skree skree skree

Tomorrow may be Valentine’s Day, but today is Friday the 13th.

When I was 12, I was slightly obsessed with horror movies. My enthusiasm for gore was mild in comparison to my all-consuming adoration for Transformers – the sheer depth of my robo-obsession made little room for other things like social skills or boys, but I managed to squeeze things in here and there.

My personal favourite was Jason Voorhees. He was SO much cooler than Freddy Krueger – the strong silent type with a machete always wins over the smug chatty guy with long fingernails. My friends and I rented movies almost every weekend (it’s a good thing there were so many sequels), and occasionally we would mix things up with some Michael Myers (strong, silent, butcher knife, mask of William Shatner: also cooler than Freddy). I don’t think we ever strayed outside the big three – it wasn’t so much the genre we were into, but the villains themselves.

I’ve loved keeping lists of things for as long as I can remember. Therefore, in honour of today being Friday the 13th, I present to you:

The Body Count from Friday the 13th Parts 1-8, as tallied by my teenaged self in a small notebook featuring Optimus Prime on the cover:

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

4 thoughts on “skree skree skree

  1. LMAO

    I have those *exact* same sort of lists from my teenage self in my old notebooks, only they’re about boy things ie:

    Was girlfriend and boyfriend with Mike on May 5-7, 12, 15
    Was girlfriend and boyfriend with Kelly on April 29, May 8-9, June 12

    Then:

    Times that Mike has kissed me regularly: xxx
    Times that Mike has kissed me with tongue: xxx

    and so on, with tallies and I would add to the numbers. TOO FUNNY

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