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Why Do People Think Friday 13th is Unlucky?

Being wary of Friday the 13th is much more than a quaint superstition observed by a few uneducated people in distant, unreachable towns and hamlets. In the United States alone, it is estimated that between 17 and 21 million people dread that date to the extent that it can be officially classified as a phobia. Read More >>

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The Next Friday the 13th Movie Will Be a Jason Voorhees Origin Story

Much like its hockey-masked killer, the Friday the 13th franchise is apparently immortal, surviving hell, outer space, a bout with Freddy Krueger, and a 2009 reboot. That said, it’s taken a rather long time to get to the series’ much-anticipated 13th instalment — but now we’ve gotten some intriguing news. Read More >>

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Why Friday the 13th Is So Unlucky

It's Friday the 13th! This can mean only two things: disaster is imminent, or you're going to get yourself a sweet discount tattoo. However you're celebrating—er, observing—this folkloric faux-holiday, you deserve to know why it's so spooky in the first place. Read More >>