This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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?
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…
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!
If some dude was walking around the house on his hands all the time I'd also kill him
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…
Third time’s a charm. This one has that fantastic disco-ey version of the lead theme, and sort of suffers from the forced gimmick of 3D, so you get a lot of stuff poked out towards the camera. Looks kinda dumb if you watch it in 2D, but does have it’s charm if you watch it in old school 3D. Also it has that damned character Shelley, a right fucking bastard always pranking his friends and taking stuff too far and most annoying of all, constantly complaining about how ugly he is and that nobody likes him. BUT, despite how much we all love to hate Shelley, he’s a key figure to the Jason Voorhees universe because without him and his…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I really enjoyed the last third of the movie. At least until the canoe hallucinations. The protagonist actually put up a decent fight at the end instead of getting away from Jason in real lame, shitty looking ways that takes all credibility out of the film.
Overall Enjoyment 6/10
The 3D effects in this are some Dora the Explorer shit; ain't nobody gonna react to yo dumb ass so get on with the dang movie. The characters are pretty laughable, too. More than ever do they feel like static pawns waiting around to get mur-diddly-urdered. Especially the 3 (???) main girls are completely indistinguishable. Considering all that it's crazy then how visually memorable, and important for the franchise this one is. Dat song should've been the opening theme to every Jason movie henceforth; but like The Wire did it with different variations for each instalment.
Twice in one week YEAH
Part 3 takes away the somewhat fun and likeable characters of Part 2 that gave that movie a classic 80s camp feel and instead downgrades it into a dull experience. Aside from having a great number of somewhat creative and fun kills, Friday the 13th Part III does not offer the franchise much outside of the introduction of the hockey mask. Although Jason wearing a mask was considered for Part III, it was the 3D supervisor who lent the hockey mask for the character. It puts an interesting twist and perspective to the whole Friday the 13th affair and makes the 3D aspect of this movie pivotal to making Jason an iconic movie character and the franchise a staple of…
attempts to poke fun at its own formula, embracing its ridiculously gimmicky premise at nearly every turn; and even though it still ultimately coasts on that very formula, its commitment to its gimmick and use of elaborate formal tricks in its setting contribute to its shamelessly ludicrous execution. this feels like a weightless, but highly amusing and immoderately ‘80s slasher theme park ride; and if that doesn’t appeal to you, you’re likely not gonna watch the 3rd entry in this series anyway.
A graça seria ver este filme em 3D, como foi concebido. Mesmo assim, é divertido assistir a ele depois de tanto tempo, no formato certo de tela e com essa pré-informação, e perceber como as cenas e os planos foram construídos para atender ao 3D. A falta de plot e de justificativa para os acontecimentos, ao meu ver, só o tornam ainda mais divertido - o entrevero aleatório com a gangue de motociclistas somente para que esta seja uma das primeiras vítimas de Jason. E como ignorar o filme no qual surge a tão famosa máscara do assassino? E de todos os Sexta-Feira, este parece ser o que mais repete e dá voltas sobre o plot de Bay of Blood.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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