9. Freddy vs Jason
The film that everyone was waiting for finally arrived. Who would come out on top? Who would survive? In the end, it really depended on who you were a fan of.
This is almost just another Friday the 13th movie with some sprinkling of Freddy. He makes his presence known, but the story was mainly about the new inhabitants of 1428 Elm St and Jason Voorhees. His body count is much higher than Freddy’s and way more creative. Think of the bed scene early on in the movie.
There was a lot of backlash when it was announced that Kane Hodder wouldn’t be playing Jason again for the fifth time and was replaced by his stuntman for Friday the 13th Part VIII, Ken Kirzinger. There isn’t a straight answer as to whose fault it was either. Producers blame the director and vice versa. Not only that, but they chose Ronny Yu as the director who had never even seen any of the films in either franchise. So that was smart.
They made Jason into a sympathetic villain, which I totally agree with but you can make someone sympathetic without making them that way. Giving him sad eyes. Ridiculous. Just look at Leatherface from the first Texas Chain-Saw Massacre, he was a sympathetic villain but sure didn’t look the part.