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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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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)
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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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Join Jason in the woods...... if you dare [Theatrical trailer] See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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13 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Crystal Japan  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Chris Higgins (Dana Kimmell) coincidentally shares a very similar name with actor Chris Wiggins, who would go on to appear in the television series, Friday the 13th: The Series (1987). See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Chris: Shelly, why aren't you at the lake with everybody else?
Shelly: Oh, they said they were going skinny-dipping. I'm not skinny enough.
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Opening credits leap out at you in 3D. See more »

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Featured in 20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) See more »

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The Hockey Mask Is Here!
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this sequel. Yes, it's stupid, but it's a guilty pleasure thing.

A van load of stupid twentysomethings head up to Crystal Lake for the weekend for no other purpose than to smoke pot and screw each other cross eyed. Among them are the painfully unattractive Shelly who enjoys immature practical jokes, a newly pregnant girl, a hippie couple who are constantly ensconced in a cloud of pot smoke and the emotionally damaged Chris, who loves Crystal Lake but has terrible memories of it. It seems that, some time ago, Chris was attacked in the woods by a man with a terribly deformed face. During the attack she passed out and woke up the next morning, safe in her own bed at home. She is not entirely convinced that it was all a dream, and so decides that a weekend at her former haven may just be what she needs to deal with the past. Unfortunately, it was not a dream, as all of us already knew. The man who attacked her was Jason Voorhees, and no sooner do the kids settle in and start partying and screwing than he shows up, ready for some post-coital killings. First to go is an obnoxious trio of motorcycle thugs who harassed our heroes. Then Jason gets right down to what he does best - stabbing, skewering, bisecting and impaling anyone who is stupid enough to wander off alone and wait for him to approach.

Still, I liked this movie. Jason finally gets to don his signature hockey mask in this one, and I love the ending, when the rotted remains of Mother Voorhees rise from the lake in a nod to the first films shock ending. I'm still not sure how Mother Voorhees got her head back on, but who cares? This isn't a movie you're supposed to think about too much. I also love Jason's unmasked face in this one. A friend of mine succinctly pointed out the fact that he looks like the banjo player from Deliverance all grown up. A scene at films end when his deranged piggy face appears in a window is actually rather shocking. Dana Kimmel does as good a job as she can with the character of Chris, although Chris is not given a whole hell of a lot to do other than scream, act like a whiny wimp and run.

Yeah, this movie is stupid, but its harmless fun. It's not as bad as some of the sequels that followed it, believe me.


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