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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?
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…
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!
In 1982, the third instalment of the popular Friday series was released. This time, Jason returns to terrorise a group of teenagers on their vacation. Directed by Steve Miner, Friday the 13th Part III may not be the best of the series, but it's still a lot of fun, especially if you're a Jason fan.
The film takes place after the events of Friday the 13th Part 2, where we see the news of Ginny miraculously escaping from the hands of the demented Jason Voorhees. This happens while Chris and her friends make their way to a vacation house where they plan on spending some time there. Meanwhile, Jason has healed his wounds and restarted his killing spree by killing…
Film #3 of Film Play-By-Play (Friday the 13th)
"Hey, the van's on fire!"
-I keep forgetting that this film's in 3D. I forgot my glasses.
-God bless Steve Miner.
-And yet another recap. I feel like I'm watching an episode of Lost.
-Mrs. Voorhees' creepy talking head in a flashback of the last movie teeth.
-There's the short shorts girl. I wonder if anyone will be able to top her in this installment.
-Funky music is playing while Mrs. Voorhees' skull is being shown on screen. I'm not sure whether to dance or be disgusted.
-These rednecks sound like they're from New York. Are there rednecks in New York?…
Mixed feelings about this installment of the "Friday" franchise
On the one hand, this is certainly a less competent film than any of the previous installments, the suspense was nil, the acting was atrocious and the gimmicky camera-work was obtrusive
Yet I found myself having a lot more fun with this than the last two, the crazy over the top characters, the subtle in-jokes, the introduction of the hockey mask, the wonderful final cat and mouse game and the far more subtle twist at the end won me over.
Schlock horror and an enjoyable bad movie, i'm excited to see where the franchise goes from here.
Snake! Spliff! Eyeball! Wallet! YoYo! Popcorn!
Not a list of things you might find in an Australian student's dorm (?) but just some of the items that would've been jumping out at me if I had been watching Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D!
Unfortunately I wasn't, and unfortunately, Part 3 isn't up to the standards of the previous two films, largely due to a slow first half. The second half tries to make up for it by sending Jason (looking fly in sweet, new hockey mask!) on the rampage, but ultimately it still feels just a little flat.
I've gotta say though, I'm starting to like Jason. He's just a big, dumb idiot mindlessly killing other idiots. Don't we all just wish we could do that sometimes?
Still one of the better entries in the Friday The 13th film series. Watching it in proper 3D was a real treat. Its amazing how the 3D in this movie is still better than most modern movies.
This film is very clumsily made. I mean i get it, it's Friday The 13th, it's never going to be perfection, but this movie really does suffer.
Steve Miner returns to direct, and having done a great job on part 2, his flair appears to have gone almost completely for this installment. Because it was in 3D too, it really sets the movie down. Not only is it awfully gimmicky, but it's really distractedly done. The movie stops for a yo-yo to fly at the screen. The movies stops to show us popcorn flying out of a pan. Yes the Blu Ray set comes with two pairs of 3D glasses, but you can barely notice anything! Occasionally things pop out,…
You don't need to see the previous film, as for your viewing pleasure they re-show the final scenes of Part 2.
Nothing new here, no tension, no gore, no story. Third film in the franchise and starting to wonder where the hype came from.. Maybe I'll find it in Part 4 - Final Chapter. Jason finally has his mask.
About on par with the original but the final girl finale is the best yet. Takes a bit too long to get going though.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Three down, 9 more to go...another one bites the dust.
I think...yes that's it. I don't care anymore. The characters are so bland and expendable, that nothing really matters at this point. Jason is getting lazy, because he is actually getting majorly hurt for a change. His hockey mask is a nice addition enough, but it did not improve the film too much.
The movie tried to use 3D, they failed. I don't think what they were doing was 3D, it was more like using close-ups with a wide angle to try and poke your eye out. It was quite sad to be perfectly honest.
So ya, death stab blood blood. Nothing new. Cheap jump scare at the end, just…
A solid entry in the series. Jason is quite menacing in this one, the biker gang is pretty cool, and there's several attractive ladies in the cast. That awkward back story with Chris encountering Jason in her past didn't work for me at all, and the 3D was absurd, but I was still kind of down with it. There's definitely a good amount of classic Friday moments in part III.
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