Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Mike Matei / February 11th, 2015


  • gone with the vint

    February 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Thank you for the good review! Keep on with the good work James!

    • MrPlow3

      February 11, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Love Part 3, maybe the most underated entry in the whole series.

      Jason’s face looks amazing, bested only by the way he looks in part 7. Sure this one is cheesy like part 8 but more fun IMO.

      • February 12, 2015 at 7:28 pm

        Part 3 was the best one.

  • February 11, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Friday the 13th part III: Jason Goes to Studio 54!

  • jgruythuyzen

    February 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Not sure if anyone knows about this….but this is the closest we will get to “true” 3d. You need a 3d tv for this to work.

    • Senna4ever

      February 12, 2015 at 5:31 am

      My TV does 2D-3D conversion.
      So I can watch anything (and play any games) in 3D.

      • y2j420

        February 14, 2015 at 8:42 pm

        Yeah, but it isn’t as accurate of 3D as a 3D mastered disc or video…

    • February 16, 2015 at 1:44 am

      The New 3DS that just came out (coincidentally on friday the 13th) can play 3D youtube videos. I watched that on mine and it looks pretty damn good.

  • Allen Lucas

    February 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I don’t know which 3D is better, the movie or The Cinema Snob’s review of the movie!

  • Boo Daclown

    February 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Love these videos..

  • February 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    In the 2009 Friday the 13th remake, it’s implied that Jason wears a hockey mask because he played hockey. But I doubt the filmmakers of the 1982 movie had anything in mind other than ‘it makes him look more scary’.

    • Weldin Dunn

      February 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Yeah, he looks pretty badass.

    • February 11, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      How was this implied? The only thing I saw implied was that after a scene involving a man jerking off to a maniqen(sp?) he picked it up and it was random. It made as much sense as the rest of the terrible film. At the very least part 3 had it as a sneak attack situation and wonderful addition to the fantastic windbreaker/ pants combo.

    • Raul Armando Gamez Obregon

      April 17, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Where the F*** do you get that? he finds the mask totally by accident…

  • blendo75

    February 11, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I tried watching the 3D version while wearing the 3D glasses that come in the Blu Ray box. The eye strain was indescribable. I didnt make it more than 10 minutes.

  • February 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    That one was quite interesting. Good work!

  • February 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    One of the best F13TH movies. That ending it´s a tribute to the ending in Friday the 13th, where Jason raises from the lake, but with less sense.

    • February 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      And that´s because in the original Friday the 13th, Alice knows about Jason being in the lake, that´s why she dreamt about him pumping out of the water. In Friday the 13th part 3, Chris didn´t know anything about Mrs. Voorhees, so ¿why did she had a dream about her? .

  • y2j420

    February 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I love this one, but I like part 6, Jason Lives, more…

    • gluserty

      February 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Oh yeah, that’s my favorite as well. I think it’s the most self-aware of the series, and has a that cool Alice Cooper song (“He’s Back”) “The Man Behind The Mask” to boot.

  • Hanglyman

    February 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Why do my comments keep vanishing if they’re longer than two sentences?

    • February 11, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Same with me. In the NES Friday the 13th video, I write more than 3 lines and it vanished. ¬¬

    • y2j420

      February 11, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      They currently have it set where if your comment contains the word f i r s t or s e c o n d, the comment is not posted…

      • Hanglyman

        February 12, 2015 at 1:06 am

        I think that may well explain it. Pretty damn inconvenient when you’re talking about the… uh… 1th or 2th movie in a series.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I saw this on MonsterVision also. It’s a good one. And yeah, it’s best not to think too much about continuity in these movies. 😛

    • MrPlow3

      February 11, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      I disagree, these films for having 11 of them have great continuity. Especially as the series goes on. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 all flow pretty much perfect

  • February 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Feels just like Monster Madness again! Thanks James!

  • February 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Did anyone notice before the girl is pulled down by Mrs. Vorhees, The guy in the costume grabbed her boob to like cup a feel really quick. He was probably like this is it, I am going to feel a celebrity’s boob and no one will suspect a thing.

  • February 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    These reviews are the best! (by the way, your guys’ video player is soooo much better then youtube. im glad i get to watch them on here)

    • MrPlow3

      February 11, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      I can’t run cinemassacre video on Firefox or Internet Explorer, only Chrome.

  • February 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Love the review, and the trailer for this is easily in my top list of trailers ever created, it’s 3d, its cheesy and it knows it, it’s awesome. Also have you gotten any complaints about the video on your site, I have the best macbook pro money can buy and still it becomes slow and choppy with your videos, anybody else experiencing this?

    • Xen11

      February 12, 2015 at 4:55 am

      Yea, I have problems a lot with the videos here. Sometimes I just go to Youtub e to watch (which is also horrible). I have to download them off Youtube to watch smoothly in a video player. But sometimes, the videos work. It’s best to close your browser, relaunch Finder, and try again. Sometimes it just needs refreshing and emptying cache.

