Written by Scotty
Growing up, I have always felt bad for people that were born in a leap year. February 29th does not exist on the calendar ever year and as a kid, if you did not have a birthday, you didn’t get presents. In some ways I think it means you age slower as well, I mean hey, you're only adding one year every four. But my friend that was a leap year baby grew up the same way I did, and even though he graduated college at an age younger than me in my mind, he was still, really the same age as I was.
Jack and his friends are up on a camping trip just to enjoy themselves. Trying to keep off of the grid, everything is shut off while they are having a great time, but Jack finds out that there is something else happening. Waking up in his tent, he finds that his watch has been changed, and the time 13:13 is showing up. Not working on military time anymore, Jack wants to know who is playing a joke on him and messing with his things.
Nobody admits to the crime and the group heads back down the mountain so Jack can pick up his daughter. Jack has been divorced for a short time and not by his choice. After retiring from the force, Jack is not the same man as he used to be and it has been noticed by everyone. When traveling back down the hill, Jack notices that the clock in the car has the same time, 13:13 and is getting upset with the joke that is being played on him.
Arriving at his old house, he finds his ex-wife washing the dishes, and hears her muttering the same thing over and over again. When he approaches her, he sees that she is pulling the skin off of her arm. Being alarmed to the situation, Jack takes her to the hospital to get treatment and find out what is wrong, but on arrival, he finds that everyone working has the worst of attitudes. After getting her into a room, he is attacked by her and after she jumps out of the window, he finds that everyone around him is out of their minds. Trying to escape from the hospital, Candace pulls him into her hiding spot and he has to face what is happening around the world.
13/13/13 follows Jack as he is trying to get home to pick up his daughter after a painful divorce. When his ex-wife is found trying to pull all of the skin off of his arm, he finds that the people that are taking care of her are losing their minds. When everything in the hospital goes bad, Jack is stopped by Candace and slowly starts to understand what has just happened. With the only other sane person he knows being born on a leap year, he has to come to terms that there is something out of the ordinary happening right in front of his eyes. Not believing what he is seeing, he convinces Candace to go with him to find his daughter before something bad happens to her. With his friends being held up and defending his house, Jack sees that there is something more dangerous at hand than he could ever expect.
Talk about an original idea coming to light on the screen. This movie shows the quick change that everyone experiences on one certain date that does not exist on our calendars. It is explained in the film that with an extra day being added to the calendar that an extra month would be added and for leap year babies, they may be the only ones that will be safe. A different thought that I have not given much credence to, but now I will be watching my calendar to see when the event featured in the movie may occur and see if anything might actually take place. Stay Scared!