Last Updated: March 19th
To appreciate fully what the world of film has to offer it’s best to watch a wide variety of what’s out there rather than just focus on one genre. That said, there are times when nothing but a great horror film will do. The horror selection on Amazon Prime runs deep, but a few pages in it starts to be dominated by low-budget obscurities. There’s a lot of cream near the top, however, which offers a generous sampling of what horror has to offer. So here are the 10 best horror movies on Amazon Prime right now.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Run Time: 86 min | IMDb: 6.3/10
Not only did Paranormal Activity spawn a horror franchise that’s given us nightmares for the better part of a decade, you can also blame the supernatural thriller for the emergence of the found-footage craze when it comes to blockbusters. After a young couple moves into an idyllic suburban home, they begin to notice unusual events taking place. In order to figure out what’s happening, they strategically set up cameras throughout their house in hopes of capturing some evidence of any kind. It’s the classic “be careful what you wish for” from there.
Run Time: 127 min | IMDb: 7.3/10
Toni Collette stars in this terrifying nightmare by first-time director Ari Aster. The film charts the grief and shared trauma of the Graham family. Annie (Collette) is mourning the loss of her secretive mother, worrying over her inherited mental health issues and her children. When her son Peter accidentally kills his sister, hauntings begin happenings. Malevolent spirits, possessions, a seance gone wrong — this is pure nightmare fuel, people.