Here is my top five list of movies for this highly superstitious “holiday” that will get your skin crawling if you’re looking for a good CREEPY film. Make sure to avoid walking under any ladders or passing any black cats on your way to rent these flicks:
5. Teeth (2007): Sex isn’t scary, right? Well, in this horror-comedy about a teenager with a dangerous row of teeth in her vagina, it’s fucking terrifying. If you’re looking for a good scare and a reason for celibacy, go grab this one.
4. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974): Screw the remake. The original hits the horror nail on the head. If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know the plot, the film is about five hippies on a road trip through Texas in the ’70s who become the prey of a cannibalistic family who wield chain saws and hang people from hooks. And that’s all I have to say about that.
3. House of 1000 Corpses (2003): As a Texas native myself, I’m a sucker for Texas-road-trip-horror flicks, of which there seems to be plenty. Driving through the remote Texas desert hasn’t been the same since seeing this one, which chronicles two unsuspecting couples’ encounter with Dr. Satan and his oh-so-fucked-up mansion of murder, cannibalism, and satanic ritual. Warning: Do not eat before watching. You’ll never guess who is in the clip below…
2. Jesus Camp (2007): This may seem like the odd one out, but just wait ’til you see this documentary about a god-fearing group of kids who attend an evangelical Christian summer camp. This may be a positive testament to the unwavering faith of some Christians, but it is also a bone-chilling glimpse at what appears to be a brainwashing operation. Remember kids, religion can be scary, too.
1. Ichi the Killer (2001): Quentin Tarantino eat your heart out. This now-classic Japanese horror feature about an ultra-violent assassin contains grotesque torture scenes, savage slashings and other on-camera atrocities that make A Clockwork Orange and Hostel look like Disney movies. For a truly frightening Friday the 13th, pick up this film, and leave your watered-down-American-horror expectations at the door.
What do you think of this list? Any other Friday the 13th flicks you would add?