In Spanish-speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is considered the day of bad luck, while Italian culture goes for Friday the 17th. Whatever the unlucky date, it only comes once or twice a year; still, it's odd having the day fall smack dab in the middle of the holidays. For some of us, the fact that the Colony is booking the original 1980 slasher classic, amid all this yuletide cheer, is funny as hell. (It would be really crazy if the theater sold red-colored egg nog at the concession stand, too.) So, instead of singing carols, decorating the tree or any of that shit, celebrate Friday the 13th and the holiday season by watching where it all began for Jason Voorhees, a hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding, virtually unstoppable madman who would go on to kill a bunch of horny-ass teenagers. Merry Critches, bitches!
—Craig D. Lindsey