  • gluserty

    February 11, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Love the opening credits disco beat; it’s like it belongs in another movie, but I don’t care!

  • Niche

    February 11, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Whoa whoa yo yo yo.. Actually Saturday the 14th was a real movie from the early 80’s. It was a horror spoof movie. It was weird and funny but also had some really scary moments. At least it scared me pretty good when I was a kid. It is one of my favorite childhood movies, and no one seems to know about it.

    • MrPlow3

      February 12, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Yep, great film. Criminally underated. The creature from the black lagoon in the bathtub was scary as heck.

  • February 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Love these, please keep them coming

  • February 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I am loving the hell out of these videos and can’t wait until the next one. Great Job!!

  • Flip Windsor

    February 11, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I would say that guy is more Jonah Hill, than Seth Green

  • February 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    the 3D on the bluray is awesome and some of the best 3D I’ve seen despite it being the older style. If you can’t see it popping out at you then it is your own fault.

  • diegowar

    February 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    3D certainly was a gimmick in the 80s, but nowadays it certainly isn’t. I personally find a great improvement in immersion when I see a movie with good 3D (and actually, seeing things sticking out of the screen too much goes against that and kills the immersion), I feel like I’m there next to the actors, it’s a great feeling. Of course I know that some people can see 3D better than others (some people even can’t), which sucks, but I’m a lucky one it seems, as it’s pretty much all beneficial in my case.

    • Senna4ever

      February 12, 2015 at 5:34 am

      No, it’s still a gimmick, it’s just a more expensive one now.

    • MrPlow3

      February 12, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Id argue it was less of a gimmick back then. Most of the movie appeared 2D, the 3d was only used to give you jump scares which horror movies rely on alot. So this use of 3d is much more enhancing than what they do today.

  • February 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Like James’ game reviews, he is a complete traditionalist.

  • February 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    thanks for this reviews I will watch Friday the 13th I never have never watched one 😛 only Jason X but I don’t count that

    • Xen11

      February 12, 2015 at 5:03 am

      Perhaps you should see them all before watching these reviews. It completely spoils the films.

      • Senna4ever

        February 12, 2015 at 5:35 am

        What’s to spoil they are all the same film just different settings.

  • February 11, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    The things you say in this review make it seem you didn’t even watch the movie. He kills for same reason he kills in part 2, revenge for his mother’s death. Jason was still human in this installment, so obviously he’s gonna dodge stabbing attempts made at him since he can get hurt and he wears the mask because it’s fucking cool. You should try avoiding asking dumb question on your next reviews or making dumb remarks.

    • Senna4ever

      February 12, 2015 at 5:50 am

      Speaking of making “dumb remarks”…

      His reasons for killing do not make sense at all. If it was just for revenge over his mother’s death, he already got that when he killed Alice at the start of part II.

      No one he killed after that had any connection to his mother’s death.

  • February 11, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    And the part that you said to think it’s a dream, yes, it is indeed a dream.

  • Don Skiver

    February 11, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t stand 3D gimmicks. It really bothers the shit out of me, even if I’m actually watching it in 3D. It’s a fucking gimmick and I hope it goes away again soon.

    Another thing I’m getting fucking sick of is the splitting up of a single movie into multiple parts.

    Sorry for the rant. 🙁

    • Senna4ever

      February 12, 2015 at 5:37 am

      You don’t HAVE to watch any film in 3D as they also do 2D showings.
      While I agree it is a gimmick…it’s also one you can easily avoid. So if you are sitting there watching a film in 3D that you do not enjoy, then it’s your own fault for going to watch a 3D screening.

  • Philip Eisel-Elder

    February 11, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I told myself I was going to wait until Friday, so I could shotgun all 5 of them, but I can’t do it.

  • Hanglyman

    February 12, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Regarding Jason running, backing up, getting kicked in the nuts, etc… I think they intentionally made him a bit pathetic. He’s mentally challenged, deformed, ashamed of his appearance (hence the mask and the sack over his head), he’s uneducated and child-like from growing up with no outside influences, and his mom, whom he apparently misses, was brutally killed. Despite being a rage-fueled murderer, he’s actually portrayed as very human and vulnerable, at least in the *BANNED WORD* few movies before he becomes more of a lumbering zombie. Compare to Michael Myers, who is a machine-like, soulless, invincible force even in the very *BANNED WORD* movie.

    Thanks to Y2J420 for explaining why this kept vanishing before.

  • Senna4ever

    February 12, 2015 at 5:46 am

    “The problem is that today you can’t see this movie in 3D”.

