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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.

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Pro tip: Watching every Friday the 13th movie in order will take 11 hours and 41 minutes. (Bummer. We wish it’d come out to 13 hours. Maybe if a 13th film happens and it’s only 89 minutes long . . . )

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

How to watch the Friday the 13th movies in order

Use the JustWatch links below to stream, rent, or buy the Friday the 13th movies via on-demand streaming TV services or video-on-demand (VOD) retailers like Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+.

What is the best Friday the 13th movie?

Find out in Friday the 13th Movies Ranked.

Where to watch Friday the 13th (1980)

On the Friday the 13th (1980) movie poster, machete-wielding killer's silhouette outlines a dark forest scene.

Ki, ki, ki . . . Ma, ma, ma . . . The bloody story of Camp Crystal Lake begins, and we learn the origins of Jason Voorhees—and that we’re “doomed!”

Where to watch Friday the 13th Part II (1981)

On the movie poster for Friday the 13th Part 2, an outline of Jason wields a bloody axe.

Jason’s all grown up now, and still doin’ his creepy chant—but he has a different look than you’d expect.

Where to watch Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

On the Friday the 13th Part 3 movie poster, hulking killer Jason Voorhees, silhouetted by a sheer curtain, thrusts his machete toward the viewer.

A 3D slasher movie holds so much promise and this one mostly delivers, with it’s-comin’-right-at-ya shots of yo-yos, joints, and eyeballs—plus some chef’s-kiss bad acting and WTF-ness. It’s also the sequel where Jason’s look finally comes together.

Where to watch Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

On the movie poster for Friday the 13th Part 4 the Final Chapter, Jason Voorhees's hockey mask—with a dagger plunged through one eyehole—lies in a blood puddle

Corey Feldman elevates everything he touches—in his own way. In this chapter of the Friday the 13th series, Feldman’s portrayal of budding practical effects artist Tommy Boyle, the series’ best protagonist, made this the series’ best film.

Where to watch Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)

On the Friday the 13th Part V movie poster, Jason's mask seems to levitate and emit a glowing red light.

So, uh, how do you feel about major characters in a series getting replaced—with impostors? This could’ve been any slasher-in-the-woods movie, but they found a way to include Jason without actually (but also kinda) including him.

Where to watch Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

On the Friday the 13th Part 6 movie poster, Jason's mask, backlit in an eerie fog, looms over a headstone reading "Jason Lives."

Oh, thank goodness—he’s back. You know, the man behind the mask (as Alice Cooper sang). And he’s all covered in maggots and ready to get back to work hackin’ up campers.

Where to watch Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

On the movie poster for Friday the 13th Part 7, half of Jason's mask and half of a child's face form one glowing head—with a dagger splitting them down the middle.

You know what this series needs? A protagonist with superpowers. Like what? I dunno, how about telekinesis? That oughta lead to so many interesting encounters with Jason. It might involve some retroactive continuity, but whaddaya think?

Where to watch Friday the 13th Part VII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

On the movie poster for Friday the 13th Part 8, Jason's head and hands—one holding a dagger—loom over the Manhattan skyline at night.

If you skip one movie in the Friday the 13th series, make it this one. It’s a boring but bloody hour-long booze cruise followed by a quick 30-minute stop in Manhattan. Kinda like a real cruise, but with mortal wounds instead of diarrhea.

Where to watch Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

The movie poster for Jason Goes to Hell shows Jason's mask, a demonic snake slithering through one eyehole and out the mouth, about to be consumed by a fireball.

Can death stop an unstoppable killing machine? Not according to this entertaining (but not necessarily good) body-hopper plot!

Where to watch Jason X (2002)

The movie poster for Jason X shows Jason's head—one half regular Jason, one half cyborg Jason—with a dagger separating the halves. Reflected in the blade is a screaming woman.

Jason in space. Expect the good, the bad, and the deliciously goofy from Space Jason (Spa-son? Space-on? Ah, you get it).

Where to watch Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

On the Freddy vs. Jason movie poster, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees face off, each wielding their weapons of choice.

It’s slasher vs. slasher, claws vs. machete, one-liners vs. stoic silence. Only one nightmare man can come out on top—place your bets and pray for daylight.

Where to watch Friday the 13th (2009)

The movie poster for Friday the 13th (2009) shows Jason's masked face—his malformed eyes staring bluntly through the eyeholes—in an extreme close-up that takes up the entire frame.

Say what you will about remakes—sometimes they’re pretty good. Director Marcus Nispel is responsible for two such satisfying retreads: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and this one, where Jason’s bigger, badder, and more brutal-er.

Where to watch Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)

A hockey mask seems to both emerge from and tower over a body of water.

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.

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.

Pro tip: If you don’t need perfect 4K HDR video, but you have a 4K TV with AI-upscaling, rent or buy the Friday the 13th films in HD (digital) or on Blu-ray (disc). Your TV will make the movies look almost as good as 4K. Also, you’ll save a few bucks.

How to watch Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)

The poster for Friday the 13th: The Series shows a headstone backed by the foggy night sky, with the Friday the 13th logo in black and "The Series" in glowing red letters.

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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