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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…
Would you be yourself, if you looked like this?
The Trick'r Treaters ended earlier then I had expected so we found ourselves with time for a movie and the misses knew that it had to be a horror film. Since she had just watched the two first films and didn't remember seeing them before we ended up going with part 3.
Now sadly Horroctober is over. I woke up this morning to Ms. DuLac saying "Awe, no more horror movies" in a sad but extremely sarcastic tone. She probably watched more horror films for October this year then any year prior so I'm probably going to have to make up for it. I'm just hoping that doesn't involve watching…
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…
by part 3 paramount dropped all attempts to be serious and decided fuck it lets make this garbage in 3d and people will see it again. this actually worked to the films benefit as most of the kills were built for the 3d, paramount didn't cut them out. part 3 is where the series starts to pick up; the cast of characters are likable and easily distinguishable, the pacing's been tightened to black comedy / death, and jason finds his iconic hockey mask. part 3 is held a little bit back from odd 'jason' choices; for example, chicks are like pushing him over during the chase sequences.
The third Friday the 13th of 2015 brought me to the third Friday the 13th movie. I'd already watched the first one back in February and then the superior Part 2 in March. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I'm just gonna keep working my way through the franchise every Friday the 13th. I've seen them all before, but never in the order of release, and some haven't crossed my path in decades.
I guess Part 3 isn't one of the universally loved entries, as it really is more of the same, but I have a huge soft spot for this one. As a kid, I perpetually confused its proceedings with Part 2's, a commingling I'll attribute to the long flashback at the…
I saw this at the New Beverly as part of a marathon of the first 8 movies. Seeing these with a packed, appreciative crowd is 100% the way to see all of these. They are all basically cartoons disguised as exploitation films (they all definitely operate with a certain level of elastic, cartoon logic), and that can be a tremendously entertaining mix.
As for specifically Friday the 13th Part 3, it easily contains the biggest disparity between how much I enjoy it and the objective quality of the movie itself. There's no arguing that it's anything but a terrible movie, but it's the way that it's so terrible that I just love. How can you hate on a movie that…
What a turd. Especially after just watching the fantastic "Part 2." None of the characters here are interesting. The acting is amateurish. The kills and effects are lame. The "3D" scenes are painfully dumb (watching someone's yo-yo fly into the screen or the juggling of apples).
The last 20 minutes are alright, but the ending just returns to the poor quality of the rest of the film. I hope the series has some highlights past the second film, otherwise I don't think I'll make it through them all.
Steve Miner returned for this threequal in 3D. But it didn't feel like he returned. Shot for 3D - they spent much to much time doing yo-yos and poles and knives and eyeballs coming at the screen. But in a packed out house - still plenty of fun.
But as Zane said, this third one set at a camp setting set in some Vorhees fatigue. But, Jason finally did don the hockey mask when he took it off the fat kid. So we had that going for us. The theater erupted in applause and cheers when he finally put on the classic Vorhees attire. He also started growing from the last movie. More than just a man.
Trailers were a blast - Space Hunter, The Man Who WAsn't There, Jaws 3D - all 3D trailers - though the movie itself was 2D. hard to find that print I bet.
Rewatched last night in honor and to make sure it was still my least favorite of the first half of this series. And it still holds that title.
With its relentless and pointless shoving of random objects into the camera, it's below average group of victims and it's weak kills, Part 3 plods along its course, not standing out from this crowded series in any real way.
Sure, he finally gets his famous mask and there are some nice moments sprinkled throughout, but it's not quite enough when surround by better efforts.
I particularly like all the shots of Jason's face, including the absolutely horrifying epilogue with him smiling, all bloody faced in the window. His creepy stalking of the…
One of my favorites of the series! Everything from the cool funky theme song, to the unveiling of the hockey mask, is a hoot and an incredibly fun watch! The characters are colorful and likable. The kills are fantastic and unique, thanks to the 3D gimmick. The only thing holding it back: the weird backstory of Chris and Jason. Fucking odd choice, screenwriter.
I discovered that my left eye is better at seeing blue and the right eye is better at seeing red, but the glasses were the other way around so my left eye went numb and I got a headache.
My second favorite of the series. It helps define what I've come to expect from a good Friday the 13th film. Establish the characters - then start creatively killing them off (in unrealistic ways) and do it at a good enough pace where I'm not bored by the time we get to the final girl.
This chapter is most notable for the fact that it's the first appearance of Jason in his iconic hockey mask.
This one is also notable due to the "3D" effects which were hilarious! Every trick in the book was used several times... Yo-yo's, popcorn, poles being shoved towards the screen, eyeballs popping at the screen, Jason charging at you with a pitchfork...
What makes this one stand out as one of the best is the chilling epilogue. The furious streak of murders saved up for the end of the film. There's a few decent misleads as well.
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