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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  13 August 1982 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Terry Ballard ...
State Trooper #2
Richard Brooker ...
Gloria Charles ...
Anne Gaybis ...
The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
Rachel Howard ...
Paul Kratka ...
Cheri Maugans ...
Terence McCorry ...
State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger ...
State Trooper #1
Kevin O'Brien ...
Catherine Parks ...
Jeffrey Rogers ...
Nick Savage ...


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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Release Date:

13 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crystal Japan  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)


$36,200,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


(at around 5 mins) After Ginny and her boyfriend leave the Jason's shack in the opening there is an insert shot of Jason setting the machete on the ground. However, when Jason jumps through the window at the end of Friday the 13th Part 2 the machete is still embedded in his shoulder. See more »


Ali: You son of a bitch! Come back here you bastards! You ain't getting away with this, God dammit!
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Crazy Credits

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A review of the 3-D theatrical version
17 April 1999 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Last night, the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh, screened an ultra-rare showing of Friday the 13th Part 3 in all it's gore-splattered 3D glory. The cinema was packed, the screening sold out and the audience absolutely loved it. Every scare worked, the 3D effects leaped right off the screen and lovingly poked us in the eye and when the film was over it got the longest applause I've ever seen a film get. For those pretentious cynics who think that the Friday the 13th films are not great then there's nothing like a 350+ audience to prove you wrong.

Since this film was in 'polarised' 3D (see-thru glasses instead of a red-blue blur)then it's not possible to transfer the effect to DVD. Besides, nothing beats seeing this on the big screen with Jason's face 10-feet tall and his massive hands reaching out for you. If there is EVER a 3D screening of this then you really ought to go see, even if you have to sell your own grandmother for a ticket.

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