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45 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Whatever flavor of horror movies you’re looking for, Amazon Prime Video has a huge collection to watch free for Amazon Prime members. It is one of the biggest and most popular video streaming services and often offers films and shows not found on others. You will find a surprisingly large amount of quality horror films, whether you’re watching with your family, friends, or—for those who dare—alone. If you want to catch the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video, you would need to be an Amazon Prime member to watch them all at no additional cost. Otherwise, you can still rent or buy them for a small fee if you’re not subscribed.

Below, we will list down the must-watch horror movies on Amazon Prime Video that will keep you up all night. These movies have been selected based on high ratings from plenty of viewers as well as reviews from acclaimed movie critics.

 

How to Sign Up for Amazon Prime?

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It’s easy to sign up to start getting Prime benefits. All you would need is an email address to create your account then sign up to become a member. Here is an easy guide on how to sign up and the requirements to be an Amazon Prime member. Once you have it set up, you can start watching videos for free including the ones on our list of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video.

 

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Amazon needs your exact address in order for them to tell you if an item is eligible for purchase or is deliverable to your location. They will also base their recommendations on this. This also applies to Prime Video. Some movies or shows may not be available in some countries or regions.

  • Agreeing to the Terms and Conditions

The main point of Amazon’s terms is that you cannot purchase products for reselling. It is also a grave violation to post fake reviews unless it is part of the Amazon Vine Program.

 

Steps to Get Started

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  1. Go to the official Amazon website and you will be prompted to sign in. If you don’t have an account, simply click on “Create your Amazon account” at the bottom of the page. Follow the instructions and log in.
  2. Once you are on your Amazon home page or dashboard, you will be able to see recommendations based on your settings. On the upper right of the page, click on Try Prime. If you haven’t signed up before, it will give you an option to Try Prime Free.
  3. Enter your payment method and billing address then click on “Start your 30-day free trial.

 

Payment Plans and Methods

Prime membership plans are pretty straightforward, but there are special plans for certain individuals like students. You can sign up for a monthly or a discounted yearly membership.

 

Monthly

Monthly Prime membership costs around $12 a month. It will be charged on the day of the month when you signed up.

 

Yearly

If you want to pay for your membership for the whole year, you can sign up for an annual subscription for around $100 per year.

 

Special Plans or Subscriptions

If you are a student in the United States, you may be eligible for a student plan, which is discounted.

 

Prime Student

If it’s your first time signing up for Prime, you can do a six-month free trial of a Prime Student membership after which will be around $6 a month. You will get the same benefits as any Prime members with some limitations like household membership sharing.

To be eligible, you would need to enter your university’s information as well as your graduation year.

 

Medicaid Members

For Medicaid cardholders, you can get Amazon Prime for a discounted price of around $5 per month but only for a maximum of four years.

 

Payment Methods

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Amazon accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, and others like Union Pay. Debit cards are also accepted including debit cards from Credit Unions, as long as it has a Visa or MasterCard logo on them.

You can also become an Amazon Store cardholder, which gives you access to exclusive financing offers. Just sign up and you will receive your Amazon Store card in the mail and use it as you would a credit card.

You can also charge it to your personal checking account. Simply add your banking information like your routing number and account number. If your bank is not in the US, you can still use your checking account, but it must be Automated Clearing House (ACH)-enabled. This means that your international bank must be set up to communicate with banks in the US in terms of electronic payments.

Prime Video is easily one of the best online streaming services because of the wide range of quality content available. Though in some cases, you may not find the content you want for free, you can always do Amazon rent or rent the movie which is usually only around $3. As you can see from the list of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video, there are plenty of quality films you can watch for free. So, feel free to browse through the categories and start planning your horror movie night!

 

Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

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To help you look for the type of horror movies you really like, the list has been categorized according to their most appropriate sub-genre. So, feel free to skip some of them and head straight to the category you enjoy the most.

Take note that some of these movies will be overlapping with different sub-genres, but they are always under the main category that fits them best.

If you want to play some scary games, here is our list of 40 immersive horror games that you can play today.

 

Best Horror Movies With Monsters

This list contains both new and old horror monster movies. If you grew up watching horror movies on Betamax, CDs, or Blu Rays, chances are you’ve already seen some of these. But they are worth re-watching. No matter your age or generation, you may enjoy a film or two from this list. Without giving spoilers, here is a sneak peek at the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video about monsters.

If you ever feel like you can’t bare to watch them alone, here is a great read on how to watch movies with friends online.

 

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (1994)

 

Though this is not in order of quality, of course, a film about one of the most popular monsters, Frankenstein’s monster, is on the top of our list. While the film is based on a book, which is a subcategory on this list, we thought this is the genre that fits it best.

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is about an artificial but sentient man created by the scientist, Victor Frankenstein. The story takes a turn for the worse when Victor ultimately rejects the creature who then escapes and plots his revenge. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the movie stars Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter, and Branagh himself. It is rated 4 out of 5 stars on Prime Video and has a high popularity rating on film critics site.

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Child’s Play (2019)

Even if you haven’t seen the movie, it is highly likely you’ve seen trailers and memes about the devilish doll, Chuckie. This movie is a remake of the original 1988 film but still earned a pretty good rating on Prime. It’s about a story of a boy who was given a popular doll by his mother, only for them to find out that it was being possessed by the spirit of a sinister serial killer. It is one of those movies that is sure to haunt your nights and make you double-guess the dolls you own in your room if they are out to get you.

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Labyrinth (1986)

Directed by the renowned puppet master, Jim Henson, Labyrinth unravels the story of a teenage girl, Sarah, who wished for her stepbrother to be taken away by the Goblin King, played by David Bowie. She then sets out to find and rescue him and experiences an awareness of love and responsibility along the way. As the title suggests, the Goblin King has hidden the little boy, Toby, in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah is now on a ticking clock to get him. With the help of friends she meets along the way, they set out to find Toby in the Labyrinth. Whether they can rescue him or not remains to be seen. It’s a fun horror film full of interesting monsters.

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The Host (2006)

 

Even before his international break, Parasite director Bong Joon Ho has been making extraordinarily compelling horror films. While the movie can be considered a sci-fi horror, it focuses on a vicious squid monster that emerges from the Han River in Seoul. The monster is going after kids but also attacks adults who are in its way. Unsurprisingly, the film became a box office hit in South Korea.

You can find it with subtitles on Prime Video and has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with more or less 900 reviews. It is one of the most interesting on our list of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime.

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Anaconda (1997)

Imagine being a hostage to a lethally monstrous snake! Anaconda is one of the most iconic films of the ’90s, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. The two characters they portrayed were part of a National Geographic film crew who initially sets out to explore the Amazon jungle. The crew picks up a stranger on their way, whom they later discover is out to capture the giant snake.

It rates 4.8 out of 5 stars on Prime and you can watch it for free with a Prime Video Subscription or by being an Amazon Prime member.

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Crawl (2019)

If lizard creatures give you the creeps, this one is out to give you your worst nightmares. A hurricane ravages the state of Florida and as a young woman tries to save her father, they discover that there are other monsters to deal with under the rising waters. Can they crawl their way out of it? What about the category-5 hurricane outside? It’s an impossible choice and you will find yourself facing the same dilemma so as to how to root for the characters.

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Scariest Ghost Movies

What good is a horror movie without ghosts? Here’s a list of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime focused on ghost stories.

 

Ju On: The Grudge (2004)

 

Who would not recall this chilling horror in the early 2000s? The Grudge is surely one of the best ghost movies of all time. The evil spirits are not only haunting the house but are also out to kill the family living there. The ghosts target anyone who enters the house as a form of revenge for their murder. It is the first in a three-part horror film series made in Japan and directed by Takashi Shimizu. You can watch it with subtitles on Prime Video.

