Happy Friday the 13th!
The unlucky day, also known as Black Friday, leaves a lot of people so paralyzed with fear, they neglect their normal routines. The superstitious day is bad luck derived from triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13, and the idea that Friday and the number 13 have been considered dark and unlucky since the Middle Ages. Hence the reason the Friday the 13th film franchise has been so successful. The movies follow a group of camp counselors who end up becoming the target for one hockey-masked serial killer: Jason.
There have been 12 films in the Friday the 13th horror franchise; the first in 1980, and the next one due for release in 2017.
One of the film’s stars, Amy Steel, best known for playing Ginny (the camp counselor who fights off Jason) is now 55 years old, which means she’s survived multiple Friday the 13ths. Here’s what Amy looks like now:
Another famous camp counselor, Kevin Bacon, has had a very successful career ever since starring in the horror classic.
Now he’s the central character in 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Actor Corey Feldman has also appeared in a slew of successful films.
He’s even tried his hand in music.
Adrienne King, who played Alice Hardy, devoted her time to painting.
She’s also a wine connoisseur.
Ari Lehman, who played a young Jason Vorhees, discovered his passion for music after the film.
He’s now the leader of FIRST JASON, a metal band.
So don’t let fear get the best of you today. Friday the 13th turned out to be lucky for these stars.
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