It’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s the perfect time to have some scarily good fun, all from the comfort of your couch. Today is Friday the 13th, and there’s plenty of thrilling movies and TV shows for you to check out. So, turn off the lights, grab the popcorn and browse through our wide selection of some of the best horror series and movies to watch on Friday the 13th. Happy streaming–or better yet, screaming!
1. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Following the death of a young girl allegedly possessed by an evil spirit, a budding lawyer takes on the case in defence of the priest who is facing homicide charges.
2. The Haunting of Hill House
This anthology series became a huge hit back in 2018 when it officially debuted and has acquired a cult following thanks to its jump scares and brilliantly spooky storytelling.
3. The Shining
A total classic of the horror film genre! Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining follows a mother and her son as they try to survive the winter in an off-season hotel while the father, working as the hotel’s caretaker, is overtaken by the hotel’s paranormal forces.
4. IT Chapter 2
Find out what happens when the Losers Club gets back together to end Pennywise once and for all.
The Queen of horror Sarah Paulson steps into the terrifying shoes of Mildred Ratched – who beneath it all is filled with a horrifying darkness that her patients won’t be able to escape.
6. Halloween (2018)
Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with her attempted killer, Michael Myers, 40 years after she evaded death at his hands.
7. Pet Semetary
Burying their pet cat brings terrible consequences for the Creed family in this terrifying Stephen King classic.
Four college friends and one of the group’s grieving girlfriends, attend an obscure Swedish summer solstice festival hidden deep in the Scandinavian forest. But things don’t go very well for them, in fact, they go horrifyingly wrong.
A remake of the 70s classic, Dakota Johnson stars as dancer Susie, who finds herself immersed in a mysterious and murderous world of witchcraft as she climbs the ranks of the competitive school.
10. What We Do In The Shadows
Another work of comic relief, this time from filmmaker Taiki Waititi of Thor: Ragnorak fame – this hilarious mockumentary follows three vampires going about their day-to-day lives, but trouble ensues when their 8000-year-old flatmate turns a 20-year-old human into one of them.
11. The Conjuring
Based on a true story, The Conjuring is enough to frighten us in broad daylight. Follow Ed and Lorraine Warren, a couple of paranormal investigators as they take on the most terrifying and haunting case of their careers.
12. American Horror Story
No need for much introduction here. American Horror Story is an absolute go-to for many terror lovers and is possibly the best horror series since the X-files.
13. Dark Shadows
From acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton, Johnny Depp stars as Barnabas – a rich playboy who faces the wrath of witch Angelique when he breaks her heart in two. And back for revenge two centuries later is vampire Barnabas, who’s been buried alive for over 200 years.
14. Shaun of the Dead
Prefer a pint in the Winchester over a creepy horror? Simon Pegg and Nick Frost join forces to tackle a zombie apocalypse in this hilarious comedy.
15. Paranormal Activity
A young couple moves into their new, suburban home – but not all is as it seems as they discover paranormal activity and evil occurrences through hidden cameras.
16. Insidious Chapter 1 and 2
Freaky horror franchise Insidious follows a family who has to fight to prevent evil spirits from taking (and keeping) their child in a haunting other realm, but they can fight it, or even keep them away?
17. The Addams Family (1991)
Could you even do Friday the 13th without history’s most famous creepy family? We think not. The Addams Family is a total classic when it comes to Halloween comedies and its the perfect movie to watch if you’re looking to get into the spirit of the season with a good laugh and not too many scares!
18. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Catch pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth, in this horror-comedy where everything that can go wrong in slasher movies does go wrong and even more so for a young group of friends out on vacation.
19. Child’s Play
A total classic of horror films, the Child’s Play trilogy recounts the chilling and slashing adventures of Chucky, the diabolical doll.
20. Friday the 13th
Of course! If you were looking for movies to watch on Friday the 13th, this is the obvious choice. A group of camp counsellors are stalked and murdered one by one by a mysterious killer, while trying to reopen a summer camp with a dark history.