It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…
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.
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…
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!
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?…
Much like Part II, it takes a full hour of the 90 minute run time for this film to do anything worth while. Thankfully, once it does, the gore impresses and the climax is a genuinely terrifying sequence. It's a shame that the first hour is horrendous, as the film is far too indulgent in fake scares and its own 3D gimmick (not to mention truly awful characterizations).
I'm not sure if these are getting increasingly worse because: A. that's just the way they are, or B. I'm getting tired of the concept already.
I'm already not a big fan of brute force slashers.
The kind of slashers where the killer relies on immortality over brain.
I've always been leaning more towards the cunning and clever serial killers. They're usually forced to get very creative, and the movies won't start out with: "and then he resurrected, because he was an immortal beast of unknown origin."
Back to Friday The 13th Part 3.
While it got a bit bloodier, the 3D "effects" made me want to walk right over and switch it off. It reminded me a little bit…
October Horror Marathon 2014
Posiblemente la más icónica dentro de la saga, ya que en ella es en la que finalmente vemos definido al Jason que todos conocemos. Desgraciadamente no es ni de cerca la mejor de todas.
Algunos personajes, por no decir todos, son bastante odiosos y es complicado enfatizar con ellos, especialmente, y lo siento por ello, con Shelly, el chico rarito y al que mucho hay que agradecerle.
Su historia es también más pobre, especialmente en ese intento de darle un trasfondo a la protagonista (la menos definida de toda la saga por cierto), que queda un poco confuso y que casi parece ir en contra de la psicología de Jason.
Tampoco tiene esa mejoría técnica de la anterior, aunque si…
The characters are so grating and the acting so awful, everybody really couldn't die soon enough. Unfortunately they don't and this 95 minute movie feels endless. Worst gore effects yet and despite the debut of the hockey mask, Jason has never seemed less menacing.
I saw this about three months ago and remember basically nothing about it other than a feeling of boredom for much of the film.
the majority of the acting in this was so bad goodbye
I thought the first two were pretty bad, but when you compare them to Friday the 3th Part 3, they might as well be Citizen fucking Kane. This movie is godawful boring, despite being the first appearance of Jason's now-iconic hockey mask. It takes so long to get going that more than half of the movie is over before Jason even does anything. Unfortunately, that early non-killy time isn't used to develop the characters any, either, as they're all pretty hollow, unlikable, and useless. Piece of crap.
31 days of horror number 19.
Same shit, different movie.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As with Part 2, I don't have a ton to say about Friday The 13th Part 3. I wish that I could have seen this film in 3D, because it feels as though jamming axe handles, popping popcorn, and yo-yos in the viewer's face was the only reason that this film ever got made. Jason finally gets his hockey mask in this installment, which would be interesting but for the fact that it's not a big deal in the least. It's not interesting how he ends up with it, and at the time no one knew it was going to become one of the staples of his look, so the filmmakers treated it like just another random event. As per…
- Black Christmas
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- The Burning
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
- A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's…
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream…
USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American…
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…