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!
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.
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?