May 29, 2024 11:05 pm

Freddy vs. Jason Was Nearly Penned by a Pair of Famous Star Trek Alums
Freddy vs. Jason Was Nearly Penned by a Pair of Famous Star Trek Alums

Freddy vs. Jason Was Nearly Penned by a Pair of Famous Star Trek Alums

Happy 20th anniversary to Freddy vs. Jason — the ultimate monster-mash, team-up. In the pop-culture soaked 1980s, the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street film series thrived in what many horror fans and critics consider to be the heyday of slasher films. And with two of the most well-known killers from the genre leading their respective franchises, a showdown was inevitable. But Freddy vs. Jason was nearly written by the very Star Trek alums who killed James T. Kirk (William Shatner).

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​Freddy vs. Jason was almost written by the Star Trek writing team that killed Captain Kirk, and would have been inspired by the O.J. Simpson trial. Read More