In case you haven't noticed, it's Friday the 13th, which means you're obligated to sit down tonight with your friends or family and scare yourself silly. Luckily for you, we've collected some great recommendations for all the kinds of horror you would want to indulge in.
All this week, I've been sharing some of my top horror recommendations for anyone who's still trying to decide what they want to watch, read or play next. You can find all of them here:
There's some great horror being made in all mediums but let's be real - films are where horror shines the best. Here are some of the best, most terrifying horror movies for you to put on for your next movie night.
We've been through creepy stories to keep you up at night, and the best horror games that will put you in the protagonist's shoes, but what if you just want to sit back, turn the TV on and 'relax' with some creepy stories? Here are our top six scary shows to watch.
No matter how good a horror movie is, it'll never quite match the horrifying feeling of being in control of the main character's desperate struggle for survival. Horror games are uniquely terrifying for their interactivity - you're not allowed to just close your eyes when things get scary. Here's our pick of the five scariest horror games every horror junkie needs to play.
Want to spook yourself silly when you're meant to be sleeping tonight? Welcome to the world of creepypasta - first person horror stories that live on the internet and are just realistic enough to scare the crap out of you. As with all forms of horror the quality of creepypasta varies wildly, but we've collected ten of the best right here.
Hopefully somewhere in there is something you're keen to get stuck into tonight, but how prepared are you for the other minutiae of putting on a horror night? Here's some of Lifehacker's best horror-related advice from the archives:
Some people love to be terrified. Some more reasonable people dislike being scared, and want to enjoy a classic horror film without worrying about cheap shock tactics. For those people, there is Where's the Jump?, a database of jump scares in horror, thriller, and sci-fi movies.
Halloween is the best holiday; this is a fact. Kids get to dress up like minions or a Frozen or whatever, stay out late and — unless their neighbours hand out toothpaste, an act somehow not punishable by law — eat a truly unconscionable amount of lollies. Adults can do all of the above and get drunk while watching horror movies, which is my preferred way to observe the day.
Photo by AJB Photography (thebarrowboy).
Watching a horror flick with a scaredy cat can be a major bummer for both parties, but it doesn't have to be that way. These tips will make all that horror more digestible for your fearful friends and family.
So tonight: have fun, sleep tight, don't let the monster under your bed bite!