Do you want to watch horror? Your best bet is. A mix of world-class classics and fantastic new horror films awaits you. Dim the lights, grab the popcorn and let the horror begin – if you’re brave enough.
Check out some of the best horror offerings on Amazon Prime Video below.
The best horror movies on Prime Video
A Quiet Place Part II (2021)
The sequel to John Krasinski’s breakout hit, A Quiet Place Part II revisits the Abbott family as they are forced to leave their home and journey into the unknown. With a brand new baby, the journey is dangerous and tense as the younger members of the family must step up and take the lead.
The Coherence is a huge favorite here at CNET, and it’s a terrific watch. Not necessarily in the traditional, gory, gruesome sense, but more in terms of concepts. It’s a multiverse movie released before multiverses were cool, and it’s not what you expect. Coherence is the kind of movie you’ll finish and immediately watch again to try to rewire your brain. This is a fantastic achievement. A must watch.
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One of the most famous horror films on this list, Carrie is a cult classic for a reason. Starring Sissy Spacek, the film focuses on the trials of telekinetic teenager Carrie as she confronts a group of violent teenagers, growing pains and family conflicts. It has since spawned a reboot and a musical, but nothing beats the original.
If you like your horror movies sprinkled with a bit of contemporary dance (and who wouldn’t!), then Suspiria is definitely the one for you. It tells the story of a supernatural dance academy run by a group of witches and includes themes such as motherhood, guilt and the abuse of power. An homage to the original 1977 film, Suspiria starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton.
If psychological horror (and just a touch of gore) is your thing, consider checking out The Neon Demon. Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone and Keanu Reeves, the film follows an aspiring model (Fanning) as she tries to make her way in this cutthroat industry – at any cost.
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Like many horror franchises, the Paranormal series has become complete garbage, but the first film remains terrifying. A smart, low-budget indie film based on the idea of using “found footage” from a video camera left running in a house, Paranormal Activity is pure horror to its shocking end.
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This black coming-of-age comedy contains surprisingly visceral gore. Spontaneous follows Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer), two teenagers who fall in love amid a terrifying ordeal: Their classmates begin to spontaneously explode, one by one, at every shocking moment. Unexplained events force teenagers to put aside their worries about the future and focus on living and enjoying the moment. The high concept is handled logically and the romance never gets cheesy. A smart, sharp and often funny excursion.
Paintings from the New World
Released in 1987, Hellraiser is still going strong today. It’s really disturbing and at times downright terrifying. Pinhead is almost iconic as horror villains go. It used to keep me up at night as a kid and just thinking about it gives me goosebumps.
World War Z explored the ramifications of a global disease back in 2013, but in this case the affliction turned the sufferers into mindless zombies. Starring Brad Pitt as former UN investigator Gerry Lane, the film follows the spread and potential cure of this widespread zombie plague.
Paintings from the New World
Children of the Corn (1984)
It would just be wrong to have a horror movie list without something inspired by the works of Stephen King. Children of the Corn is a classic slasher film that features a group of creepy children committing atrocities and killing a supernatural entity that holds power in a small country town. A classic for a reason.
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Sometimes comedy horror is just what you need – not too scary, but not too cold. Sharknado is the perfect combination of absolute ridiculousness combined with light gore. In a world where you can sometimes feel like a small fish in a big pond, why not spend some time watching a group of sharks?
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If you’re looking for a truly impressive zombie movie, look no further. Train To Busan is an action horror about a family stuck on a train in the middle of a terrifying zombie outbreak. Not only is it gripping and intense, but it’s also surprisingly human for a zombie movie. Worth watching!
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