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

While Poltergeist 1 is not available for free viewing on Prime Video, its sequel, The Other Side is. It is one of the most reviewed and highest rated among the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video. Even if you haven’t seen the first movie, the film is still worth watching and is easily understandable. The ghosts that haunted the Freeling family are back even after they have moved to a new house and they are after the soul of the child who seems to be a seer or clairvoyant.

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Grave Encounters (2011)

What was supposed to be just another filming day for a reality TV crew turned out to be one of their worst nightmares. The show is about a ghost-hunting team who gets locked inside an old and haunted mental hospital, and stranger things that even they didn’t expect start to happen. As in most haunted houses and buildings, the hospital wouldn’t allow them to leave so easily. Their reality show has just become as real as possible, but will they live to tell the tale?

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House on Haunted Hill (1958)

Though an old movie, this 1950s film is available in color on Prime. Mr. Loren, an owner of an amusement park and a millionaire, offers a million dollars to five people to stay one night in a large haunted house. Little did the innocent guests know that the place is not just some old trick; it has a terrible past and they need to survive till the morning in order to get their reward. They are faced with the most terrifying ghosts as well as all sorts of terrors. The guests have to stay with Mr. Loren and his wife, and the two obviously know what’s about to go down.

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The movie stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. It is one of Tim Burton’s most popular films. Though the movie revolves around the investigation of decapitations in the town, the investigators, headed by Ichabod Crane soon find out that the ghost called the Headless Horseman was responsible for them. Christopher Walken stars as the infamous ghost. Soon, they all find out that even Investigator Crane holds a dark secret from his mysterious past.

Sleepy Hollow has gained over 2,000 reviews on Prime Video and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. To this day, it is still one of the favorites of horror movie fans and undoubtedly one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime.

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Scariest Paranormal Movies

The horror movies on this list include not only ghosts but also other strange creatures and even supposedly inanimate objects. Here are some of the best paranormal movies available for free on Amazon Prime Video.

 

The Haunting (1999)

One of the best ghost movies of the ’90s, The Haunting will keep you at the edge of your seat. With a star-studded cast, mainly, Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Owen Wilson, a professor and his team of paranormal experts investigate a house where everything strange occurs. It is a remake of the 1963 movie with the same title. And as if ghosts are not enough, they soon learn that the house is fighting back against their meddling.

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Midsommar (2019)

 

With over 9,000 reviews on Prime Video and a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, Midsommar is one of the most popular paranormal movies in recent years. It’s a story about a couple who are on the brink of breaking up. But when a family tragedy hits them, they both decide to go on a trip which turns out to be more than what they signed up for. The couple goes to Sweden with their friends for what they thought would be a fun midsummer festival. That is until the villagers started asking them to partake in strange rituals involving gruesome activities and extremely disturbing sightings.

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The Exorcist (1973)

 

Ah, yes. We’ve all heard the story of young Linda Blair who’s been possessed by an evil spirit and her family ultimately had to resort to exorcism to help her. You may or may not have seen the movie, but it is safe to say that if you enjoy horror, it is worth re-watching.

The movies on this list are all free to watch on Amazon Prime Video with the exception of this one. The Exorcist is available for free with an additional AMC subscription, but Amazon is offering a seven-day free trial of AMC. We thought that the paranormal movie list won’t be complete without The Exorcist, so we’ve included it in case you are willing to do the trial. The movie, after all, is a two-time Academy Award winner and to this day, is still one of the most hair-raising paranormal movies of all time.

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Hereditary (2018)

Annie lost her mother to chronic illness and as her family mourns her death, Annie and her daughter both resort to a rather disturbing grieving process. They start meddling with the supernatural to find comfort and answers to the tragedy that struck them. As you would expect from this kind of meddling with the unknown, strange things start to happen, all linked to the dark secrets of their family. They soon find out that these secrets have been passed on from generation to generation in their family and are now out to get them.

It’s one of the most popular among the best horror movies on Amazon Prime with over 5,000 reviews.

