Friday the 13th Part III

1982

Action / Horror / Thriller

74
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 12%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 43%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 37985

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Cast

Betsy Palmer as Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Amy Steel as Ginny Field
Dana Kimmell as Chris
Steve Miner as Newscaster
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751.85 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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1.44 GB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
P/S 4 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 5 / 10

Lots of blood, not enough terror

'Friday the 13th' may have been panned by critics when first released but since then it is one of the most famous and influential horror films, the franchise containing one of horror's most iconic villains. The film is popular enough to become a franchise and spawn several sequels of varying quality and generally inferior to the one that started it all of.

Liked the first two 'Friday the 13th' films, despite not exactly considering them great, had a very mixed view on this. 'Friday the 13th Part III' leaves a lot to be desired but is it a terrible film? No. It does contain a lot of the faults that the first two films did and makes more without having enough of what made them work.

The music score is still eerie and there are a couple of clever death scenes and unsettling moments. There are two halfway decent performances, a quite endearing Dana Kimmell who is also the most expressive of the actors and thankfully creepy Richard Brooker.

It's also interesting for being the first film to introduce Jason's famous look. 'Friday the 13th Part III' doesn't have too crude visually, actually having some grit and professionalism.

However, the rest of the acting is mostly awful and strains to even strain mediocre at best. Their characters are dim-witted stereotypes that the film tries to develop not so successfully at times through scenes that don't go very far. The script is cheesy and simplistic and the 3D effects were pointless and generally cheap-looking, even for the 80s.

Story is not much better, with lots of camp and not enough suspense. The deaths generally are not as creative, there is too much padding and the ending is just weird and not in a good way.

Overall, far from bad but far from good too. 5/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Foreverisacastironmess 7 / 10

"Boy, are you dumb!"

I have slightly mixed feelings on this third movie because in comparison to the previous two, the tone is decidedly lighter and watered-down somewhere and it doesn't feel as dark or grim. For every suspenseful moment there's something frivolous and goofy waiting just around the corner, for one thing that kooky intro music is horribly cheesy and so not Friday the 13th, there's no spookiness to it. It's a real earworm too, it makes me want to do the funky shoulder Thriller-type dance move every time I hear it! How serious can you possibly take a horror movie though when it's crawling with off-putting and unappealing characters like from the get go the world's most unhappy couple at the beginning, the middle-aged stoners(wrong movie!), the confused biker gang, the retard who's only character trait was that he occasionally liked to walk on his hands, and of course poor doomed chubby misunderstood prankster Shelly with his ridiculous hair whiny voice and stupid rubbery sad clown face. The one good thing about Shelly is that he introduces the iconic mask to the franchise. It's so amazing how much of a genuine little pop culture horror phenomenon was made in that humble mask. By and large those kinds of white hockey masks are now associated with horror/Jason, and that's all because of this movie! When Jason puts it on it's like his image and persona are complete, it's like his symbol, a skull of death, and is the only face he really needs... That said though, there are other incarnations of Jason I like better than this one, he's a bit too lanky and apelike, I don't like his hump. And some of his body language is a bit too casual, the guy almost looks bored at points! The big creepy barn of certain doom that Jason hangs out in for most of the movie is the first thing that always pops into my mind about it.. I really hate the 3D, it's so obnoxious the way it's shoved right in your face every two minutes and for me it only hinders the enjoyment of the movie rather than doing it any favours. It might not have been so annoying if they'd only used it during the death scenes, but what they did mostly opt to use it for was just stupid. It's so obvious that the main effort of this flick was put into all that s**t rather than attempts at developing the story or characters a bit more. They should have tried harder to make the movie more interesting instead of mainly relying on such a pointless throwaway gimmick.. It still made it's money though! Dana Kimmell as Chris the survivor girl is okay, she's perfectly nice and pretty but she doesn't have the character of the two heroines that preceded her, and for the most part she's pretty indistinguishable from the rest of her friends. She is very good at the end though when she's facing Jason, she was effective at getting all worked up and appearing like she was starting to lose it. I find the whole closing sequence where she's been driven to madness by the fear and screams and giggles to herself as she's ushered into the police car after imagining Jason leering out at her from the window with his hideous face and then coming out to get her, genuinely chilling. The movie does end on a good strong note. Friday the 13th Part III is a fairly unremarkable movie and slasher overall, I don't think I'd give it the time of day if it didn't happen to be a Jason movie. It's funny how after a time a horror movie villain's appeal can become so strong that it can overshadow the very movies that made him in he first place, exact same thing with Freddy! For me it's not one of the best offerings in the series but like most of them it is awesome and ridiculous in equal measure and is just a fun bloody ride that makes for some classic rainy night slasher viewing. A solid seven joints pointed square at the camera out of ten! "Whoo! This feels goood!" X

Reviewed by Platypuschow 6 / 10

Friday the 13th Part III: A light step up from 1 & 2

So finally the Friday 13th franchise begins to take shape, Jason finds his signature hockey mask and appears to be a more competent monster like killer.

Another group of kids go out to the cabins and you know the rest. Sadly once again there really is no story at all and by the time anyone is aware of Jasons spree were down to the token "Final girl" I believe this third part to be a step up from the first two and you can see real development but ultimately these iconic movies are extremely dated and not far off being just another camp slasher.

Friday the 13th Part III was released when the 3D fad was going again and it shows, several scenes throughout the film are blatantly implemented for those with the ridiculous looking glasses.

As part of the franchise this is watchable stuff, but if you've seen the previous 2 or for that matter any camp slasher you'll know exactly what's coming.

The Good:

Jason Voorhees is taking shape

The Bad:

Very generic stuff

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

In the 80's all bikers & "Punks" were criminals

Jason was a lot less appealing when he was alive

A scene where a man points a washing line pole towards the camera for the purposes of "3D" made me question whether 3D porn would be entertaining or really frickin scary

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