Friday the 13th, Part III

Friday the 13th, Part III

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Director: Steve Miner

Cast: Dana Kimmell, Richard Brooker, Catherine Parks

     
 

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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 hauntedSee more details below

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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 loved (and get laid), leads to an escalating case of the boy who cried wolf. When he's not incurring the wrath of leather-clad motorcyclists, he's annoying the other guests with his mock mutilations. Soon, stage blood turns to real as guests and bikers alike fall prey to the killer lurking in the barn out back.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Greg Kalleres
When it comes to slasher flicks, the Friday the 13th series and its infamous antagonist Jason no doubt rank among the most influential ever, with eight (soon to be nine) sequels and one of the most recognizable villains of all time -- even if you do rarely see his face. The simple story -- which pays homage to the original slasher film, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho -- follows a group of plucky young counselors as they head for infamous Crystal Lake despite warnings of a murderer by the town crazy. The campers soon fall victim to the legend by way of their own hubris. Among the leads is a then-unknown Kevin Bacon in his first big role. A generic script by Victor Miller and Ron Kurz is helped by director Sean Cunningham's talent for tension, but the true savior is Harry Manfredini's score, the theme of which is used similarly to that of Jaws, creating tension by announcing the killer. Gruesome effects master Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) deserves much credit for the creatively graphic gore, which carries the film's junk food excitement to new levels with moments including an axe to one poor soul's face and an arrow through the throat of another. Neophytes be warned: Don't expect to see Jason, as he doesn't show his face until the second installment, nor a hockey mask, as it doesn't show up until the third. Scream fans may already be aware of that, but even they cannot consider themselves true aficionados of scary movies until having seen the original Friday the 13th.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
UPC:
0097361406244
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Fresh Cuts: 3D Terror HD; Legacy of the Mask HD; Slasher Films: Going for the Jugular HD; Lost Tales form Camp Blood- Part 3 HD; Theatrical trailer HD

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Kimmell Chris
Richard Brooker Jason
Catherine Parks Vera
Paul Kratka Rick
Jeffrey Rogers Andy
Larry Zerner Shelly
Tracie Savage Debbie
Rachel Howard Chili
David Katims Chuck
Nick Savage Ali
Gloria Charles Fox
Kevin O'Brien Loco
Steve Daskawisz Actor
Dave Emann Actor
Bill Lytle Actor
Bruce Mahler Actor
Charlie Messenger State Trooper
Terry Ballard State Trooper #2
Anne Gaybis Cashier
Cheri Maugans Edna Hatcher
Steve Miner Newscaster
Steve Susskind Harold
Perla Walter Mrs. Sanchez
David Wiley Abel

Technical Credits
Steve Miner Director
Allan A. Apone Makeup Special Effects
Lisa Barsamian Executive Producer
Pamela Bebermeyer Stunts
Martin Becker Special Effects
Tony Bishop Co-producer
Frank Carrisosa Makeup Special Effects
Terry Collis Production Manager
Richard Davis Asst. Director
Michael Deluna Stunts
Tom Elliott Stunts
Dave Eman Casting
Gerald Feil Cinematographer
Carl Fullerton Makeup Special Effects
Maguerite Happy Stunts
George Hively Editor
Robb Wilson King Art Director
Martin Kitrosser Screenwriter
Bill Lytle Casting
Frank Mancuso Producer
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Jimmy Medearis Stunts
Cheri Minns Makeup
Eric Van Haren Noman Camera Operator
Frank Perez Makeup Special Effects
Peter Schindler Associate Producer
John Sherrod Stunts
Steve Vandeman Stunts
Carol Watson Screenwriter
Doug White Makeup Special Effects
Michael Zager Score Composer

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