Netflix gets a lot of hype but today I want to focus on Amazon Prime. An underrated service in my humble opinion and lately I’ve been thoroughly enjoying delving into a bunch of things on Amazon Prime, from Desperate Housewives to New Amsterdam. But as it’s October and Halloween (aka the best time of year) is approaching, I want to share some horror movies on Amazon Prime that I think you should watch this Halloween!
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I love horror. And thriller. And anything dark and creepy that’s going to leave me scared to go to the bathroom at night on my own. And I can imagine I’m not the only one that likes that exciting thrill of being scared. Sadly, I do struggle with scary films sometimes because I’ve seen so many, not much scares or shocks me anymore. I’m always looking for new releases and you can find a ton of upcoming horror movies at hellhorror.com.
But there’s definitely more to horror than your bog standard jump scares. It’s also the psychological elements that I love too. The way certain movies with a dark or disturbing premise can really get in your head. Considering I suffered from extreme anxiety for almost a decade, it’s kinda weird that I like those sort of things!
So onto the post. If you’re planning a cozy night in or a movie night this Halloween and are ready to delve into some scary, thrilling or chilling movies, this is the post for you! However, if you use Amazon Prime, you’ll know that movies on there aren’t free forever so at some point in the future, you may have to rent the 10 horror movies on amazon prime I’m going to mention in this post. But they’re so good, they’re well worth it!
10 horror movies on Amazon Prime to watch this Halloween:
The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige is one of my favourite ever films and you know me, I’m a big reader. It’s also based on a book. Which is VERY good. And very creepy. Like most adaptations, the film does alter some things but as it’s own entity, it’s a fantastic watch that combined Sci-Fi with magic and drama. Perhaps not a horror but definitely one worth watching this Halloween!
Mama is a creepy as crap film starring Jessica Chastain from the director of Pan’s Labrinth and is about a young couple who take in their two nieces who have just lost their parents. Only to find that a sinister entity seems to be latched on to their family – called Mama. A very good choice for a horror movie to watch this Halloween!
A very similar concept to the book, They Both Die At the End but just way creepier and not at all heart-warming. Countdown is about an app that can tell you the exact moment you’re going to die. A young nurse downloads it and find she only has 3 days left to live. I didn’t find this one scary but I did like the concept. Also, if you’ve seen YOU on Netflix, you’ll recognize the main actress.
If you want a PROPER mind-f*** of a film, this is the one for you! This is a completely mind-bending Sci-Fi Thriller about alternate realities. So if you’re anything like me and find that sort of thing utterly fascinating, then this would be a good choice for you! Not scary but definitely creepy and weird – which is still good for Halloween!
The Meg (2018)
I have to tend to all my peeps and their preferences so although this one is far from your typical horror, it’s still pretty scary! It’s definitely no Jaws but The Meg is a decent Thriller that will definitely leave you not wanting to hang your feet over the end of the bed at night. Although if you’re scared of sharks, I definitely wouldn’t recommend this one!
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Ah, you can’t have Halloween without a bit of Anthony Hopkins and Hannibal, can you? If you haven’t seen Silence of the Lambs yet, make a point to watch it this Halloween as it’s an absolute classic and has some great sequels to it as well (including Red Dragon which is brilliant!) Anthony Hopkins is completely mesmerizing in this film. And not in a good way!
Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Want one of the cheesy horror movies on Amazon Prime to watch this Halloween? Cabin in the Woods would be my choice! I feel like this is a bit of a marmite film. My boyfriend thought it was absolute rubbish but I actually really enjoyed it and thought the concept was interesting. You’ll have to find out for yourself though and add this to your Halloween watch list!
Patient Zero (2018)
If you want a film that suits how this ridiculous year has gone, then Patient Zero is a good choice. A pandemic Thriller about humankind who are battling with super strength, super angry creatures who carry a viral super-strain. And as the title suggests, they want to find patient zero. If you’re a bit sensitive towards everything that’s happened this year, I’d suggest perhaps giving this one a miss too!
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Everyone’s heard of Paranormal Activity and you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it but you can’t deny that it’s mega creepy and really cleverly done. I get super hooked on these films. I think it’s just the “normal” aspect to them. Although as far as I’m aware, just the first one is available on Amazon Prime, I’d recommend delving into the whole franchise because the story-line gets very interesting!
The Shining (1980)
And finally, I couldn’t have a list like this without including the King himself, Mr Jack Nicholson in The Shining. If you’ve not seen The Shining, it’s definitely another classic to watch this Halloween. There really is no other time to watch this movie. It’s like… against the law.
Have you seen any of these movies? What will you be watching this Halloween?
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I would definitely watch em!! 👍
Halloween is over yet I’m still here. Thanks for the great recommendations. Looking forward to watch all of it.
