Films to Watch for Your spooky Friday 13th Movie Weekender

Superstitious folk, the unluckiest day of the year has returned. Friday 13th, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Black cats, bad luck, opening umbrella’s indoors and general bad luck. But don’t let this ruin your day, turn your luck around and stay in tonight with the best new spooky film releases out now on Digital Download, DVD or Blu-ray™, including It, Cult of Chucky, Jigsaw and more. Because other than Halloween, there’s no better time than Friday the 13th to binge-watch your favourite horror films.

From spooky films to gruesomely gory films, we’ve put together a list of the top eight recent releases to ensure you have the ultimate movie marathon to scare the hell out of you. So get comfy, grab some snacks, and take your pick from this list of films for your very own Friday 13th Movie Weekender!

But maybe leave the light on, just in case…

Cult of Chucky
The most recent of the Child’s Play instalments, Cult of Chucky is the most deranged yet, and a complete and utter gore fest – so if you like your horror bloody, try Cult of Chucky. The film revolves around Nica (Fiona Dourif) who is confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, after is wrongly convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new group therapy tool – a “Good Guy” doll – a string of grisly deaths plague the asylum and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all.

The Howling
Graphically violent, sexually explicit and nightmarishly intense, The Howling remains one of the most original werewolf movies of the eighties and has been restored for a new generation of horror fans and a must see for all you horror fanatics! After an intense confrontation with a serial killer, news anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) is left traumatised and suffering from amnesia. In need of recovery, Karen takes refuge within “The Colony”, a country retreat organised by her psychiatrist Dr Waggner (Patrick Macnee). But things at “The Colony” aren’t as idyllic as they originally seemed and as blood curdling screams break the midnight silence, Karen’s memories slowly begin to come into focus.

Limehouse Golum
The Limehouse Golem, is a suspenseful murder mystery, from the Screenwriter of the Woman in Black starring Bill Nighy (Their Finest), Douglas Booth (The Riot Club), Sam Reid (71) and Eddie Marsan (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell). When a series of gruesome murders shake Victorian London, Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) of Scotland Yard is promoted to lead an investigation into finding the killer. The community believes only the mythical Limehouse Golem could be responsible, but as Kildare uncovers a group of unlikely suspects, he must discover which one is the killer before they strike again.

If you love the ‘Saw’ franchise, then the eight instalment takes the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level so is definitely the one for you to watch this Friday. After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

Although it’s not typically a horror film, Mother! is a film like no other. At times horrifying, at times riveting, at times tense and thrilling, Mother! is a film looking at motherhood through a horror movie lens. Steeped in gore, religious symbolism and war, the film follows a young couple whose relationship is put to the test by the arrival of some uninvited guests. With an incredible cast including Jennifer Lawrence , Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris, you don’t want to miss Mother! but whether you’ll love it or hate it is anyone’s guess.

Based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades, IT is based in the town of Derry, Maine. When children begin to disappear, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. With great performances and as many jumpy moments as there are hilarious moments, IT will have you looking back into your own childhood nightmares. If you’re looking for a film that’s guaranteed to have you gripping your seat, this is IT.

Alien: Covenant
If you love alien style horror, Alien: Covenant delivers shocking, nerve-wracking, suspenseful deep-space terror as Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien. In the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, the crew of the colony ship Covenant are bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Discovering what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world solely inhabited by the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Don’t Breathe
From the twisted minds behind EVIL DEAD comes the terrifying experience, Don’t Breathe. Three young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) fight for their lives after breaking into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. They are wrong. Don’t Breathe is an incredibly tense, visceral and nerve-wracking thrill ride that makes you want to do just as the title says…

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