Friday the 13th Part 3

1982

Friday the 13th Part 3

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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. Meanwhile, the gruesome antics of Shelly (Larry Zerner), a chubby practical joker who just wants to be loved (and get laid), leads to an escalating case of the boy who cried wolf. When he's not incurring the wrath of leather-clad motorcyclists, he's annoying the other guests with his mock mutilations. Soon, stage blood turns to real as guests and bikers alike fall prey to the killer lurking in the barn out back. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

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  • May 08, 2016
    Part 3 Or better known as the one Jason finds his trademark hockey mask, The film itself is just the same, Only shot in 3D which I wasn't born when it came into cinema in 3D so I can't comment on that, The pace is much better than the second and the kills are pretty good but what's with all the crazy dreams at the end of these films? They don't help wrapping your head around what's real and what isn't, But anyway if you liked the first two then Part 3 will please fans.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2015
    Jason gets his trademark hockey mask, the deaths are gorier (despite the cuts to avoid an X rating), the music is even worse than before and there are cheap scares all over this stupid, overwhelmingly brainless piece of junk that even copies the end of the first movie.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2013
    Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D attempts to deliver a new dimension of terror. Jason continues to clean up Crystal Lake, this time by taking out a group of teenagers vacationing at a lake house. The story is complete garbage and doesn't make any sense. And the acting is atrociously bad, but not as bad as the cheesy 3D effects (which are incredibly obvious and distracting). However, Jason receives his iconic look in this film, finally donning his trademark hockey mask and arming himself with a machete. A poorly made horror film, Friday the 13th Part 3 fails to live up to its predecessors.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2012
    Showing the lackluster nature of 3D at its most primal state, with every single object, whether shovel handle or knife, getting "projected" at the audience, Friday the 13th Part 3 is as generic as you can get when dealing with both slasher films or 3D films. The kills are unexciting, the chasing passes the point of bearable, and the sex is completely drained from the series. Reading about what was cut in order to keep this film from getting an "X" rating, I feel that it would be a much better film had those moments been re-added.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer

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