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Friday the 13th

Some people associate this paring as a day of bad luck. Others regard it as “just another day”. For me, I see it as a mini-Halloween. The streets may not be filled with children and candy, but there is still an eerie feeling that sets in once the sun leaves. Why this day in particular has a reputation for being creepy is beyond me but regardless, it’s a day that everyone can recognize and many one that many people look forward to. One of the reasons many people look forward to this specific Friday is because it gives them an excuse to stay up watching a bunch of horror movies into the late hours of the night. Though not everyone (including myself) is a horror movie guru, there’s still an undeniable enjoyment that comes from getting scared with a bunch of your friends at two in the morning. If this is something you’re wanting to do but you don’t have any idea what to watch, don’t sweat it- I got you covered! In the spirit of scares, I’ve made a list of horror movies that I’ve seen and I think you will enjoy.

  • Deliver Us from Evil (2014): Not many people know of this one, but I saw it in the theaters years back and thought it actually had a pretty good plot. “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.”
  • The Shining (1980): A classic. “A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.”
  • It (2017): Another Stephen King masterpiece, this one scared the actual hell out of me late last year. “In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.”
  • Se7en (1995): This one is more of a thriller, but it’s creepy and awesome enough for me to count it. “Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.”
  • Hush (2016): Can’t say I’ve seen it, but I’ve heard good things. “A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.”
  • Friday the 13th (1980): Of course I’m going to include this one. “A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.”

There are plenty of other good ones out there, but this should get you started. Have fun watching, and good luck sleeping!