Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

78m (Sweden), 91m 3s (UK – video, 1987), 95m 7s (UK – video, 2001), 95m 15s (UK – theatrical), 96m
35mm film, ArriVision , colour, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Steve Miner. The third in the series, it was shot in the 3-DEPIX 3D system.

Plot Summary

Yet another group of arrive at Camp Crystal Lake and are slaughtered by the ever-angry Jason Vorhees.


Directed by: Steve Miner
© MCMLXXXII Jason Productions, Inc.
Paramount Pictures presents a Jason Inc./Frank Mancuso Jr. production. A Steve Miner film
Executive Producer: Lisa Barsamian
Produced by: Frank Mancuso Jr
Co-Producer: Tony Bishop
Associate Producer: Peter Schindler
Screenplay by: Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson
Based upon characters created by Victor Miller and Ron Kurz
Director of Photography: Gerald Feil
Edited by: George Hively
Music by: Harry Manfredini
Production Mixer: Bill Nelson
Costume Supervisor: Sandi Love
Make-Up: Cheri Minns
Hairstylist: Shannon Ely
Special Visual Make-up Effects Designed and Created by: Make-Up Effects Labs, Douglas J. White, Allan Apone, Frank Carrisosa
Art Director: Robb Wilson King

Dana Kimmell (Chris)
Paul Kratka (Rick)
Tracie Savage (Debbie)
Jeffrey Rogers (Andy)
Catherine Parks (Vera)
Larry Zerner (Shelly)
David Katims (Chuck)
Rachel Howard (Chili)
Richard Brooker (Jason)
Nick Savage (Ali)
Gloria Charles (Fox)
Kevin O'Brien (Loco)
Terry Ballard (State Trooper #2)
Annie Gaybis (Cashier)
Cheri Maugans (Edna)
Terence McCorry (State Trooper #3)
Charlie Messenger (State Trooper #1)
Gianni Standaart (newswoman)
Steve Susskind (Harold)
Perla Walter (Mrs. Sanchez)
David Wiley (Abel)

Alternative Titles

Fredagen den 13:e del 3 – Swedish title
Fredagen den 13:e del 3 – Alla fasors blodiga dygn – Swedish DVD title
Friday the 13th Part 3 – UK & US video title
Martes 13: Parte 3 – Argentine title
Meurtres en 3 dimensions – French, French Canadian title
Paraskevi kai 13 meros 3 – Greek title
Perjantai 13. päivä, osa 3 – Finnish title
Piatek trzynastego III – Polish title
Und wieder ist Freitag, der 13. – German title
Vendredi 13, 3e partie – French video title
Vendredi 13 – Le tueur du vendredi II – French title
Viernes 13, 3ª parte – Spanish title
Viernes 13 parte 3 – Mexican title
Vrijdag de dertiende – Deel 3 – Dutch title
Week end di terrore – Italian title

Sequel to
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

See also
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Blades (1989)
Bleeder (1999)
Bloody Murder (2000)
Ecologia del delitto (1971)
The Many Lives of (2002)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Scary Movie (2000)
Scream (1996)

Extracts included in
Scream Greats Vol.1: Tom Savini: Master of Horror Make-up (1986)



  • Cinefantastique vol.13 no.2/3 (November/December 1982) p.92 – review
  • City Limits no.84 (13 May 1983) p.26 – review
  • L'Écran Fantastique no.31 (February 1983) pp.72-75 (France) – article, interview
  • Films July 1983 p.39 – credits, review
  • Films and Filming no.348 (September 1983) pp.34-35 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.270 no.18 (27 January 1982) p.3 – note
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.273 no.5 (11 August 1982) pp.3, 6 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.50 no.592 (May 1983) pp.131-132 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Product Digest vol.10 no.6 (1 September 1982) p.22 – review
  • Scapegoat no.1 p.11 – censorship note
  • Screen International no.360 (11 September 1982) p.8 – note
  • Screen International no.395 (21 May 1983) p.23 – review
  • Starburst no.58 (June 1983) pp.38-39 – review
  • Variety 11 August 1982 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.377 – credits, review
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.295-296; 300 – credits, review
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.144 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.106 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.219-221 – illustrated credits, review