Today I bring you some Jason-y goodness, this is Friday the 13th:3-D by Harry Manfredini. It contains the kinda creepy/hilariously funky theme from Part 3 (lets play a theremin over some bad funk, that can't possibly go wrong!), as well music from Part 1 and Part 2. It also includes 'Fly Away, Little Bird' by Harry Manfredini which plays when Jason attacks Alice in the lake in Part 1. Also of note, not that it matters much here, but this was released with a 3-D cover complete with 3-D glasses. I'd love to actually get my hands on that. This is yet another contribution the same magnificent individual responsible for the last couple of Carpenter scores I recently posted. This guy is getting more awesome by the day.
Part 3 is one of my favorites of the series. Shot in 3-D but never officially released on video that way (I've seen bootleg 3-D versions floating around) so the film is filled with moments of people making sure something is always flying towards the camera. Be it a yo-yo, or pitchfork, or what have you. I believe it was the last to use the "Previously..On Friday the 13th" style opening showing the end of the previous film at the beginning to recap what all went down in the last film. I could be wrong though, I can't remember how 4 starts. While one of my favorites, it has the second most annoying F13 character in Shelly the Doofus (2nd behind Joey the Retard from Part 5). The old "make your friends think you've been murdered or that you're a masked murderer who is going to kill them" gag has never really been successfully pulled off, neither in movie form or real life form. Shelly was a pain in the ass, but he is the one responsible for Jason getting his mask so he was good for something. On a side note, I was a kid when these things were coming out, every Halloween you'd see the "Hockey Mask" mask in the store, but how come they never really had a actual Jason mask? They always just put out these cheap completely white hockey masks, they never did one with the markings or made it dirty looking or anything. What the hell?