LOCHLYN MUNRO) and others try to put a stop to the killings, Freddy soon learns that Jason does not intend to step back into the shadows. All of which leads to a battle of epic proportions between the two serial killers who seemingly can't be killed.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of either horror figure/franchise, slasher horror films in general, or someone in the cast, it's a good bet they will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For pervasive strong horror violence/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use and language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ROBERT ENGLUND plays a former child murderer who now haunts and kills people in their dreams and in reality.
  • KEN KIRZINGER plays a masked serial killer who murders various people.
  • MONICA KEENA plays one of Freddy's targets, the daughter of one of his former victims.
  • JASON RITTER plays her former boyfriend who disappeared years earlier, but was really imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital in an attempt to kill off any memories of Freddy. He escapes from there and uses some strong profanity while trying to save Lori.
  • KELLY ROWLAND plays one of Lori's friends who uses strong profanity.
  • KATHERINE ISABELLE plays another friend who smokes, has sex with a guy, drinks, and is seen passed out.
  • CHRISTOPHER GEORGE MARQUETTE plays a somewhat nerdy guy who likes Lori and then tries to help her and the others deal with the two killers.
  • BRENDAN FLETCHER plays Will's friend who was similarly imprisoned with him for the same reason in the psychiatric hospital. He uses strong profanity.
  • LOCHLYN MUNRO plays the new deputy in town who tries to figure out what's going on.
  • KYLE LABINE plays the local stoner who smokes pot and uses strong profanity.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated horror film. Profanity consists of at least 38 "f" words, while many other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually explicit dialogue is present, as are several sexual encounters (with movement and nudity). Other nudity (bare breasts and butts) also occurs.

    Violence consists of many very bloody and graphic murders (via stabling, slicing, decapitating and dismembering, etc.) as well as extremely bloody and graphic fighting between two serial killers who can't be killed themselves.

    Those scenes and other standard horror film moments might also be disturbing, suspenseful or even scary for some viewers, particularly much younger ones and/or those with low tolerance levels for bloody/gory slasher mayhem and related attack and chase scenes (others may find all of the material as overdone and/or silly).

    Varying degrees of bad attitudes are present, while various characters drink and/or smoke, while some use drugs (pot and possibly ecstasy). If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, some of that occurs in several scenes.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Gibb says she only smokes when she's been drinking (and we see her smoking). Her boyfriend then shows up with beer and his friend has a flask (from which he later drinks). The boyfriend then has a beer.
  • Lori asks a guy to get her and Kia some beer.
  • A guy drinks from a flask.
  • Lori's father mixes some sort of prescription drug into her orange juice (she's unaware of that, but doesn't drink it).
  • One of the girls comments that she needs more drinks.
  • We see students partying in a cornfield "rave" at night (drinking and maybe doing ecstasy). Some guys knock down Linderman and then pour beer (from a beer bong) into his mouth. Gibb is referred to as being "sh*t-faced" (drunk) and is later passed out.
  • Two guys smoke pot and one has some Everclear (grain alcohol).
  • Several characters smoke pot in a van and a deputy later comments on the Scooby-Doo like van.
  • Freeburg smokes pot.
  • Freeburg smokes pot again and then hallucinates, including that of a mutant roach (a joke for slang about a joint) with a bong that blows pot smoke into Freeburg's face.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see a quickly cut montage of many lethally violent and bloody/gory scenes (including Freddy peeling back skin and blood blasting up from out of a bed) from previous "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies."
  • A young woman runs through the woods at night, scared of what we know is Jason after her. Jason then impales her into a tree with his machete (with bloody results on the machete and we see blood running down her feet).
  • We see a quick succession of Jason's bloody victims as they morph from one to the next.
  • We see a heart starting to beat inside a rotted chest.
  • Freddy's face is terribly burned and scarred (and might be scary-looking to younger kids).
  • The film's opening credits use copious amounts of blood and bloody titles in them.
