5 Horror Films To Binge On Because It's Friday The 13th

Rohini Chatterji

Are you the kind of person who likes to frighten themselves on purpose by watching horror films, even if it means checking under your bed for the next week? Then today is your day. It’s not your average Friday. It’s Friday the 13th. And that too, one that coincides with a full moon night after 13 years!

If you’re a horror movie buff, there is no better way to begin this weekend than with a bingeing marathon, and we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of great horror films that will make you too frightened to go to the bathroom alone at night.

1. Get Out

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut begins with Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) driving to upstate New York to meet her parents. They hit an animal on the road, and you think something creepy will happen, but the film just carries on from there, filling us with unease. Peele manages to keep you at the edge of your seat because you know something very bad is about to happen, but you can’t really point your finger at it. But when the payoff finally comes, it’s totally worth it. Watch it for Peele’s writing, excellent performances by Washington and Armitage and the political statement the movie makes.

The movie is streaming on Netflix.

2. Paranormal Activity

Shot on a handy cam, like a home video, the film follows Katie and Micah, who move into a new house in San Diego. Micah sets up a camera in their bedroom after Katie says she feels an eerie presence that she thinks has followed her since she was a child. What follows is sure to scare the bejesus out of even the bravest person. The home video-type feel, that makes it seem like something that could happen in your own house, makes the movie even more scary. This one is perfect for watching from your couch with the lights off.

3. The Conjuring

The first film in what has now come to be known as “The Conjuring Universe”, is a classic horror film complete with a haunted house, a resident ghost and a scared...

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