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


Martin Kitrosser (screenplay by), Carol Watson (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Ballard ... State Trooper #2
Richard Brooker ... Jason
Gloria Charles ... Fox
Anne Gaybis ... The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
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
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A new dimension in terror... there's nowhere to hide. We dare you to try. See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The black biker character, Ali, is wearing a leather vest with the same Black Widows biker gang insignia seen in the films "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can." See more »


(at around 25 mins) When Chris is getting her bags out of the van and Shelly surprises her, you can see Rick waiting in the driver's side rear view mirror waiting for Chris to scream, which is his cue to enter the frame. See more »


Shelly: [accidentally knocks over the gang's motorcycles in Rick's car] Oh, shit.
Vera: "Oh, shit" is right! Let's get outta here!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits leap out at you in 3D. See more »

Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut to avoid an "X" rating from the MPAA:
  • The death scene of Andy showed his right leg and stomach being cut apart.
  • Vera's death was longer, it included more blood and a shot of her reaction. It was cut because the board said that it looked too real.
  • Edna's death was cut of excess blood.
  • The impaling of Chili with the hot poker was cut. Originally, the impalement was shown, along with a splash of smoldering blood.
  • Debbie's death originally showed blood spraying across her upper half and face.
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Not As Good As Part 2.
1 January 2005 | by drownnnsodaSee all my reviews

In "Friday the 13th Part 3: 3-D", Jason has returned again for more teenage slaughter. This time he's targeting some teenagers who are spending the weekend in a summerhouse near Camp Crystal Lake, like he does in almost every sequel that follows this one.

I will say that I haven't seen this movie in it's original 3-D format, I saw it on DVD, so I'm guessing it was much better in 3-D than it is in 2-D. I enjoyed "Friday the 13th Part 2" better than "Part 3". This film does have some slightly suspenseful moments, and the acting is downright awful, which really doesn't matter because this is a "Friday the 13th" sequel. But still, this one didn't work for me.

When I see these movies I don't expect top notch acting. Also some of the killings have horrible effects jobs and they look worse than fake. It has the horror elements in there, but it still isn't nearly as good as Part 2. I think the best thing about this movie is that it was the first of all of the sequels to introduce the infamous "hockey mask", which is now iconic. Not to mention, the original theater release was in 3-D. 5/10.

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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

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