Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime

Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime

Halloween is just around the corner, so why not kickstart the season by streaming the best horror movies on Amazon Prime? For our reader’s convenience, we have listed the full set of the 30 best scary movies available for streaming on Prime Video.

We all know what’s the spookiest time of the year when witches, ghosts, zombies, etc., take over your screens as the mood is set for horror-viewing. And Amazon Prime Video is a great platform offering a vast catalog of horror films that deliver great atmosphere and chills.   

So, get ready for a hair-raising experience with a mixed blend of psychological thrillers, haunted house messes, creepy classics, and modern masterpieces on Prime Video. 

1. Tumbbad (2018) 

  • Release Date: September 9, 2018  
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%
  • Letterboxd: 3.8/5 
  • Directed By: Anand Gandhi, Rahi Anil Barve
  • Leading Stars: Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date-Kelkar

The story, set in Tumbbad in the 1920s, centers on three generations of a family who build a temple for the firstborn of a goddess named Hastar—he who is forbidden to be worshiped—and then suffer the repercussions. Hastar is a dreadful being that has the power to both bless and reward a person with gold money. Additionally, the story highlighted the never-ending greed and the nature of humans.

2. Get Out (2017)  

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  • Release Date: February 24, 2017 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%
  • Letterboxd: 4.2/5 
  • Directed By: Jordan Peele
  • Leading Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

Get Out introduces us to Chris, an African-American guy, and Rose, a Caucasian woman who invites Chris to meet her parents for the first time after they’ve reached the milestone of dating, known as meeting the parents. Chris initially views the family’s overly accommodating behaviors as frantic efforts to deal with their daughter’s interracial romance. However, as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly terrifying disclosures bring him to a realization he could never have foreseen.

3. Metamorphosis (2022) 

  • Release Date: May 9, 2022  
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
  • MyDramaList: 7.5/10  
  • Directed By: Alex Smoot
  • Leading Stars: Christopher Cordell, Scott Hilton, Natasha Krishnan

Metamorphosis is a compelling Indie horror/thriller that is captured on a gorgeous island in upstate New York. The main protagonists of the film are the married couple who tries to fix their marriage and overcome some marital issues while making things back to how they used to be. The husband is slowly going through a disturbing metamorphosis while the wife struggles to hold on to her remaining life.  

4. Train to Busan (2016) 

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  • Release Date: July 22, 2016 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
  • Vudu: 4.5/5 
  • Directed By: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Leading Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Seok-woo, a divorced workaholic, is forced to take his small daughter by train to visit her mother in Busan for her birthday while a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country. However, the Korean government and military are overrun at the same moment by a zombie pandemic. Seok-woo and the other survivors must now figure out how to go to Busan, Korea’s last known safe location, while confined on a train with zombies.

5. Candyman (2021)

  • Release Date: August 27, 2021 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84% 
  • Vudu: 3.9/5 
  • Directed By: Nia DaCosta 
  • Leading Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Candyman (2021) is the sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992), starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony and other leading characters that reprise their roles from the original film. Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now-gentrified Cabrini in the present, many years after the final Cabrini tower was demolished. Anthony learns about the real-life background of Candyman through a fortuitous encounter with an old-timer. Intent on using these grisly details he discovers in his studio as new inspiration for his paintings, he unwittingly unlocks a door to a complicated history that causes him to lose his mind and causes a horrific outburst of violence.

6. A Quiet Place (2018) 

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  • Release Date: April 6, 2018  
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%
  • Letterboxd: 3.7/5 
  • Directed By: John Krasinski
  • Leading Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds

An American post-apocalyptic horror film– A Quite Place, features a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt)  who fight to survive and raise their children in a post-apocalyptic world populated by blind monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. To evade mysterious creatures that hunt by sound, a family must now live in silence. However, being aware that even the smallest murmur or step can result in death. 

