Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Article 3621 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-29-2011
Posting Date: 7-14-2011
Directed by Steve Miner
Featuring Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage
Country: USA
What it is: A FRIDAY THE 13TH movie

Teens enter Jason’s domain and die.

Before I started this project, if anyone had told me I would end up willingly watching all of the FRIDAY THE 13TH movies, I would have thought they were crazy. I’m even more surprised that I have something nice to say about them, which is that in their own bare-bones way, they probably delivered what fans of this type of movie expected, and I’ve seen enough slasher films now to know that a lot of them don’t even accomplish that. What sets this one apart? Well, it was filmed in 3-D, and this is the one where Jason finally dons his trademark hockey mask. Beyond that, I don’t have anything more to say than that one really feels the malaise starting to set in here. And for all the gore, once it’s over, it’s over, and if anything keeps you awake during the night, it’s more likely to be from eating too much popcorn. And now it’s only a matter of time before I hit the next in the series, which I believe is the one they pretended was going to be the last one.

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