How to Watch the Friday the 13th Movies in Order
Here’s all you need to know to stream, rent, or buy the Friday the 13th movies—and watch them in order.
“Ki ki ki, ma ma ma … “ Jason Voorhees’ whispered—victim-stalking baby talk from the Friday the 13th movies is so ingrained in popular culture that even non-Friday fans recognize it. That creepy refrain—plus Jason’s hulking form, hockey mask, and emotionless brutality—is why the Friday the 13th franchise is 43 years old, 12 movies deep, and as iconic as Ronald McDonald. And it all explains why you wanna know how to watch the Friday the 13th movies in order.
Our guide tells you where to stream, rent, or buy all 12 Friday the 13th movies, two documentaries, and even the related-in-name-only Friday the 13th TV series. We will also update you about the upcoming Peacock prequel series.
What are the Friday the 13th movies?
Since the first Friday the 13th started choppin’ up campers (including Kevin Bacon) in 1980, there have been 11 sequels, an F13-in-name-only TV series, two meaty documentaries, and one iconic slasher: the hockey-masked, immortal Jason Voorhees. (Yes, there are three killers in the Friday the 13th series—but only one is a horror icon.)
After setting the first seven Friday the 13th movies at Camp Crystal Lake, the series sent Jason to Manhattan, Hell, outer space, and suburbia (with fellow slasher Freddy Krueger).
There are 12 total Friday the 13th films. Fans have begged for a 13th film that, for legal reasons, hasn’t materialized—but they should be happy to hear that writing for a prequel TV series began in January 2023.
Crystal Lake will air on Peacock and involves original Friday the 13th writer Victor Miller and actress Adrienne King (Alice Hardy in the early F13 films). Horror scribe Kevin Williamson (Scream) will write an episode.
List of Friday the 13th movies in order
Where to watch Friday the 13th (1980)
Where to watch Friday the 13th Part II (1981)
Where to watch Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Where to watch Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Where to watch Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)
Where to watch Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Where to watch Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Where to watch Friday the 13th Part VII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Where to watch Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Where to watch Jason X (2002)
Where to watch Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Where to watch Friday the 13th (2009)
How to watch Friday the 13th documentaries
Can’t get enough Friday the 13th? Do you have to know everything about the series? Here’s how you can watch two fan-favorite documentaries about the films.
At nearly 7 hours long, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) is comprehensive (to say the least). We recommend watching this one first.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2010) is also worth watching—and it’s only 90 minutes long.
Where to watch His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2010)
How to rent or buy the Friday the 13th movies digitally
If the Friday the 13th movies aren’t on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME or one of your other streaming services, don’t despair. You can still rent or buy the films from the video-on-demand (VOD) retailers in the JustWatch links above.
How to watch Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)
Fans wanting an episodic dose of Jason should know he’s not in Friday the 13th: The Series. The show has nothing to do with Friday the 13th movies—it’s about a store full of cursed objects. You can skip it, but it’s a decent watch if you’re into ‘80s horror anthology shows like Tales from the Darkside or Freddy’s Nightmares.
Friday the 13th: The Series isn’t on a streaming service—but it is on YouTube. And, if you love it, you can buy the series on DVD.
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