7. The Conjuring (2013)

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  • Release Date: July 19, 2013 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%
  • Letterboxd: 3.6/5 
  • Directed By: James Wan
  • Leading Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

In 1970, Carolyn and Roger Perron’s home was visited by paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren. Recently, the Perrons and their five kids moved into a remote farmhouse where a ghostly presence has manifested itself. Despite the manifestations’ initial benign nature, they quickly become frightening, especially after the Warrens learn of the house’s gruesome past.

8. The Lighthouse (2019)

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  • Release Date: October 18, 2019 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%
  • JustWatch: 82% 
  • Directed By: Robert Eggers
  • Leading Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman

Ephraim Winslow and Thomas Wake set foot in a remote and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late 19th-century New England as the wavering cry of the foghorn fill the air. The tight-lipped guys will be forced to put up with each other’s annoying quirks, pent-up animosity, and developing hostility over the ensuing four weeks of backbreaking labor and unfavorable circumstances. The keepers of the pale beacon are then isolated in the already hostile volcanic rock by a fierce and never-ending storm, ushering in a protracted period of ferocious hunger, agonizing pain, frenzied isolation, and terrifying alcohol-induced visions. Now, the uncanny grip of madness becomes stronger. Is there a way out of the mental prison with no walls?

9. Hereditary (2018)  

  • Release Date: June 8, 2018 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%
  • Letterboxd: 4/5 
  • Directed By: Ari Aster
  • Leading Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

The incredible American psychological horror film– Hereditary is a tale about a bereaved family who is plagued by tragic and unsettling events. The family’s secretive grandmother and matriarch of the Graham family passed away, leaving her daughter and grandkids to unravel mysterious and increasingly horrifying secrets about their ancestry.

10. It (2017)

  • Release Date: September 8, 2017 
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%
  • Vudu: 4.4/5 
  • Directed By: Andrés Muschietti
  • Leading Stars: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Wyatt Oleff

An ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s youngsters is about to confront seven teenage outcasts in Derry, Maine, who are about to experience their greatest fear. The friends must overcome their own anxieties by working together over the course of one terrifying summer in order to combat the violent, sadistic clown known as Pennywise.

11. The Invisible Man (2020) 

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  • Release Date: February 24, 2020  
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
  • Letterboxd: 3.5/5 
  • Directed By: Leigh Whannell
  • Leading Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer

An insane scientist named Adrian and his ex-girlfriend Cecilia are the movie’s main characters. Adrian makes a suicide attempt to appear dead, leaving her all of his money. He began to stalk and threaten Cecilia, using his ability to blend in. She soon realizes she is being chased by his ex-boyfriend, who is acting strangely and cannot be seen by anyone else. When Cecilia tells the police her account, they don’t believe her, so she decides to take matters into her own hands in order to defend herself.

12. Last Night in Soho (2021)

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  • Release Date: October 22, 2021   
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10  
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
  • Letterboxd: 3.5/5 
  • Directed By: Edgar Wright
  • Leading Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith

Last Night in Soho portrays an aspiring fashion designer, Eloise, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she inexplicably meets a stunning want singer, Sandie. The allure, though, is not all it seems to be, and the old dreams begin to crumble and fragment into something far darker.

13. The Innocents (2021)

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  • Release Date: May 13, 2022  
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%
  • Letterboxd: 3.6/5 
  • Directed By: Eskil Vogt
  • Leading Stars: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf 

During the summer break, four kids become close friends and learn that they each possess secret abilities that are concealed from adults. Their harmless play turns dark as they test their newfound talents in the neighboring playgrounds and woodlands, but strange things start to happen.

14. Midsommar (2019)  

  • Release Date: July 3, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83%
  • Letterboxd: 3.8/5 
  • Directed By: Ari Aster
  • Leading Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren 

Midsommar– A folk horror film plots a story of a dysfunctional couple Dani and Christian, who travels to Sweden with their friends to celebrate the famed midsummer festival in a friend’s small town, but what starts as a peaceful retreat quickly turns into a weird competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

15. Nope (2022)

  • Release Date: July 22, 2022  
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82% 
  • Fandango: 68% 
  • Directed By: Jordan Peele 
  • Leading Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea

Ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to record video evidence of an unexplained flying object with the aid of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst after random items fall from the sky. At the same time, the adjacent theme park owner tries to profit from the mysterious, supernatural phenomenon.

