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Best Classic Horror Films to Stream on Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th! Of course, we’re celebrating the first spooky day of the year with a classic horror film marathon. Here’s what we’re watching and where you can stream them.

Friday the 13th on Amazon Prime

I would be remiss if I didn’t include this one at the top of the list. This 1980 film made us all forever terrified of Camp Crystal Lake and ski-masked Jason Vorhees. Sure, the special effects don’t stand up today but the film is still truly terrifying.

A Nightmare on Elm Street on Amazon Prime

Next, we have another OG in a classic horror franchise. A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1984 and Freddy has been haunting our nightmares ever since. And don’t forget about that memorable scene with Johnny Depp.

The Exorcist on HBO Max

The Exorcist is the 1973 supernatural movie where a teenage girl is possessed by a demon. This one is a truly wild ride and was a controversial movie during its release. Apparently, some people cited fainting and vomiting while watching!

The Shining on Amazon Prime

“Here’s Johnny!” You said it to yourself too while watching the gif above. I know you did. This Jack Nicholson movie is one of the best scary movies of all time and it never gets old, no matter how many times you watch it.

The Science of the Lambs on YouTube

This 1991 psychological thriller is equal parts entertaining and disturbing, which is why it’s a beloved classic. If you watched this one growing up, you’re probably still slightly scared of Anthony Hopkins.

Carrie on Prime Video

Carrie is another one of these horror films that’s truly stood the test of time. In the 1976 original, Carrie takes revenge after she’s humiliated by her classmates at prom. Sissy Spacek is the perfect Carrie!

Halloween on Prime Video

The Halloween franchise is yet another classic and the original is one of the best. It’s the movie that gave Laurie Strode a forever place in our hearts. Although most of the films in the franchise are good, this is the perfect one to press play on for a spooky day!

Jaws on Prime Video

If you watched Jaws growing up, you probably think about it every time you’re at the beach. Be honest. We all do. Once I put one toe in the ocean, I get flashbacks to the gory horror film from 1975.

What is your favorite classic horror film? Let us know in the comments.