Every Friday the 13th is a mini-holiday for people who love horror movies as we celebrate a day full of superstitions and the namesake of one of the movie franchises that created the horror world we love today. Here are some suggestions for a lovely scary movie night to have with your partner tonight:
I randomly watched this movie one night without hearing anything about it beforehand, it was a total Netflix roulette — one of the best movie gambles I’ve ever taken. The plot is standard (but still creepy): a couple on a honeymoon at a remote cabin in the woods. However, it manages to feel totally fresh and new (and scary). And as a bonus, the lead actress is my favorite Game of Thrones cast member.
If you liked The Strangers you will love Preservation. The plot is very unsettling as a small group of campers are targeted by masked madmen for no apparent reason.
Children of the Corn
Growing up in a rural town with a lot of corn fields this entire series was a staple for everyone I knew. All I really remembered was how cheesey the series got as it went on but I recently rewatched the original and holy crap, this Stephen King story is creepy. Definitely worth a rewatch, especially for anyone who knows what “knee high by fourth of July” means.
This is a documentary, not a fiction movie. It details some particularly frightening urban legends and it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s so interesting and so scary, you’ll end up with the same feeling of worry with every bump in the night.
I LOVED Hush because it’s a totally new idea for a horror movie — and one I’ve often thought about while watching slash movie antagonists stalk their prey: how would the killer adjust if something went wrong?
This movie will unnerve you next time you’re in a public place that happens to be a little bit abandoned. It takes place on a college campus over Thanksgiving break. There are plenty of security officers around, but that doesn’t stop the main character from being stalked by a menacing masked gang who insist on calling her “Kristy”.