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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| Jason gets his hockey mask
Set shortly after the events of Part Two, Jason in still in the area and another group of young people are about to get slaughtered. This time rather than camp councillors it is just a group of friends staying in a farmhouse in the foods not far from Crystal Lake. Once there they begin to settle in and two of them quickly cross paths with a small group of bikers who follow them back to the farm... and 'meet' Jason in the barn. It isn't long before he begins picking off the unexpecting young people.

This instalment to the series doesn't start to well... the opening scene is just the closing scene of the previous film; if you've recently seen part two the first chapter of the DVD can be skipped. Once the story gets underway it is solid enough; a couple of shopkeepers are murdered before the main cast are introduced. It quickly becomes apparent that one of them has a slightly warped sense of humour and another had encountered Jason before. Once there we get a few false scares and some laughs. Once the murders start the killings are fairly inventive, without Jason resorting to using things that wouldn't be found on a farm. The fact that this was originally in 3D is pretty obvious with lots of objects pointing out of the screen for no plot-demanded reason; it might have looked okay in the cinema but watching now on DVD it is just a distraction. Overall I'd say this was a solid addition to the series; fans should really enjoy it, especially when Jason gets his famous hockey mask.

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,522 15 August 1982

Gross USA:

$36,690,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,690,067

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