My Top 5 Horror Movies for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is one of those highly anticipated days in the calendar wrought by fear, dread and superstition, it's the one day you have to watch a horror movie at 1am. You don't get the real feeling of the horror without some thunder, heavy rain, perhaps like I did when I lived at my girlfriend's mom's cottage in the middle of nowhere. You're very familiar with those horror films, the ones where people, unbeknownst, settle in some "haunted" cabin and then comes the killer to feast. This is exactly what I felt! Let me give you my list of top 10 horror movies you really should watch on Friday the 13th--even if you don't believe in the superstition, watching a movie like this will make you believe in something, haha.

1. Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock did the unthinkable when he took the hottest, most beautiful actress in Hollywood and made her confront Norman Bates, the most chilling reincarnation of fear, dread and madness you can imagine. There's much in the film you don't see and that's exactly what the most chilling aspects of this horror is and the superior control of every minute cinematographical detail ever!

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Jonathan Demme's film will leave you in a chilling fright. In order to catch a serial killer, an FBI cadet must request the help of another killer to find clues about the location of a serial killer who peels the flesh off his victims. The story is so gripping, you'll be dreaming about Hannibal Lecter for weeks.

3. The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973) Movie Poster

When I was young, about 12 years old, I watched The Exorcist. Little did I know that I would still be seeing it in my nightmares today. William Friedkin's film ushered a new era of terror, one that everyone sought to replicate in the coming generations of new films (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, for example), but nothing hits quite well like this film. You'll be sure to freak in terror!

4. Scream (1996)

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Hilarious, intelligent and witty blockbuster, Wes Craven looks into the depths of the horror genre, why it functions the way it does and what ridiculous motives and plot twists are within it. It's a film that leaves you bewildered and yet disturbed. Craven tells you exactly what to expect, but you're frightened anyway!

5. The Host (2006)

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Director Joon-ho Bong skillfully constructs a political motivated horrifyingly insane film in which a monster, spawned out of the carelessness of US medical professionals, goes on a rampage. The story unfolds slowly and dramatically as your guts are churned every moment the monster graces your screen. An incredibly lovely film totally worth watching!

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