Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Larry Zerner
We won't pretend that the third entry of the Friday the 13th franchise is the Citizen Kane of slasher films. But we'd be remiss to talk about the best 3D films without making mention of the genre's 1980s resurgence, during which it seemed as if the third entry in every franchise utilized stereoscopic moviemaking (see Amityville 3-D and Jaws 3-D).
While the story didn't offer much new insight into the mind of serial killer Jason Voorhees, the added layer of 3D did make for some genuine jumps on the part of the audience and, even today, a much-needed bit of fun with the technology (with weapons and body parts flying at the audience in equal measure). The film is also notable as the first in which our indestructible killer dons his now-signature hockey mask.