Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Originally this post was going to be a different movie but then I realized: how could there possibly be a Friday the 13th falling in October and not be included in 31 Days of Halloween? I feel like that's about as close to heresy as I can get these days. So despite the fact that today was already planned on, let's throw out those plans and go to one of my favorites.
With the Friday the 13th franchise, I'm pretty sure I have a different favorite every year. Right now it may be Part 5 (I know, right?) but as a high schooler, Part 3 was always near the top of the list. I still remember going on message boards and telling them just how much I loved this film and reading the various theories regarding a certain character's "death."
I think one aspect that really sets this film above some of the others is just how prominent the daylight scenes are. They seem to stick around a lot more than in past films, although that could just be because more is happening in them (the barn, the confrontation at the store, etc).
I love that the main love interest at one point just goes "You know I missed out on a weekend with Mary Jo Conrad for this, right?" basically just saying "Hey, I was gonna fuck that slut this weekend but I chose you instead so you better put out." And the way he says it makes it seems like he has to make a point to show her all she's sacrificed.
Some day I will see this IN 3D IN theaters but until that day, I guess my old DVD is gonna have to do...
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