Friday, December 30, 2011

VHS Memories X: Freddy vs. Jason II-A Nightmare on Advertising Street

The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is probably the most successful slasher movie franchise besides Friday the 13th.  With two iconic villain in Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, it stands to reason both franchises would get some seriously interesting ads for home video releases or TV airings.  Since we are coming to the point in the Fangoria articles where these two will really begin to take over, here are a few pretty decent ones.

Let's start with some ads for the first Friday the 13th.

I loved it when USA would do Friday the 13th marathons.  Even better would be when Joe Bob Briggs ran five of the films on Halloween.  Great stuff.

Looks like we had a pseudo showdown between the two well before 2003!

 Here are some NOES VHS ads from Fangoria.

And finally, I love that not only did Freddy's Dead tosses in a Terminator 2 reference after its opening weekend, but they even had Freddy wearing those crappy 3-D glasses.  Talk about being committed to your gimmick!

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