Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D

Trivia: The theme tune to this film (played when the credits roll) also plays on the radio in the store Vera and Shelly go to. (00:29:40)

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Trivia: This is the first film to show Jason in his famed hockey mask, which he would wear from this sequel on.

Trivia: At the time this movie came out, it was the highest grossing sequel ever.


Trivia: Jason's trademark hockey-mask was a bit of a happy accident. The production wanted to decide on a definitive new mask for Jason to wear, after the previous film had saddled him with a cheap burlap sack that limited the actor's vision and also didn't really give any hint of what he looked like beneath. While shooting test-footage with a plethora of potential masks, the 3D effects supervisor- an avid hockey fan- just so happened to have a bag full of hockey-gear with him since he liked to organize spontaneous games. After a few tests with other masks, he caught a glimpse of his equipment bag and it dawned on him that a hockey-mask might look intimidating. He suggested director Steve Miner try his hockey-mask as an option, and Miner loved the look. And the rest is history.

Trivia: Not including the scenes from "Part 2," this is the only "Friday the 13th" film when none of the characters actually say the name "Jason."


Trivia: A rather infamous and controversial alternate ending was rumored for many years: After killing Jason and floating on the lake, final-girl Chris would go back to the shore and open the door to the cabin, only to be greeted by Jason... Who then proceeded to lift her off the ground by her hair and decapitate her via machete, ending the film on a very dark note. For years this ending was only considered to be a fan rumor, as no evidence existed. However, more than twenty years after the film was released, some heavily damaged footage and behind-the-scenes photos were unearthed that actually contained stills of the deleted scene, confirming it to have been very real all along.

Trivia: Special Effects legend Stan Winston originally worked on the film, including creating the original version of unmasked Jason. However, he left the project due to a hectic schedule and his original design was reworked by the team that took over for him.

Trivia: The studio and filmmakers were so focused on trying to come up with cool and interesting ways to utilize the then cutting-edge 3D technology, that several actors have half-jokingly, half-seriously bemoaned the fact that the production cared more about throwing things in the audience's faces than the characters or story.

Trivia: Ironically, despite having arguably the most famous "3D" opening credits of any 80's 3D horror film... The opening credits are actually not presented with the 3D effect on any 3D home-video release.

Trivia: While the film is in 3D, the original theatrical release included a disclaimed after the studio logos noting that the opening scene was not in 3D, and informing audiences to only put on their 3D glasses when the effect started. The opening scene is comprised of flashback footage from the previous film, which was shot in 2D. Converting 2D footage to 3D was not really an option at the time as it is today with modern 3D technology.

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera pans past the door, as Chris walks to the cabin, the camera is reflected in the glass windows of the door. (00:22:25)

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Andy: God dammit, Shelly, why do you always have to be such an asshole?
Shelly: Sorry, and I'm not an asshole, I'm an actor.
Andy: Same thing.

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Question: This makes no sense at all to me. Exactly how did Chris survive her very first encounter with Jason? She tells Rick about how he grabbed her by the ankles and was dragging her off when she fainted from fear and then woke up in her room at home. What exactly happened in the time in between? It's been mentioned that Jason raped Chris after dragging her away or at least he attempted to rape her. The Jason character does not rape. Period. Are we really supposed to believe that the murderous Jason just suddenly felt bad for her and brought her back to her home of his own free will? (00:48:30 - 00:51:45)


Chosen answer: Chris never said anything about rape. As for what happened to her, no one really knows. Maybe she reminds Jason of his mother like in the new Friday the 13th movie.

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