A crossover that does more harm than good will rock the boat when it comes to streaming

It’s not always guaranteed to succeed in giving people exactly what they want after decades of demands, but if you’re of a superstitious nature, you can certainly say so Freddy vs. Jason In the end he cursed both of them Friday the 13th And A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchises in the long term.

The idea of ​​pitting the two titans of terror against each other first germinated in 1987, but it would be another 26 years before the two icons finally faced off on the big screen. When they did, the result was disappointing on an artistic and creative level, but a complete success financially, being their most successful performance to date. for both Mr. Krueger and Mr. Voorhees.

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That being said, Freddy appeared in seven feature films in the 19 years before the crossover, while Jason was even more prolific with ten out of 23 films. In the 20 years since they abandoned the film, however, they’ve only headlined one feature apiece, and even then Robert Englund wasn’t involved in the gritty one Nightmare on Elm Street New edition.

Is it a coincidence, a curse, or a case of tangled legal questions? The decision is entirely yours, but it’s truly fascinating that their wild succession came to a halt as soon as their paths crossed. Anyway, we’re getting closer and closer to Halloween, so this was just inevitable Freddy vs. Jason would make a comeback on streaming.

In fact, it’s one of the most-watched titles on Starz this week FlixPatrolto tide fans over until one of them returns from a cinematic exile that has spanned a decade at this point.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LindsayLowe@worldtimetodays.com.

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