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!
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!