Name: Anna Halloween
Date registered: January 9, 2008
Friday the 13th – could it get any spookier than that? Friday the 13th is an unlucky day in much of Western Europe, North America, and Australia. Many people avoid travel, avoid signing contracts, some won’t eat in restaurants and some people won’t even go to work. I’ve often seen in tall buildings where the floors skip from 12 to 14. Some sources say it may be the most widespread superstition in the United States. I believe it! When you see Friday the 13th on your calendar it automatically brings with it a feeling of dread. However, while the superstition is believed to be fading, it nonetheless has deep roots in Christian culture. Many Christians have long believed that Friday was unlucky because it was the day of the week when Jesus was crucified and the number 13 was believed to bring bad luck because there were 13 people at The Last Supper.
On the Halloween front – who can forget the popular slasher films started by the original movie back in 1980 called Friday the 13th? Camp Crystal Lake and Jason Voorhees – that movie scared me to death! Even now, every year on Halloween night I know I’ll have at least one kid (or adult) come to my door as Jason with the trademark hockey mask on.
Check out this list of all the Friday the 13th movies in order:
I think just about every parent out there has had a child, niece or nephew be a “Jason” for Halloween. I know I have – my nephew is older now, but I have pictures of him as Jason on Halloween quite a few years ago. And not only kids, but adults love putting on the Jason hockey mask as well.
Hi everyone! Summer is moving right along and already the stores are having “back to school” sales. I know my kids aren’t ready to go back to school yet and actually I’m not ready for them to go either. There’s still so much swimming and vacationing we have yet to do!
Today is a big day at movie theaters all across the country. The fifth Harry Potter movie, “The Order of the Phoenix” was officially released today in the United States! In many theaters they even had midnight showings last night! Everyone wants to be the first to see it. My 15 year old niece was one of those people. She went to the midnight show with a bunch of her friends and when they got to the theater at 9:00pm to purchase the tickets ahead of time, they were already sold out! They ended up going to another theater and were able to get tickets there. She said it was awesome and that the movie theater was packed! Her older brother (my nephew) is actually coming over today to take my son, Caden to see it. He is beside himself about seeing this movie!
The story of the orphaned wizard student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, has sold 397 million copies worldwide, while the Warner Brothers movies grossed $3.8 billion. Next weeks release of J. K. Rowling’s 7th and final book, “Deathly Hallows” is the largest in publishing history – 12 million copies will be shipped to bookstores. Thousands of costumed young wizards will stake out bookstores July 20 for the midnight release. Also, there are many “witchin hour” Potter parties at bookstores and libraries across the country. So if you still need a Harry Potter robe, scarf or wand – don’t wait – here’s a link to all of the Harry Potter items we have on our site: Harry Potter Costumes
This Halloween, I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots of little Harry Potter’s running about trick-or-treating!