ENTERTAINMENT,  HORROR,  LIFESTYLE

30+ of the Best Horror Movies & Shows on Amazon Prime to Watch Right Now

Are you looking for the best horror movies on Amazon Prime? Here are the best (and up-to-date) horror movies and shows currently streaming on Prime!

best horror movies on amazon prime

There is a rather large selection of movies on Amazon Prime so I’ve narrowed this list down as much as possible to the best horror movies on Amazon Prime. I also only included movies that are free with Amazon Prime. As things change monthly, I will keep this list up to date as often as possible.

Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime

1. A Quiet Place II

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence.

2. Halloween (1978)

The Original. The Classic. Michael Myers murdered his sister and was sentenced to a mental hospital. Fifteen years later he escapes to return to Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

3. Candyman (2021)

The housing projects of Cabrini Green neighborhood have been terrorized by a killer. Now, Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend have moved into a luxury loft in a now-gentrified area. An encounter with a resident exposes Anthony to the story behind Candyman.

4. Carrie (2013)

Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is a shy, friendless girl sheltered by her overly religious mother who seeks revenge on her cruel classmates via her telekinetic powers when they humiliate her at the Senior Prom.

5. Children of the Corn

You’ll never look at a cornfield the same way again…or children? A couple wanders into a small town populated only by children, followers of a sinister young preacher. Soon the couple is fleeing the youthful fanatics, who want to sacrifice them to their demonic deity.

A young couple (Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2, and Peter Horton, thirtysomething) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields. Based on the classic short story by Stephen King.

6. Eaten Alive

Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, disfigured psychotic Judd (Neville Brand) manages a sleazy, decaying motel. Upon learning that one of his guests is a prostitute, he promptly impales her with a pitchfork and tosses her to the crocodile that stalks the nearby waters. This is just the first in a series of slayings, and, as the croc’s belly begins to bulge with victims, people grow suspicious. Outsiders begin to poke around the motel, but Judd simply sees them as more treats for his pet.

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7. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

The cult-movie TV hostess (Cassandra Peterson) inherits an old New England house, a poodle, and a black-magic cookbook.

8. Ginger Snaps

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger’s first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger’s wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself.

9. Hellraiser (1987)

In the classic Hellraiser, Kirsty Cotton’s family moves into an ancestral home and is terrorized by the resurrected corpse of her uncle, who requires the flesh of innocent victims to stay alive.

10. Hell House LLC

On October 8th, 2009 a haunted house attraction opened its doors to the public in upstate New York. The entire crew was found dead, except for one. Five years later a documentary crew found her and the video footage from inside the house.

11. Jennifer’s Body

Notoriously dismissed when it was released largely due to the reputation of star Megan Fox, this Diablo Cody-penned horror-comedy has become a cult hit in the last decade or so. Fox stars as a high school girl who gets possessed by a demon and ends up killing her male classmates. It took a long time for audiences to catch on to the female empowerment themes in a movie that now feels like it was ahead of its time.

12. My Friend Dahmer

The true, haunting story of young Jeffrey Dahmer — the shy adolescent in high school who becomes a notorious serial killer years later.

13. Night of the Living Dead

The radiation from a fallen satellite causes the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food.

14. Tucker & Dale vs Evil

A group of college students mistake these two personable country folk for murderers in the comedy horror movie.

15. Nosferatu the Vampyre

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula’s castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off men’s blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan’s wife, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague… An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.

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16. Winchester

Sarah Winchester (Dame Helen Mirren) settled in her California mansion believes the souls of the people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle are haunting her.

17. Open Water

Most of the movies in this guide are about killers and victims, but this survival story is a different kind of horror. Loosely based on a true story, it’s the tale of a couple who end up stranded miles from shore after a scuba diving trip goes very wrong. Then they learn they’re not alone in the water. Made for just over $100k, it became a smash hit after its Sundance premiere, leading to a worldwide release that netted over $55 million.

18. Cujo

Based on the Stephen King 1981 novel, Cujo is about a St. Bernard who contracts rabies and terrorizes the local town.

19. Stake Land

After a plague turns America into a realm of vampires, a hunter (Nick Damici) of the depraved creatures travels cross-country with an orphan (Connor Paolo) he rescued, searching for a safe haven.

20. Suspiria

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

21. The Collector

Desperate for money to pay off a debt, a man targets a wealthy family’s home and plans to break in and steal a valuable gem. He soon learns that he picked the wrong night to carry out his plans, for a masked madman has gotten there first, imprisoned the family, and lined the mansion with deadly traps.

22. Spell

Under the influence of black magic, Omari Hardwick (Marquis T. Woods) attempts to save his family from a sacrificial ritual by a Hoodoo practitioner before the rise of the blood moon. Evil has its roots.

23. The Silence of the Lambs

Clarice Starling (Jodi Foster), a young FBI trainee haunted by her past, risks her life in an attempt to save a missing woman from certain death. The desperate, deadly search for a killer forces Clarice to face her deepest fears as she must interview a convicted killer, Doctor Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lechter (Anthony Hopkins), a monstrous but brilliant psychiatrist who can lead her to the murderer.

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24. Train to Busan

Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.

25. We Need To Talk About Kevin

In this Golden Globe-nominated psychological thriller, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton plays Eva, the mother of the evil Kevin (Ezra Miller). Eva contends with her clueless husband (John C. Reilly) and her son’s malevolent ways, as the narrative builds to a chilling and unforgettable climax.

26. Watcher

Julia (Maika Monroe) is a young American woman who just moved to Bucharest with her husband. After spotting a neighbor across the street watching her, she suspects they may be the local serial killer that has been decapitating women.

Best Horror Shows on Amazon Prime

27. Lore

One of my favorite podcast turned shows is an Amazon original. Both seasons of Lore tell a handful of real-life stories that illustrate the origins of some of our world’s spookiest legends and events. Narration combined with live-action recreations present tales of vampirism, grave-robbing, werewolves, and more.

28. American Horror Story

American Horror Story is a long-running horror show – arguably the best horror tv show? AHS is an anthology horror drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season has a different theme, but as you find out, they’re somehow connected from season to season. Many of the same cast returns each season but as different characters. One of my favorite seasons? Coven (season 3) was filmed in New Orleans.

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best horror movies on amazon prime
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best horror movies on amazon prime
best horror movies on amazon prime
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Ashley Hubbard is a writer, photographer, and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's not searching out the strange and unusual things in life, she's searching out vegan food and is passionate about sustainability, animal rights, and social justice.

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