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The Prodigy (2019)

A young boy starts acting strangely but in a deeply disturbing way. His mother, Sarah is concerned and thinks that something supernatural is going on. It seems that young little Miles may be under the control of some evil force and his mother starts to fear for their family’s safety. As all mothers are inclined to do, Sarah wants to protect and save her son, but she also wants to find answers and put an end to what’s causing this disturbance in Miles. Sarah finds herself digging into the past but she, in turn, begins to experience crossing the fine line between what’s real and what’s not, and everything becomes utterly confusing.

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Best Supernatural Movies

Some may be confused if there’s a difference at all between the paranormal and the supernatural. They have a lot of overlaps, but the supernatural horror sub-genre involves more creatures like vampires and demons.

Here are some of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime with supernatural elements.

 

Fright Night (1985)

Boasting of a perfect 5-star review on Amazon Prime Video, this ’80s film is still one of the horror favorites of all time. It tells the story of a teenager, Charlie who asks help from a horror TV show host to hunt down and deal with a newcomer in town who turns out to be a vampire. While Charlie enjoys watching his horror shows, including his favorite actor’s show, Fright Night, he didn’t know that he is about to be in one in real life. Ironically, the actor does not really believe in vampires but agrees to help Charlie for the money.

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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

 

Five teenagers set out for a weekend break in the woods. What could possibly go wrong? They choose an isolated cabin as in most horror movies. As they explore their temporary dwelling, they discover a cellar door, not knowing what’s waiting for them once they touch what’s in it. They go down to find that it’s filled with a strange collection of relics and other curious items. When one of their friends reads from one of the books, she unknowingly summons a family of undead creatures. But they are about to face other terrifying creatures apart from a bunch of zombies.

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The Monster Squad (1987)

How many more supernatural beings can you ask for in one movie? As the name suggests, The Monster Squad is about Dracula and his team of other legendary, supernatural monsters, and their goal is to rule the world. This includes a wolfman, a mummy, and even Frankenstein’s monster, all working together to carry out Dracula’s deed. Dracula’s monster squad is looking for a magical amulet that would give them the power that they need, from a little town. Much to the town’s surprise, a group of monster-hunter kids figure the squad out and try to stop them.

The film gained 1,300 plus reviews on Amazon Prime Video with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and is undoubtedly one of the most fun choices among the best horror movies on Amazon Prime.

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The Howling (1981)

If you’re fond of werewolves, you are in for a treat with The Howling. A woman from a TV news network is nearly killed by a serial murderer named Eddie Quist. After his failed murder attempt, he starts harassing her through phone calls. Police eventually find Eddie and shoot him but the newswoman, Karen, starts losing her mind. She then sets out to a remote mountain resort called The Colony which seems to have a connection with her deceased stalker. Unfortunately for her, even the residents of the resort seem to be holding a secret of their own and are showing an unusually great interest to keep her there. She starts hearing disturbing cries and when she heads to the forest, she uncovers a terrifying mystery.

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Most Unsettling Psychological Thrillers

Though more on the mystery and thriller genre, most horror fans still love psychological thrillers. They are terrifying, after all. Here are some of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime in the psychological thriller sub-genre.

 

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

 

Tilda Swinton plays Eve, a mother who tries to help her disturbed stepson who seems to have been caught up with insidious activities. The child grows more and more dangerous and Eve is forced to abandon her screenwriting career to save him and her family. The boy’s final act may just haunt your dreams for days or weeks on end.

This psychological thriller has been nominated for a Golden Globe and is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video in its genre.

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Vertigo (1958)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo follows the story of a detective who witnesses a woman’s suicide. Despite his goodwill to stop her, his fear of heights prevented him from doing so and is thus haunted by guilt for the rest of his life. Whether it was coincidence or not, he later meets a woman who incredibly looks almost identical to the one he failed to save and becomes obsessed with her. His mind takes him back to the mystery of the dead woman’s suicide and the story takes a turn for the worse.

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Climax (2018)

A troupe of French dancers set one of their rehearsals at a remote boarding school in the middle of a forest. This rehearsal is for their last performance and they decide to celebrate with a large sangria bowl. Not knowing who did it or why; their drink turns out to be laced with LSD. While it would seem like your typical movie about drug abuse, strange things happen that are beyond the drug’s effects.

