Between dodging black cats, avoiding walking over cracks and throwing salt over your shoulder  – it’s safe to say that the idea of Friday the 13th is giving us simultaneous creepy and scary vibes.

Avoid the Stranger Things that can happen this Friday the 13th with these 13 cool and creepy Netflix shows and films to keep you entertained (and safe).

 

  1. Friday the 13th:

In 1957, at Camp Crystal Lake, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned. In 1958, two camp counsellors were murdered. His name was Jason Voorhees and now he comes back for revenge on his birthday “Friday the 13th” to kill the councillors.

Watch out! He may be lurking by your window tonight.

  1. Veronica:

In 1991 Madrid, after holding a séance at school, a teen girl minding her younger siblings at home suspects an evil force has entered their apartment.

  1. Santa Clarita Diet:

Joel and Sheila are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the California suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction… but in a good way.

 

  1. Hush:

A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.

  1. Death Note:

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, and realising that it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die.

Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he thinks to be unworthy of living.

  1. Open House:

A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

  1. Carrie:

The film is a modern re-imagining of King’s novel about a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who uses her telekinetic powers with devastating effect after being a victim of a cruel prank at her senior prom.

  1. Satanic:

Four college kids heading to Coachella can’t resist a detour to some occult true crime sites that could derail their trip- and their lives.

  1. The Alienist:

The Alienist, an unflinching psychological thriller set amidst the underbelly of New York City’s “Gilded Age”, follows Laszlo Kreizler, a brilliant and obsessive “Alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies, who holds the key to hunting down a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys.

Based on the award-winning, fan-favorite novel by Caleb Carr, with standout performances from Luke Evans  and Dakota Fanning, The Alienist is a gripping, turn-of-the-century murder mystery like none other: the story of the emergence of the world’s most powerful city that will stop at nothing to bury its darkest secrets.

  1. 1922:

1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska.

But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

  1. Gerald’s Game:

A woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions.

  1. How it Ends:

As a mysterious apocalypse causes the spread of misinformation and violence, a man and his estranged father-in-law race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his pregnant wife.

  1. The Ritual:

Four friends with a long standing, but strained connections, take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return.

Picture: Pixabay

 

 

Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She enjoys reading the works of Stephen King, and exploring the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounds.