The 5 Scariest Movies Streaming on Amazon Prime
It’s that time of year when scary movies take the center stage. Nearly everyone has Amazon Prime for the delivery options but many never take advantage of their video selections. There are some surprising and award-winning TV shows and movies available only on Amazon.
Here’s our pick of the 5 Scariest Movies Streaming on Amazon Prime. Plus, we added 3 bonus classics streaming on Amazon for those who want to step back in time and revisit the classics.
5. The Witch (2015)
This sleeper hit, set in New England in the 1600s, tells the story of a family that may or may not be under attack by demonic forces. The Witch isn’t big on jump scares or violence; it’s more of a mystery that starts off sinister and only grows darker from there. You’ll think twice about camping in the woods after this one.
4. Green Room (2015)
A punk band accidentally books a gig in a neo-Nazi camp. Things only go downhill for them from there. This unrelenting, terrifying thriller charges forward with a constant sense of danger and doesn’t let up until the very end. A surprise appearance and performance by Sir Patrick Stewart.
3. Hereditary (2018)
Hereditary will keep your eyes glued to the madness, watching a family walk into a trap they help build themselves. It’s an intense, physical experience. “I can feel my face sweating,”-Haleigh Foutch
2. Unsane (2018)
Unsane is an up-close panic attack assault that follows a recently relocated survivor who starts to see her stalker everywhere she looks and accidentally winds up committed to a mental institution against her will.
1. Starry Eyes (2014)
Starry Eyes is a perfect encapsulation of the life of a struggling actor in the City of Angels, where sometimes you have to sell your soul to the devil to achieve your dreams.
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3. Deep Red (1975)
Dario Argento was the king of Giallo, an Italian horror movement big on stylish art direction, garish colors, and buckets of blood. Suspiria is his most famous film, but Deep Red might be even scarier. It tells the story of a musician who witnesses a murder and becomes obsessed with solving it. Both a thrilling mystery and a terrifying horror experience, Deep Red is a classic by an all-time great director at the top of his form.
2. Carrie (1976)
Brian De Palma’s classic about a bullied teenage girl who develops psychic powers hasn’t aged in the four decades since its release. Credit goes to the Oscar-nominated performances by Sissy Spacek as the title character and Piper Laurie as her religious fanatic mother, who makes Carrie as miserable at home as she is at school. The film’s climax at the prom remains one of the most iconic and chilling sequences in horror movie history.
1. The Night of the Living Dead (1968)
George Romero’s first film more or less invented the zombie movie genre as we know it. It’s still perhaps the best one ever made. Despite its shoestring budget and unknown cast, the raw power of this film resonates as powerfully today as it ever has. Romero was a director ahead of his time, masterful at both building a sense of dread and delivering a horrifying climax. The Night of the Living Dead is still essential viewing for anyone who loves movies.