Top 13 Horror Movies for Friday the 13th

Mr. Costumes loves to keep the tradition of Halloween scary, both in scary costumes and in indulging in horror films and events. On a night like tonight, Friday the 13th, we like to grab our top picks and settle in for a scary night at home!

1- The Exorcist

With head spinning, ceiling crawling action and a ton of green goo, The Exorcist makes a number one pick among horror fans as one of the best horror movies. The original version was released in 1973 and has been haunting us ever since.

The Exorcist Movie Poster

The Exorcist Movie Poster

2- The Ring

Adapted from the Japanese movie RinguThe Ring tells the story of a haunted video tape that kills seven days after it’s watched.

The Ring Movie Poster

The Ring Movie Poster

3- Night of the Living Dead

Released in 1968 as a black and white American independant horror film, the Night of the Living Dead is the zombie movie that has influenced so many zombie movies since.

Night of the Living Dead Poster

Night of the Living Dead Poster

4- Saw

This movie took fear and gave it an element of psychological horror. It begs the question, could you harm yourself to save yourself? Each sequel was released the Friday before Halloween for 6 years in a row.

Saw Movie Poster

Saw Movie Poster

5- The Shining

A Jack Nicholson classic movie of madness, The Shining includes the infamous chilling scene of two twins begging, “Come play with us.”

The Shining Movie Poster

The Shining Movie Poster

6- Scream

There are a ton of scary costumes inspired by this movie since Ghostface becomes the epitome of the serial killer in Scream. Scream not only has its own sequels, but also has the honor of multiple spoof films: Scary Movie.

Scream Movie Poster

Scream Movie Poster

7- Friday the 13th

It wouldn’t seem like Friday the 13th without this movie. Just be careful when you’re having fun at camp…and stay away from anyone hiding behind a hockey mask.

Friday the 13th Movie Poster

Friday the 13th Movie Poster

8- Halloween

The 1978 slasher horror film with blood and gore, Halloween includes some of the most terrifying masks we’ve seen.

Halloween Movie Poster

Halloween Movie Poster

9- Paranormal Activity

In the same vein of The ExorcistParanormal Activity investigates the abnormal lives of those afflicted by demonic entities, only using in-home documentation to try and understand what is haunting the house.

Paranormal Activity Movie Poster

Paranormal Activity Movie Poster

10- House of 1000 Corpses

A Rob Zombie horror movie, this has gore and fear at every turn. And corpses, Dr. Satan and sadistic people you never want to meet.

House of 1000 Corpses Movie Poster

House of 1000 Corpses Movie Poster

11- The Blair Witch Project

One of the most popular movies in theaters, The Blair Witch Project stunned audiences. It was filmed in amateur style for effects, proving wildly successful and making shaky cam and point-of-view filming popular enough for it to be repeated in movies like Cloverfield.

The Blair Witch Project Movie Poster

The Blair Witch Project Movie Poster

12- Evil Dead

The Evil Dead is considered one of the classic horror movies that formed the genre. Everybody recognizes a good Ash scary costume around Halloween. Two words: Chainsaw hand.

Evil Dead Movie Poster

Evil Dead Movie Poster

13- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

With a name like “Chainsaw Massacre,” you get exactly what you want. Fear, gore, terror, and a thriller so epic it has remake after remake.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movie Poster

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movie Poster

What movies do you like to watch on Friday the 13th? Which movies do you think should have made our list?

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