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Film Fight Friday: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

It's Friday, and that means we got a brand new installment of Film Fight Fridays on deck. Film Fight Fridays is a new series where we show our appreciation of the best fights captured onscreen, whether on TV or in films. Whether it's gunfights, sword fights, knife fights, or good old-fashioned fistfights, we will showcase them all here every Friday.

Ronnie Yu
Fight Stars
Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger), Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund)
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With Halloween this weekend, it would only be right to spotlight a Halloween-themed fight, and none fit the bill more than the iconic fight between horror movie icons Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Freddy vs. Jason, while not the best film in either the Friday the 13th or the Nightmare on Elm Street series, was still a pretty fun film nonetheless. While I was bummed that we did not have Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees in this film, I feel Ken Kirzinger did a solid job. Kane Hodder, unfortunately, missed out on the role due to his stature as they wanted someone taller for the role of Jason to play on the whole David v. Goliath vibe they wanted to go for. This film also marked the final time that Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger, which was huge because Englund is the only actor who can do Freddy Krueger justice (sorry Jackie Earle Haley).

Let's get to the fight and watch the ultra violent clash between two horror greats!

Source: Flashback FM YouTube Channel
Source: Flashback FM YouTube Channel

Given the film's ending, I always wondered where they would go with a sequel, but alas, that idea has long been shelved. Would you like to see Jason and Freddy back onscreen together? What did you think of this fight? Let us know in the comments.

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