Friday the 13th is a strange mini-holiday of sorts. The date pops up every 212.35 days on average, and superstition suggests that it's a day of bad luck. Of course, when it comes to the cinematic world, the day and date has a totally different connotation.
Today, of course, is Friday the 13th, and with that in mind, here are four reasons why you should watch the classic horror film of the same name before midnight tonight.
Well, Duh, It’s Friday the 13th
A lot of people have their own favorite Christmas films. Cinephiles often find themselves watching GROUNDHOG DAY on Groundhog Day and HALLOWEEN on Halloween. Revisiting FRIDAY THE 13TH on Friday the 13th is a wonderful extension of that little tradition.
It Might Not Be the Movie You Remember
When people think about FRIDAY THE 13TH movies, the first thing that likely springs to mind is the monstrous Jason Voorhees, wearing his iconic hockey mask and wielding his bloody machete. But the end hits audiences with a twist we didn't see coming, and it's worth rewatching to remember the full story.
It’s a Classic for a Reason
Released in May 1980 — just two years after John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN and four years before Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET — FRIDAY THE 13TH is an iconic part of cinema history, because it helped establish one of the most significant horror subgenres: the slasher film. The original terrifying adventure around Camp Crystal Lake did a lot to set the "rules" of slasher storytelling, and some of its most horrific sequences are just as impactful today as they were 40 years ago.
You Can Get It On Sale Today!
To celebrate this special mini-holiday, FRIDAY THE 13TH is on sale via AMC Theatres On Demand. Those interested in purchasing the film are able to do so with a $6 discount, and the movie is available for rental as well.
Celebrate Friday the 13th the right way by watching FRIDAY THE 13TH! Rent or buy the movie now.