The teens of Springwood have forgotten the name Freddy Kruger, thereby robbing him of his power over their dreams. But now, Freddy has a new plan for his beloved "children:" he has invaded the mind of the notorious serial killer Jason Voorhees to help him strike fear in the hearts of the Springwood teens once more in order to revive his evil legacy! After over a decade of delays and countless treatments, Sean S. Cunningham and New Line Cinema finally found a script that they felt confident enough in producing, but would it be the climactic battle that fans had clamored over for years? Aside from having the oldest looking cast of "teen" characters, FREDDY VS. JASON also has some of the worst dialog, most overstated performances, and most contrived plot points in either series. Lori and friends piece together their parents' plot to cover up Kruger's existence with unnatural speed and precision for a bunch of stupid teens that can hardly keep their pants on. Somewhere underneath the poor scripting there is a really interesting premise, and it is this shred of decency that drives the film forward between kills. Robert Englund arrives in top form after being away from the series for nearly ten years, and Ken Kirzinger steps in with a strong and surprisingly humanizing performance as the hulking Jason. For all of its downfalls, FREDDY VS. JASON does have many entertaining moments and a ton of excellent splatter that make it a huge fan pleaser and a welcome addition to both franchises.