16. The Black Phone (2021)

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  • Release Date: June 24, 2022
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%
  • Letterboxd: 3.5/5
  • Directed By: Scott Derrickson
  • Leading Stars: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Ethan Hawke

The gripping tale of The Grabber, a child killer who abducts young boys in broad daylight and never lets them see them again, is told in the suspenseful horror film The Black Phone. The Grabber’s next captive is a smart 13-year-old boy named Finney Shaw, who is imprisoned in a soundproof basement. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts to ring, he rapidly realizes that he can hear the voices of The Grabber’s previous victims.

17. Mad God (2021)

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  • Release Date: June 16, 2022   
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
  • Letterboxd: 3.8/5 
  • Directed By: Phil Tippett
  • Leading Stars: Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda 

The world’s foremost stop-motion animator, Phil Tippett, created the nightmare underworld of the Assassin, which is filled with tortured souls, abandoned cities, and dreadful monstrosities.

18. The Witch (2015) 

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  • Release Date: October 18, 2015   
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%
  • Letterboxd: 3.9/5 
  • Directed By: Robert Eggers 
  • Leading Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

A farmer, his wife, and their children in New England experience dread and sorrow when their youngest son Samuel mysteriously disappears. The oldest daughter, Thomasin, who was minding the boy at the time of his abduction, is held responsible by the family. Twins Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of practicing witchcraft as their suspicions and paranoia grow, putting the clan’s faith, devotion, and love for one another to the test.

19. Ready or Not (2019) 

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  • Release Date: August 21, 2019  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88% 
  • Letterboxd: 3.6/5 
  • Directed By: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
  • Leading Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien

Samara Weaving depicted the role of Grace, a bride who is forced to take part in a terrifying game on her wedding night by her eccentric new in-laws. Grace must now hide from sunrise till dusk while her new in-laws use rifles, crossbows, and other weapons to pursue her. However, grace quickly discovers a method to turn the tables on her unlovable relatives as she struggles mightily to survive the night. 

20. Us (2019)

  • Release Date: March 22, 2019  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
  • Letterboxd: 3.7/5 
  • Directed By: Jordan Peele
  • Leading Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Adelaide Wilson visits her childhood beachfront home with her husband, son, and daughter. Adelaide, who is plagued by a horrible memory from her past, becomes more worried. Four masked strangers attack the home, turning the Wilsons’ greatest fears into reality and putting them in a fight for survival. Each attacker assumes the appearance of one of them when the masks are removed.

21. It Follows (2014)

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  • Release Date: March 27, 2015  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
  • Letterboxd: 3.6/5 
  • Directed By: David Robert Mitchell
  • Leading Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto

Jay (Maika Monroe) is a 19-year-old young girl who came into a relationship with Hugh. After dating, she had a sexual encounter with Jay that made her life upside down as she started to experience strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, was following her. In addition, Jay learned that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse transferred from the victim to victim via sexual intercourse. With this hurdle, Jay and her friends must discover a way to escape the horrors that appear to be only a few steps behind. 

22. Saint maud (2019)

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  • Release Date: January 29, 2021   
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
  • Letterboxd: 3.5/5 
  • Directed By: Rose Glass
  • Leading Stars: Morfydd Clark, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jennifer Ehle

Maud is a young, introverted nurse who, after a mysterious event, is moved by an impressionable personality to seek a holy life of Christian devotion. Maud is now in charge of Amanda, a retired dancer who is dying of cancer. Maud’s intense religion soon prompts an obsessional conviction that she must prevent her ward from going to hell, no matter what the cost. 

