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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.

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Steve Miner

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (screenplay), Carol Watson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crystal Japan See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,522, 15 August 1982

Gross USA:

$36,690,067
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2002 re-rating)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first of the Friday the 13th films to use the iconic hockey mask, which has been in every sequel since. See more »

Goofs

'Part III' is supposed to take place 24 hours after Friday the 13th Part 2, yet Jason's appearance changes drastically: he is noticeably taller and no longer has any hair or a beard. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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

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 »

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User Reviews

 
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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