From thrillers and mysteries to slashers and ghost stories, Amazon Prime Video has a killer lineup of terrifying titles perfect for scaring up your movie night. Whether you’re in the mood for a creepy comedy with some teeth, a menacing mystery with a twist ending, or an original nightmare not so easily described, Prime Video has tons of great horror movies included free with your subscription.
But what battles should you brave first? To help you get started on your binge, here are the 20 best horror movies now streaming free on Amazon Prime Video.
M. Night Shyamalan’s oft-maligned The Village is surprisingly spooky to revisit. Whether or not you’re sold on this film’s famously divisive ending, its atmosphere and committed cast (which includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, and Joaquin Phoenix among others) create a believable world of terror that’s fun to explore through a modern lens.
Steven Soderbergh’s feature-length fright fest made on the iPhone 7 is claustrophobic in all the best ways. In Unsane, Claire Foy plays a woman plagued by a dangerous stalker. But when she seeks counseling for her trauma, she finds her sanity in question and her safety at risk. What follows is a nail-biting nightmare with a twist last act sure to get a big (if not entirely good) reaction out of you.
18. Suspiria (2018)
This 2018 Suspiria remake has been described by director Luca Guadagnino and star Tilda Swinton as a “cover” of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic — exploring rather than mimicking Argento’s perspective on supernatural horror. With this mission in mind, Suspiria is a gratifying watch that exemplifies how identical genre tropes can be employed for disparate emotional effects. Yes, it’s all fear, but fear of different kinds that present an unsettling experience unto itself…Read more>>