Friday the 13th Part III (1982) Movie Review

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1982 | Horror, Thriller
95 minutes /

User Score: 75/100

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Friday the 13th Part III Review


Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Friday the 13th Part III (1982) is directed by Steve Miner created on a $2.3 million estimated movie budget. Friday the 13th Part III grossed $36.6 million at the US box office.

Friday the 13th Part III is about Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) reviving from his past wounds. After some time, a group of co-eds arrives at Crystal Lake, and Jason Voorhees starts his killing spree once more.

Friday the 13th Part 3 (III), picking up exactly where part two ended, Jason Vorhees continues his reign of bloodshed and terror in this 3-D installment of the Friday the 13th series. Yes, Friday the 13th Part 3 (III) was in 3-D, but Steve Miner (director) never really does anything with this effect (except the eyeball popping out on the screen). Also, Jason discards his worn old pillowcase and sports a stylish hockey mask for the first time. Other than that, this is just a tired retread of the previous two films, with the murders being sneaky and some from the first-person point of view (like we don’t know it’s Jason??).

However, instead of regular old camp counselors, Jason’s killing average, everyday pot-smoking, sex-crazed teens on a weekend retreat. As with the previous two, the last twenty or so minutes of the movie consists of the only girl left alive running in circles from the Crystal Lake serial killer. Still, as old as this scenario gets, these movies are still good fun and the fans can’t get enough.

About Friday the 13th Part III 1982

Title: Friday the 13th Part III
Original Title: Friday the 13th Part 3, Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D
Year: 1982
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
Starring: Steve Miner, Amy Steel, Betsy Palmer, Steve Susskind, Nick Savage, John Furey, Steve Dash, Rachel Howard, Kevin O'Brien, Terry Ballard, Anne Gaybis, Charlie Messenger, Richard Brooker, Dana Kimmell, Jeffrey Rogers, Larry Zerner, David Katims, Gloria Charles, Cheri Maugans, Terence McCorry, Gianni Standaart, Perla Walter, David Wiley, Paul Kratka, Marilyn Poucher, Tracie Savage, Catherine Parks
Writers: Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson, Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham, Petru Popescu
Director: Steve Miner