Friday the 13th Part III (1982) Movie Review

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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

1982 | R | Horror, Thriller
95 minutes / 1h 35min

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Friday the 13th Part III Plot Synopsis:

Jason Voorhees, having barely survived a wound to his shoulder from his own machete, is back to revenge on all that visit "his" woods. A new group of friends come over to party at an area close to the campsite. This time, Jason will be stronger than ever, and getting a hockey mask from one of those friends.

Friday the 13th Part III (1982) Review

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.

  • Friday the 13th Part III Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 4.60
  • IMDB: 5.7
  • MetaCritic: 3.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.2

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About Friday the 13th Part III 1982

Title: Friday the 13th Part III
Year: 1982
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.3/5 stars from 39,747 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 39,747
MPAA Rating: R
Friday the 13th Part III Cast Starring: Steve Miner, Amy Steel, Betsy Palmer, Steve Susskind, Nick Savage, John Furey, Steve Dash, Rachel Howard, Kevin O'Brien, Terry Ballard, Anne Gaybis, Terence McCorry, Charlie Messenger, Richard Brooker, Dana Kimmell, Jeffrey Rogers, Gloria Charles, Cheri Maugans, Gianni Standaart, Perla Walter, David Wiley, Paul Kratka, Marilyn Poucher, Tracie Savage, Catherine Parks, Larry Zerner, David Katims
Friday the 13th Part III Writers: Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson, Victor Miller
Friday the 13th Part III Director: Steve Miner
Production: Paramount Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA