M Michael Tesauro

Beware: It's Friday the 13th

May 13, 2016

If you’re superstitious at all, then today probably has you on edge. You might be like Scarface saying “every twenty seconds got me peeping out my window.”  It’s Friday the 13th, so all you cautious types should probably avoid black cats, ladders, sidewalk cracks, puddles (so you don’t mess up your kicks) and dudes in hockey masks.

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And even if you’re not superstitious, you’ll hear people talk about Friday the 13th because it’s such a huge part of pop culture. Today, a handful of custom sneakers showed their love for the unluckiest day of the year. If you're paying homage to the iconic horror film series yourself, Angelus Direct's Autumn Red acrylic leather paint is the perfect.

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Back in the middle ages, the number 13 was established to be the most unlucky number. The reason why Friday the 13th is considered the unluckiest day of the year is still sort of a mystery. But regardless of the reason, people still stress out today. Something like 20 million people in the United States bug out on Friday the 13th. That’s like the entire population of Florida thinking that something bad is going to happen to them today.

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This fear is completely understandable if you have a creepy guy in a hockey mask and a Yeezy Season-type outfit hanging around your neighborhood. Back in 1980, the idea of an unlucky day went full psycho killer-mode with the film Friday the 13th. This film series out Jason Voorhees, one of the most famous movie monsters, into our pop-culture lexicon. The irony of course, is that Jason and his signature hockey mask was not featured in the original film. Spoiler Alert: The killer in the first F13 film was his mom, but as far as we know, she’s never popped up on a collaboration or custom sneaker; it’s always the hockey mask instead.

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Over the years, this film franchise has become powerhouse in the slasher genre, and Jason has evolved with each film. It wasn’t until Friday the 13th, Part 3 that the hockey mask even came, but that is the version of Jason Voorhees that made a lasting impression. After 12 films, Jason’s body count was a big as his cult following.

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Almost 30 years later, when someone mentions the Friday the 13th series we usually think of the hockey masked villain and his bloody machete stalking down a street on a cold Friday night. His presence was probably the unluckiest thing to happen to people in the film but a fan favorite for horror buffs and artists everywhere.

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So if you’re superstitious at all, maybe you should stay in today and paint sneakers instead. And if you’re friends want to go camping by a lake, definately say no because there’s a chance this guy is going to be there.

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