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Which Schlock-Horror Villain Will Triumph: Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees? 

The much-anticipated Freddy vs. Jason hits the big screen on August 15

Rob Bennet
Pizza Delivery, Papa John's
"Freddy Krueger, 'cause he's the man and no one can hold a candle. I'm a big horror fan and Nightmare On Elm Street was the best and Wes Craven is kick-ass! See, Freddy can get you in your sleep and sometimes he can come into real life. So, asleep or awake, he can kill you. Jason, he's just a guy with a hockey mask. He's just some old camp counselor, that's all he is, drowned in the lake and wouldn't stay dead -- that's no fun."

Margaret Harris
Ceramic Major, Washington University
"I was never allowed to watch those movies when I was growing up, but I've heard that it's common practice among certain maniacs to kill unsuspecting teenage girls in their sleeping whoever kills more girls in their sleeping bags will definitely win."

Will Stage
Food Runner, SqWires Restaurant
"It could be a stalemate because both have survived far too many B-movie sequels. But for the sake of the climax of both franchises I'll predict that Jason will dispatch Freddy. The reason? He's got a bigger build, he's never in a hurry, he's handier with the machete and he pays homage to the brutality of hockey."

Adam Cleveland
Professional Man of Leisure
"You know, that was often the topic at lunch table in grade school: If Freddy could fight Jason, who would win? So Hollywood's got it right with this flick -- they'll get my eight dollars. I'm a Freddy Krueger man. He's definitely going to kick butt because, in the last Jason movie, Jason was in outer space so he's going to have a severe case of jet lag which will hamper his dark powers. In other words, he's still not on top of his game."

Erica Sparks
Associate Manager, Rag-O-Rama
"I have no idea. I can't watch scary movies because they really scare me. They totally freak me out. Totally. They give me nightmares to where I can't be alone by myself."

Anthony Phillip
Gallery Monkey, Creative Art Gallery
"Jason. First off, hockey players are really scary and second, if his experiences at summer camp were anything like mine, he's probably pissed enough to actually do some damage to that freak in the raggedy old Kmart sweater."

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