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Report, Pics, Clips & Quotes from "Freddy vs Jason"

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MTV has slapped up a detailed report plus pics, clips and quotes from "Freddy vs Jason". Here’s how they describe the plot : "The Elm Street folks have managed to escape Freddy by stuffing their teens with pills to prevent them from dreaming. Freddy uses Jason to get around all that, and get back to the killing."

"[It’s] a metaphor about how easy it is to medicate society these days," Englund said, chewing on his spectacles. "And it’s discovered that people need to dream. … Freddy’s at loose ends to get people afraid of him anymore, [because] if you don’t dream, Freddy can’t hurt you."

"Freddy’s trying to regenerate himself and he’s using Jason to instill fear in the relatives of the offspring of the original Elm Street vigilantes," he said. "Freddy needs to manipulate Jason, and when he’s in the dreams he can. What happens is that Freddy creates a Frankenstein. … Freddy kind of spoils him, gives him a little too much dog food and he kind of turns on his master. And that’s the gist of the plot."

"I’ve been signed, sealed and delivered on this for a couple of years," Englund explained. "And it went through a lot of incarnations, both with scripts and with directors." It wasn’t until "Bride of Chucky" director Ronny Yu came along that Englund felt "Freddy vs. Jason" could be made into a picture as fun as the title suggested, without robbing either character of their scariness via " ‘Abbott and Costello Meets Freddy and Jason’ kind of crap."

"I always thought the real trick of ‘Freddy vs. Jason’ [is that] you had to get into Jason’s nightmares. We’ve got to see what makes Jason tick," Englund offered. "In this movie we get in there. And Freddy’s walking around in there, getting his feet dirty. And it’s pretty sick stuff."

After filming the scene, cast and crew had to dodge police on their way home for fear of having to explain the blood and beer stains all over their clothes. It’s just one of the fan-pleasing scenes Hong Kong director Yu has put together. "Freddy vs. Jason" also revisits the characters’ back stories, giving Englund a chance to do some makeup-free scenes a la "Nightmare" installments 2, 6 and 7.

"Now it’s [like the TV show] ‘Millennium’ — serial-killer creepy," he promised. "It’s Freddy’s scrapbook. It’s what Freddy was doing [in the boiler room] before they threw the Molotov cocktails. I’m also going to do this scene right when he gets off with the hung jury, when my lawyer gets me off. I’m trying to get a suit for Freddy. I see him as being kind of like a rockabilly Lee Harvey Oswald."

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