Friday the 13th Part III
is the third film in the Friday the 13th
series. The 1982 movie was the first film in the series to feature Jason Voorhees
wearing the hockey mask that has become his prominent trademark. The film was released theatrically in 3-D
, and is notable as the first Paramount Pictures
film produced in 3-D since 1954. Much like its sequel The Final Chapter
, this film was intended to end the series. Unlike its sequel and the later film, The Final Friday
, this film did not include a moniker in its title to indicate as such.
Picking up one day after the events of Friday the 13th Part 2
, the horribly deformed mass murderer Jason Voorhees
has survived his attack at the hands of Paul and Ginny and has migrated to a store where he steals new clothes. He then murders the store owners, Harold with a meat cleaver slammed into his stomach, and Edna with a knitting needle through her mouth, before moving on to a nearby lake front property named Higgins Haven.
At the same time, a girl named Chris, who was attacked by a mysterious, disfigured stranger in the woods near Crystal Lake two years earlier, returns to the property with her friends Debbie, Andy, Shelly, Vera, Chuck, and Chili. After meeting Abel, an inebriated, religious fanatic who warns them to turn back, the gang meets Chris' boyfriend Rick at their destination (Higgins Haven). Chris intends to face her fears; however, none of her friends know that an unmasked and reclusive Jason has taken refuge in the... Read More