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Friday the 13th Part III
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?
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!
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.
I don't know how this movie isn't more highly considered among slasher fans, or fans of the Fri.13th series. Yes, the first two are "classic" but watching them today they're pretty cliched and mundane even. This one really takes things up a notch. Of course there is plenty of horrible acting and dialogue but I seriously hope you weren't expecting Oscar worthy performances here. Jason Voorhees is seriously more menacing in this one (it's where he first dons his iconic hockey goalie's mask) and in the second half of the film he's just on a non-stop rampage with some pretty gasp-inducing kills. The final battle is pretty memorable and it has an awesome spooky '80s theme song.
Oh man, I don't think I've ever seen this one before. The only reason to watch it is to get an idea of how crappy 3D was in 1982. (Spoiler alert - it's awful.) The entire film is 3D sight gags that don't work at all, and the 3D is barely used during the kills. Sad.
Friday the 13th Part 3
I'm going to be giving a summary of the good and the bad of this movie and my overall thoughts. Here we go.
Good: The movie has a few great kills that are creative and really "pop" out at you. Jason finally gets his iconic hockey mask. The 3D gimmick leads to some "so bad it's good" moments.
Bad: The movie is generic as hell. It feels like the exact same movie as Part 2, which makes sense since Steve Miner also directed that film. There is barely any nudity or gore. The characters are completely uninteresting and you don't care what happens to them whatsoever. The script is lazier than usual. I know the…
Film #3 of the Friday the 13th Marathon!
Finally, I'm reviewing one of these films on a fucking Friday!
I will say that this film is better than the first two. Doesn't mean it's good, though.
There's one genuinely scary part where this girl is telling a story about how Jason attacked her in the past, that was fairly intense, and is the only genuinely thing in this series so far, other than Betsy Palmer and that jumpscare at the end of Part 1.
Aside from that, it's pretty bland. You got the stereotypical jocks, stereotypical hot chicks, the stereotypical loser, stereotypical stoners, and your stereotypical biker gang headed by Dave Chapelle. There's a few decent kills, I suppose,…
Película 3D amateur con la partición especial de Jason Voorhees.
Marginally better than the previous installment, part 3 still suffers from similar difficulties. I don't care for any of the characters, they all seem to merge into one. The deaths this time were better, and finally Jason is starting to get a bit of personality.
I obviouisly watched this in 2D, although the over the top usage of 3D tricks became laughable at times - although the scene where Jason squeezes the guys head and his eye pops out was ace!
Jason finally dons his iconic hockey mask in this one (though he spends a good amount of time in the finale with his deformed face exposed; which would be cool if the make-up guys didn't make him look like friggin' Madball - silly, not creepy). That's about it as far as memorable series moments go, though. This is the one with the bikers and the barn, and the annoying kid who likes to pull pranks. There are some good kills (in quote-unquote 3-D), but it stiffs in the nudity department and is often just too silly. And, quite frankly, "Part 3" isn't really even necessary to watch because "Part IV" begins - as these films all do now - with a recap that features all the best moments from this one anyway. So that's one silver lining of those tedious recaps, I guess.
They really ran with that 3D thing, didn't they?
This one hasn't held up as well as I'd thought it would. I give points for the first appearance of the hockey mask and the chase sequences (this applies to pretty much the whole series though) but outside of that there isn't much to praise here for me. The cast of characters isn't very appealing and like with The Dream Master for the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, this is one of the more dated feeling points of the series. There's only so much appeal to be found in extended sections of 3D gimmicks. Maybe I'm just a miserable person and hate fun?
While Part 3 features some decent 3D effects and an admittedly kick-ass theme song, the campiness starts to go into overdrive here, the jump scares are ridiculous and the characters begin to become annoying. Jason finally dons his famous hockey mask here, but it doesn't really elevate anything. A really good last half hour redeems it a bit, but there's no getting around the fact that this one is just more of the same thing we've already seen.
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