You know what they say: A Reddit thread about whether or not it’s Friday the 13th is right twice a year

For some, today’s date marks the unluckiest of days, a terrifying commingling of date and weekday that portends terrible things. But for one small, passionate community on Reddit, this is a day for celebration. That’s because today is one of the two times this year that the subreddit r/IsTodayFridayThe13th can proudly…

Someone pranked Minnesota divers by putting a life-size Jason Voorhees at the bottom of a lake

The Friday The 13th franchise taps into any number of common fears—random violence, archery accidents, hockey goalies with unnecessarily large machete collections—but draws some of its most primal terrors from water. That’s where Jason Voorhees (supposedly) drowned, that’s where he periodically emerges to slay the…

Hey, who wants to stay overnight at the camp where they filmed Friday The 13th?

It’s the human condition: Rich or poor, healthy or unwell, one of these days, we’re all going to die, probably because a serial killer hid under a bed somewhere and then jammed an arrow through our throats. (Statistically, it’s America’s third-most common form of arrow-based death, right behind Hunger Games …

Blumhouse has moved an untitled horror movie to Friday The 13th, whatever that might mean

A recent scheduling change from well-known horror production slate Blumhouse has invited some spoooOOOOoooky speculation this week, with horror fans wondering whether the move of an untitled project from Sept. 6, 2019, to December 13—i.e., Friday The 13th—means the company is gearing up to put its own spin on Jason…

When everything comes together, the new Friday The 13th game is a bloody good time

Video games based on movies don’t come along very often these days, and when they do, they’re nowhere near as ambitious as Friday The 13th: The Game. Ever since its run on Kickstarter, this multiplayer take on the slasher classic has had the attention of several horror-loving A.V. Club staffers. Now that it’s finally…

UPDATE: Paramount pulls World War Z sequel and Friday The 13th reboot from schedule

2013’s World War Z was one of the biggest hits of Brad Pitt’s career, but Variety is reporting that Paramount has just pulled its long-in-the-works sequel from the release schedule. The film was supposed to open this June against Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, so there’s a chance Paramount got scared off, but the fact that…

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Hulu in December

The slate of media getting dumped onto Hulu’s streaming service in December contains some dark gifts. To help horror fans gird their dirty loins for the upcoming Friday The 13th reboot, the entire franchise (or at least the films that actually have “Friday The 13th” in the title) is arriving on December 1. That covers…

The CW passes on gritty reboots of Friday The 13th and Little Women

Apparently the only masked man with superpowers The CW doesn’t want to deal with is Jason Voorhees. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the network has passed on both its Little Women reboot and its Friday The 13th spinoff series Crystal Lake Chronicles (calling it a ”working title” seems kind of cruel at this…

Take an exclusive look at Scored To Death, a new book of interviews with horror composers

The new book Scored To Death collects 14 interviews with composers primarily known for their sonic contributions to horror cinema, including members of the band Goblin, Harry Manfredini—the guy who came up with “ki, ki, ki, ki, ma, ma, ma, ma” for Friday The 13th—and the man behind arguably the most memorable horror…

Jon Lajoie composes an eerie neo-folk tribute to Friday The 13th: A New Beginning

Jon Lajoie is perhaps best known as guitar strumming, ne’er-do-well “Taco” on FX’s fantasy-football comedy The League, but the comedian—who spent his teen years playing in bands around his hometown of Montreal—also makes (slightly) more serious music under the moniker of Wolfie’s Just Fine. Last week, Lajoie released…