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Freddy vs Ghostbusters (2004)

Every town has an Elm Street, and Denver is no exception. The man of your dreams crosses paths with the boys in gray--who will win the battle for 1980's supremecy?

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Hank Braxtan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Michael Weiss ... Neil Anderson (as Jason Weiss)
Tim Johnson Tim Johnson ... Ed Spengler
Jason Cook Jason Cook ... Eugene O'Fitzpatrick
Bradley J. Roddy Bradley J. Roddy ... Freddy Krueger
Elizabeth Hogan Elizabeth Hogan ... Nancy Ashton
Bradley Griffith Bradley Griffith ... Chuck Branson (as Brad Griffith)
Harley Goldman Harley Goldman ... Nancy's Father
Bill O'Grady Bill O'Grady ... Jared from Subway
Byron Brake Byron Brake ... Han the Bartender
Michael Weiss Michael Weiss ... Nancy's Boss (as Michael 'Mick' Weiss)
Shawna Braxtan Shawna Braxtan ... Annoying Customer
Jason Beadles Jason Beadles ... Bum at Train Station / Paramedic / happy crowd
Malcolm MacLean Malcolm MacLean ... Bar Patron
Heather Welling Heather Welling ... Bar Patron
Scott Douglas Scott Douglas ... Happy crowd
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Storyline

The nightmare is always the same: dirty brown hat, striped sweater, and a glove of razors. Neil is having a lot of trouble sleeping lately, and the terrors are getting worse. Fortunately, help soon arrives in the the form of an old friend, Ed Spengler--nephew of Ghostbuster great Egon Spengler. With the help of their friend Eugene, Ed and Neil establish a Denver division of the Ghostbusters. Before long business is booming, but eventually they know they will have to face off against Freddy Krueger himself. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They're here to save Elm street

Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freddy vs Ghostbusters See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BraxtanFILM See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The faux newspaper front pages seen in the movie have references to many websites including Bloody-Disgusting.com, IndieTrailers.com, TheForce.net, ProtonCharging.com, and Forever Horror (http;//www.michalak.org/fh/). All of these websites were especially helpful in the promotion and support of the fan film in some form or another. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Freddy Krueger: Run, Neil, run!
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Crazy Credits

Script Supervisor: Everyone in the freakin' movie See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2005 a "Director's Cut" was released, with the following changes:
  • Theme song begins in a different place during the opening title and is extended into the following scene.
  • Different music during remainder of scene.
  • Some of the Nancy/Neil phone conversation is cut.
  • A blue filter added to the scene where the guys put on the uniforms.
  • Cut Eugene's "Geez, these are heavy, Doc" line when wearing proton pack.
  • Different sound effects and music during the bar room "bust".
  • Blood stains on the wall and buzzing-flies sound effects added to Neil and Ed's discovery of Chuck's body.
  • Yellow filter added to the mattress-burning scene.
  • "To Be Continued" text changed from red and white to purple.
  • The phone conversation where Neil learns Nancy won't wake up is cut. Instead Neil answers the phone at the office, then we see the Ghostbusters' truck pulling up outside Nancy's house.
  • Louder music volume when the Ghostbusters enter Nancy's house.
  • Added music and yellow filter to Jared's dream sequence.
  • Louder music after Jared's dream death.
  • Added sound effect, music and red filter when the Ghostbusters enter the dream world.
  • Louder music when Freddy enters the real world.
  • New sound effects and music when the dream ghosts attack Neil.
  • Louder music after Freddy is trapped.
  • Yellow filter over Freddy vs. Jason scene.
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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

You Shook Me All Night Long
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Written by Brian Johnson, Angus Young & Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
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Very good!
27 March 2007 | by Primate84See all my reviews

I finally managed to see this short film. It was just as I expected it to be: Cheesy, rather poorly acted, yet still funny as hell in an intentional way. The visual effects for the ghosts and makeup effects for Freddy were pretty good considering what an obviously low budget 'Freddy Vs. Ghostbusters' was made with, and I liked a lot of the pop cultural references and parodies they managed to sneak in (i.e. a pretty obvious reference to 'The Matrix' in the climax). One thing I would have done, though, is have Freddy kill one or two more people before the inevitable showdown. I mean, Freddy only has two kills that we see (Though they're both pretty funny, especially the first one), and Neil mentions that Freddy killed a few teens in the area after being released, so maybe they could have shown one or two of those. Still, 'Freddy Vs. Ghostbusters' was easily one of the best fan films I've ever seen for any film genre, and I'll definitely recommend it to my friends!


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