Part three of the Friday The 13th series sees Jason killing a group of youngsters who have come to a cabin for vacation. Something you will notice immediately about this movie is the number of things that come directly at the camera--this is because this movie was originally released in 3D. Having never seen the movie in that capacity I can’t tell how well that stuff looked in 3D, but in 2D it is really distracting for the most part.
The overall acting has become considerably worse from the first two movies. Still, I like this installment quite a bit. It is pretty gory, and contains some of the most memorable death scenes in the series (the hallway death, the through the eye scene). Jason, who had just survived the night before, looks a little bigger than in part 2 but still not quite as big as he eventually becomes (he shaved his head at some point too). He is still somewhat human, as he winces when he feels pain and still tries to avoid things like falling books and a van coming towards him. He also still runs at times too. Just to up the body count they throw in a random couple in the beginning and a biker gang in the middle—no complaints here. Probably the most significant thing about part three is that this is where Jason gets the hockey mask. They once again go for the surprise near the end, and it is very similar to the first one—in fact, several scenes from this movie are. The music that plays in the beginning and end credits is pretty awesome. To me this falls just below part two, but not by much.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7