Be careful what you do — or watch — this Friday the 13th. For those who are superstitious, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day. But for others, it’s a spooky occurrence that can only be celebrated by binge watching the scariest movies possible. That’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up the best horror movies Netflix has to offer this May:
“A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” (1985)
Freddy’s back, but this time he’s taking over the body of a frightened teen named Jesse. The town is plagued by gruesome murders, and Jesse has to figure out a way to fight back.
“The Babadook” (2014)
A widow discovers her son is possessed by a supernatural force in this Australian psychological horror flick.
Be careful about the Craigslist ads you respond to. A videographer discovers his client is not what he appears to be.
“Curse of Chucky” (2013)
“Curse of Chucky” is the sixth movie in the “Chucky” franchise. Although it completely skipped theaters and went straight to VOD, that doesn’t mean it’s a flop. The film picks up 25 years after “Child’s Play,” the original 1988 movie and brings an insane amount of death and destruction.
“Dead Silence” (2007)
A ventriloquist doll comes to life in this haunted flick about a murdered ventriloquist seeking revenge.
“Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” (1995)
The sixth film in the “Halloween” franchise revisits the history of Michael Myers. The plot explores why Michael is so bent on killing his family, and how he is seemingly supernatural. Is it the best movie in the “Halloween” series? Definitely not. But it will still make you jump on Friday the 13th.
“Hush” premiered at South by Southwest in March and hit Netflix in April. The movie is about a young deaf author who gets attacked by a killer taking advantage of her disability.
“Scream 2” (1997)
Poor Sidney Prescott cannot escape her past in this sequel to Wes Craven’s “Scream.” A copycat killer surfaces to terrorize the college student.
Beware of this horror-comedy if you’re afraid of clowns. A clown named Stitches dies during a freak accident at Tommy’s 11th birthday party. Six years later, Stitches wants revenge.
“Would You Rather” (2012)
A young woman participates in a deadly game of “would you rather,” all for the sake of getting her brother the medical attention he needs.