Friday the 13th 2013 Part 2: 13 Scary Films to Watch on December 13, 2013

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By Janice Somosot | December 13, 2013 6:29 PM EST

It's Dec. 13, 2013 and why is this particular date noteworthy? Well, it's because Dec. 13, 2013 is the second Friday the 13th in 2013. The first Friday the 13th was last Sept. 13, 2013. What better way to honor it than by watching some of the scariest films ever made, right?  That's why for Friday the 13th 2013 Part 2, here are 13 scary films you should watch.

13 Scary Films to Watch on Dec. 13, 2013:

1.      "The Collector" -

Directed and Written By: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan


Madeline Zima as Jill
Andrea Roth as Victoria
Josh Stewart as Arkin
Daniella Alonso as Lisa
Robert Wisdom as Roy

Release Date: July 31, 2009

A torture horror film based on the 1965 film of the same name. Scary because of the time running out for the lead star Josh Stewart, who plays Arkin. He must get some much-needed cash for a short span of time or else, bad things will happen to him. It doesn't help if you add the elements of a booby trapped house and a masked killer in the mix.

2.      "I Know What You Did Last Summer" -

Directed By: Danny Cannon


Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James

Freddie Prinze Jr. as Ray Bronson

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Helen Shivers

Ryan Phillippe as Barry William Cox

Release Date: Oct. 17, 1997

A thriller about four teenagers (2 girls and 2 boys) who were having fun during the summer but ended up in an accident where they accidentally hit someone. In sheer panic, they run off without trying to help the victim or cover up their crime properly. Then, they get a note that says "I know what you did last summer" and start to get hunted one by one.

3.      "Scream" -

Directed By: Wes Craven

Written By: Kevin Williamson


David Arquette as Deputy Dwight 'Dewey' Riley
Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers
Skeet Ulrich as Billy Loomis
Rose McGowan as Tatum Riley
Matthew Lillard as Stuart Macher
Jamie Kennedy as Randy Meeks

Release Date: 1996

The classic slasher flick that started a huge trend in the 90s. Like bad luck on a Friday the 13th, Sidney Prescott played by Neve Campbell experiences bad things one after another as she tries to save herself and her friends from a mysterious killer. You'll be surprised in the end.

4.      "Sleepaway Camp" -

Directed and Written By: Robert Hiltzik


Felissa Rose as Angela
Jonathan Tierstenas Ricky
Karen Fields as Judy
Christopher Collet as Paul

Release Date: 1983

Perfect for Friday the 13th since it attempts to imitate a certain Friday the 13th film. But, it does have a lot of twists in the story that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seats. Be prepared for the closing scene which is epic.

5.     "Urban Legend" -

Directed By: Jamie Blanks

Written By: Silvio Horta

Jared Leto as Paul Gardener
Alicia Witt as Natalie Simon
Rebecca Gayheart as Brenda Bates
Michael Rosenbaum as Parker Riley
Loretta Devine Reese Wilson

Release Date: September 25, 1998

Since Friday the 13th has a lot of superstitions involved in it, this film is apt to watch on this special day. It is similar to "Scream" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Still, a nice suspense, mystery and thriller film.

6.      "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -

Directed and Written By: Tobe Hooper


Marilyn Burns as Sally
Paul A. Partain as Franklin
Edwin Neal as The Hitchhiker
Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface

Release Date: 1974

An extremely violent and sadistic film about an summer road trip gone terribly wrong. Particularly scary to watch during Friday the 13th because of all the so-called bad luck involved during this time.

7.      "When a Stranger Calls" -

Directed By: Simon West

Written By:  Jake Wade Wall (screenplay) and Steve Feke


Camilla Belle as Jill Johnson

Tommy Flanagan as Stranger

Katie Cassidy as Tiffany

Release Date: Feb. 3, 2006

When a stranger calls, especially on Friday the 13th, just hang up. Or else, the premise of this movie might end up happening to you. Seriously creepy! After this, you would think twice on answering just about any phone call.

