There is a lot of folklore surrounding the unluckiness of the number thirteen and Friday, as in the 6th day of the week. When these two unlucky sources of superstition come together on any Friday that occurs on the 13th of any month, horror becomes inevitability. Okay, so maybe horrible things don’t necessarily happen always to everyone on Friday the 13th’s, but it can still be fun to play into the superstition and celebrate the scary at a different time of year than October.
This Friday the 13th, instead of hiding behind corners wearing an old hockey mask and jumping out to scare people, get the thrills out of your system by visiting a haunted house. Or, if you suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia (aka fear of Friday the 13th), try facing your fears. Maybe if you scare yourself on purpose nothing scary will happen to you for real. Maybe also steer clear of black cats. You know, just to be on the safe side. Moxley Manor in Bedford will open its doors Friday, April 13, for one random spring night of villains, ghouls, and dark and twisty hallways. Use the promo code “Jason” to get a discount on tickets purchased online.
Fort Worth’s Cutting Edge Haunted House will also open its doors this Friday the 13th. Long hailed as one of the country’s best haunts, this haunted house is located in a not-awesome (but not really dangerous) part of Fort Worth in an old meat packing plant (scary enough as it is). It even holds the Guinness World Record for “world’s largest walk through haunted house.” The haunted house is filled with elaborate sets, mazes, animatronics, a foam room and scary people dressed up in scary costumes that will jump out at you, scream, moan and wail or even just breathe on you; they will do almost anything to wake up those goose bumps.