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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

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Having revived from his wounds, 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.


Steve Miner


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Ballard ... State Trooper #2
Richard Brooker ... Jason
Gloria Charles ... Fox
Rachel Howard Rachel Howard ... Chili
David Katims ... Chuck
Dana Kimmell ... Chris
Paul Kratka ... Rick
Cheri Maugans Cheri Maugans ... Edna
Terence McCorry Terence McCorry ... State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger Charlie Messenger ... State Trooper #1
Kevin O'Brien ... Loco
Anne Gaybis ... The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
Catherine Parks ... Vera
Jeffrey Rogers Jeffrey Rogers ... Andy
Nick Savage Nick Savage ... Ali


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) See more »

Also Known As:

Crystal Japan See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,522, 15 August 1982

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


| (2002 re-rating)

Sound Mix:



Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The producers decided to not use the burlap sack Jason wore in the previous film due to it's unintentional similarities to David Lynch's The Elephant Man. See more »


(at around 31 mins) When Shelly throws the wallet to Vera in the store, he is wearing a watch. But that shot is the only shot he has a watch on. See more »


Chris: This was my bedroom. It's yours for the weekend.
Debbie: Great.
[Chris looks outside the window and sees that the door of the barn is moving]
Debbie: Chris? I don't mean to be picky or anything, but where's the bed?
[Chris is still worried]
Debbie: Chris?
Chris: Oh. It's right here.
[she shows the hammock to Debbie]
Debbie: What's this?
Chris: It's your bed.
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Alternate Versions

The original ending of Jason cutting off Chris head was meant to be a dream sequence. It was followed by Chris waking up screaming in the back of the police car. This "dream" scene was cut and replaced by the other "dream" scene with Jason's rotted mother jumping out of the lake and grabbing Chris. See more »


Referenced in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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Surprisingly a really good an awesome sequel classic
24 September 2017 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Friday the 13th Part III: 3D is surprisingly a really good movie it is not a bad slasher it is a great movie like I thought it was. It is one of my personal favorite horror movies. It is my second favorite film in the franchise. This movie is the most scariest of all of them. The first time I watch it as a kid I was scared to death of the film. The first time and the second time around I hated it but now surprisingly watching third time around I enjoy it. The 3D thing was really a bad idea but the plot and the story was really good and I like the cast.

This was the second sequel that it was directed by Steve Miner. I have fun with it and I have enjoy it I love this movie to death and it come closer to my heart. It is now my third favorite Friday the 13th film and it was really hard to decide because I like almost all of them except 2 films I hated but the rest 10 films I liked a lot. Dana Kimmell as Chris Higgins the final girl and the heroine was a bad-ass and really beautiful and the cutest girl actually she was little better then Amy Steel in Part 2 tough I love Amy Steel.

Richard Brooker did really great as Jason Voorhees, R.I.P. he is really missed and he really did a great performance. The movie has also a biker gang in here in which Jason kills them one by one. Nick Savage was good as the leader Ali he was knocked by Jason, but on the end of the film he saved Chris from Jason, in which Jason cuts his hand.

We had a good kills good death scenes and I really think in my opinion it is better then Part 2.

Many fans has stated that this film copy's Part I and II, I disagree with that that is not true! It is a true sequel to part 1 and 2 and it strictly loyally follows the formula from first movie. I love the boat scene on the end in which Pamela Voorhees attacks Chris and run her over the boat on the lake, that scene was fantastic. Yes it was similar scene from the first movie in which young Jason jumps over and run over Alice on the lake this is just the opposite of the film I loved that.

I love that Jason Voorhees dons his iconic hockey mask for the first time and I know the movie doesn't show Jason putting ice hockey mask on his head. But we see Shelly (Larry Zerner) with a harpoon spear gun in his hands and ice hockey mask then in next scenes we see Shelly going to the barn and later we find Shelly with a slashed neck that's how Jason got his mask he take it from Shelly.

The final showdown between the heroine--one Chris (Danna Kimmell) of the cutest and most likable in the whole series and Jason (Richard Brooker)--it is excellent and great well done executed. Chris slams an axe in Jason's head right in the mask that's scene blow me away.

I love also the actors beside Danna Kimmell and Richard Brooker in here that did really a well done job as the supporting cast: Catherine Parks, Larry Zerner they were great couple. Gloria Charles, Paul Kratka, Cheri Maugans, Kevin O'Brien and Nick Savage I love this cast in here.

I love the atmosphere in this movie it is more windy and no it is not set in the summer it is set in autumn it feels more autumn time.

Dana Kimmell is a tough sexy girl and she doesn't get scared of Jason she kicked his ass twice and I have enjoyed this movie I love it.

The music score and 3D effect were a little cheese in my opinion but the movie surprisingly I loved it and it is a classic movie to me! Allan A. Apone did a great special make effects for Jason and I like some of the kills and the eyed balls also this movie does not have so much sex scenes unlike part 2 has but it is way better then Part 2.

R.I.P. Richard Brooker, Gloria Charles, Steve Susskind, Perla Walter and David Wiley you are all missed.

Score: 10/10 get's my score Bad-Ass Seal Of Approval it is my second favorite film in the franchise and it did not failed me I love it to death. To me is a classic sequel I love 80's horror movies and this one is really a suspenseful good movie.

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