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Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)


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Immediately after his mysterious escape at the end of Friday the 13th, Pt. 2, Jason Vorhees (Richard Brooker, the third of many actors to fill the role) kills a hardscrabble store owner and his nagging wife before heading back to Crystal Lake, this time to terrify rich girl Chris (Dana Kimmell) and her band of summer-cottage guests. Chris, it seems, is haunted by an earlier encounter with Jason, and her romantic entanglements with local boy Rick (Paul Kratka) do little to ease her nightmares.


Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Martin Kitrosser

Oct 17, 2000

Paramount Home Video

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Friday the 13th was dreadful and took in more than $17 million. Friday the 13th Part 2 was just as bad and took in more than $10 million. Friday the 13th Part III is terrible, too.

August 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Eventually, the novelty wears off, and what remains is the now-familiar spectacle of nice, dumb kids being lopped, chopped and perforated.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Not since Psycho has a movie taken such advantage of the phallic nature of slasher horror. [Blu-ray]

June 25, 2009 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

...the casting director continued to find young performers who were wonderfully cute people and woefully bad actors.

June 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

With this film, there's more sex, more nudity and more creative kills.

March 5, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Comment (1)
7M Pictures

The gore is surprisingly suggestive, rather than blatant, and therefore the audience doesn't quite get what it pays for.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

easily the worst film in the series up until that point, partially because it was so redundant, but also because it is the most technically clumsy

February 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Comment (1)
Q Network Film Desk

The funny thing is: as lame as the story and characters are, the movie actually works as a crowd-pleasing piece of junk entertainment.

February 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Comment (1)

Shot in such a way to capitalize on the brief fad of Reagan-era 3D movies, there's less memorable POV shots from the killer and more images from the perspective of the victims.

February 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

As a tried-and-true slasher film, it has its moments, but ... it grows tedious by the end.

October 9, 2008 Full Review Source:

Funky fresh disco chi chi chi

February 20, 2008

So appallingly, overwhelmingly stupid that it is stupid even by the standards of the Friday the 13th franchise.

September 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

its only distinguishing feature is the way that the sharp objects are continually thrust at the camera, before and after skewering the victims

July 21, 2006

Another lousy 3-D gimmick that is just plain laughable on home video.

October 28, 2005

Let's see...13th x 3 = at least 39 beheadings.

October 26, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

tends to play like Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Hackneyed Sight Gags.

November 9, 2003 Full Review Source:

It was great on the big screen in 3-D, but there's really no reason to watch it on video

January 22, 2003
New Times

Without the 3-D it's nothing to get excited about.

January 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Even by Part 3 of Jason's slice'n'dice expedition - this no frills horror franchise was running out of steam. 'Part 3' is more of the same - but with a lot less kick

September 20, 2002

It's in three dimensions, and all of them suck.

April 19, 2002 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Friday the 13th Part 3

Review coming to on 8/6
July 27, 2013

Super Reviewer

I liked it about the same as the first and a little more than the second. I was getting sick of the first person viewpoint of the killers and it was nice to actually see what Jason was doing for once. He FINALLY gets his mask in this one too (that's when the perspective changes). This was probably the most entertaining one so far, but the formula is getting old. There was no difference in story or setting yet and it's just getting boring. Still get the fake ending (and it's STILL the same thing, I don't understand why they keep doing it other than to joke with the audience) and the stupid 10 minute recap/flashback at the beginning of the movie so that we know the story continues...even though there is a PART III IN THE TITLE.
May 6, 2012

Super Reviewer

This movie was made to cash in on the popularity of the franchise and the 3-D market. Needless to say, with those lofty aspirations, this film accomplishes very little creatively. Continuity is a massive flaw in this series, but it's absence is most insulting in this volume. The back story the writers attempt to interject for Jason, is as unnecessary as it is ridiculous. The most notable example is his implied moonlighting as a rapist. Really? Speaking of Jason, the model of an unstoppable, zombie, killing-machine was far from perfected at this point. His stalking is more comparable to the lumbering of a drunk, retarded hillbilly in "Part-3". The real reason to watch "Friday the 13th" is for the murders, but the makers of this film were too busy attempting to cram crude 3-D effects down the viewer's throat to worry about quality. You might want to avoid this one.
October 4, 2011
Jason Calvin

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