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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.
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.
Shelly: Oh, shit.
Vera: “Oh, shit" is right!
This feels like the first Friday the 13th cartoon. The series has only sporadically conjured up any whispers of genuine tension before (and even then only in the second film) but the previous two entries both have a genuinely nasty air to them that make it impossible to feel completely safe. Because I never felt like I was watching the work of legitimate filmmakers, there was no telling what they might throw at me next.
Any air of danger has now gone and what’s left is the most useless of beasts – a horror movie that isn’t remotely scary and isn’t even trying to be. The series has finally accepted how stupid…
Chris Higgins isn't the best final girl, just because of that awful backstory they give her (how did Steve Miner get worse with the following sequel?) but she has the best final girl battle of any. She actually fights back against Jason, who has lost all his clumsy, jittery prowess and become the indestructible killer we know and love.
But, this sequel is padded, the characters are kinda blah - and yeah, that backstory just sinks this one, and I am more a sack head Jason man than the hockey mask.
Jason's hockey mask one of the most iconic spectacles of not just horror but all of cinema. Like all good iconic movie sights it has a well developed , layered and nuanced origin story.
What is this origin you may ask?
Well a fat kid didn't get any off this girl he was crushing on because he hid in a wardrobe with a fake axe embedded in his head and got his mates car smashed up by a stock group of 80's thugs. So to get his own back on her he decides to dress up in a wetsuit and a hockey mask and hide in the water to scare her. Jason sees the mask and is like 'mate that'll…
In its tone, atmosphere and spatial imagination, Friday the 13th is every bit worthy of Friday the 13th Part 2. Together, they work more to fulfil or complete the first film than to extend it, although Part 3 also gestures beyond the splendid isolation of Camp Crystal Lake as well. As with Friday the 13th Part 2, Part 3 opens with a recap, although the previously used footage isn’t interwoven quite as imaginatively here, and feels a bit more like a scene from the second film transplanted to the third film. Then again, Part 2 had such an elliptical ending that this kind of replay seems almost necessary, and to Part 3’s credit the replay doesn’t really clarify or explain…
Late 70's and early 80's flicks were plagued with 3D. This isn't the 3D we know today, this is lackluster effects and prop gags
Friday The 13th Part 3 aka Part 3D is thick with 3D gags I can't stand. However the horror movie is ok
Sets the stage for further sequels and is the introduction of the iconic hockey mask that defines the sequel. That alone means its not half bad
Good popcorn flick but nothing spectacular
Same story for the third time round, this one stands out for its disco soundtrack and the fact that it was originally released in 3D, you can see the moments that were catered for that fact. Jason also dons the hockey mask for the first time and unknowingly became a horror icon in the process.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…