New Horror Express
New Horror Express
The Guilty Pleasures Podcast - Freddy vs Jason (2003)

Welcome back to our ongoing Guilty Pleasure’s bonus series! A series we begun as part of our friends Bloodhound Pix #HorrorNotFear campaign which has now ended. But the show rolls on now that we are a firm fixture at the Morbidly Beautiful network. So now it will last FOREVER!!

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “VS edition” of the series. Would it be 2003’s “Freddy vs Jason” or 2004’s “Alien vs Predator.” Well, the vote was pretty close but it turns out Freddy and Jason were the bigger draw.

Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy to dive into this one we have a couple of great former guests in the form of directing duo (and brothers) Brett and Drew Pierce (“The Wretched”).

Over the course of the episode you will hear the trio talk about how Ronny Yu is a good director of action and slapstick comedy but not necessarily horror, Freddy’s lack of kills in the film and the futility of applying logic to the plot. Plus, we ask why didn’t they just hire Jason Mewes for the stoner character when it is so clearly patented after Jay?

Elsewhere in the episode we discuss how the film sits at nexus point of horror as the goofy self-aware of the late ’90s/early ’00s gives way for the darker, gorier horror of the mid-late ’00s and Scott rants about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes effect on horror.

Listen to Brett and Drew’s original interview here