06/13/2014 08:02 am ET Updated Jun 13, 2014

13 Overlooked Horror Movies On Netflix For Friday The 13th

All of these are available to stream now.

"Scream 2"

The camp gets campier in "Scream 2," Wes Craven's sequel to the horror movie that made fun of itself in a terrifying way. Sidney Prescott will never be safe (duh) and even though the original "Scream" often gets all the praise, "Scream 2" furthers the satire by introducing a movie within a movie ("Stab"). Shouts to poor Jamie Kennedy, whose character is our doomed narrator. Get it, Ghostface.

"The Snowtown Murders"

Based on the true story of the Snowtown murders in Australia, "The Snowtown Murders" is the story of the most dangerous serial killers in the country. Harrowing and brutal, the film was awarded with a special mention at Cannes and is as grisly as it is psychologically disturbing.


Shrooms aren't just a hallucinogenic way to get down at Bonnaroo. The 2007 film is about a bunch of American students and their Irish forest guide who try to find a bunch of shrooms, but are then stalked by a serial killer. "I shouldn't have taken those shrooms" takes on a whole new meaning.

"Let The Right One In"

The Swedish film based on the book by the same name follows a 12-year-old boy who is best buds with a vampire in the early 1980s. It's actually kind of sweet, when you focus on the deep friendship between Eli and Oskar, the main characters, and not the other battered kids. An American version of the film, "Let Me In," starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, premiered two years after the Swedish movie, but the original is worth a watch.


Way before "The Parent Trap," Natasha Richardson starred as Mary Shelley in Ken Russell's "Gothic," a fictionalized story based on Shelley's attempt at writing a horror story (ahem "Frankenstein"). There are drug-induced parlor games, creepy Lord Byron and mad sexual fantasies. "Gothic" was Richardson's first starring role and contains all the hilarity you'd expect from a horror movie made in 1986.


Clowns are creepy, creepy, creepy. This clown, Stitches, is out for revenge when he returns from the dead to haunt a group of teenagers that made fun of him six years earlier. Main takeaway: be nice to clowns.

"Urban Legends: Bloody Mary"

Before she was Zoe Barnes, Kate Mara turned a high school into a tortuous nightmare in the third and final installment of "Urban Legend." Harping more on supernatural than blood and guts, "Bloody Mary" portrays those horrific myths we all have nightmares about. Bonus: a young Rooney Mara makes a cameo as "Classroom Girl #1."

"The American Scream"

"The American Scream" is a documentary, not your classic horror film, but it's a fascinating -- and kind of scary -- look at three families in Massachusetts who turn their homes into haunted houses every Halloween.

"The Craft"

"The Craft" is a brilliant stroke of campy teen terror. New to Netflix, the film stars Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True as high school witches who take their powers way too far. Dangerous boyfriends die, bullies (hey, Christine Taylor!) get a taste of their own medicine and Campbell plays an "ugly" girl for half the movie.

"Urban Legends: Final Cut"

Yet another "Urban Legends" film makes it onto this list for its movie-within-a-movie premise (hey, "Scream 2"!). Jennifer Morrison plays a student trying to make a film about urban legends and predictably, everything gets real weird real fast. Plus, Rebecca Gayheart comes back at the very, very end to the delight of "Urban Legend" purists.


Make all the Jennifer Aniston-in-a-horror-movie jokes you want, but "Leprechaun" is actually a hilarious in a skin crawly kind of way. It didn't get great reviews (obviously), but who doesn't want to watch a mythical green dude freak out on Rachel Green (green! get it?!). "Leprechaun: Origins" is due out in August, so you might as well prepare now.

"The Frozen"

No, this is not "Frozen." A snowmobile accident leaves a young couple stranded in the woods and together they try to survive the dangers in the cold woods. Emma and Mike must escape a crazy hunter, but they both might not make it out alive. Don't even think about building a snowman after this.

"We Are What We Are"

Combine moody teenagers with cannibalism for this dark, gothic indie about a destroyed family and a patriarch clinging to tradition. Bill Sage, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers and Kelly McGillis star in "We Are What We Are," which debuted at Sundance in 2013. Though the film features very little gore, it will still churn your stomach as the girls are forced to eat their way through missing people. Make sure you've fully digested dinner before watching.



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