The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Friday the 13th Part 3

Friday the 13th Part 3 poster

Continuing the trend of playing Friday the 13th movies every Friday the 13th, we are presenting the third film in the iconic horror series for a one-night-only special event — Friday the 13th Part 3!

Immediately after his mysterious escape at the end of Friday the 13th Part 2, Jason Vorhees (Richard Brooker, the third of many actors to fill the role) returns to Crystal Lake to terrify rich girl Chris (Dana Kimmell) and her band of summer-cottage guests. Chris, it seems, is haunted by an earlier encounter with Jason, and her romantic entanglements with local boy Rick (Paul Kratka) do little to ease her nightmares. Meanwhile, the gruesome antics of Shelly (Larry Zerner), a chubby practical joker who just wants to be loved, leads to an escalating case of the boy who cried wolf. Stage blood turns to real blood as guests and bikers alike fall prey to the killer lurking in the barn out back.

Building where previous entries left off, Friday the 13th Part 3 features more kills, more dumb teenagers making bad decisions, and the origin story of that iconic hockey mask we’ve all come to know and love!


“Jason isn’t picky. Race or class or brevity of acquaintance don’t affect the likelihood that he will impale someone on a pitchfork or run someone else through with hot poker.” — Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Many don’t realize that Jason didn’t don the infamous mask until PART III. I wonder if they had any idea what a cultural touchstone that would be.”Absolute Horror

“Cool as shit!” — The Undertaker, Buried.com

Friday the 13th Part 3