Be afraid! Be very afraid! It is Friday the (gulp) 13th, and that can mean only one thing...
The highest grossing horror franchise in the U.S.A.
Apparently, the Friday the 13th series has made over $650 million since it began its body count back in 1980. And when you consider that the plot of each movie is pretty much indistinguishable from its predecessor, well, that’s saying something.
I’m not sure what, but ... well, something.
However, it looks like those Friday the 13th creators are actually afraid of the number 13.
Get this — even though Jason has Lived, Taken Manhattan, had New Beginnings, Final Chapters, and even his Final Friday — he has had only 12 movies. Twelve. As far as I know, no date has been set for the 13th Friday the 13th.
Hmmmm... Looks like we’ll just have to get our chills from watching the stock market.
At any rate, I really don’t want you to fear this much maligned calendar day. In fact, it might make you feel better to know that the Dutch Center for Insurance Statistics reports fewer accidents and fires actually occur on Friday the 13th.
So, unless you’re heading to a spelling bee, you’re sure to be safe today.
However, if you are heading to a spelling bee, it is imperative that you remember the technical term for “morbid fear of Friday the 13th” —
(I don’t actually have the condition,
but that word gives me some serious heebie-jeebies)
PROMPT: I’d tell you to write the next Friday the 13th movie plot, but that would take you all of 13 seconds. Instead, you can use the day to create with all things superstitious — ladders, rabbits’ feet, broken mirrors, horseshoes, wishbones, and reading blogs. Okay, I made that last one up, but I think it’s a lucky thing to do. In fact, I've added my sweet (unless you are a unicorn) black cat’s photo above to work as a double negative just for you. After all, if you don’t have no good luck, then good luck is sure to abound!