8.      "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" -

Directed By: Jonathan Levine

Written By: Jacob Forman


Amber Heard as Mandy Lane

Anson Mount as Garth

Whitney Able as Chloe

Release Date: Sept. 6, 2013

Pretty freaky competition against other guys for the sole affection of Mandy Lane. Apparently it's a fight-to-the-death with Mandy as the main prize! There is a twist to the story however, which is a welcome surprise and what sets it apart from predictable films in the same genre.

9.      "Wolf Creek" -

Directed and Written By: Greg McLean


John Jarratt as Mick Taylor
Cassandra Magrath as Liz Hunter
Kestie Morassi as Kristy Earl
Nathan Phillips as Ben Mitchell

Release Date: 2005

Mick Taylor's mood swings and personality shifts are unpredictable and creepy, which makes this film scary to watch during Friday the 13th.  Unlike the others, this is no mystery flick because you will know who the killer is immediately, but the freaky thing is that he seems so ordinary, harmless and normal that it's a bit unbelievable that he can actually kill that many people and with no other motive but for the heck of it. Really crazy killer is downright scarier because it can happen in real life!

10.  "The Burning" -

Directed By: Tony Maylam

Written By: Tony Maylam, Harvey Weinstein, Brad Grey and Peter Lawrence


Brian Matthews as Todd
Leah Ayres as Michelle
Brian Backer as Alfred
Larry Joshua as Glazer
Jason Alexander as Dave
Fisher Stevens as Woodstock
Lou David as Cropsy

Release Date: May 8, 1981

It has all the elements of a "Friday the 13th" film, from the lake to the swimmers, killer and revenge plot (Hello Jason Voorhees!) What probably sets it apart from the famous film with a killer hiding behind a hockey mask, is that it is less gorier, but still scary nonetheless. Plus, check out a familiar face in the cast (hint: Seinfeld actor).

11.  "Hatchet" -

Directed and Written By: Adam Green


Joel Moore as Ben
Tamara Feldman as Marybeth
Deon Richmond as Marcus
Mercedes McNab as Misty
Kane Hodder asVictor Crowley/Mr. Crowley

Release Date: September 7, 2007

This is a mix of other scary films including the "The Burning" and "Friday the 13th" movies. But, what differentiates it from the rest is that it is also funny. It injects surprising humor in a film that is advertised as a horror flick. For an old film, it measures up in gore and violence to the other films that were released after it.

12.  "Terror Train" -

Directed By: Roger Spottiswoode

Written By: T.Y. Drake


Ben Johnson as Carne

Jamie Lee Curtis as Alana Maxwell

Hart Bochner as Doc Manley

Release Date: Oct. 3, 1980

Check out a young Jamie Lee Curtis, who has starred in a number of scary films. This one is not her most popular movie, but it is still a classic horror film. Being trapped with nowhere to go is scary enough. Add a vengeful serial killer and a train that won't stop and all hell will break loose! Makes you see trains in a different light after watching it.

13.  "The Slumber Party Massacre" -

Directed By: Amy Holden Jones

Written By: Rita Mae Brown


Michelle Michaels as Trish Devereaux
Robin Stille as Valerie 'Val' Bates
Michael Villella as Russ Thorn
Debra Deliso as Kimberly 'Kim' Clarke
Andree Honore as Jackie

Release Date: 1982

This film is plain brutal, but sometimes it comes across as a bit comical in some scenes. What started out as a fun slumber party with the girls end up being the scariest night of their lives. Why not watch it on Friday the 13th while having your own slumber party to up the scary factor?

These 13 scary films that should be watched on Dec. 13, 2013, which is the second Friday the 13th in 2013, are not your run-of-the-mill scary films, so don't dismiss them and try to at least watch some of them, if not all. It will guarantee a good scarefest. After all, it isn't common for a Friday the 13th Part 2 in one year, right?


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