Friday The 13th Part 3

Paramount Pictures Presents
U.S. Release August 13, 1982    U.S. Gross $34,581,519
1 Hour 35 minutes

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About The Film  
From the people who brought you "Friday the 13th, Parts 1 and 2" comes the most hair-raising yet -- PART 3.

An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive 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!

Making Friday The 13th Part 3 (History of Production)
The early 1980s was dominated by a 3-D resurgence in Hollywood with many studios using the technology to invigorate flailing franchises, such as Jaws and Amityville. Friday The 13th as a franchise was based on the notion of capitalizing on the latest trends (i.e. the burgeoning slasher genre) and so it was indeed inevitable that Paramount Pictures and the Boston financiers would turn to 3-D in an effort to increase box office returns. Even though Friday the 13th Part 2 produced respectable financial results once again, the lack of gore onscreen (courtesy of many cuts ordered by the MPAA) left many fans disappointed and may have led to a sharp decline in profit compared to the original film. With that in mind, Paramount Pictures hoped to win back their core audience and decided to embrace the 3-D technology as a way to boost their audience. READ MORE ->

A Storytelling Autopsy (Look at the storytelling mechanics of the film)
Titles appears warning theatergoers that the first few minutes of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III are not presented in 3D. There's good reason for this- the opening is actually an abridged version of PART II's climax. It's doubtful that anything more was meant than to inform the audience that they wouldn't see anything pop from the screen for a few minutes, but these titles might as well ask us to view the footage with those cardboard glasses plastered to our faces, because in short order the film demands that we see the familiar sequence through very different eyes. The recap ends with Ginny and Paul limping from Jason's shack. No return to Ginny's cabin. No muffin. No Jason leaping through the window. No Ginny waking on a stretcher. None of that. Because things are different now and we've changes perspective again... READ MORE ->

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