Luke Thorne’s review published on Letterboxd:
Steve Miner’s gory, violent horror sequel. All is quiet down on the farm until a biker gang shows up and awakens hockey-masked murderer, Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker).
The third instalment in the Friday the 13th franchise sees a calm summer turn into an outlandish of disgusting terror for yet another gang of innocent analysts. Snubbing Camp Crystal Lake’s gory legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason (Richard Brooker) who stubbles them at every turn.
Dana Kammell, Tracie Savage, Jeffrey Rogers, Larry Zerner, Catherine Parks, David atims and Rachel Jachson all give unconvincing performances in their respective parts as Chris Higgins, Debbie Klein, Andy, Shelly Finkelstein, Vera Sanchez, Chuck Garth and Chili Jachson, the teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake involved.
Elsewhere, Richard Booker is alright in his part as Jason Voorhees, the hockey-masked killer continuing to cause bloody chaos to the area, but it is not the only problems the movie has.
The direction from Miner is not good as he creates no tense atmosphere happening whatsoever, while the script is written to a poor standard by Martin Kitrosser and Carol Watson as the movie suffers really badly from predictability. How on earth five more movies would be made after this is completely beyond me.
Overall, poor performances, direction, lacklustre script, slow pace and awful predictability means Friday the 13th Part III is a terrible entry in the franchise.