25+ 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!
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. The Black Phone (2022)
A boy is kidnapped by a local serial killer and discovers an old phone in the soundproof basement that allows him to communicate with the killer’s previous victims.
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. Orphan: First Kill (2022)
After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy.
5. Children of the Corn (1984)
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. World War Z (2013)
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world to find answers to help stop a deadly zombie pandemic that is decimating armies and threatens to destroy humanity itself.
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. Paranormal Activity (2007)
After moving into their new suburban home, a couple becomes tormented nightly by a demonic presence that refuses to leave them alone.
12. My Friend Dahmer (2017)
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 (1968)
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 (2011)
A group of college students mistake these two personable country folk for murderers in the comedy horror movie.
15. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
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.
16. Firestarter (2022)
Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Firestarter follows a young girl as she tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind.
17. Open Water (2003)
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. The Purge (2013)
During the one night a year where crime is legal in the United States, A wealthy family must fight for their lives to make it through the night after their home is attacked.
19. Stake Land (2011)
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.
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 (2009)
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 (2020)
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 Invisible Man (2020)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) stars as Cecilia, a women who fears she is being haunted by the presence of her abusive ex husband who took his own life.
24. Train to Busan (2016)
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 (2011)
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.
Best Horror Shows on Amazon Prime
27. Lore (2017)
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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