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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

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Cast

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State Trooper #2
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Jason
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Fox
Rachel Howard ...
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Cheri Maugans ...
Terence McCorry ...
State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger ...
State Trooper #1
Kevin O'Brien ...
Anne Gaybis ...
The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
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:

$2,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$36,200,000 (USA)
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| (2002 re-rating)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Zerner was cast as Shelly when the producers spotted him handing out fliers for a horror movie and asked him if he'd want to star in one himself. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 23 mins) When Chris is on the wooden beam in the stable, as she jumps down to land on Jason you can see a safety wire to the bottom left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Sanchez: Yes?
Chris: Hi, Mrs. Sanchez. I'm Chris. We've come to pick up Vera.
Mrs. Sanchez: She is not going!
[arguing is heard from inside the house]
Chris: What are they saying?
Debbie: I don't know. I flunked Spanish.
[Vera comes outside, happily]
Vera: Hi, everybody. What are you looking at?
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Opening credits leap out at you in 3D. See more »

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Referenced in Weird Science: Demon Lisa (1996) 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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