  • Jason repeatedly stabs down into a guy's back as he lies on a bed. We see the machete come down through the bed (with blood on it) and then see the bed folded in half vertically (front to back) with the guy in it, also completely folded in half (but the wrong way, with a great deal of blood).
  • Gibb steps into a pool of blood on the bathroom floor.
  • A large amount of blood rushes down a front door in a nightmare.
  • A guy reaches out to his dad whose head falls off (with blood squirting out). We then see Jason swing his machete and blood splatters across a wall (presumably from the guy being killed).
  • We see Mark's bare butt (and hear a farting sound) as he moons a guard in a psychiatric hospital.
  • We see photos of bare breasts in a cosmetic surgery magazine, as well as some bloody surgical photos.
  • Freddy's razor-sharp "fingers" go into Kia's nose and then rip it off (with bloody results), but this is just a dream.
  • Lori sees large drips of blood hitting the floor but then "evaporating" and then finds a young girl on the floor who turns with missing eyes and lots of blood from her empty eye sockets.
  • Blood splatters out from a locker where Freddy has a girl cornered.
  • Jason slices and kills many people, resulting in blood splattering and squirting out from the various wounds.
  • Mark hears something in the bathroom and finds his dead (but "alive") brother in the bathtub. It's filled with bloody water and we see blood coming from the deep suicide cuts wounds on his arms (that later pulsate in a blister-like fashion). Blood then runs across the floor to Mark's feet where some bloody tentacle-like things wrap around his legs.
  • A person has bloody scrapes on his face in a dream and real-life (from Freddy). He also has a bad burn on his back with a message written into/on his skin.
  • Lori brings Freddy's severed and bloody ear back into reality from a dream.
  • We see a door smashed down onto a guard with blood on the floor.
  • We see blood from under a coma patient's bandage over his eye.
  • A man's face is all burned after being electrocuted.
  • Jason cuts a guy in half (with very bloody/gory results).
  • Jason slices off Freddy's arms (with bloody results) but they grow back.
  • We see a severed head.
  • Freddy slowly pushes one of his razor-sharp "fingers" into a boy's head (with bloody results).
  • Kia has a little blood from her mouth while Linderman has some from his nose.
  • Freddy runs his fingers into someone, with bloody results.
  • Freddy slices Lori on the chest in a dream (resulting in bloody scrapes there and in the real world).
  • A leg is sliced with bloody results.
  • A guy's face is very bloody with blood then running out from under his body (he appears to have died).
  • Jason slices a person with such force that they're thrown back against a tree (with bloody results).
  • Many metal rods fall toward Jason with some impaling him (with bloody/gory results).
  • Jason and Freddy continue fighting with each stabbing and slicing the other many times (with very bloody results).
  • The fingers on one killer's hands are cut off (with bloody results), with more slicing and scraping and one running sharp razors down into the other's eyes. Both end up ramming their hands into the other's chest, while one rips off the other's arm. A blade is slowly inserted into one of their bodies.
  • An arm is rammed completely through a killer's body (with bloody results).
  • One killer decapitates the other and we see the severed head sinking into a body of water (with bloody results).
  • A killer comes out of the water holding the severed head of another killer.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • The killers obviously have extreme cases of both types of attitudes.
  • A guy has a bad attitude toward Gibb after having sex with her.
  • A guy discovers Gibb passed out at a rave in the cornfield and climbs onto her body (both are clothed).
  • A guy taunts Jason (thinking he's a farm boy) and tells him to go find a pig "to f*ck."
  • We see some kids taunting a young Jason at camp.
  • Freddy spots Kia (who's black) and says, "How sweet. Dark meat."
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" and "Blood/Gore" might also be disturbing, suspenseful or even scary for some viewers, particularly much younger ones and/or those with low tolerance levels for bloody/gory slasher mayhem and related attack and chase scenes. Others may find all of the material as overdone and/or silly.
  • A doll is thrown into a fire and we see Freddy and his famous razor-sharp claws as he menaces a little girl who screams.