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Diabolique (1996)

This movie is a remake of the 1965 French film, Les Diaboliques and one that is quite surprisingly well. When you have a wife and a mistress working together against you, expect only the worst. The two women plot murder together against the dean of a prep school who has obviously played them both.

What a treat to watch Sharon Stone in this compelling psychological thriller alongside Oscar winner Kathy Bates and other amazing actors.

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Best Horror Movies Based on Books

There’s always been a negative sentiment from book-lovers when their favorite books are made into movies; mostly because the depictions have almost always been inaccurate. However, there are some that have also been praised. Here are some horror movies based on books that have been quite successful.

 

The Shining (1980)

 

How can a list of horror movies based on books be complete without The Shining? Perhaps the scariest Stephen King novel, The Shining still haunts many horror fans who have read or seen the movie today. As with The Exorcist, The Shining is only available on Amazon Prime Video with an AMC subscription, but we’ve included it on the list as an exception because of its relevance. You can do a free trial of AMC as long as you’re an Amazon Prime member and cancel it anytime.

The Shining takes place in a haunted hotel where a young boy, Danny keeps noticing that it is alive with an evil presence. He and his father, Jack Torrance later find out what really happened at the once fancy hotel called The Overlook and try to get their family out.

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Children of the Corn (1984)

Another one from Stephen King, Children of the Corn is based on his classic short story of the same title. A couple gets trapped in a small provincial town where they discover a religious sect whose members and leaders are made up entirely of children. The kids’ cult dictates that they must kill anyone over the age of 18 whether members or not. They set off to kill the adults in their town. As the couple tries to uncover what’s behind all these, they also learn that the cornfields are flourishing and try to figure out what the connection is between the crops and the kids’ religion.

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Secret Window (2004)

What can we say? King has written quite a number of horror novels over the years and Secret Window is a movie based on yet another one of them. It tells the story of a writer, Mort Rainey, who is going through a messy divorce. He retreats to his lake house only to be harassed by a stalker who calls himself a scribe, accusing him of plagiarism. While it seems like a minor inconvenience, unusually creepy things begin to happen. Mort finds his dog dead and people around him also start dying. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Mort and it has been regarded by his fans as one of Depp’s best performances.

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Scary Movies Based on Games

What’s more fun for gaming enthusiasts than to see their favorite games being acted out on the big screen? Even non-gamers have enjoyed some of these films. Here are some of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video based on games.

 

Hitman (2007)

 

Though bordering more on the action genre, Hitman is still quite a suspenseful movie to watch. Based on the award-winning Hitman video game franchise, first released in 2000, the movie follows the story of Agent 47. He is an assassin who works for an agency that calls themselves “The Organization” and nothing more. What could complicate such a lucrative career? He soon gets entangled in a conspiracy involving a political assassination and to make matters worse, he develops an affair with a Russian prostitute who may or may not have something to do with his sticky situation.

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Silent Hill (2006)

Based on one of the most popular and scariest video games, the Silent Hill movie is also one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video. As in the game’s storyline, Rose sets out to look for her missing adopted daughter within the desolate and cursed town of Silent Hill. The film was very successful in showing some of the creepiest ghosts and creatures you’ll ever see in your lifetime.

With over 2,000 reviews, Silent Hill rates 4.5 out of 5 stars on Prime Video.

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Scariest Sci-Fi Movies

These are the best horror movies that cross the sci-fi genre which you can find on Amazon Prime Video.

 

Species (1995)

 

One of the most popular sci-fi horror films of the ’90s, Species is a movie about a beautiful woman who turns out to be a killer alien. She seduces male victims and her ultimate goal is to mate with them to produce offspring. A team of scientists tries to locate her before she succeeds, given that the scientific community’s little experiment was responsible for sprouting the creature. They were trying to look for life outside the planet and finally received a transmission telling them how to splice an alien DNA with a human’s. Now they have an alien seductress and murderer on the loose and can’t contain her. After capturing her targets, the woman transforms into a horrifying monster.

