Don't look now, but another Friday the 13th is upon us. Regarded by many as the unluckiest date on the calendar, the day (which can occur several times a year) hasn't quite become a holiday -- but it has taken on a life of its own.

Much of this is attributable to the success of Paramount and New Line's 'Friday the 13th' film series. This long-running franchise of slasher movies starring hockey-masked (and for a brief time, burlap-sacked) madman Jason Voorhees has become synonymous with the date -- even though the films really have very little to do with their namesake. It's kind of a cliché to run a 'Friday the 13th' article on Friday the 13th, but we wanted to mark the date anyway -- so we approached it from a different, yet still spooky, angle: our favorite cursed movies. (The cast and crew of 2011's 'Premium Rush,' which has already experienced head-butting and an injured Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will want to pay special attention.)

Since the conventional wisdom says it's best just to stay in bed until Saturday the 14th rolls around, here are some flicks you could watch to celebrate this ominous day from the comfort and safety of your home.
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