  • Freddy's face is terribly burned and scarred (and might be scary-looking to younger kids).
  • Once Lori finally remembers Freddy's name, she suddenly finds herself alone in the police station. She then sees large drips of blood hitting the floor but then "evaporating" and then finds a young girl on the floor who turns (with missing eyes and lots of blood from her empty eye sockets) and warns her about Freddy. Lori then quickly moves from one setting to the next (in nightmare fashion) including having a cemetery with headstones in her front yard.
  • A guy hears something rustling in the shrubs and then has an encounter with Freddy whose shadow reaches out and goes through his chest, but isn't strong enough yet to kill him.
  • Lori's father briefly turns into Freddy.
  • After Lori faints, Freddy shows up in her unconscious dream state.
  • Gibb sees her dead boyfriend in a cornfield (appearing alive) and follows him into a barn where she has a nightmare encounter with Freddy where she can't get away from him.
  • Lori worries that her dad maybe really did kill her mom (all as he slowly approaches her). She then flees and he breaks down a door to get into her room.
  • Mark hears something in the bathroom and slowly goes to see what it is. There's nothing there, but he then sees Freddy in the medicine cabinet mirror and then his dead (but "alive") brother in the bathtub. It's filled with bloody water and we see blood coming from the deep suicide cuts wounds on his arms (that later pulsate in a blister-like fashion). Blood then runs across the floor to Mark's feet where some bloody tentacle-like things wrap around his legs.
  • Freddy tries to lick Lori's face with his long tongue (in a sexualized gross-out scene) and first appears as her father trying to do that.
  • People previously in comas are now standing upright and chanting about something.
  • A mutant roach/worm-like creature (quite large) goes down Freeburg's throat in one sudden move.
  • A woman prepares to give Jason mouth to mouth resuscitation, but his scarred and gross-looking face causes her to pause as she slowly approaches his mouth.
  • While in a dream state, Lori sees her father with a knife, hovering over her mother who's lying on a bed.
  • As Freddy runs his razor-blade finger up between Lori's legs, he jokingly states that things tend to get a little messy the first time (referring to sex and her being a virgin), something of a veiled rape threat.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Machetes/Molotov Cocktails/Handguns: Carried and/or used to wound or kill others. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Die m*therf*cker," "F*ck you then," "F*cking" (adjective), "Give me some f*cking space," "What the f*ck /is your problem?" "F*ck you," "This is so f*cking messed up," "You're a f*cking lunatic," "F*cker," "Burn m*therf*cker," "Big ass m*therf*cker," "We're completely f*cked," "F*cking *sshole," "This is bullsh*t," "Oh sh*t," "Psychobabble bullsh*t," "Holy sh*t," "Sh*t themselves," "Sh*t-faced," "Like I give a sh*t," what sounded like "C*cksmith," "That's a bitch," "Sucks," "What the hell /are you doing/was that for?" "Dork," "Sure as hell," "Screwed up," "Freaks," "Pissed," "Screw that," "Bitch" (men and women), "Bastard," "Freak show," "Shut up," "Whores," "Welcome to my world, bitch," "Die little bitch," "Think you're so smart bitch" and "Faggot" (what a girl calls Freddy)."
  • We see a flashback of Molotov cocktails being thrown into Freddy's house.
  • A guy adjusts his clothed crotch.
  • We see Mark's bare butt (and hear a farting sound) as he moons a guard in a psychiatric hospital.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • Freddy suddenly shows up.
  • A figure suddenly passes by the shot.
  • Lori's dad is suddenly at a window.
  • Will suddenly grabs Lori.
  • We suddenly see a dead woman floating in water in a closet.
  • Jason suddenly comes to (from unconsciousness).
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of ominous and scary music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song had the word "damn" in it, while another had lyrics that couldn't be understood (thus offering the possibility of it containing potentially objectionable material).
