I was really excited when this movie came out, as these were my two favorite horror series of the 80’s, and I was not disappointed. The writers and directors did justice to both characters in this movie and their battles are really well done. There are a lot of brutal killings and plenty of blood in this movie, and there is a nice balance of the feel of both series as we get the humor of the Nightmare series and the woods/camp thing of the Friday the 13th series. The characters are actually pretty likable for the most part, a rarity in horror films. The standout performances would be Chris Marquette (Joan Of Arcadia) as likable nerd Linderman and Katharine Isabelle (Carrie, Ginger Snaps) as Gibb. Really the only character in the movie for any amount of time who is not likable is Freeburg, a knockoff of Jay from the Kevin Smith movies, and his hallucination scene is really bad, taking away the entire feel of the movie. Other than that, I really don’t have much to complain about with this film. I really like this movie a lot and to me it is the last real Freddy or Jason movie to date.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 9