Friday the 13th: Part III may have been released on a Friday the 13th. And today’s look-back by The Week entertainment editor Scott Meslow may also be calendar correct. But the film itself actually takes place on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.
To coincide with recent unlucky Fridays, Meslow has been revisiting the Jason franchise in series order. Towards the end of today’s re-review of the 1982 film, he suggests that this third series installment, despite some small-screen 3D issues, looks good in the rear-view mirror:
As the years have passed, the film’s shaggier qualities have turned out to be an asset. Viewed in 2015, Friday the 13th Part III is an under-sung camp classic — cornier and goofier than either of its predecessors.
If you’re hungry for more double-down Friday the 13th journalism, website fridaythe13thfranchise.com has some never-before-seen stills from the 1982 film, Business Insider a sampling of corny dialogue and Wired, in the shadow of today’s 20-hour EPIX marathon, the binge-watch crib notes.
P.S. Video game developer NetherRealm also took advantage of today’s date to announce that Jason Voorhees will be a character in the next Mortal Kombat game.
[Image courtesy: Paramount Pictures]