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 clicked on this article looking for the answer to that question, and we are happy to provide you with this list of 13 titles that you can watch instantly!

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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.

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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 (Gong Yoo) and his daughter (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.

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

After disastrous events force them to flee their home, a recently widowed woman (Emily Blunt) and her family search for shelter and solace in a post-apocalyptic world where silence keeps you alive.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: As an intense continuation of the strong family story from its predecessor and clever expansion of its universe, writer and director John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II earns the right to be called a nearly perfect horror movie sequel.

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Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil (2010)

A horrifying misunderstanding leads a pair of well-meaning hillbillies (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

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Hellraiser (1987)

A young woman (Ashely Laurence) discovers that her stepmother (Clare Higgins) and her uncle (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).

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Let The Right One In (2008)

After a lonely boy (Kåre Hedebrant) finally finds someone his age to call a friend (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.

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V/H/S (2012)

When a group of petty thieves break into a house to search for a particular videotape, they find many to choose from, each of which contain footage of something very unordinary and extremely disturbing.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: At a time when the found footage subgenre was at an all-time high in popularity, but anthology horror movies were not as prevalent, future indie horror heroes like Adam Wingard, Ti West, and Radio Silence combined the two with the first of the V/H/S movies, which I still regard as the best of the long-running franchise so far.

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Paranormal Activity (2009)

In an effort to capture evidence of the strange things happening in their home, a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) set up a camera in the bedroom, which not only gives them the verification they sought, but also worsens the situation.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: About a decade after The Blair Witch Project brought the found footage concept to the mainstream, director Oren Peli gave the subgenre a major boost in popularity with Paranormal Activity – a low-budget word-of-mouth hit that was convincing and effectively frightening enough to spawn a franchise featuring six sequels so far.

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Saint Maud (2021)

A young Welsh nurse (Morfydd Clark) desperately seeking redemption believes she has found her chance when she is assigned to care for a terminally ill dancer (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 startling final moment.

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[REC] (2008)

After following a crew of firemen to the site of an emergency, a TV reporter (Manuela Velasco), her cameraman (Pablo Rosso), and others become trapped inside an apartment complex where the tenants have fallen prey to a strange and deadly virus.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: Before found footage horror movies really began to take off in America, co-writer and co-directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza made the Spanish-language thriller, [REC], which many fans of the subgenre believe is one of the scariest yet for its claustrophobic setting, terrifying twists, and amazing creature design.

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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.

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Pet Sematary (1989)

A family (Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl) moves to a small town in Maine where they settle into a new house near a mysterious pet cemetery that is said to bring the dead back to life. When a great tragedy occurs, there is extreme temptation to try and rectify things with the mystical burying ground, but as the characters discover, sometimes dead is better.

Why it is one of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime: You could watch the remake of Pet Semetary, but in the eyes of many, this adaptation of Stephen King’s dark classic (written by King himself) is the superior feature and still provides serious scares more than 30 years after its release.

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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 gathers 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.

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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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