6 Spooky movies to watch on Friday the 13th
Just because it’s not Halloween doesn’t mean we can’t watch some spooky movies for Friday the 13th. Plus, it’s a harvest moon tonight! We don’t know what that adds up to, but we’re ready to get the willies, the heebie-jeebies, and the shakes tonight.
Here are some movies that we think will help with that.
David Lynch’s surreal nightmare is an ode to arthouse being just as awful as large scale productions. From deeply unnerving dinner parties to a major bummer of a baby, Eraserhead shines in its darkness.
Who would have thought that the man behind this could have come up with some of the scariest horror movies to exist? And, that they primarily serve as allegories to political and social issues in North America? Ah, how times are strange.
The Babadook (2014)
While the overarching theme might be dealing with grief, it would take a few watch throughs for us to internalize it that way. While we get to that point, we will be continually covering our eyes as the unsettling scenes come one after the other.
Ah yeah, nothing like a little Kafka-inspired horror. Seriously though, Cube delivered on a tiny budget and poked at one of our greatest fears. Stuck in a seemingly random technocracy with no legitimate way out? Sounds like our friends who entered the world of finance (jokes).
While Hereditary was an incredible start to Ari Aster’s directing career, Midsommar has proved more divisive. Like the original Wicker Man, this is a film that is practically the reverse of Eraserhead- an all-too-real, well-lit, nightmare.
Friday the 13th (1980)
It’s not as spooky as it once was, but it’s practically a must-watch on Friday the 13th. Besides, it is fun to see a machete-wielding psycho just go off on some unsuspecting campers. Heck, follow it up with Jason X, where he gets to go to space! Some undead serial killers have all the luck.
Nice, nice, nice. That’s a pretty solid list of downright spooky movies for Friday the 13th. We suggest watching them with some friends, so you don’t accidentally give yourself a serious case of the willies.