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 38 "f" words (6 used sexually, 2 used with "mother"), 25 "s" words, 1 slang term each using male and female genitals ("c*ck" and "p*ssy"), 13 asses (4 used with "hole"), 5 damns, 5 hells, 2 S.O.B.s, 8 uses of "Oh my God," 5 of "Oh God," 4 of "Jesus," 3 of "God," 2 of "G-damn" and 1 use each of "Oh Jesus" and "Swear to God" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • A young woman flashes her breasts at a guy we don't see. She then strips down completely naked and runs down a pier and jumps into a lake (we see her bare butt as she runs off). We then see a shot of her swimming nude (no details) and then a few more glimpses of her bare breasts as she runs through the woods while scared of Jason.
  • One of the girl's asks Kia who she'd "f*ck" out of the Three Stooges and Kia replies, "I'd f*ck the bald guy."
  • We see a guy making out with Gibb and groping her clothed breast. He then wants to get into some massaging, but she says she'll need a few more drinks before that occurs. She does, however, comment to her friends that he has a "cute ass." We then see the two in a bedroom having sex (she's on top of him with movement and sounds). We see her bare back down to the top of her butt and he says "F*ck me baby." After they're done, we see her in the shower from an aerial view above her head looking down at her. She's completely nude, but all we can really see are her bare breasts.
  • We see Mark's bare butt (and hear a farting sound) as he moons a guard in a psychiatric hospital.
  • Kia comments that having Linderman around is like having a dog humping your leg.
  • We see photos of bare breasts in a cosmetic surgery magazine.
  • A guy discovers Gibb passed out at a rave in the cornfield and climbs onto her body (both are clothed).
  • A guy taunts Jason (thinking he's a farm boy) and tells him to go find a pig "to f*ck."
  • Lori shows some cleavage.
  • Several people decide they must make a sacrifice of a virgin to stop the killings and everyone looks at Linderman. He then says, "If you pay for it, it still counts" (meaning he's been with a hooker). Kia then confronts Lori and tells her, "You never made it with Will" and then adds why would he when "he can f*ck somebody like me" (this all turns out to be a dream).
  • Freddy tries to lick Lori's face with his long tongue (in a sexualized gross-out scene) and first appears as her father trying to do that.
  • We briefly see the bare breasts of a dead woman floating in a closet.
  • We see a young camp counselor thrusting between a female counselor's legs in the corner of a cabin porch (no nudity) but he then turns into Freddy and the woman is dead (we see her bare breasts). Freddy then jokingly says it's not his fault "this bitch is dead on her feet" (after Lori complains that the counselor is "not coming" to help her save young Jason).
  • As Freddy runs his razor-blade finger up between Lori's legs, he jokingly states that things tend to get a little messy the first time (referring to sex and her being a virgin), something of a veiled rape threat.
  • Kia calls one of the killers a "faggot." She then goes on about him seemingly compensating for something and coming up short between the legs. She then says that he has a teensy one, while some other guy has a huge one.
  • SMOKING
  • Gibb smokes several times, while Freddy smokes once (as does a sheriff with a cigar) and some miscellaneous people smoke.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • We hear that Lori's mom is dead.
  • We hear talk that Lori's father killed his wife (Lori's mom).
  • We hear that Mark's brother committed suicide in the past. He later sees that dead brother ("alive" and in a bathtub full of bloody water).
  • Lori worries that her dad maybe really did kill her mom (all as he slowly approaches her). She then flees and he breaks down a door to get into her room.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Serial killers.
  • Nightmares.
  • Psychiatric hospitals.
  • We hear that Mark's brother committed suicide in the past.
  • VIOLENCE
  • We see a flashback of Molotov cocktails being thrown into Freddy's house.
  • We see a quickly cut montage of many lethally violent and bloody/gory scenes (including Freddy peeling back skin and blood blasting up from out of a bed) from previous "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies.
  • A young woman runs through the woods at night, scared of what we know is Jason after her. Jason then impales her into a tree with his machete (with bloody results on the machete and we see blood running down her feet).