Haha, there’s never a wrong time to watch horror!
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The Meg was awesome – great list!
Great recommendations! There are several I haven’t seen. This Halloween I’m watching Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses.
I haven’t seen that one!
I’ve only seen The Shining and Silence of the Lambs out of this list. The others sound good so I’ll have to look for them. Happy Halloween.
Hope you enjoy the others! You too! xxx
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I’ve seen most of these. ❤ I still need to show my boyfriend Mama!
Such a creepy film!
Kinda want to check out Patient Zero, kind of want to leave everything remotely similar to this year alone at the same time. I totally agree with you that Prime is underrated in terms of options available but I do find Netflix easier to navigate when I’m looking for something new x
Haha that was my dilemma too tbh! 😂😂
Ah… I need to catch some of these. I love Mama and Paranormal Activity but I’ve definitely missed a few. Sometimes I forget about Amazon Prime!
Hope you can watch some of these before Halloween!
Omg this is the biggest reminder to me that I desperately need to watch The Meg!! I’ve been meaning to ever since it came out, and I have yet to do so :’)
Hope you enjoy it!
I was just thinking the other day how I wanted to watch some horror films this weekend in the run-up to Halloween so this post has come at the perfect time! I’d not considered Amazon Prime but it seems like they’ve got some really great films to choose from xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
They have! Definitely an underrated platform! Enjoy!
These sound like great movies. I’m too much of a wimp to watch horrors haha!
As a fellow horror watcher I have seen all of these 😂 like you I think I’m at the point where I have watched so many now not much can scare me, but there are some films sometimes that do make you feel a bit “wow” 😂 This is a great list though! I love Silence of the Lambs xx
I’m literally exactly the same. I’m DESPERATE to be scared but nothing scares me 😂😂
Love this list! I’m a huge horror fan, so this is for me. I actually once dressed up as Clarice from Silence of the Lambs to a Halloween dinner (moth painted on my lips and everything) and my date was Hannibal.
Oh my gosh that’s SO cool!!!
Ohhh there’s some fab suggestions here. I loved Silence of the lambs. Such a brilliant movie. I don’t like horrors personally.
That’s a shame!
This is such a great post, was looking for some good horror movie list for Halloween, I’m definitely going to try one of them from your recommended list. Thanks for sharing ☺️😇
Hope you enjoy some of these!
Im absolutely terrified of horror movies (very childish of me I know) , I wish I could enjoy these , seems like a great list and of course an amazingly written post !
Oh no! Each to their own!
I haven’t watched any of these – I need to this week x
I’m such a wuss, I can’t watch horror films as they give me nightmares – so thank you for a definitive list of films that I will certainly be avoiding!!! xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
I’ve watched half of movies in this list and I LOVE them! Since I love horror movies, cabin in the woods and the prestige are my favorite ones! Going to check the rest and add it to my list 😀 Thank you Jen x
Omg, how is it that I have never watched any of the movies in this list?! I do not have an Amazon prime subscription, and can I add that the ones on Netflix are a little disappointing? They just aren’t as scary as I would like them to be. Or perhaps, the Asian catalogue is more limited.
Thanks for these recommendations, Jenny! Keeping my fingers crossed that at least SOME of these titles are on Netflix!
My prime subscription expired, but you made me want to resub, considering the whole embarrassing deal with Netflix.
Haven’t watched any of these, though!
These sound like some great films but I can’t say I’ll be watching any as I hate horror films, haha!
Tash // A Girl with a View
I LOVE The Silece of the Lambs & The Shining is a classic! I thought Cabin in the Woods was interesting too!
Those are both absolute classics I agree!
Thanks for the link! I still feel I should apologise for the emotional whirlwind, aha! You know I don’t think I realised that things aren’t guaranteed to stay free on Amazon Prime and that’s definitely making me think that I need to up my use of it to make it worth it. There are some great suggestions here!
Oh for sure! It also tells you when things are going to be taken off so you can make a point to watch them before they are!
I haven’t seen many of these, I wanted to see the meg when it came out but never did!
It’s worth a watch! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!
Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourite films ever, it’s just so good! I recently watched The Shining for the first time and I literally jumped all the way through! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
It’s SO good isn’t it! I need to re-watch The Shining soon!
I love that you do not share just new movies and that your list covers many years of spooky films. Mama sounds right up my alley! 🙂
The older ones are usually better!
Thanks for these, I will pass them on as I try and stay away from horror myself 😉😂
You’re right – people talk about Netflix so much more than Amazon Prime. I won’t be watching any of these because I’m a wuss and would have nightmares! x
Fair enough 🙂 Some of them aren’t scary at all x
Considering I call myself a horror fan I’ve only actually watched 3 of these films!! Definitely going to have to put these on my list to watch now!
Yesss hope you get around to watching the others!
