Below are ten factoids that you may not have known about Freddy vs Jason. The stories behind these trivia items can be found within the pages of Slash of the Titans.

  1. James Cameron once personally vouched for a colleague to write and direct Freddy vs Jason.

  2. Steven Spielberg once convinced a colleague NOT to write and direct Freddy vs Jason.

  3. All four screenwriters on 2008’s Kung Fu Panda submitted unused drafts for the project.

  4. The first official Freddy vs Jason script was written prior to Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

  5. The ending of Peter Briggs’ unused script was recycled for the Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: Nightmare Warriors comic.

  6. Jason Voorhees had spoken dialogue in three different unused drafts.

  7. Writers charged that Freddy was responsible for young Jason’s drowning at Camp Crystal Lake in every single draft – except for the final one that became the 2003 film.

  8. One draft had characters watching a scene from Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. That film contextualized the Elm Street series as just movies. This crossover script returned the favor.

  9. New Line offered Freddy vs Jason to Rob Zombie as his directorial debut. At the time, he was already committed to making House of 1,000 Corpses.

  10. Freddy vs Jason’s first official teaser trailer was released in 1997, six years before the sequel’s actual release.