Our boy has been dormant for 10 years and he’s looking for some dreamy action. The only problem is, the kids on Elm St. don’t know anything about him so they can’t dream of him. Freddy needs a way to reach out to the kids of today so he can invade their nightmares and gain some strength again. He decides that his best option is to use the moronic Jason Voorhes to do his dirty work to spread the word.
The kids that do remember Freddy are locked away in a crazy folk hospital to avoid spreading his name around town. They are given a special drug Hypnocil (originally introduced in Nightmare 3) which suppresses dreams. Once Jason starts killing on Elm St. people start thinking it’s Freddy and the virus spreads.
This movie has a lot of flaws, the whole “wait, I thought Jason was afraid of water?” being a huge one for me and thinking about how on the first Nightmare, none of the kids knew who Freddy was but they were still dreaming about him too.
So from the verses stand point, I was on Team Freddy. Jason’s dumb and slow and well, let’s be honest, he’s retarded! Freddy’s quick, witty, mentally capable and funny. So imagine my disappointment when Jason “won.” Meh, I guess it was a pity win.
I love that this movie was acceptable to be ridiculous because we all know this wasn’t a movie anyone was going to take serious. We knew it was going to be bad but good bad. Entertaining bad. Teen drama plus Freddy vs. Jason bad. I can’t help but to enjoy it on every level it stands on. Take that haters! (specifically my Twitter friends)
I’m going for the faux Freddy death. We find out that it was Jason that won the fight and as a torphy he’s gathered Freddy’s head. Only Freddy is still sort of alive so yay for open ended ending. At least yay for Freddy’s sake.