Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy vs. Jason ★★★½


One of the most gleefully exhausting movies I can think of. 98 minutes of nonstop early 2000s horror-nerd mayhem. Not a single minute goes by without someone saying or doing something stupid and/or being tortured/murdered by the two icons on the poster. It's outrageous and yet deeply reverential of the hypocrisies of 80s slashers, invoking the poetry and the schlock, the cynicism and the innocent joy. I love the part where we see Jason's little murder island, and there's nothing funnier than Freddy launching a bunch of pressurized air canisters towards Jason, eventually propelling him into the air. Final shot is the icing on the cake.

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