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Freddy and Jason Almost Joined Forces With Kid ‘n Play for a Comedy Mashup?!

The ’90s were super weird.

For an exclusive piece that will be posted here on Bloody Disgusting tomorrow, December 19, former Fangoria writer Jason Bene spoke with FX artist Al Magliochetti to dig deep into the visual FX work of Jason Goes to Hell. But it was during the chat that Magliochetti dropped an amusing tidbit that we wanted to share with you today.

While talking about the iconic ending scene of Jason Goes to Hell, wherein Freddy’s glove appears and pulls Jason’s masks into the fiery depths, Magliochetti revealed to Bene that he had actually heard rumblings of a Freddy/Jason mash-up even before he was approached to come on board the Friday the 13th franchise’s 9th installment.

We’ve heard of countless different iterations of the project that eventually became Freddy vs. Jason over the years, but we had *never* heard this one before…

I’d actually heard rumors about a Jason/Freddy mash-up about a year before I got involved with Jason Goes to Hell,” said Magliochetti, “but at the time it was being talked about as a comedy with Jason and Freddy matching wits (or half-wits, as the case may be) with Kid n’ Play (remember them?) in a kind of an ‘Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein’ spoof. Obviously that never came to pass.”

Kid ‘n Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin) was a hip-hop act that rose to popularity in the late ’80s/early ’90s. New Line Cinema released their House Party films in the early ’90s, so it seems they at least briefly entertained the idea of mashing them together with the Elm Street and newly-acquired Friday the 13th franchises.

We’re having a hard time even imagining that one!



  • The Night King

    Just proves my theory that rap is like the nasty, toxic, stomach turning fart that you just cant escape from. No matter where you go to try and get away from it, it will find you and ruin your day.

    • IWC-3PO

      Looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays…

      • DukeStKing

        I love that movie.

    • dukeblues

      Rap and comedy have no place in horror.

    • Kram Maniak

      None of you horror “fans” obviously never heard of Tales from the Hood, which was very influenced by hip hop and things that were happening socially at that time. Not to mention the soundtrack was amazing and sold plenty.

      • The Night King

        Some of us are fans of REAL music played by REAL musicians on REAL instruments. REAL singers using their voices as instruments, not someone with zero musical talent rhyming endlessly. And if you think it’s racial then think again. My musical collection is filled with Motown and lots of blues artists.

        • JosephPattisall

          Amazing! I haven’t heard this ridiculous “rap isn’t real music” protest since the 80s. Thanks for the throwback.

          • The Night King

            No protest, just my personal opinion. If you’ve ever been brave enough to explore the internet, you’ll find that some people like to eat feces. It’s their taste, it’s what they like. If you want to listen to the musical equivalent of feces then go ahead, but I have a right to reject it if I choose.

        • Kram Maniak

          Funny you sat that since there are rappers that also REALLY sing and are REAL musicians and use REAL instruments. Just because YOU dont like it doesnt mean you have to act like it isnt music,because whether you like it or not it is. If you’re going to defile a music genre,actually know what the hell you’re talking about. Or just like this time you make your self look like an ignorant dumbass.

  • There were actually quite a few godawful concepts for Freddy vs Jason. In one of them, Freddy Krueger ends up being a camp councilor that was responsible for Jason drowning as a kid. There’s another where Freddy and Jason participate in a boxing match in Hell. That’s not even the weirdest it gets…

  • IWC-3PO

    They should do a horror/comedy mashup with Jay and Silent Bob before they become irrelevant. Oops, too late.

    • AdamX

      Jay and Silent Bob are never irrelevant good sir.

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    Sounds like we dodged quite the bullet on that one. That sounds fucking awful

  • AdamX

    What is the fetish with doing the Abbott and Costello thing with 80’s slashers?

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