    Yeah you can if you have the hardware.
    My 60″ LG TV does 2D-3D conversion with not only various 3D setting to chose from, but you can also adjust it to suit your own personal sight.
    So I can watch any film or even play any games in 3D.

  • Lastor

    February 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Ok, not that I expected him to appear in a Friday The 13th movie, but how’s that guy at 00:35 NOT William Hurt? They look exactly alike! Probably the same age too.

  • SG43

    February 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I absolutely love the disco theme, it’s amazing. This one has the iconic mask, but I’m not so much a fan of the film itself. It has some really bad acting, especially by the lead actress and the back story of her getting attacked by Jason years earlier is dumb and screws too much with the timeline.

  • February 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I have the individual bluray of this movie, and the 3D works for me, and pretty well. Well, for the parts when something is coming out at you. The rest of the movie is red/blue. 3D works different on people, depends on your eyes. So if you’re curious about this one and see the bluray, it might be worth a try for you.

  • February 13, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Richard Brooker, the actor who portrayed Jason in this installment, seemed to have an animalistic take on Jason, very predatory. In my opinion, it worked very well. Prior to this, he was a trapeze artist in the circus, and that came in handy since he had to do all these stunts. Sadly, he passed away two years ago at the age of 58. 🙁 RIP Richard Brooker (1954-2013).

  • Peter Ashouri

    February 13, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Swe: En av dom bättre “Friday the 13th” delarna.
    Eng: one of the better “Friday the 13th” parts.

  • two2teps

    February 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I’ll always remember seeing this at an Exhumed Films showing when I was still in High School in the late 90s. They actually had the 3D print and 3D glasses, and as gimmicky as it was the 3D was really well done and made you flinch when something came at you. Especially when he squeezed the dude’s eye ball out of his head.

  • Mark Knight

    February 13, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Where’s Jason diving out of the way of the I always rewinded that part. It cracked me up how agile he was.

  • Wesley Fowler

    February 14, 2015 at 12:21 am

    The prankster could’ve also been played by Jonah Hill. he and Seth Rogan are interchangeable. (I wonder which actor costs less ?)

  • Michael Schmidt

    February 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    This is probably my favorite Friday the thirteenth movie. I don’t consider the theme to be disco, though. It just sounds like total eighties horror music. Reminds me of Terrorvision, actually.

  • David Charpentier

    February 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Hi James I wanted to let you know that back in the 80’s a 3D version of part 3 was released on a format called VHD which used shutter glasses to provide a similar 3D effect to the clear glasses used in the theater back in the 80’s and today! A company in Australia converted that version and made a 3D blu ray of it that now works on 3D TV’s and the 3D effects are awesome but I will warn you the quality of the movie is from the early 80’s so you will have to put up with that but you do get 3D like in the theater but the company who made the conversion seems to have disappeared so it could be hard to find a copy but I’m glad I got mine!

  • February 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Great video! I actually found the glasses to work pretty well, not stellar but wasn’t seeing double. They are similar to the ones that came with My Bloody Valentine 3D and that worked pretty well also.

  • Liquid

    February 16, 2015 at 6:20 am

    I think he is human until the end of this part, where get a deadly hit to the head. That’s why he is growing but until this point. After that he turn to a “zombie”.

    • Raul Armando Gamez Obregon

      April 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      He becomes zombie in part 6…

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  • February 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I wonder how many stoners tried to reach for the joint that was being passed around in 3D.

  • February 28, 2015 at 7:59 am real name was used in my previous comment…fml…

  • March 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    wow never noticed Jason running in these older ones xD ‘look at him go!’ awesome reviews you always manage to find things i never notice in all these horror movies there’s truly not a better horror reviewer out there keep it up man amazing work!

  • March 8, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    All these videos repeatedly crash which is a shame I love everything cinemassacre on youtube but cant see the stuff thats not there yet on the official site

  • March 12, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I actually gave the anaglyph 3D version a chance on my flat screen PC monitor and for the most part it works to an extent. The eyeball popping bit was pretty cool to see in 3D, even in that form. The 3D will not work on an old school TV, only HDTV’s from what I’ve heard from others.

  • March 21, 2015 at 5:05 am

    This is my favorite horror movie and even the cast worked great together on the set. So I really liked the actor who played Jason and Richard will always be remembered as the actor who put the mask on after the character Shelley gets cut on the neck by Jason.

  • Allen Bowers

    October 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Shelly is so cool. It’s a shame that he gets killed being that he’s so relatable and basically a good person. I disagree though, I would say that Jonah Hill would play him these days. I love most of the series and have done reviews of my own.

  • City Sleeps

    March 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Saturday the 14th was a spoof, a tepid one, but not as lousy as Ricky 1.

  • October 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Why did he stop running in later ones lol

  • Allen Moore

    June 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    My favorite scene in part3 was when Chris hits Jason in the head with the ace that scene was really awesome loved how they made it look so real

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