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Jason X (2001)

After waking from cryogenic fugue, a ghoul-man acquires a new look but exhibits the same murderous attitude as before he was frozen. He was put on fugue centuries ago with a scientist named Rowan, and by the time both of them wake up in a spaceship, humans have moved to a different planet which they called Earth II. Since it was a team of students that awakened him, Jason sets out to kill them along with the space crew. The scientist, Rowan, and the remaining students try to stop him.

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Ice Spiders (2005)

Like how many horrific creature-focused horror films start, a secret government agency has bred a bunch of giant spiders. They, of course, escape, attacking a ski team who are training for the Olympics. The ski team was training at a remote location and unfortunately, it was near the lab where the spiders were being bred. The spiders only know one thing. They are to kill and eat everything they come in contact with.

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Coherence (2014)

Comets don’t usually cause strange events to occur, but when one passes one night close to Earth, friends who are having a casual dinner party start experiencing highly unusual things. It appears that there has been an anomaly in the celestial bodies. Now, these ordinary people are faced with a disturbing chain of events.

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Scariest Zombie Movies

A list of the best horror films wouldn’t be complete without zombie movies. These movies are so entertaining to watch because they cross the thriller sub-genre. Here are the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video infested with zombies.

 

Train to Busan (2016)

Perhaps, one of the most popular zombie movies in recent years, Train to Busan is not only an extremely successful horror-thriller but also a heart-wrenching drama that explains its appeal.

A virus breaks out, turning people in the city into zombies but not the kind you are used to. The virus then spreads out to affect the whole country. These vile creatures will chase and hunt you down until you are one of them, and they’re a lot more evolved than the sluggish ones you saw in other zombie shows or films. City folks try to escape to the only safe zone in the country via train and the drama and mayhem only worsen during the dreadful train ride. It is one of the best thrillers on Amazon Prime Video.

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Overlord (2018)

This zombie movie will take you for one chaotic and terrifying spin. A group of American soldiers has to face some Nazi zombies which are basically super-soldiers created by the Third Reich. The American soldiers first parachute their way into France and discover the terror on the eve of D-Day. The only help they get is from a villager named Chloe who takes them into her home to help them craft their plan.

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

If you’re up for an old-movie night that will give you nightmares, Night of the Living Dead is a great choice that will take you many years back. Citizens of Pennsylvania have trapped themselves in an old farmhouse to escape the undead. These bloodthirsty monsters have been found on the US East Coast and have now come for them. The movie begins with a couple visiting their father’s grave when the zombies suddenly sprout from the ground. The woman escapes and finds shelter in the farmhouse, followed by a man looking for gas. To their surprise, they find that others have already taken refuge in the basement.

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Best Gory Horror Movies

If you can stand gore and a lot of splattered blood, you are in for a treat! These are some of the best gory horror movies on Amazon Prime Video as well as the film industry in general.

 

Hellraiser (2011)

 

What could be gorier than a flesh-eating resurrected corpse? The Cotton family moves into their ancestral home. Instead of getting a fresh start, they discover that their mother’s dead uncle has been brought back to life; though not really. He is now an “undead” and to remain in his state of nothing more than a half-life, he needs to eat human flesh. What should a family do to a relative like this?

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Hide and Seek (2005)

Child star Dakota Fanning plays the role of young Emily who seems to have made an imaginary friend named Charlie. What starts out as seemingly harmless pranks later turns out to be an increasingly disturbing series of dangerous acts. Emily is a deeply troubled child triggered by her mother’s suicide. Is there really a Charlie who is telling her to do things? Or is it all in her mind? David, her father, starts seeing things in his dreams about what might really be going on. Or are they both just losing their minds?

Crossing the psychological thriller genre, this horror movie is definitely one to haunt you with gore.

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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

What could be gorier than a group of cannibals who have made their dwelling in the caves? Set in the old west, the movie tells the story of Sheriff Hunt and his team to track them down and stop them from ravaging the town. These cannibals kidnap the town’s unsuspecting citizens and as their gunslinger team tries to put an end to it, they learn that there is more nightmare to uncover.

