Great Movies To Watch On Friday 13th
You know what day is today. It’s Friday the 13th. A day that’s considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, “originating from the story of Jesus’ last supper and crucifixion” in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday. While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.
But now, in modern times, this day is often a movie making material, particularly in the horror genre. There is a whole Friday 13th movie franchise, and plenty of great horror movies that you can watch on any day, but especially on Friday 13th.
Here’s some of my pics for you to watch today On Friday 13th. Go wild.
Director: Zak Hilditch
Stars: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid…
Fun Fact About The Movie:This is Thomas Jane’s third starring role in a film based on works by Stephen King. The other two being The Mist (2007) and Dreamcatcher (2003).
Friday the 13th (1980)
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor…
Fun Fact About The Movie: Most of the location and set were already there. The crew only had to build the bathroom set.
It Follows (2014)
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi…
Fun Fact About The Movie: The film’s concept derives from a recurring nightmare the director used to have, where he would be stalked by a predator that continually walked slowly towards him.
Director: Andy Muschietti
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard…
Fun Fact About The Movie: The teeth prosthetics that Bill Skarsgård wore as Pennywise made him drool profusely. Director Andy Muschietti liked this as that the drooling adds onto the ravenous nature of Pennywise.
Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne…
Fun Fact About The Movie: Toni Collete (Annie) is actually 22 years younger than her on screen husband, Gabriel Byrne.
The Witch (2015)
Director: Robert Eggers
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie…
Fun Fact About The Movie: Stephen King, who is often called the “master of horror,” has stated that he was terrified by this film.
Don’t Breathe (2016)
Director: Fede Alvarez
Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette…
Fun Fact About The Movie: Director Fede Alvarez watched blind YouTuber named Tommy Edison while researching for the film.
The Ring (2002)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox…
Fun Fact About The Movie: The success of The Ring (2002) at the box-office paved the way for several more American remakes of Japanese horror films including The Grudge (2004), Dark Water (2005), Pulse (2006), and One Missed Call (2008).
The Orphanage (2007)
Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep…
Fun Fact About The Movie: J.A. Bayona wanted the film to hark back in tone to 1970s Spanish cinema. Hence the casting of Geraldine Chaplin who had starred in two successful films from that period, Anna and the Wolves (1973) and Cría Cuervos (1976).