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Friday The 13th

In 2017, the infamous Friday the 13th occurs in October.

In 2017, the infamous Friday the 13th occurs in October.

Meaghan Burke

In 2017, the infamous Friday the 13th occurs in October.

Meaghan Burke

Meaghan Burke

In 2017, the infamous Friday the 13th occurs in October.

Meaghan Burke, Contributing Writer

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For as long as anyone can remember, Friday the 13th has always been the scariest day of the year. The fear of this day was shown by the first Friday The 13th movie that came out on May 8th, 1980.

The film takes place at a camp near Crystal Lake known for strange ‘accidents’ that were happening, making all the local townspeople suspicious and superstitious. The movie is about 5 camp counselors: Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannine Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson). These counselors work at the camp and must deal with a murderer trying to kill everyone there. There are many versions of the movie Friday The 13th, but it is the original movie with its infamous characters like Jason Voorhees that terrify everyone who sees it.

Many people scared by the movie do not even know that it was actually based on true story. Some time ago, a real kid named Jason Voorhees was a troubled child with mental disabilities who was bullied by everyone in his life. Then, on Friday the 13th, Jason was ignored while he drowned himself in Crystal Lake (the same lake the movies setting). Because of the date and the dark rumors of evil, his death was immortalized. His soul was seen as demon-like. In the film, Jason’s mother then went crazy and started killing everyone at Camp Crystal Lake in an act of revenge for her son.

Throughout the years, this movie and its sequels have become one of the most horrifying series to ever watch. Some people see Friday the 13th as the most terrifying day, in which evil shows its true self and the devil reveals itself to all mortals. Other people believe it is all simply superstition.

When asked about his views on the legends of Friday the 13th, freshman Alexander Fano said, “Well, I personally think that Friday the 13th is just another regular day on the calendar. But I understand where people come from about their superstitions, and I get that some people only view it as such because of their religion, and I respect them for so. Their superstition is their own.”

Another freshman student named Margaret Asmus shared, “Friday the 13th is great because it’s spooky but in a funny way and I like it when days are special and have some sort of meaning.” She later added, “It also gets me pumped for Halloween!”

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