Friday the 13th Part III is a 1982 3D slasher horror film and the third entry in the Friday the 13th franchise, directed by Steve Miner. Originally released in 3-D, it is the first film to feature antagoist Jason Voorhees wearing his signature hockey mask, which has become a trademark of both the character and franchise, as well an icon in American cinema and horror films in general. As a direct sequel to Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), the film follows a group of co-eds on vacation at a house on Crystal Lake, where Jason Voorhees has taken refuge.

When first released, the film was intended to end the series as a trilogy. However like its sequel Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984) and the later film, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Friday the 13th Part III did not include a moniker in its title to indicate it as such.


Following the events of the previous film, Jason, seriously injured after hs encounter, goes to a lakefront store to find clothes and a replacement mask. While there he kills owners Harold with a meat cleaver slammed into his chest, and Edna is stabbed in the back of the head with a knitting needle. At the same time, Chris Higgins and her friends return to Higgins Haven to spend the weekend. The gang includes pregnant Debbie, her boyfriend Andy, prankster Shelly, his love interest Vera (who does not reciprocate his feelings), stoners Chuck and Chili, and Chris's boyfriend Rick.


  • Richard Brooker as Jason Voorhees
  • Dana Kimmel as Chris Higgins
  • Paul Kratka as Rick
  • Tracie Savage as Debbie
  • Jeffrey Rogers as Andy
  • Chatherine Parks as Vera Sanchez
  • Larry Zerner as Shelly
  • David Katims as Chuck
  • Rachel Howard as Chili
  • Marilyn Poucher as Pamela Voorhees
  • Amy Steel as Ginny Field (flashback from Part 2)
  • John Furey as Paul Holt (flashback from Part 2)
  • Nick Savage as Ali
  • Gloria Charles as Fox
  • Kevin O'Brien as Loco
  • Cheri Maugans as Edna
  • Steve Susskind as Harold
  • Perla Walter as Mrs. Sanchez
  • David Wiley as Abel
  • Kirsten Baker as Terry (flashback from Part 2)

(Steve Daskawisz (also known as Steve Dash) appears as Jason during flashback from Part 2) (Betsy Palmer appears as Mrs. Voorhees during flashback from Part 2)




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