Friday the 13th – Part 3

Synopsis: A idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naïve counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake’s bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn…

Friday The 13th, Part 3 will have you frozen with fear, as Jason finds his way into your living room!

Friday the 13th – Part 3 6.0

Well, it is what is: a paint-by-number slasher film. I can understand why people who only know this type of horror film will generalize and say that they hate all of them: the acting/production/direction is poor and there is absolutely NO story – we spend the whole movie waiting for the lambs to be slaughtered. That’s it, that’s all.

In fact, it occured to me that porn film of this era has plenty more story than this film did. That’s really sad, quite frankly. And what little this series DOES have of story and suspense is pillaged from ‘Psycho’, ‘Psycho II’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Oh, and itself (if you can fathom THAT). And they’re just elements, anyway.

The only thing that’s specific to the series (so far) is the way the killer is developped. I mean, he’s barely a semblance of a character, but at least there is gradual change in the character (albeit, frequently in ways inconsistent with his/her previous incarnation oO). That, and elements of the motion picture score – which is also largely… um… “borrowed”.

Still, of its ilk, it’s decent enough. There’s certainly FAR worse. But adjust expectations accordingly.

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