What to see: 5 bloody heiresses of ‘Friday the 13th’ to see in ‘streaming’

To celebrate this «cursed» day, we recommend a series of violent movies that took advantage of the success of the Jason Voorhees saga. Proposals available on platforms for a scary night.

Today is Friday and it is also the 13th. A coincidence that occurs regularly and that leads us to think of terrifying events. The main reason is the saga of Friday the 13thwho put terror into our bodies at the thought of the possibility that a murderous maniac with a hockey mask and a machete could attack us during the holidays.

If what you are looking for is a scary plan for today with horror genre movies, you can turn to more movies apart from the Jason Voorhees franchise. These 6 bloody proposals, all available in streaming, have drunk part of the success of Friday the 13theither copying his formula or looking to up the ante on violence and ingenuity.

‘Friday the 13th’: The 11 films in the saga, ordered from worst to best

‘The burning’ (1981)

A little hidden «heir» to the idea and premise of Friday the 13th, with summer camp included. The Burning of Tony Maylam introduces us to a camp janitor/watchman who is the subject of a prank by some teenagers. The joke gets out of hand and he ends up with burns so severe that neither 5 years of rest in the hospital nor a series of grafts are enough to solve his disfigured appearance.

Enough to completely break his sanity and cry out for revenge with pruning shears in hand. It doesn’t matter that those who caused their tragedy are no longer in said camp, their return will be very uneventful. As far as it goes, a very successful and entertaining film in its violence.

You can see it on Filmin.

‘Bloody Camp’ (1983)

Another one of those movies that they wanted to make in August with the success of Friday the 13th replicating several of its key points. As is obvious, blood camp takes us to another summer camp, with a group of teenagers wanting to have a good time, but mysterious events and disappearances that begin to happen as soon as you set foot on the ground.

Robert Hiltzik writes and directs this bloody and shameless slasher that has ended up transcending as one of the few examples of horror movies with a trans woman as the protagonist. Even though its portrayal of transsexuality is complex to say the least, certain sectors of the LGTBIQ+ community have embraced the film as a classic. On the other hand, slasher fans have embraced it as one of Jason Voorhees’ strongest exploits.

You can see it on Filmin.

‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ (1984)

Not exactly derived from Friday the 13th, although it is true that Nightmare in Elm street he knew how to pick up the baton when creating a terrifying saga that caused a sensation in all audiences and created a totally iconic villain. Later, both Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger and the aforementioned Jason Voorhees would cross paths in crossover films with irregular results.

Wes Craven kicked off an interesting, powerful franchise here by touching on a very primal fear such as the panic of dying in your sleep. Creating a supernatural killer, disfigured and with blades in his hands, he achieves a terrifying film full of memorable moments and very effective scares.

You can see it on HBO Max.

‘Intruder in the night’ (1989)

It came too late to stand out as a Friday the 13th exploitation, although Crasher in the Night is one of those that has achieved a more fun variation of a machete-wielding maniac who starts killing right and left. Scott Spiegel, a frequent collaborator with Sam Raimi – who makes a starring appearance in the film – creates a violent diversion in a supermarket.

The night before the local supermarket closes its doors for good, the owners and night staff face a long work shift. One of the workers has a psychopathic ex-boyfriend, who has been released from prison, and since then disappearances and violent murders begin to occur. Are both events related? The film has fun for a while trying to reveal it, with rampant carnage in between.

You can see it on Amazon Prime Video.

‘Scream. Watch who’s calling’ (1996)

Again, Wes Craven spawned an iconic and more overtly fun horror franchise. With a great and clever script by Kevin Williamson turned the genre upside down with Scream. He watches who’s calling, which pays homage to horror movies and their sagas, including Friday the 13th, at the same time that he laughs complicitly at some of its clichés.

Part of the success of this first Scream is clearly its metalanguage, its way of commenting on how viewers experience this kind of cinema. Its mystery film structure also helps, maintaining the intrigue about the identity of the murderer, and a good execution of the most violent and terrifying moments, where they do not skimp on the blood.

You can see it on HBO Max.

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