Updated: Dec 15, 2019
I am sure many of you are wondering, What the heck is triskaidekaphobia? If you guessed that is an irrational fear of the number 13, you are right. I wanted to find out why Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky so I turned to the internet.
There is some belief that it is based on the Christian last supper. Counting Jesus and his apostles, there were 13 people in attendance at the last supper and then Jesus was crucified the next day, a Friday. But fear of the number 13 goes beyond just Friday the 13th. Many buildings still to this day will avoid a 13th floor or a 13th room choosing instead to have a 12a or just skip from 12 to 14.
Fear of Friday the 13h was turned into a successful horror movie franchise:
Friday the 13th May 9, 1980
Friday the 13th Part 2 April 30, 1981
Friday the 13th Part III August 13, 1982 and May 13, 1983 (re-release)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter April 13, 1984
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning March 22, 1985
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives August 1, 1986
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood May 13, 1988
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan July 28, 1989
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday August 13, 1993
Jason X April 26, 2002
Freddy vs. Jason August 15, 2003
Friday the 13th February 13, 2009
Th original Friday the 13th movie had a budget of only $550K and had a worldwide box office gross of $59.75 million. Every movie in the franchise has been significantly lucrative for the studios involved. That seems pretty lucky all things considered, quite ironic when you think about it.
Now, you are probably wondering what bad luck and horror movies have to do with Friday "Funnies". Well, there happen to be quite a few Friday the 13th jokes. I do not promise they are especially funny jokes, but they do fall within the definition of the term "joke" so we can give some a try.
I hope you all have a wonderful and lucky Friday the 13th. Be sure to check your local listings for Friday the 13th movie marathons. Just be sure to follow the rules!
What do you get if you cross Jason Voorhees with a box of Corn Flakes?
A cereal killer.
What do Italian's eat for dinner on Friday the 13th?
What did Jason's mom sing to him on Friday the 13th?
"Voorhees a jolly good fellow. Voorhees a jolly good fellow."
If you play any of the Friday the 13th movies backwards, Jason becomes a gifted being who brings the dead back to life with his magic machete.
What's does the blonde sorority girl do first on Friday The 13th?
Nothing. She's always the first to go.
What was Jason Voorhees' favorite desert as a child?
I know these jokes could be better. Too bad Jason isn't here, when he tells a joke it always kills!