  • Jason repeatedly stabs down into a guy's back as he lies on a bed. We see the machete come down through the bed (with blood on it) and then see the bed folded in half vertically (front to back) with the guy in it, also completely folded in half (but the wrong way, with a great deal of blood).
  • A guy reaches out to his dad whose head falls off (with blood squirting out). We then see Jason swing his machete and blood splatters across a wall (presumably from the guy being killed).
  • In a nightmare, Gibb falls and lands quite hard (but is okay).
  • We see that Jason has impaled a guy with a long pole (and he then flings the body through the air).
  • Jason spins a guy's head around backwards.
  • A guy throws Everclear (grain alcohol) onto Jason and ignites it and him (he's fully engulfed in flames but still comes after the guy).
  • A burning machete impales a guy through the chest.
  • Jason slices and kills many people, resulting in blood splattering and squirting out from the various wounds.
  • Lori's dad pushes Will around, grabs him by the throat and then pushes him back against a vehicle.
  • Freddy throws Mark across the room and into a wall quite hard.
  • We see a guy who's caught on fire.
  • A person has bloody scrapes on his face in a dream and real-life (from Freddy). He also has a bad burn on his back with a message written into/on his skin.
  • A guard pulls out his handgun when he hears something and others then hear him fire that gun. We then later see a door smashed down onto him with blood on the floor.
  • Jason tries to strike someone with his machete that then hits some equipment and electrocutes him. He then grabs that other person, causing him to be electrocuted as well.
  • A person (under Freddy's control) jabs two syringes (filled with sedatives) into Jason's neck, but Jason manages to cut the guy in half (with very bloody/gory results) before falling unconscious.
  • Jason slices off Freddy's arms (with bloody results) but they grow back. Freddy then repeatedly hits and kicks Jason and stabs a blade into him. He then uses his mind to cause Jason to bounce off many walls like a wild pinball (hitting them hard). He then causes a large metal object to crash down onto Jason, crushing him.
  • Jason throws Freddy back into some pipes.
  • We see a flashback of Jason dragging a dead body from some water.
  • Freddy holds down young Jason's head under the water to try to drown him (which causes him to start to drown in real life while unconscious).
  • After Jason comes to, a person fires a shot that then causes a van to crash.
  • Lori pushes Freddy down.
  • Freddy runs his fingers into someone, with bloody results.
  • Freddy slices Lori on the chest in a dream (resulting in bloody scrapes there and in the real world).
  • A leg is sliced with bloody results.
  • A guy jabs a flagpole into Freddy several times, but Freddy knocks him back.
  • A girl repeatedly hits Freddy but he knocks her back into a wall quite hard.
  • Jason and Freddy fight with each hitting and struggling with the other (one appears to hit the other in the crotch), with Jason then smashing Freddy through many windows in the wall of a cabin before throwing him onto another roof.
  • A guy's face is very bloody with blood then running out from under his body (he appears to have died).
  • Jason slices a person with such force that they're thrown back against a tree (with bloody results).
  • Jason and Freddy fight some more with many blows. Freddy then fires several large gas canisters through the air that hit and knock Jason backwards.
  • Many metal rods fall toward Jason with some impaling him (with bloody/gory results). A large swinging piece of construction equipment then repeatedly bangs and smashes into him.
  • The two continue fighting with each stabbing and slicing the other many times (with very bloody results) until a large swinging piece of construction equipment knocks both of them through the air.
  • The fingers on one killer's hands are cut off (with bloody results), with more slicing and scraping and one running sharp razors down into the other's eyes. Both end up ramming their hands into the other's chest, while one rips off the other's arm. A blade is slowly inserted into one of their bodies.
  • A massive explosion destroys property and sends the two killers into a body of water.
  • An arm is rammed completely through a killer's body (with bloody results).
  • One killer decapitates the other and we see the severed head sinking into a body of water (with bloody results).



  • Reviewed August 11, 2003 / Posted August 15, 2003

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