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Abernathy's script, titled Nightmare Freddy Meets Jason, introduced the idea of Jason's origin story being woven directly into Freddy's. Meanwhile, Deputy Stubbs finds Lori, Will, Kia, Linderman, and Freeburg and tells them about Jason's life. Then, Lori falls asleep and meets Freddy. When she . Freddy vs. Jason is a American slasher film directed by Ronny Yu and written by Damian . Jason, and had a meeting with director Ronny Yu and New Line executives, but Matthew Barry and Yu felt the role should be recast to fit Yu's .
And boy were there some wacky story ideas involved. Goyer was brought in after to condense their two-and-a-half-hour feature into something much tighter and brisker in pace.
He wanted to recapture the rawness of that epic battle and unleash Jason and Freddy on each other. The more blood the better, which is the best possible approach with these two horror titans.
This really was the long-awaited, main heavyweight event between two beloved horror icons, and the climactic battle mostly ignores the fresh meat in favor of Freddy and Jason trading blows.
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The weak spot of the film was the narrative involving the teens, and some of the kills were downright goofy Freddy possessing stoner Freeburg as a caterpillar? Trimming that out was a smart move. Freddy attacks Jason in the dream world, but Jason finally understands he is being used and fights back against Freddy, who is unable to kill Jason, until he finds out that Jason's weakness is water he's only scared of water in his deep subconscious.
Then, Lori is injected with tranquilizer so she can pull Freddy out of the dream world. Then, she sees that Freddy has modified Jason's dream so it is back at the time when Jason was drowned, at age Then, the cruel kids called him "freak show" and pushed him into the lake. Freddy tries to drown Jason until he wakes up just as Kia is about to give him mouth to mouth and causes the van to crash.
Fortunately, they are right at Camp Crystal Lake. With Jason awake, Freddy turns to Lori and reveals to her that he was the one who killed her mother through a dream sequence. Then, Linderman is killed when Jason spikes him on the sharp edge of a shelf.
Meanwhile, Will accidentally drops one of Lori's right hand falls into the fire started by Jason. Then, she wakes up and pulls Freddy out of the dream world.Freddy vs. Jason - Freddy's Introduction
Freddy and Jason engage in a bloody battle in the middle which Kia distracts Freddy and is killed by Jason.
After Kia's death, Lori stays to kill and beat Freddy for her revenge for her mother's death.
Freddy appears to have the advantage over Jason, though he is the harder of the two to kill. Eventually, the villains knocked over to the docks by a mining cart and Jason hacks away at Freddy with his machete until Freddy cuts off Jason's fingers and takes his machete.
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Then, Freddy slashes Jason with it and his claws, inflicting several injuries on him, including stabbing him in the eyes. During the fight, Lori sprays the docks with gasoline and throws some burning sticks onto the docks where the villains are at. Then, Jason uses the distraction to impale Freddy with his arm and tears Freddys right arm off.
Then, Freddy, who has blood pouring from his mouth, manages to stab Jason with his machete while Lori and Will run and jump in the water. Then, several propane tanks explode from the fire Lori started, setting the villains on fire and sending them flying into the water.
Camp Crystal Lake is destroyed in the process. After the explosion, Will and Lori get out of the water and embrace for a moment only to see Freddy who survived the blast. Freddy tries to kill Lori and Will with Jason's machete until Jason came out of the water and stabs Freddy from behind with his own arm and falls into the lake.
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This effectively put Freddy vs. Jason on hold, but allowed Cunningham the chance to bring Jason back into the spotlight with Jason Goes to Hell: Jason project forced him to create another sequel titled Jason X in an effort to keep the series in the minds of audiences. Based on Jason Takes Manhattan's concept of taking Jason away from Crystal Lake, the tenth film would put the titular character in space. Lack of support forced the finished film to sit for two years before finally being released on April 26, ; it would go on to become the lowest-grossing film in the series at the domestic box office; it also held the distinction of having the largest budget of any of the previous films at that time.
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One of the unused endings involved Pinhead of the Hellraiser franchise; however, New Line was discontent with securing the rights to the character. Jason needed a fresh start, and chose a new actor for Jason.
Cunningham disagreed with their decision, believing Kane Hodder was the best choice for the role. There are conflicting reports over the reason Kirzinger was cast.
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According to Yu, Kirzinger was hired because he was taller than Robert Englundthe actor who portrays Freddy Krueger. Kirzinger believes his experience on Part VIII helped him land the part, as Kirzinger doubled for Hodder on two scenes for the film,  but also believes he was simply sized up and handed the job. Kirzinger's first scene was Jason walking down Elm Street.