Friday the 13th has always been one of my favorite days. When I was a little kid I used to hear bigger kids talk about how unlucky the day was and then in 1980 a movie about some camp counselors being murdered in the woods showed just how unlucky that day really was. I was in fourth grade and was not allowed to see the movie but lots of kids I knew had seen it and couldn’t stop talking about it, that and another movie called Halloween, but we got a few months before we need to talk about that movie.
A year and a half later and we had cable. Which meant I got to see these movies and a lot more. I had heard so many kids talking about different horror movies over the years and I wanted to see them all. I became a horror movie junkie, watching everyone that came on. I finally got to see Friday the 13th, and it did not disappoint!
In sixth grade I made a cake and took it to school on Friday the 13th. Throughout the years and all the movie sequels (even Jason Takes Manhattan, though I would agree that it is almost unwatchable) the day was just as special to me as my own birthday.
Back when my wife and I started working at Fright Dome we wanted to have some get-togethers with the new people we met working there. So we had a bunch of Friday the 13th parties. Some of them were small gatherings, while one got to over 200 people in our home, and our house isn’t that big, it was packed. The parties were fun, but they could get out of hand. There was a watermelon massacre at one of them and at another our bathroom and most of the hallway to it was flooded due to some one “taking a bath”. Still, they were fun, but all good things must come to an end. Our neighbors thank us.
It’s been years since our Friday the 13th parties, and I miss them. Lately though, we have been getting together with our good friend, Happi the Cannibal, at a top-secret place in Las Vegas called “The Bat Sanctuary” for some good times with good friends (I might blog more about Happi and The Bat Sanctuary at a later date). And thanks to Happi, The Friday the 13th Parties will live on! There’s no beter place for it than the Bat Santcuary either. Plus there’s gonna be a full moon tonight! A full moon on Friday the 13th?!? That’s pretty rare.
Yes, a party is a must!
So I hope you all are enjoying your Friday the 13th, be careful of that full moon though.
Well, jello-shot cupcakes are calling.
Happy Friday The 13th!