Happy Friday the 13th boils and ghouls! Yes Friday the 13th is here again and it’s been over a year since this Mini-Halloween last came around. We last had a Friday the 13th in July 2012. We’ll have another this year in December, and the only one that will occur in 2014 is in June. 2015 has 3 Friday the 13ths; the maximum number possible in a year. Yep, each year will always have 1, 2, or 3; no more, no less.
I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number, and Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day for a whole slew of horrific reasons, but growing up in the 80’s and 90’s us kids only really cared about one thing: Jason Voorhees!
Even before I was old enough to watch Friday the 13th movies I was aware that the series existed, and that in them a hockey-masked killer commits gruesome atrocities on mostly naked teenagers. Just like Freddy, Jason transcended his movies and became a part of pop culture. Congrats Jason!
TNT’s Monstervision and Joe Bob Briggs was probably my introduction to the Friday series. Even though all the gore and nudity were cut out for TV I couldn’t get enough. I remember in elementary school having a couple of friends sleep over and we stayed up all night watching FT13 movies on TV and they were awesome. When I was a bit older I’d rent these flicks from KV video and revel in the tits and blood that I had missed before!
One great thing about the FT13 series is that each movie has something awesome to offer. Whether an awesome kill, or a weird character scene, there is something memorable in each flick. With 12 movies in the series, that is saying something.
My personal favorite film out of the series is part 5. High body count, creative murders, lots of nudity, plus it’s just weird and crazy. I love that. I love the kids-in-a-halfway house set-up. I love that *spoiler?* Jason isn’t even the killer. How stupid/awesome is that. It’s ridiculous. I don’t even care, I always think of this as a Jason movie.
Anyway, Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Stay lucky today, and avoid any camps with a death curse on it!