Friday the 13th was dreadful and took in more than $17 million. Friday the 13th Part 2 was just as bad and took in more than $10 million. Friday the 13th Part III is terrible, too.
This time it’s Dana Kimmell who leads the gang up to evil Lake Crystal for an outing. Crazy Jason is still there, though played this time by Richard Brooker instead of Warrington Gillette.
Kimmel has had some previous contact with Jason but doesn’t quite remember it. All the kids are just about that bright, especially her boyfriend Paul Kratka. The most shocking scene in the film, in fact, is when Kratka gets his brains squeezed out; up until then, you would have sworn he didn’t have any brains.
There are some dandy 3-D sequences, however, of a yo-yo going up and down and popcorn popping.
Friday the 13th Part III
Paramount/Jason. Director Steve Miner; Producer Frank Mancuso Jr; Screenplay Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson; Camera Gerald Feil; Editor George Hively; Music Harry Manfredini; Art Director Robb Wilson King
(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1982. Running time: 95 MIN.
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