Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

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Happy Friday the 13th! It’s such a wonderful holiday for us die hard horror fans. Also, I love that the first thing people ask me on this glorious day is “Stacy, what should I watch tonight?” Besides the obvious, of course? Here, let me help.

Vampires, serial killers, creatures, zombies… try to pick a little bit of everything, and be sure to pace yourself. Tell you what, I plan on marathoning to celebrate, perhaps you join me? Here’s what’s teed up in the queue:

10. Trick ‘r Treat

It’s not about the rules of horror movies – it’s about the rules of Halloween. This is a brilliant short and sweet anthology of intertwined stories designed to give the Halloween ‘rules’ a new dimension.

Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

9. Queen of the Damned

The vampire Lestat rises and becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires. Why didn’t I pick Interview with the Vampire? Because I prefer my vampires to not be Tom Cruise. [No offense, Tom Cruise. I know you’re a fan of my lists.] I also have a soft spot for the soundtrack.

Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

8. Frozen

Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death, and it’s SO TERRIFYING. I rightfully avoided the mixed bag of reviews with this one and was pleasantly surprised.

Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

7. An American Werewolf in London

Two American tourists in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. The irony! Don’t be surprised, you know John Landis made this. And you’re not a real fan if the werewolf transformation scene doesn’t make your list of most awesome things, ever.

Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

6. Gremlins

A guy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Comedy? Holiday favorite? What the what? This is SCARY. I attribute 95% of my fear to the score. The other 5% to this movie not being watched enough.

Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

5. Day of the Dead

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. I could have chosen from eleventy billion other zombie movies, I know. I enjoy the gore in this one the best. [Wink, wink, Tom Savini.]

Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch on Friday the 13th

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      1. JBM January 13, 2012 at 1:27 am

         im gonna be honest, half those movies r only worth seeing once

      2. Bryan January 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        Hrumph, and I ran an actual F13 mini-marathon that night.  At least some people showed up.

      3. Andrew September 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

        I love all of these movies. Let us begin our long distance horror love fest marathon. If you need me, I’ll be making the popcorn.

      4. Alan Thompson December 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

        top film frm 1980!!!!!:):):):)

      5. Andrew Smailes December 14, 2013 at 12:03 am

        Wait for it wait …………

      6. Sam Moland December 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

        I…ALMOST Go…GOT The Hole Drilled to Drain OUT….Out the wa…WATER! uuuuugh! THERE! Whaaa’?!

      7. Matthew Ramirez December 14, 2013 at 12:32 am

        Watching this right now

      8. Sean O'Donnell December 14, 2013 at 12:52 am

        Going to see a midnight showing of Silent Night, Deadly Night. Punish!!!!!

      9. Carolyn Beebout December 14, 2013 at 2:19 am

        I wanna find a horror that won’t make me say really man

      10. pizzainacup December 14, 2013 at 3:07 am

        Lol. I would watch Gremlins on Christmas, not on a thirteenth of Friday. Trick ‘r Treat? The thirty-first of October, Halloween, says, hello.

      11. Karen Evans December 14, 2013 at 4:40 am

        Hatchet..??? Really??? Big Fan of Kane Hodder, NOT his best work at all (and then of course comes the sequels Hatchet1 and Hatchet 2..way beyond words…)!!

      12. Michael kruger December 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        I really wanna watch suspira. I know this May sound weird, but a hate the Friday the 13th films.

      13. pizzainacup December 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        If I were to do a marathon on Friday The 13th, I would watch or consider these films.

        Friday The 13th
        Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
        Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
        Friday The 13th (2009)

        Pandemonium (Underrated parody…)
        Saturday The 14th (A passable parody… But avoid the sequel)
        Student Bodies (A passable parody…)

        Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The Thirteenth (Shrug. If you like Tom Arnold and/or Scream…)
        Unmasked Part 25

      14. Jim VanBebber December 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        There is only one true Trick R Treat, and it involves Sammi Curr. NO WIMPS, NO FALSE METAL!