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Best Horror-Comedy Movies

The thing about these funny scary movies is that they are still full of suspense. What’s a better combination for a chill movie night at home? Here are some of the best horror-comedy movies on Amazon Prime Video.

 

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

This old ’60s film will still crack you up while still scaring the living hell out of you. The story takes place on a train where a fortuneteller named Dr. Grisly starts reading Tarot cards to his fellow passengers. He tells them about their demise and how they will end up dead and the life stories of the 5 passengers in his cart unfold. One of them, he says, will be haunted by a werewolf, the other has a wife whom he will suspect to be a vampire, and so forth.

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Therapy for a Vampire (2016)

If the title doesn’t get you, just wait what a therapy session for a vampire would actually look like. The vampire, Count von Kozsnom, has been feeling rather depressed. He has lived and been married for 500 years, after all. Wouldn’t life be boring after such a long time? He also has been having feelings for the girlfriend of a painter whom he commissioned to do a portrait of his wife. The vampire is convinced that the painter’s said girlfriend is the true love of his life and he’s been living a lie for so long. Any vampire would need some therapy for that! An excellent choice among Prime Video’s horror comedies.

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The Love Witch (2016)

 

Like most witches, Elaine is desperate to find a mate and she’s been casting love spells to find her man. She starts casting her spells and seducing men into her fabulous Victorian apartment. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately as some would consider, her spells are too strong and now she has a bunch of hopeless-romantic males who wouldn’t leave her alone. When she finally meets “the one,” her despair will lead her to the brink of losing her mind and thus starts her meddling with the darker side.

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Best-Directed Horror Films Ever Made

Amazon Prime Video has been generous enough to include some of the best-directed horror films on their free-to-watch list for Prime members. Here are some of the best horror films on Amazon Prime that have been considered as best-directed both by movie fans and critics.

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
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Would you expect anything less from one of the most acclaimed directors of our time, and in a sci-fi film? Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is considerably one of the all-time alien movie favorites, up there with ET and Twilight Zone! Some sci-fi fans would even call it the best movie ever made about human and alien encounters.

It’s about the story of a simple lineman, Rory, who discovers an unidentified flying object (UFO) and starts experiencing recurring visions that soon becomes an obsession. It garnered eight Oscar nominations and won in the Best Cinematography category.

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The Village (2004)

Directed by M Night Shyamalan, The Village is a thrilling movie to experience but in a terrifying way. Though bordering more on Suspense, The Village is one scary film to watch. Members of a small town have been isolated and have been told not to go out because there are monsters beyond their territory that would attack them. As they confront this terror, a budding love story begins which complicates things even more as one of them tries to cross their borders to seek help.

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

 

Who would forget Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins as Clarice and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, respectively, in this chilling psychological and gruesome thriller? Novice FBI agent, Clarice, is doing her best to make a difference in terms of fighting crime. Much to her surprise, she is sent to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter—a psychiatrist and cannibal who is a highly intelligent master manipulator. Their only goal is to gain insight from him in order to understand and capture another cannibal called Buffalo Bill. Hannibal figures out that Clarice’s desire to be an agent was because of her terrifying past. He plays with her mind, making her doubt herself in the process.

Another exception of free movies on Prime Video on our list, for obvious reasons, The Silence of the Lambs is only available for rent or purchase on the platform. For Amazon movie rentals, you can keep the movie on your device for up to 48 hours once you start watching.

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Why Watch on Amazon Prime Video?

Prime Video is a great streaming service especially if you are an existing Prime member. The best reason to watch movies, shows or documentaries on the platform is because of the many other conveniences of being an Amazon Prime member. After all, a Prime subscription gets you perks like free two-day deliveries and discounted deals. It is also not a secret that more often than not, prices of goods are a lot less expensive than in stores. Plus, they get delivered right at your door!

If you have too much time in your hands and these horror movies aren’t enough to fill it, check out our other top Prime Video movie picks across other genres!

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