A Paramount Picture
Original Theatrical Release Date: August 13th 1982
Plot: There once was a little boy who drowned in a lake. His Mother then starts to hack people up. After she's hacked up, a new group of people get hacked up by the supposedly dead little boy, now grown. Little do this latest batch of crazy kids realize as the twice dead son is back. And he really misses hacking up people. 3D hijinks ensue.
Ah, the summer of '82. Every movie loving man, woman and child was in for a treat as the short-lived 3D Horror craze of the 80's begins with Jason getting his first Mask (and it ended a couple of years later with the lackluster Silent Madness) The poor guy just doesn't know what he's up against. His continuing education by way of a bloody bodycount bonanza just might be put on hold because of blue sweater lover Chris Higgins (Dana Kimmell). She's the kind of girl who gets the guys, but also makes time with hopeless nerds like Shelly (Larry Zerner). Because Shelly likes to play pranks on everyone, he is guaranteed two things over this Friday The 13th. One, to never get laid, and two, to die horribly. At least he was cool enough to carry a Hockey Mask with him. Score for Jason! And score for Chris as she faces her greatest fear. But does she live to tell about it?
Friday 3-D is probably not the best film of the series, but it has so many things going for it. Let's see... 3D popcorn, scuba gear, Cheech & Chong-like potheads, biker gangs, 3D yo-yos, grocery store runs, rolling in the hay (away from Jason), sex in a hammock, 3D juggling of apples & oranges, talk of flunking spanish, kooky old men who hold eyeballs, 3D popping eyeballs, a speargun through the eyeball, handstands, a cool van and the best of all, a disco theme song. That's about all we need in life. Here it is wrapped in a bloody 95 minute package.
Just because I have an axe sticking in my head, doesn't mean we can't be close.
The Bodycount continues!