Like you, I have seen so many scary movies over the years that nothing really scares me anymore. That being said, I still LOVE curling up for an evening of my favourite horror movies – especially this time of year. There are a couple on your list that I haven’t seen in FAR too long. Guess what I’m going to be doing in the evenings this week? lol
Oh same. Sometimes the storylines are just so good regardless of whether they still scare you or not!
I have always wanted to watch The Shining but didn’t realise it was on Prime, I’ll have to watch it! You’ve introduced me to loads of new movies, I know what I’ll be up to this weekend!
Hope you enjoy!
Great suggestions! I’ve only watched the meg on this list but I want to check out the other movies! I agree with you that amazon prime is underrated.
It really is! It’s all I’m watching at the moment really!
I do have to say that horror films aren’t my favourite, I’m a little bit of a scaredy cat but my boyfriend loves them so I’m sure he’ll be watching a few that’s on this list! X
Oh no! Maybe start small 🙂
Great list! I didn’t realize that most of these were on Amazon. Glad to know I have a lot to watch now!
Usually not a horror fan because im a total wuss but I have seen a couple of these, cabin in the woods is definitely a good cheesy one if you get scared easily like me haha!
Oh yeah for sure! It didn’t scare me but thought it was a great concept!
Seen most of these Jennywise – good suggestions! Watched The Shining for the first time and enjoyed it and really enjoyed Countdown too. My advice? Stay clear of the All Hallow’s Eve films! As much as I love Art the Clown, the first one was possibly the worst horror I’ve ever watched! Then I decided to watch the second for some reason too…
Haha okay, noted! I’ll steer well clear!
Need to make a note of these as been looking for more stuff to watch xx
I am a massive wimp – Shaun of the Dead is my limit
Oh my god haha Shaun of the Dead is a great film though!
I never watch Horror as I’m a scaredy cat but this year my boyfriend suggested we watch a Horror and I agreed! I’m torn between The Meg and Cabin in the Woods… But I’ll probably end up with Hocus Pocus LOL
Haha! If you want Horror I’d suggest Cabin in the Woods. It’s cheesy. Not that scary and an interesting concept. So maybe start there!
I have to admit I have never seen any of these movies. I will be watching some of these this week.
Hope you enjoy!
Definitely have to agree with Silence of the Lambs. Such a good film! x
Such a classic!
I’ve been looking for an Amazon Prime watch list for Halloween, and this is perfect! I’ve watched Cabin in the Woods, Paranormal Activity and The Shining, but will have to check the others out. Thank you for sharing. 👻
Hope you enjoy the others!
The only horror movies on your list I’ve heard of are Silence of the Lambs (couldn’t watch it all) and The Shining. I did watch The Shining, but I’m not a fan of horror movies. Too scary!
Nooo! You should watch the rest of Silence of the Lambs. So good.
I love this list, I will definitely be checking some of these out 🎃
Hope you enjoy!
I love classic horrors like The Shining! I am dedicating this entire week to watching only spooky stuff and I am so excited! Amazon Prime literally does it all, doesn’t it!
Yes! Have a great spooky week!
OOOOHHHH so many good suggestions! Cabin in the woods is a fantastic horror film, so good to watch, even though it scared the hell out of me!
Ah really? I thought the concept was really interesting!
Mama has always freaked me out so much. It’s the way she moves and how they cut it to make her look even creepier! Great suggestions here! I’ve got a few lined up for Halloween night and I’ll hopefully be having my bubble friend up to hang out!
I need to re-watch Mama soon. Soooo creepy!
I have watched, Silence of the Lambs, The Meg , The Cabin in the Woods and The Shining. Thank you for the list.
Hope you enjoy the others!
Ahh, these are all such great picks! I absolutely love the Shining; I rewatch it every year. Thanks for sharing!
I need to re-watch that soon!
So many good films! I always start with Hocus Pocus and then the Halloween films x
I’m so bad with scary films lol. I would really like to watch more though. I’ve seen a couple of these, the Coherence film sounds pretty interesting actually, I do love films where it really messes with your head and you just don’t know what to believe! x
That’s definitely one of those! Not scary at all but weird and will definitely mess with your head!
Ah fab post, I’ve not seen some of these so will give them a try. Check out my post with my fav horror films 👻
Hope you enjoy 🙂
I really rate Amazon prime although I’ve watched none of these except the shining! That’s a classic, those girls in the corridor *shudder*
I like the sound of some of these so I will check them out x
Haha right! A complete classic!
Patient zero sounds good! I’ll add that to my list. I watched a bit of paranormal activity but it was too much for me! Thanks for sharing and have a fab week!
Oh no, really? The Paranormal Activity storyline is SO interesting! Patient Zero is really weird to watch given the current situation but I really enjoyed it!