GET IT! 13 killer movie ideas for Friday the 13th


Are you ready for a scary movie tonight? Unlucky for you, we turned to our horror film expert, Greg, to share 13 killer ways to celebrate Friday the 13th. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

#13. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

Look for the original TV series and not the Johnny Depp remake. At the age of 10, I hid behind a recliner as Quentin Collins turned into the werewolf. (Available on Amazon Video.)

#12. Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Dreams can kill you. Keep your eyes open for a pre-21 Jump Street Johnny Depp whose character (SPOILER ALERT) dies early. (Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#11. Paranormal Activity (2009)

Make sure to choose the first one; too bad they couldn’t stop there. (Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#10. Jaws (1975)

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” You don’t really see the shark until the last part of the movie; it was the music that made it scary. (Available on iTunes.)

#9. It (1990)

Stephen King is REALLY twisted. (Available on iTunes.)

#8. Psycho (1960)

Janet Leigh was at the wrong place, at the wrong time. (Available on iTunes.)

#7. Halloween (1978)

Again, choose the original. At one time, everybody had the theme music as his or her ringtone. (Available on iTunes.)

#6. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

This delivers more suspense than actual scares. I was tense with anticipation. (Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#5. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Call me crazy, but I wanted this to be a true story. (Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#4. Friday The 13th (1980)

So you want to be a camp counselor? Try Camp Crystal Lake where Kevin Bacon gets killed while fooling around. (Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#3. The Conjuring (2013)

This film was based on a true story. Think about that after watching and then Google some of the stories about it. You will get the chills. (Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#2. The Strangers (2008)

Wait for the moment when Liv Tyler asks, “Why are you doing this to us,” and the person behind the mask says, “Because you were home.” (Available on Netflix, Amazon Video and iTunes.)

#1. The Exorcist (1973)

Because who the hell isn’t afraid of someone that can spin their head all the way around? (Available on Netflix, Amazon Video and iTunes.)