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The Best Horror Movies On Amazon Prime 

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Updated July 29, 2020 24.6k votes 4.5k voters 507.4k views 34 items

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This list of the best horror movies on Amazon Prime is updated regularly for your perusal. All the best horror films on Amazon Prime are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize the service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Amazon Prime instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

This Amazon prime movies list has nearly as many of the greatest horror films to watch as a regular DVD store would offer. New hits like The Witch are all available on Amazon Prime streaming as are classic horror films like Nosferatu, Night of the Living Dead, and House on Haunted Hill as well as newer movies like Frozen and Green Room. All of these scariest movies are free to watch on instant video if you have an Amazon Prime account. 

What are the best Amazon Prime instant horror movies? What is available on the Amazon Prime streaming horror selection? Are there new horror films on Amazon Prime? This Amazon instant list is here to get you started on the best Amazon Prime streaming horror movies has to offer. This isn't a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Amazon Prime movies, make sure to add it so other Amazon Prime users can find the best horror movies on Amazon Prime instant.

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George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

Released: 1968

Directed by: George A. Romero

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

Released: 1959

Directed by: William Castle

House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film. It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth ...more

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Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

Released: 1922

Directed by: F. W. Murnau

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released ...more

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Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ari Aster

Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more

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Ari Aster's Gutting Horror Film 'Hereditary' May Have Been Just As Scary Behind The Scenes #121 of 239 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #215 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

Released: 2012

Directed by: James Watkins

The Woman in Black is a 2012 British horror film directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman, based on Susan Hill's novel of the same name. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions. ...more

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Anthony Anderson, Denis O'Hare, Addison Timlin

Released: 2014

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a 2014 American horror film meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name. The film is produced by Ryan Murphy of Ryan Murphy Productions and Jason Blum of ...more

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Zach Gray, Michel Gill, Greg Ng

Released: 2013

Directed by: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse

Afflicted is a 2013 Canadian found footage film that was written and directed by Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, and is their feature film directorial debut. It had its world premiere on September 9, ...more

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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Alex Garland

Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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Kelly McGillis, Odeya Rush, Kassie DePaiva

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jim Mickle

We Are What We Are is a 2013 American cannibal horror film directed by Jim Mickle. It was screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes ...more

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Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad ...more

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Bone Tomahawk Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox

Released: 2015

Directed by: S. Craig Zahler

Bone Tomahawk is a 2015 American Western horror film directed by S. Craig Zahler. Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

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John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Krasinski

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more

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Jigsaw Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett

Released: 2017

Directed by: The Spierig Brothers

Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The eighth installment in the Saw franchise picks up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer ...more

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Bobbi Sue Luther, Ron Harper, Amy Lyndon

Released: 2007

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

The Poughkeepsie Tapes is an American documentary-style 2007 horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Bobbi Sue Luther, Samantha Robson and Ivar Brogger.

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Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ari Aster

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more

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Melissa George, Michael Dorman, Rachael Carpani
Triangle is a 2009 psychological horror thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. Jess (Melissa George) plays a single mother who goes on a boating trip with several friends. When ...more

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It Comes at Night Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott

Directed by: Trey Edward Shults

It Comes at Night is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. As an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order established by ...more

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Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki
Rings is a 2017 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Set 13 years after The Ring, the sequel follows a woman (Matilda Lutz) finds herself on ...more
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Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Iain De Caestecker

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Avery

Overlord is a 2018 American horror film directed by Julius Avery. In 1944, two American paratroopers are going down over Normandy in the midst of the D-Day invasion, and they soon discover that ...more

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Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Cronin

The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbor throws Sarah O'Neill (Seána Kerslake) into an ...more
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Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Brittany Allen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy

The Prodigy is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy. A mother (Taylor Schilling) is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior and begins to believe that ...more

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Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson

Directed by: Johannes Roberts

47 Meters Down is a 2017 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts. Two sisters, Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt), decide to go cage-diving while on a trip to Mexico. They board ...more

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Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand

Released: 2020

Directed by: Dave Franco

The Rental is a 2020 American horror film directed by Dave Franco. Two couples vacation at an Airbnb and what was going to be a celebratory weekend turns into a horrifying nightmare when they ...more
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Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Christian Alvart

Case 39 is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by Christian Alvart, and stars Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane. The film was shot in ...more

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Suspiria Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

Released: 2018

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Suspiria is a 2018 horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and a remake of the 1977 film. A young American aspiring dancer (Dakota Johnson) begins attending a prestigious dance academy, only to ...more