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Friday the 13th Part 3
There's nowhere to hide. We dare you to try.
An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
“Who are you? What are you doing? Hey, cut that out, that’s not funny!”
Imagine, if you will, that you are a feral man-beast who has lived nearly your entire life in a remote wood, your only animating emotions being fear and anger. Imagine further that you have just completed a remarkably successful killing spree—your lack of formal education and human interaction apparently not having stunted your evasive maneuvers or way with instruments both blunt and bladed. Police have arrived on the scene, collecting bodies and escorting the sole survivor of your rampage to the local hospital, and you have been injured, said sole survivor having proven pluckier than you might have imagined. What, exactly, is your next move?
Rick ain't no Paul, his eye-popping charm & good looks will only get him so far. Jason owes Shelly a beer for lending him his hockey mask. Chris is my favorite of the first 3 "final girls." Awesome Fangoria Tom Savini homage. Jason looks so badass in the first shot of him on the pier in his mask. Ali! Ali! Ali!
Of all the films in the Friday the 13th series, I've probably seen parts 3 and Jason Goes to Hell the least, after realizing yesterday that I could barely remember what happened in this movie, it was time to give it another watch.
As the eventual victims are being introduced, I can't get over how rapey no-neck Rick is towards Chris and then I'm even more flustered at the fact that I can barely tell the women apart.
Even though Jason Voorhees is much more human in Friday the 13th part 3 (especially with all the scenes where we see the face only a mother could love), of all the sequels, this one in particular doesn't have much of a…
Though the series still exists only to cinematically knock off twentysomethings in gruesome ways while avoiding engaging narratives, Steve Miner's "Friday the 13th Part 3" finds the still-fresh horror franchise gaining some traction. The formula remains the same, but the filmmaking and storytelling are tighter this time around. It may not be great, but the third entry into the slasher series works better than the previous chapters.
What little story there is here simply retreads that from the first two films: questionable-decision-making young people find themselves at a lakeside retreat where they are stalked by a masked killer. The narrative is without twists or mystery, but it adds a touch of self-awareness and character to the murderous mayhem.
No! You CAN'T be alive!
I'm not sure what is more important, that Jason started his body count in Part 2 or the origins of the hockey mask in Part 3. Maybe it's the fact he started wearing the mask, because it's origins actually involve a character named Shelly (Larry Zerner) who is unbearably annoying. His entire purpose is to instil misdirected scares and apparently constantly try to get people to feel sorry for him. God I hate you Shelly.
Steve Miner returns in the director's chair with a completely new visual effects crew, who get the job done but can't really fill the shoes of their predecessors. They do pull off a great tribute to Tom Savini's…
A disco soundtrack? People shoving knives and sticks and fire irons into the lens? Crappy special effects with extremely visible wires? MORE cable-knit sweaters? You cray, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3. You cray.
The 3D is obvious and it's boring for most of it, but I really wish I could see this in 3D.
Slogging my way though this series, in order for the first time ever. So far Friday the 13th is standing out as easily the weakest of the "Big 3" horror icon series. There have been good moments in each. But up to this point (granted, only 3 movies in) F13 has failed to produce what I would consider to be a truly great horror film.
Part 3 seems to get a lot of hate and I often see it mentioned as one of the worst in the series. So far, and again only 3 movies in, I couldn't disagree more. I think this one is very fun and more consistently entertaining than the previous two installments. The kills were much better. And more importantly we finally get the Jason that we all know and love.
Decent third installment, the killings are enjoyable and Jason starts shaping his idenitity as a horror icon. Surprisingly the characters are not dumb as fuck but still you cannot not root for Jason to kill everyone.
Well 3D has come a long way since 1982, that's for sure.
That yo-yo. . . . . .
Sadly, most of the 3D gimmick doesn't translate when you're watching a standard edition on a lazy Friday night. That being said, there's still a lot to like in this third entry to the behemoth franchise. The naff motorcycle gang, the harpoon trick, Jason's beautiful smile, that wonderfully maniacal conclusion and THAT disco'centric theme music!
Sadly there are a couple of deaths that don't measure up to what's come before, with the hammock gag more or less a rip off of Kevin Bacon's demise in the original.
Overall, part 3 feels as though the filmmakers are coasting a little. I have no recollection of any of these beyond the first two, so my eventual trek through all of Camp Crystal Lake's crime scenes will be a welcome mystery.
A pointless exercise in going through the motions livened up by a couple camp classic moments.
It's amazing how radically different this one is from Part 2, considering that Steve Miner directed both of them. The location shooting is all for naught, as there's no atmosphere to speak of. The tone has shifted from somewhat-serious to lazily-tongue-in-cheek. Because it was released in 3-D, people keep shoving objects into the frame (which is more embarrassing than humorous). None of the performances are worth mentioning. There are no characters. Whoever they hired to play Jason lumbers around clumsily and is never once threatening.
A few scenes play out well - the introduction of the biker gang, the final showdown in the barn - but as a whole, this is a tired cash-in that surprisingly didn't tank the entire series.
In this sequel, we’re introduced to a group of teenagers who visit a cabin. But not before watching a scene with some old couple that has nothing to do with this movie. It took about 10 minutes for it to end and it felt like watching one of those long ass Family Guy jokes that lasts forever. It wasn’t boring or anything but I’m just saying it was pretty long. It had some funny parts and it ended pretty awesomely. Although, once that’s over, the movie gets going and much like the previous films, it’s just a bunch of teenagers at a cabin. One of the main girls happens to be a survivor of an attack at this very location.…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…