Friday the 13th, Part III

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Released 1982

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Director:
Steve Miner
Released:
1982
Rating:
R
Friday the 13th, Part III is the 1982 fan-favorite second sequel in the popular horror franchise featuring everyone's favorite masked killer prowling everyone's favorite lakeside hideaway, from prolific genre director Steve Miner (Halloween H20, Lake Placid, Forever Young, House, Warlock, My Father the Hero). Picking up where number two left off, sweet, innocent little Ginny (Amy Steel) has survived the nightmare of Jason's rampage, but Jason (this time played by Richard Brooker, Deathstalker) isn't quite dead yet and so he gallantly ventures forth from Camp Crystal lake to stalk people elsewhere, and just his luck, there are some idiots hanging out a barn, one of whom, a cute virgin with frizzy brown hair named Chris (Dana Kimmell, Lone Wolf McQuade), actually escaped him before from a previous incident. While here, Jason picks up his trademark hockey mask and he keeps it for the rest of the series as he goes on a kill-crazy rampage.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    As in each of the other recent 3-D movies, of which this is easily the most professional, there is a lot of time devoted to trying out the gimmick. Titles loom toward you. Yo-yos s...

  • 40

    IGN

    A lesser installment in the series.

  • 38

    Slant Magazine Jeremiah Kipp

    The horny teenagers all seem like banal, plastic, eager-to-please refugees from a sitcom, desperately hoping with their every line of dialogue for a canned laugh.

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Drama, Horror

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sex sells, good vs. evil, hostile monsters, supernatural forces, back from the dead