A few years ago, when this blog was as small as it still is and when people read a little more, I started a Friday the 13th column during a Friday the 13th week. It was called WTF: What the Friday, and it was meant to highlight the ridiculousness inevitable in ’80s slasher films, especially those starring Jason Voorhees. It’s been a long time, and I feel like (hope is probably a better word) I’ve matured as a writer a little more; so I’m revisiting What the Friday for next week’s Friday the 13th week to do a little more digging in the movies that I didn’t get to cover last time. The week will go a little something like this:
Monday: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Tuesday: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Wednesday: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Thursday: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Friday: Jason X
We’re topping things off on Friday the 13th with the most excellent of WTF moments, Jason X. That’ll end out our Friday the 13th week, but if you know February’s days, you also know March’s; that means that next month, there will be another Friday the 13th, and that time, we’ll cover more of Friday the 13th: The Series.
I’m also going to leave this week open to guest posters if you’d like to put together something about the craziest moments of your favorite Friday the 13th movie. Let me know and I’ll post accordingly!
Here are the first parts of this ongoing series:
WTF: What the Friday, Part 1: Friday the 13th
WTF: What the Friday, Part 2: Friday the 13th Part 2
WTF: What the Friday, Part 3: Friday the 13th Part III
WTF: What the Friday, Part 4: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
WTF: What the Friday, Part 5: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan