What to stream on Friday the 13th
If you have a feeling of dread that persists no matter what you do to relieve it—a steady hum of foreboding echoing through your gut—it might be because today is Friday the 13th. And not just any Friday the 13th. It’s Friday, OCTOBER 13th, the most frightful and unlucky kind of Friday the 13th there can be.
There is only one known method of combating truly bad luck and monumental misfortune. And that is not to leave the house. If you want to be extra cautious, you should not really even move or do anything. Just watch TV.
That’s where we come in. Turn Friday the 13th into FriYAY the 13th with DISH. Don’t go anywhere. Don’t do anything. Stay safe with your favorite shows and movies. Here are the latest shows to binge your way through a dreadful day. Watch on Netflix, On Demand using DISH Anywhere, or your preferred TV app.
Mindhunter: Season 1 (Netflix)
The new show from the mind of David Fincher of Se7en, Fight Club, and House of Cards is available now. It’s about John Douglas, the guy who started profiling serial killers, basically, in 1977. (Names have been changed: the main character is Holden Ford.) You can expect some truly extreme criminal violence to be reckoned with here.
The Exorcist (DISH Anywhere | DISH On Demand)
Picture the X-Files, but Mulder and Scully are both believers in demonic possession, and also they fight actual demons. Season two of The Exorcist just got underway on FOX, and this time the Fathers Ortega and Keane head to the Northwest, including rural Montana and a secluded island off Seattle. They begin the season expelling a persistent ghost from a child at a group foster home. It’s intense. Check out our preview.
American Horror Story: Cult (DISH Anywhere | DISH On Demand)
This season of American Horror Story isn’t just creepy—it’s creepy in a very timely way. This season, noted creep Kai Anderson recruits sad and broken people to his clown cult. Everyone dresses like a clown; some commit murders. In that way, they create the atmosphere of an extremely frightening circus amid the city council election, hoping to install Kai.
American Vandal (Netflix)
Apparently we can’t get enough of the true crime genre. On TV today you can find shows about O.J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers [*shudder*], and the mysterious death of Chandra Levy. There are podcasts that recount lurid details in gentle, ponderous tones. Now comes American Vandal, the true crime story of a teenage boy who decorates his teachers’ cars with obscene works in spray paint, and who also is American. American Vandal is a parody, and it is a treasure.
Good Behavior (DISH Anywhere | DISH On Demand)
Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery stars as a con artist who gets out of jail early and immediately gets pulled into the orbit of a hitman. Season two of the TNT show starts Sunday, October 15.
The Blacklist (DISH Anywhere | DISH On Demand)
James Spader plays an informant who turns himself in after decades as a criminal. The show has had consistently good reviews, based largely on Spader’s outsized character and charismatic performance. And season 5 is just now underway. This season, Reddington’s whole enterprise lies in ruins, and he’s looking to build it back up.
Halt and Catch Fire (DISH Anywhere | DISH On Demand)
With the series finale on October 21, now is an excellent time to catch up with the critical darling about the early days of the personal computer in the 1980s and the tech boom of the 1990s. Relish the period looks as only AMC would recreate them. Every season is better than the last.
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