Friday the 13th Part III (1982)





Richard Brooker, Dana Kimmell, Paula Kratka, Tracie Savage, Jeffrey Rogers, Catherine Parks, Larry Zerner, David Katims, Rachel Howard, Marilyn Poucher, Amy Steel, John Furey, Nick Savage, Gloria Charles, Kevin O'Brien, Cheri Maugans, Steve Susskind, Perla Walter, David Wiley, Kristen Baker


Having survived a wound to his shoulder from his own machete, Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a new group of friends reside there for their vacation, Jason, stronger than ever, continues his spree.


Friday the 13th Part III is a frighteningly dull and awful horror that feels like a gory comedy but with no laughs. A disaster, in a few words.

First things first, maybe it's just me, maybe I'm stupid, but I still don't get the point of showing five and plus minutes of the old film. The newscaster tells what happened after the opening credits for God's sake.

Now Chris's story about Jason. First of all is garbage, it's just put there and makes no sense. We don't even know if that was Jason. We only know she was attacked by someone, she tried to escape, but she eventually passed out. It's also implied that she was raped. But if that was Jason, why would he let her go? He kills everybody, even poor, innocent rabbits.

Avoiding to spend too much time talking about the one-dimensional and stereotyped characters, I want to point out how unlikable those people are, and how you can only wish for their death.

And how about that comical moment when Rick's eyeball pops out like the Wolf's eyes? 

The ending is always the same. A woman, after struggling for about 20 minutes, kills the villain, and survives, albeit with some screws loose.

In Friday the 13th Part 2 Crazy Ralph finally died. It was probably the only thing I liked about that film. Now comes Abel, another crazy man, who is told by Jason (or at least looks so) to warn the group of friends. Does this mean Jason has a conscience? It doesn't seems so when he kills Harold and his wife in their home, and for no reason.

And to end, the acting does not disappoint. We are indeed blessed with one dimensional acting from all the cast.

But after all I guess Jason is happy: he finally gets his hockey mask.


  1. Jason didn't get his hockey mask until the 3rd movie? I never knew that. But then, I've only ever seen the first one, and he's not even really in that one.

    1. His absence in the first one was ridiculous, I mean, how can you open a film series and not introduce the main character in the first film? And about the mask he only gets in the 3rd after killing one the guy that used the mask to scare his friends

    2. The answer to that is this wasn't meant to be a franchise, just a standalone flick with mom as the antagonist and Jadon just being her motivation. He only became the main character because they needed a way to continue the story after the first film's box office success. They were developing him on the fly so I'm willing to bet the whole hockey mask deal never crossed anyone's mind until it was time to make the third movie.

      As for the movie itself, it makes no sense, and is insanely goofy, filled with unintentional laughs. The metal wire on that popping out eyeball being my favorite. And that's exactly why I love this one.

  2. I've been watching these this month as well and really enjoying them on a campy, nostalgic level. (These are the horror movies I grew up on). I do have to agree with you on Chris' story though. I wondered the same thing....if that was Jason, how is she still alive? Didn't make any sense.

    1. That probably wasn't Jason, I think they just needed to had some drama