ENGLUND TALKS ENDING REMOVALS
During a recent interview, Robert Englund talked about the removal of the alternate endings from the script and how Freddy vs Jason equals true horror. Freddy vs Jason is only ten days away!...
'Robert Englund, who plays Freddy in the upcoming horror film Freddy vs. Jason, told SCI FI Wire that the movie will only have one ending, though earlier drafts toyed with the idea of multiple ones. 'The so-called Rob Bottin script, when we were trying to do this movie by summer 2000, ... had two endings,' Englund said in an interview at the recent Comic-Con International. 'Jason [Ken Kirzinger] wins one. Freddy wins one.'
'The idea, Englund said, was to switch the last reel for different screenings. 'So no matter which octoplex ... you're at, you can switch the thing, so you never know what ending it is,' he said. But, he added, 'that gimmick was decided against. I kind of like it, actually. I thought it was a great kind of William Castle, you know, kind of concept.'
'Instead, Englund said, 'We just shot one ending. But they were tweaking the final reel a lot. Building and building and building. ... We have many encounters in the movie. ... One of the sound editors ... said it reminded him of Popeye vs. Bluto. ... They're not as much scary as they are Freddy vs. Jason, as opposed to Jason vs. the kids and Freddy vs. the kids. That's the real horror.' Freddy vs. Jason opens Aug. 15.'
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting