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

By BROOKE VILLANUEVA Published Nov 13, 2020 1:23 am

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! 

Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship (2002) has taken horror stories to a whole new level with its setting. In this movie directed by Steve Beck, an eerie presence is felt during a salvage crew’s search for a long-lost passenger 1962 ship on the Bering Sea.


Halloween (2018), starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak, is about an unknown murderer who goes on a killing spree on a Halloween night that takes place four decades ago. Upon getting away from incarceration, he decides to go on a hunt not only for the victim who escaped him but also her loved ones.

Truth or Dare

In the 2018 film Truth or Dare, the well-known game turned deadly when the players start changing the rules, which involves punishments for those who end up bluffing or declining a dare. 


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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