The Best Horror Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime Right Now

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If you consider yourself a horror fan and don’t presently have an Amazon Prime subscription, you are doing yourself a disservice. There are thousands upon thousands of titles available, and a great number of them come from the genre involving monsters and mayhem – many of which are considered to be the best horror movies ever made.

So, which of the best movies on Amazon Prime can be considered the best in horror? We assume you came to this article looking for the answer to that question, and we are happy to provide you with this list of titles that you can watch instantly!

M3GAN holds Cady's mouth closed in conflict in M3GAN.

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M3GAN (2023)

An engineer (played by Get Out’s Allison Williams) develops a life-like, AI-generated doll for her recently orphaned niece (played by Violet McGraw), only to discover this new friend has a tendency to be not so friendly. 

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: We named the unrated version of one of Blumhouse’s greatest surprises in recent memory, M3GAN, one of the best horror movies of 2023 and, luckily, that is the version that is available on Amazon Prime.

Stream M3GAN on Amazon Prime.

Hannah Fierman in V/H/S

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V/H/S (2012)

Thieves searching for a valuable videocassette in a decrepit house are subjected to strange footage involving a young trio’s disastrous night of debauchery, a possibly haunted woman video-chatting with her boyfriend, and more.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: A film that combines the concept of found footage with the structure of an anthology horror movie to great effect is V/H/S, which spawned an ongoing franchise that has only gotten weirder, but (arguably) never better than the original.

Stream V/H/S on Amazon Prime.

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Cube (1998)

A group of strangers wake up inside a heavily booby-trapped maze and must work together to find a safe way out. 

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: No film better demonstrates co-writer and director Vincenzo Natali’s mastery of claustrophobic horror like his feature-length debut, Cube – a movie that Saw fans will love for its high-concept deadly traps.

Stream Cube on Amazon Prime.

Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

A health inspector (played by Donald Sutherland) and others struggle to avoid detection when they become some of the last people in San Francisco not replaced by emotionless, otherworldly duplicates.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Out of the many Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies we have seen, Philip Kaufman’s adaptation of Jack Finney’s seminal short story might be best for its absolutely chilling take on themes of paranoia and conformity and unsettling practical effects.

Stream Invasion of the Body Snatchers on Amazon Prime.

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House On Haunted Hill (1959)

A wealthy eccentric challenges a group of strangers to spend a single night in a spooky old house for a large monetary prize.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Not to be confused with The Haunting of Hill House, director William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill is one of the horror movie icon Vincent Price’s most essential and fun thrillers, which was later remade with Geoffrey Rush in 1999.

Stream House on Haunted Hill on Amazon Prime.

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Murder Party (2007)

After coming across an invitation to a costume party, a man (played by Chris Sharp) finds himself spending Halloween night with a group of artists with ambitions of deadly proportions.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Before unsettling us with bleak, earnest thrillers like Blue Ruin and Green Room, writer and director Jeremy Saulnier made his feature film debut with the hilariously over-the-top Murder Party.

Stream Murder Party on Amazon Prime.

Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell as Lee and Maren in Bones And All

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Bones And All (2022)

A pair of young road trippers (played by Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell) bond over their shared, unusual appetites in the early 1980s.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Chalamet reunites with Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino for another gripping period drama about forbidden love, but of a more viscerally shocking and grotesque sort, with Bones and All.

Stream Bones and All on Amazon Prime. 

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Smile (2022)

A therapist (played by Sosie Bacon) fears she may be on the brink of losing her sanity – or her life – after witnessing a traumatic event in her office.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Following in the footsteps of her father (Friday the 13th star Kevin Bacon), Sosie Bacon makes a stellar debut as the lead of writer and director Parker Finn’s Smile – one of the best horror movies of 2022 and one of the genre’s most pleasant surprises from that year.

Stream Smile on Amazon Prime.

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Saw (2004)

Two strangers (played by Cary Elwes and Leigh Whannell) find themselves trapped and chained up inside a dirty bathroom, where the reasons for their respective kidnappings turn out to be connected.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: While the Saw movies would eventually become most famous for Jigsaw’s increasingly elaborate death traps, the first installment of the franchise is a clever brain teaser that made writer Whannell and director James Wan instant heroes of the genre. 

Stream Saw on Amazon Prime.

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The Collector (2009)

Desperate for money, a thief-turned-repairman (played by Josh Stewart) plans a seemingly simple burglary job at his wealthy new employers’ house, only to fall prey to the increasingly elaborate traps of a sadistic killer who has trapped the resident family inside.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: One of the best movies that fans of the Saw movies should check out is The Collector – writer and director Marcus Dunstan’s brutal, subversive take on the home invasion thriller.

Stream The Collector on Amazon Prime.

