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The best horror movies on Prime Video you need to watch

There are a lot of scary movies on First video. Wait until dark, dim the lights, grab the popcorn and let the horror begin – if you’re brave enough, of course.

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The best horror movies on Prime Video

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

The sequel to John Krasinski’s runaway 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 in tow, the journey is perilous and tense as the youngest members of the family must step in and take the lead.


Like many horror franchises, the Paranormal Activity series has become complete trash, but the first film remains terrifying. A clever, low-budget indie film based on the idea of ​​using “found footage” from a camcorder left running in a house, Paranormal Activity is pure horror until its shocking ending.

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This coming-of-age black comedy contains surprisingly visceral touches of gore. Spontaneous follows Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer), two teenagers who fall in love in the midst of a terrifying ordeal: their classmates begin to explode spontaneously, one by one, at shocking moments. Unexplainable events force teens to put aside worries about the future and focus on living and enjoying the moment. The high concept is handled logically and the romance never gets corny. A smart, nervous and often fun excursion.

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Released in 1987, Hellraiser still retains all its power today. It’s truly unsettling and, at times, downright horrifying. Pinhead is pretty much iconic as horror villains arrive. This one kept me up at night when I was young and just thinking about it makes me shiver.

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WWII explored the ramifications of a global disease in 2013, but in this case, the affliction turned the victims into mindless zombies. Starring Brad Pitt as former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane, the film follows the spread and potential cure of this widespread zombie plague.

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Corn Children (1984)

It would just be wrong to have a list of horror movies without something inspired by the works of Stephen King. Children of the Corn is a slasher classic that features a group of creepy kids who commit the misdeeds and murders of a supernatural entity that has its grip on a small rural town. A classic for a reason.


Rosemary’s Baby is about as classic as horror gets. Released in 1968, it follows Rosemary Woodhouse, played by Mia Farrow, as she begins to suspect that her neighbors are part of a Satanic cult, preparing her unborn baby for potential rituals. It’s heavy, intense and boasts an incredibly engaged performance from Farrow.

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Sometimes a horror-comedy is just what you need – not too scary, but not too cold either. Sharknado is the perfect blend of absolute ridiculousness, spiced up with a hint of gore. In a world where it sometimes feels like a small fish in a big pond, why not spend some time watching a pod of sharks?

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If you’re looking for a truly awesome zombie movie, look no further. Train To Busan is an action horror about a family stuck on a train in the middle of a horrific zombie outbreak. Not only is it gripping and intense, but it’s also surprisingly human for a zombie movie. Well worth a watch!

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One of the best-known 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 faces a group of cruel teenagers, growing pains and family conflict. It’s since spurred on a reboot and a musical, but nothing quite beats the original.


If you like your horror films interspersed with a bit of contemporary dance (and who wouldn’t!), Suspiria is definitely the one for you. It tells the story of a supernatural dance academy run by a group of witches and features themes such as motherhood, guilt, and abuse of power. A tribute to the original 1977 film, Suspiria stars Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton.


If psychological horror (and just a touch of gore) appeals to you, consider checking out The Neon Demon. Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone and Keanu Reeves, the film follows an aspiring role model (Fanning) as she tries to navigate this cutthroat industry — at all costs.


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