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Top 5: Thrilling movies to watch on Friday the 13th

By Brooke Villanueva Published Nov 13, 2020 2:23 am Updated Aug 13, 2021 1:09 pm

Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday the 13th has long been marked as an “unlucky day” for many, having inspired “a late 19th-century secret society, an early 20th-century novel, a horror film franchise, and not one but two unwieldy terms: paraskavedekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia,” according to History.

Apart from today being Friday the 13th, what makes it all the more a good time to tuck yourself in bed and watch Netflix is the fact that it’s the end of an eventful work week. To set the mood, scroll down for a quick round-up of some of the best thrilling movies (aside from the famous movie franchise) that you can stream tonight.

Forget the “bad luck” and enjoy!

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (2020) has taken horror stories to a whole new level with its setting. In this Polish movie directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski, a group of Internet-addicted teens in a rehabilitation camp deals with a sinister force that "intends to take them offline forever."

Don't Breathe

In the 2016 film Don't Breathe,three thieves decide to get into a blind man's house by force, only to be taken by a chilling surprise: their chosen target "isn't as helpless as he seems."

Fear Street

Planning to watch Netflix the entire night? Go for Fear Street (2021). Starring Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Maya Hawke, this film trilogy is about teenagers who come to the realization that the frightening events that they have witnessed may have something to do with each other—"and that they may be the next targets."


With Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig as its director, Jigsaw (2017) manages to keep its viewers on the edge of their seats with its twists and turns. In the film, all the evidence of a murder spree leads to only one suspect who has been dead for more than 10 years.


The 2016 movie’s Netflix blurb needs no further explanation: “A deaf writer who retreats into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.”

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