'Friday the 13th': Origins, phobia and a goalie mask
There is an actual phobia of Friday the 13th and it's called "friggatriskaidekaphobia," which is derived from "Frigga," the Norse god for whom Friday is named and "triskaidekaphobia," which is the fear of the number 13.
Will you be doing anything fun? This is the only Friday the 13th we get in 2011. Hopefully some theaters in your neck of the woods are showing one or more of the movie franchise. If you're in the Chicagoland area, the wonderful Music Box Theatre is hosting a midnight showing of the original "Friday the 13" on both the 13th and 14th.
Do you have a favorite installment of the franchise? For our money, you can't beat the 1980 original (isn't that always the way?), but weirdly enough, we're also partial to "Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood," where the girl facing off with Jason at the end has telekinetic powers.
Happy Friday the 13th tomorrow!