23. Suspiria (2018)

  • Release Date: January 1, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 65%
  • Letterboxd: 3.8/5 
  • Directed By: Luca Guadagnino 
  • Leading Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

Susie Bannion, a young American dancer, arrives in Berlin in the 1970s to try out for the prestigious Helena Markos Dance Co. The lady she replaces soars to the position of a lead dancer but breaks down and declares the company’s female leaders to be witches. As they explore the studio’s secret underground chambers, a curious psychotherapist and a member of the troupe unearth dark and terrible mysteries.

24. X (2022)  

  • Release Date: March 18, 2022  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
  • Letterboxd: 3.6/5 
  • Directed By: Ti West
  • Leading Stars: Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Mia Goth

X is a 2022 slasher film that features a cast and a group of young actors who set out to film a pornographic movie in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly couple catches them in the act, the cast is forced to battle for their lives. 

25. Host (2020)

  • Release Date: December 4, 2020  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%
  • Shudder: 4.3/5 
  • Directed By: Rob Savage 
  • Leading Stars: Haley Bishop, Radina Drandova, Jemma Moore

The Host is a horror mystery that revolves around six friends who, during the lockdown, hire a medium to have a seance through Zoom, but as things swiftly go awry, they get much more than they paid for. They start to fear they might not make it through the night when an evil spirit begins to invade their homes.

26. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

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  • Release Date: April 13, 2018 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91% 
  • Letterboxd: 3.4/5 
  • Directed By: Jung Bum-shik
  • Leading Stars: Wi Ha-Jun, Park Sung-Hun, Lee Seung-Wook

A few people are recruited by an internet broadcaster to participate in their “experience the horror” play at Gonjiam. They will investigate the eerie asylum while streaming it live on the program. The hosts of the show play pranks on the visitors to draw in more viewers, but things turn out to be awful when they are inside the location, where tortured souls may actually be hiding in the shadows.

27. Scream (2022)

  • Release Date: January 14, 2022 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
  • Vudu: 4.2/5 
  • Directed By: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
  • Leading Stars: Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega

In order to resurrect secrets from the town’s bloody past, a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and starts targeting a group of teens 25 years after a string of grisly killings stunned the quiet town of Woodsboro, California.

28. Psycho Goreman (2021)

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  • Release Date: January 22, 2021
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
  • Shudder: 4.3/5 
  • Directed By: Steven Kostanski
  • Leading Stars: Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Matthew Ninaber

Unknowingly resurrecting an ancient alien overlord who was imprisoned on Earth millions of years ago following an aborted effort to end the universe is what siblings Mimi and Luke do. They give the wicked being the moniker Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and utilize the magical necklace they found to make him comply with their petty demands. Within a short period of time, PG’s reappearance attracts the attention of cosmic allies and adversaries from all corners of the universe, and a rogues’ gallery of extraterrestrial combatants gather in a small-town suburb to engage in warfare for the galaxy’s survival.

29. Malignant (2021) 

  • Release Date: September 10, 2021  
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
  • 4/10 
  • Directed By: James Wan
  • Leading Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young

Abused Madison awakens in a Seattle hospital twenty-seven long years after the horrible Simion Research Hospital incident. Madison’s mysterious background gradually comes to light, confusing both herself and the local investigators as numbing visions of murder increasingly interfere with her ability to lead a regular life. Are these blatantly brutal murders the reason for Madison’s disordered mind? 

30. The Empty Man (2020)

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  • Release Date: October 23, 2020 
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%
  • Letterboxd: 3.2/5 
  • Directed By: David Prior
  • Leading Stars: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root

This epic American supernatural horror film follows an ex-cop who is searching for a missing girl; during his investigation, he stumbles onto a clandestine society that is trying to conjure a horrific otherworldly being.

Final Words!

Voila! Now you can enjoy streaming your favorite horror movies without scrolling through a hundred movies in search of only the best ones. Instead, we’ve only sorted out the top-class movies loved and rated by critics and audiences. 

We hope you’ll like our top-listed horror movies on Amazon Prime that you can stream by visiting the official website of Prime Video!  However, if you encounter difficulty accessing those movies in your home region, check out the best VPNs for Amazon Prime