Friday the 13th Part 3
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Immediately after his mysterious escape at the end of Friday the 13th, Pt. 2, Jason Vorhees (Richard Brooker, the third of many actors to fill the role) kills a hardscrabble store owner and his nagging wife before heading back to Crystal Lake, this time to terrify rich girl Chris (Dana Kimmell) and her band of summer-cottage guests. Chris, it seems, is haunted by an earlier encounter with Jason, and her romantic entanglements with local boy Rick (Paul Kratka) do little to ease her nightmares. Meanwhile, the gruesome antics of Shelly (Larry Zerner), a chubby practical joker who just wants to be… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"...the casting director continued to find young performers who were wonderfully cute people and woefully bad actors."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"easily the worst film in the series up until that point, partially because it was so redundant, but also because it is the most technically clumsy"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"As a tried-and-true slasher film, it has its moments, but ... it grows tedious by the end."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"its only distinguishing feature is the way that the sharp objects are continually thrust at the camera, before and after skewering the victims"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Eventually, the novelty wears off, and what remains is the now-familiar spectacle of nice, dumb kids being lopped, chopped and perforated."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"With this film, there's more sex, more nudity and more creative kills."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The funny thing is: as lame as the story and characters are, the movie actually works as a crowd-pleasing piece of junk entertainment."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Funky fresh disco chi chi chi"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Another lousy 3-D gimmick that is just plain laughable on home video."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Not since Psycho has a movie taken such advantage of the phallic nature of slasher horror. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The gore is surprisingly suggestive, rather than blatant, and therefore the audience doesn't quite get what it pays for."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Shot in such a way to capitalize on the brief fad of Reagan-era 3D movies, there's less memorable POV shots from the killer and more images from the perspective of the victims."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"So appallingly, overwhelmingly stupid that it is stupid even by the standards of the Friday the 13th franchise."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Let's see...13th x 3 = at least 39 beheadings."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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