Friday the 13th Part III
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.
Plot Keywords: murdered-with-a-machete / mrs-pamela-voorhees-character / american-horror / maniac / new-jersey
Taglines: Join Jason in the woods…… if you dare [Theatrical trailer]
Certificate: Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hungary:18 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1983-2003) | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:X | United Kingdom:15 | United Kingdom:18 (video rating) | United States:R | United States:X | West Germany:18 (nf)
Cast: Terry Ballard , Richard Brooker , Gloria Charles , Rachel Howard , David Katims , Dana Kimmell , Paul Kratka , Cheri Maugans , Terence McCorry , Charlie Messenger , Kevin O’Brien , Anne Gaybis , Catherine Parks , Jeffrey Rogers , Nick Savage , Tracie Savage , Gianni Standaart , Steve Susskind , Perla Walter , David Wiley , Larry Zerner , Betsy Palmer , Amy Steel , John Furey , Steve Dash , Steve Miner , Marilyn Poucher
Company: Paramount Pictures
Country: United States
Released Date: 13 Aug 1982 (USA)
Film Location: Vernon, New Jersey, USA
Runtime: 95 min
Color: Color (Movielab)
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
ShadySovereign » I remember first viewing this "Friday the 13th" sequel on videotape, and in the beginning I thought it was stupid. But now, after seeing it again on DVD, I have changed my mind about the movie. It isn't that bad.
The film starts with a recap of the last scene from Part 2, where Jason is seen getting up after he is assumed dead. Then the movie begins, with a funky and upbeat 80's background song starting the film. Right after the song ends, Jason begins his killing spree, starting with two unsuspecting store owners, and then moving on to unsuspecting teens at a small farm area…
The thing I like about this movie is the fact that Jason first gets his trademark hockey mask in this movie. The mask is a big improvement over the sack from part 2, and makes Jason look much scarier.
Another good thing about this movie is Dana Kimmell. Although her lines & dialog in the film are somewhat cheesy at some points, her character is very convincing as the teen heroine. And whenever she's frightened, she screams the cutest scream ever. I loved how she screamed in the film; she was cute and funny at the same time!
A bad part of the movie is the fact that the rest of the characters are unlikable. The teens are generally stupid and naive, and the biker gang are very mean-spirited. Those characters are so unlikable that you will really want Jason to kill them all.
Another bad thing: Some viewers might be disappointed that they cannot see the film in its actual 3D format. I myself would have liked to see the movie's 3D effects.
Overall, Dana Kimmell and Jason save the movie from being bad. You have to hear Dana's screams to know how cute she is. And you must watch this movie in order to know how Jason gets his hockey mask.
I give this movie a 7/10.
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