Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Many Friday the 13th fans put this 3rd entry in the series somewhere near the bottom of their lists of favorites. I tend to like this one better than most, and think it's slightly better than Friday the 13th Part 2, but really, when it comes to these movies, after the first one they are all pretty much just different degrees of crap.
Friday the 13th Part 3 is a movie of firsts. Some of them were good, such as Jason acquiring his iconic hockey mask (although the movie is about 3/4 of the way over by then), and some of them were bad: This entry was the first one to include completely extraneous characters, such as the squabbling married couple in the movie's pre-credit sequence, whose soul purposes were to pad the body count.
Anyway, Part 3 begins exactly where Part 2 left off. A van-load of potential victims head out to the lake house owned by the family of our heroine this time, Dana Kimmell. Unfortunately, none of them saw the TV that morning or listened to the radio to find out that the massive Part 2 slaughter had occurred the night before in the same area. Needless to say, Jason comes a-calling and the vacationers are all picked off one by one.
There are some rather routine kills such as a meat cleaver to the chest, a throat slashing and a knifing from underneath a hammock (which provides the biggest logical error, because how unobservant do you have to be to not only not see the huge lumbering Jason lying under the hammock but to miss the dismembered body of your boyfriend directly above, but I digress). The other kills take advantage of the 3-D they were filmed in like a flying spear-gun to the face, impalements via pitchforks and the one poor dude whose head is crushed and his eyeball pops out at the screen.
Dana Kimmell is a very appealing 'final girl' (I prefer her over Part 2's Amy Steel, but I'm in the minority) who is given more than just the one-dimension most slasher movie characters get. She also has some of the more genuine and realistic reactions to the carnage occurring around her, plus, at the film's end, when she is taken away by the police, she is shown to have become stark-raving mad.
Friday the 13th Part 3 delivers exactly what is expected of the genre, but nothing more really. But take what you can from it, because starting with the next film in the series, the quality begins to decline very rapidly.