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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Ballard ...
State Trooper #2
Richard Brooker ...
Gloria Charles ...
Fox
Anne Gaybis ...
The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
Rachel Howard ...
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Paul Kratka ...
Cheri Maugans ...
Terence McCorry ...
State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger ...
State Trooper #1
Kevin O'Brien ...
Catherine Parks ...
Jeffrey Rogers ...
Nick Savage ...
Ali
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Storyline

Jason Voorhees, having barely survived a wound to his shoulder from his own machete, is back to revenge on all that visit "his" woods. A new group of friends come over to party at an area close to the campsite. This time, Jason will be stronger than ever, and getting a hockey mask from one of those friends. Written by Michael Finnie

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Horror | Thriller

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13 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Crystal Japan  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$36,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Steel, who starred in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), was offered the opportunity to reprise her role for the third film, but she declined. See more »

Goofs

Chilli pours popcorn into a sieve and opens the salt and sets it on the table, she then hands a flashlight to Chuck and tells him to go check the fusebox. In the very next shot you see her opening the salt again. See more »

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Debbie: Hey, the van's on fire!
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Opening credits leap out at you in 3D. See more »

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My favorite Friday the 13th installment
19 July 2003 | by (Abingdon, VA) – See all my reviews

Although this installment was not too original, I thought it stood out from the others. If you watch the series in order, this is the first time the victims are just vacationing teenagers and not camp counselors. I also thought the character developement was better than the first two (yes, I know "character developement" and "slasher movies" aren't birds of a feather, but I though it worked in this particular slasher). I actually became attached to some of the characters and didn't want them them to die. Most people, however, think the time spent developing characters slowed the pace and made the movie boring. This was also the first Friday the 13th movie to have it's climax in a barn. I thought the fact that it took place on a ranch was kind of neat, I was getting kind of tired of camp.

Most of the death scenes were original, the gore level was average, not a whole lot of suspense (but what do you expect? This is Friday the 13th, not The Sixth Sense), but the characters were really cool. It had some continuity errors with the previous movies, so I'm deducting one point. 9 out of 10.


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