Friday the 13th Fun Facts

By Adam Wenger on
Actor Derek Mears arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros.' "Friday the 13th" at the Chinese Theater on February 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Derek Mears (Getty Images)more pics Friday the 13th has arrived. Meaning: Now would seem like the perfect time to explain some o the more interesting superstitions surrounding the big day. Right?First, we want to ask: Did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called...Read Full Story

Friday the 13th Superstitions Explained

By Adam Wenger on
With Friday the 13th upon us, now would seem like the perfect time to explain some of the more interesting superstitions surrounding the big day. But before we get into the actual superstitions, we want to ask: Did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia? Try saying that three times fast. Though you can't buy it at IKEA, the word is derived from Frigga, the name of the Norse goddess for whom "Friday" is named. Meaning: You should definitely blame your...Read Full Story

Michael Bay's Friday the 13th: Just Not as Good as the Original

By Tatiana Guertin on
Actor Derek Mears arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros.' "Friday the 13th" at the Chinese Theater on February 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America) Let's be totally honest, the original Friday the 13th, although a cult classic, was not a phenomenal film. However, it was a great horror flick that over the years has gained a following. Stupid teenager after stupid teenager is killed by Jason, the machete-wielding maniac in an aged goalie mask...Read Full Story