‘Friday the 13th’: How to Watch & Stream the Horror Film Series


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Spooky season fans are living the ultimate nightmare this year, as Friday the 13th occurs in October. And, what better way to commemorate this chilling event than by watching Halloween movies — but not just any films — this day calls for the series that started it all: Friday the 13th. As we gear up for the release of Friday the 13th: The Awakening, catch up on all the previous movies that made the series a classic.

Sure, you could indulge in the classic horror movie Halloween, but nothing sends chills down the spine like Jason Voorhees and his frightening hockey mask. Don’t own the movie? Thanks to the many affordable streaming options out there, you can stream the movie or, if you’re a collector, you can own the entire series on Blu-ray to watch year-round — no subscription required.

Keep reading to learn how to watch and stream the Friday The 13th film series.

What is Friday the 13th About?

For those new to the horror movies, Friday the 13th is considered one of the most successful slasher-film series. The first movie came out in the ’80s and continued on until 2009, when the 12th movie was released. At the center of it is the murderous Jason, who is famous for his bone-chilling hockey mask disguise as he goes from killing spree to killing spree, even having a showdown against another timeless scary movie villain: Freddy Kreuger from Nightmare on Elm Street.

How to Stream Every Friday the 13th Movie

You can stream every single movie from the Friday the 13th series on Max, which is HBO’s new streaming platform. If you already have Max, then just sign into your account, and you can find the movies under the horror category.

Looking for additional ways to save? Prime members can add Max as a channel through Prime Video, which will widen your library of offerings, including access to the entire Friday the 13th series. If you’re not a Prime member, new users get a 30-day free trial when they sign up, which means you can get Prime Video for free. After your free trial is up, you’ll be charged the regular $14.99/month subscription price. Just make sure to add Max to your Prime Video channels, which will be an additional $15.99/month. You can also rent Friday the 13th for $3.99 each, or buy the films for $12.99 each.

Students and those with qualifying government aid programs can get 50% off a Prime membership. Student members will also receive a six-month free trial, and EBT/Medicaid members will get a 30-day free trial.

Amazon Prime $14.99/month after 30 days free

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Hulu subscribers can also get access to the Max library by adding the channel to their subscription for $15.99/month. If you’re new to Hulu, you can take advantage of its 30-day free trial when you sign up. You’ll still need to add Max to your subscription for $15.99/month in order to watch the Friday the 13th series. Once your free trial ends you’ll be charged the subscription price of the plan you choose. Plans start at $7.99/month for the ad-supported version, but the Premium plan is ad-free and is only $17.99/month. Students can take advantage of Hulu’s student discount that gives them the ad-supported package for only $1.99/month.

Hulu $7.99/month after 30 days free

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For additional savings, you can bundle with Hulu and get Disney+ and ESPN+ for just $14.99/month. And, if looking to expand your library of content even more, you can get Hulu + Live TV and have access to the entire Hulu library in addition to hundreds of live TV channels.

Finally, Paramount+ offers all of the Friday the 13th movies except for Freddy vs. Jason and the 2009 reboot. As a bonus, the streamer even has the Friday the 13th series that you can also stream for free. Just sign into your account and search for it and you’ll be able to watch it for no additional cost.

Not a Paramount+ subscriber? New users get a seven-day free trial when they sign up for the platform, which means you can watch the movies available for free. After you free trial is over you’ll be charged the regular subscription fee based on the plan you choose. Paramount+ offer two plans: Paramount+ Essential ($5.99/month) and Paramount+ with Showtime ($11.99/month). The Essential plan gives you access to the entire Paramount+ library as well as NFL on CBS, UEFA Champions League, some ads and live 24/7 news through CBS. The Paramount+ with Showtime plan includes everything in the Essential plan with no ads, access to the entire Showtime library, live TV, CBS, college football and the ability to download content offline onto smart devices.

Paramount+ $5.99/month after 7-days free

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If you’re a Prime member, you can also add Paramount+ as a premium channel to your Prime Video library.

Other Ways to Watch Friday the 13th Movies

Amazon is offering an exclusive collectable version of the entire Friday the 13th series on Blu-ray — and it’s on sale!

Buy: Friday the 13th Collection [Blu-ray] ‘Friday the 13th’ Collection $129.99

You can enjoy every movie from the bone-chilling series on Blu-ray through this collectable boxed set, which is currently 19% off. Each disc comes with special features including exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes info that you won’t get through streaming. All the movies come in a collectable box that you can put on display to show off to all your other horror-loving friends.

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