13 Best Horror Movies To Watch On Friday The 13th

13 Best Horror Movies To Watch On Friday The 13th

Take advantage of this ominous-sounding date and indulge in all things horror.
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Have you always been intrigued by the allure of superstition, and enticed by the idea of spooky things happening on Friday the 13th? Have you ever wondered how you could take advantage of such an ominous-sounding date and indulge in all things horror - but not so far as calling upon spirits or throwing a party in a graveyard? If lower-key thrills are your thing, satisfy your horror-loving needs and watch one of these 13 chilling movies tonight!

And no, sorry, Friday the 13th is NOT one of them.

1. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)

Fewer things are more terrifying than encountering Freddy Krueger - a scorned man destined to kill anyone and everyone - for revenge (and for fun). Arguably, he's the king of all horror villains. I mean, what's scarier than going to sleep to escape from your day just to realize there's no way to escape imminent death in your dreams? Bummer.

2. "Don't Breathe" (2016)

What could be worse than three ne'er-do-wells breaking into a blind man's house to rob him of his life's possessions? Maybe it's the fact that he's blind, or that he's all by himself and only has a dog to keep him company. Or maybe it's the secrets he has hiding in his basement.

3. "Sinister" (2010)

A true-crime writer moves his family into a house where multiple brutal murders have taken place. He's there to write about the latest murdered family for his new book. As he writes, he finds old-time home videos in the attic with innocent-sounding titles, like "Pool Party '66" and "Family Hanging Out '11". Soon, he discovers that the titles are quite literal when strange things begin happening around the house.

4. "Insidious" (2010)

Not long after a family moves into their new home, one of the older sons hits his head during a fall and becomes comatose. A few months after, apparitions can be seen walking through the house, one of whom lingers over the son's at-home hospital bed. Soon, a medium and two ghost-hunters come to see what all the fuss is about, and the family discovers their son's incredibly rare ability to travel outside of his physical being and encounter spirits in the "Further".

5. "The Ring" (2002)

You know those chain letters we all shared back when MySpace was still a thing? Well, this is the real-life version of the after-effects of not sharing a chain letter: you watch a video. You get a phone call. You're warned that you will die in seven days. You die. Or do you?

6. "Drag Me to Hell" (2009)

You know how some days at work, especially if you work in a customer service heavy industry, you get blamed for EVERYTHING by one pissed off customer? Well, here's a tale about a loan officer who informs a seemingly sweet old woman that her home will be foreclosed on and the home loan cannot be extended any longer. Before leaving, the old woman publicly begs and pleads for the loan officer to extend the loan. She doesn't. So naturally, the old woman places a horrific curse on the loan officer, subjecting her to the depths of hell in three day's time.

7. "The Babadook" (2014)

Don't you just love when you get so immersed in a book that the entire time you're reading it, the story and its characters feel so...real? You might love it a bit less if you're being stalked by a demonic monster from a child's storybook. For one recently widowed mother, her son takes story time to a whole new level. He begins to believe that a monster from his picture book, The Babadook, is real. Could her son be envisioning this monster as a tangible representation of his grief at the loss of his father? Could he be playing a cruel trick on his grieving mother? Or could we entertain the possibility that the Babadook is indeed real?

8. "It Follows" (2014)

From the minute we start learning the basics of sex ed and how to practice safe sex, we're always dissuaded from sleeping with random people. It Follows more than challenges the idea of safe sex in a wild, wild way. In order to get rid of "IT," the titular demon, the "infected" person must have sex with another person to deflect the demon's actions from killing the initially infected person - still following? Basically, "IT" can never be stopped - only deflected. So, the whole spiel Coach Carr gave in Mean Girls couldn't hit the nail on the head much better than this. Because if you have sex, you might not get pregnant, but you'll probably die.

9. "The Orphanage" (2007)

Originally titled El Orfanato, this Spanish-to-English-subtitled film includes all of the best aspects of a good horror movie: a creepy orphanage, sickly children, an unsung past with an ominous history, a child with a so-called imaginary friend who wears a sack mask, a mystery disappearance...you know, the best things. Plus, you get a balance of real-life tragedy plus impossible, unrealistic supernatural occurrences. Chilling.

10. "Final Destination 3" (2006)

Oftentimes, horror movies that turn into series usually get less appealing as the number of films increases. But in the Final Destination series, third time is most definitely the charm. For those who are familiar with the FD series, you know that one person in the group has a premonition of foreboding danger, and inevitably, whatever they saw comes true in one way or another. In a similar vein to It Follows, death cannot be stopped, but it can be deflected. And as you can likely assume, deflecting death never ends well.

11. "Saw" (2004)

Short for "jigsaw," the name of the mastermind creator behind the game, Saw is one of the more psychological AND gore-filled films on this list. Not many movies can combine a good balance between messing with your mind, forcing you to take sides, and equally grossing you out with an abundance of blood, severed limbs, and the choice between the better of two outcomes - neither ending happily. Do you want to play a game?

12. "Carrie" (1982)

Adapted from the Stephen King novel, Carrie epitomizes the horrors of high school in a multitude of ways. I mean, what really is more horrifying than being in high school all over again, having your first "time of the month" - (and everyone knowing it), dealing with a neurotic mother who says all things are done in sin, and being surrounded by the meanest of the mean girls every single day for four non-stop years? Not much. Well, maybe being doused in pig's blood. Maybe.

13. "Lights Out" (2016)

Initially, Lights Out's corny headline: "you were right to be afraid of the dark" was super off-putting, but if you're looking to truly question what lies in the darkness, search no more. Darkness is elusive, and menacing at that, so when a creepy figure's silhouette appears in the dead of night, you've got a right to be terrified. Especially when your mother's "friend" is the reason you're now afraid of the dark.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

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Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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