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Absentia (2011)

Several years after her brother-in-law went missing, a recovering addict (played by Katie Parker) begins to discover the shocking truth behind the disappearance.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Fans of Mike Flanagan’s movies and TV shows who have not seen the sadly underappreciated Absentia are missing out on one of the filmmaker’s most heartbreaking and horrifying titles.

Stream Absentia on Amazon Prime.

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Hell House LLC (2015)

Interviews with surviving witnesses and raw footage captured by the victims exposes the mysteries surrounding a small-town haunted house attraction and chronicles the events leading to its ill-fated opening night. 

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: There are many great found footage thrillers on Amazon Prime, but my personal favorite of the bunch (and of all time) is easily writer and director Stephen Cognetti’s Hell House LLC for its dread-inducing pace, indelibly creepy imagery, and remarkably convincing writing and performances.

Stream Hell House LLC on Amazon Prime.

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Train To Busan (2016) 

When a train en route to southeastern Korea suddenly becomes overridden with fast-moving, aggressive, flesh-eating corpses, a divorced, workaholic father (played by Gong Yoo) and his daughter (played by Su-an Kim) must band together with the few living passengers left in a desperate fight to survive.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Co-writer and director Sang-ho Yeon managed to create one of the most refreshingly unique and particularly realistic zombie movies of its time with Train to Busan, which is also one of the best Asian horror movies in more recent years.

Stream Train To Busan on Amazon Prime.

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Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil (2010)

A horrifying misunderstanding leads a pair of well-meaning hillbillies (played by Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine) to be feared as crazed killers by a group of young campers who stumble upon their mountainside cabin.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: By reimagining the creepy redneck stranger who commonly appears in classic ‘80s slasher movies as a misunderstood, unlikely hero, Eli Craig made one of the best horror-comedy movies in recent years out of his clever and endlessly gory feature-length directorial debut, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Stream Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil on Amazon Prime

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Hellraiser (1987)

A young woman (played by Ashely Laurence) discovers that her stepmother (played by Clare Higgins) and her uncle (played by Sean Chapman) are lovers who are part of a conspiracy involving murder, a strange puzzle box, and a group of sadomasochistic mutants from another dimension.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Horror maestro Clive Barker made his directorial debut with the disturbing cautionary romance, Hellraiser – an adaptation of his own novella that introduced one of the most iconic horror movie villains, who came to be known as Pinhead (Doug Bradley).

Stream Hellraiser on Amazon Prime

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Let The Right One In (2008)

After a lonely boy (played by Kåre Hedebrant) finally finds someone his age to call a friend (played by Lina Leandersson), he soon discovers that she is not really his age at all and has been hiding other bizarre and dangerous secrets from him in 1980s Sweden.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, director Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In is unlike any other great vampire movie ever made in how it also works as a moving tale of young love and the power of friendship amid its bloodier and more devastating moments.

Stream Let The Right One In on Amazon Prime.

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Saint Maud (2021)

A young Welsh nurse (played by Morfydd Clark) desperately seeking redemption believes she has found her chance when she is assigned to care for a terminally ill dancer (played by Jennifer Ehle) and decides to pass her newfound religious beliefs onto her.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Not everything is quite as it seems in writer and director Rose Glass’ A24-produced thriller, Saint Maud, which is considered one of 2021’s best horror films for its masterful pacing, thought-provoking commentary on faith, Clark’s stellar performance, and the film’s startling final moment.

Stream Saint Maud on Amazon Prime.

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Suspiria (2018)

A remake of the Dario Argento-directed classic, the film centers on a young American woman (Dakota Johnson) who is accepted into an elite dance company in Berlin. What she doesn’t know is that the academy is operated by a coven of witches, and it’s a truth she must discover before it is too late.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Most missed out on Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria when it was in theaters, and that’s a shame because it is a twisty, mysterious, and chilling thriller that features an absolutely remarkable and jaw-dropping conclusion.

Stream Suspiria on Amazon Prime.

The zombies in Night of the Living Dead.

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

When a mysterious incident results in the dead coming back to life with cannibalistic urges, a group of random survivors gather together in a farmhouse while waiting for any kind of rescue. They board up the house to try and protect themselves from the infectious flesh-eating ghouls but, while trying to survive, discover that the evils of the world aren’t just limited to the monsters outside.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Do you really need to be sold on a George Romero zombie movie? Night of the Living Dead is a film that essentially invented an entirely new horror subgenre, and is shockingly still as deeply affecting today as it was in the late 1960s.

Stream Night of the Living Dead on Amazon Prime.

There are many great horror movies to be found on many different streaming platforms. However, the titles above might be enough to convince you to make Amazon Prime Video your prime location for a good scare.

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