The 10 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime Right Now
Streaming services offer a wide variety of movies, but sometimes, nothing else but horror will do. If you’ve gotten your fill of spooky content from Netflix, check out these 10 films currently available on Amazon Prime that are guaranteed to send a chill down your spine.
1. Midsommar (2019)
Strange things are afoot for Florence Pugh, who takes a trek with her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) and friends for the Swedish midsummer festival. While the locals are initially hospitable, their underlying intentions soon take a dark turn.
2. The Ring (2002)
Naomi Watts is a journalist puzzled by a rash of strange deaths in her town. She soon discovers they're all tied to a mysterious VHS tape that purportedly kills anyone who watches it in exactly seven days.
3. The Collector (2009)
A simple heist goes awry when a burglar (Josh Stewart) picks the wrong house. Once inside, he's confronted with finishing the job or rescuing the victims of a maniac.
4. Wishmaster (1997)
Andrew Divoff hams it up in this gory practical effects bonanza that mines black humor from its central conceit. After being unleashed, the Wishmaster (Divoff) makes wishes come true--in literal, painful ways.
5. The Wicker Man (1973)
Forget the campy Nicolas Cage remake. The 1973 original is a chilling exercise in slow-burn suspense as Edward Woodward (The Equalizer) investigates the disappearance of a young girl on a small Scottish island and discovers its inhabitants are up to no good. Christopher Lee co-stars.
6. Hellraiser (1987)
Clive Barker directs his own adaptation of his short story "The Hellbound Heart." A seemingly normal domestic family comes under the rule of Pinhead (Doug Bradley) after their uncle unleashes a particularly nasty corner of hell under their roof.
7. Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Disclaimer: Only one segment in this made-for-television anthology is worth watching, but it’s a killer. Karen Black stars in three stories, all penned by Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone), with the third, “Amelia,” the standout. As the title character, Black is a single woman under the thumb of an overbearing mother and hoping to further a relationship with a history professor. She buys an African artifact as a gift for him, then spends the next 25 minutes running for her life when it gains sentience.
8. The Stuff (1985)
Larry Cohen wrote and directed this darkly comedic horror film about sentient goo that proves to be a hit in the dessert aisle of grocery stores nationwide. Too bad consumers have an adverse reaction to it, causing a panic.
9. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Two Americans (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) decide to trek through the moors in Yorkshire when a beast attacks. Dunne dies; Naughton slowly realizes he's turning into a werewolf. This classic from John Landis (Coming to America) is the rare horror-comedy that handles both genres with equal skill. The transformation scene is worth the (free) price of admission alone.
10. Phantasm (1979)
Angus Scrimm makes his mark as a horror icon in this nightmare from director Don Coscarelli about two brothers who discover a local funeral home isn't what it seems. Amazon Prime is streaming a newly-remastered version in all its blood-splattering glory.