A new fan trailer pits Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees against Halloween‘s Michael Myers. In a world where Freddy has battled Jason, Alien has fought Predator, and even Puppet Master has squared off with Demonic Toys, it’s kind of sad that arguably the most obvious fight between horror titans has never taken place: Jason vs. Michael. It’s a hypothetical match-up that horror fans have debated for decades, yet due to different studios owning the characters, the idea has never become a reality.

Part of the reason fans are so generally intrigued by the proposition of Jason fighting Michael is just how similar the two characters are to each other. John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween all-but created the slasher genre, with Michael becoming the template for the standard silent, hulking, masked slasher villain. 1980’s original Friday the 13th is unabashedly a Halloween ...

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