Top horror movies on Amazon Prime Video UK (2021)
James R | On 30, Oct 2021
If you’re looking for something spooky to stream this Halloween, Amazon Prime Video definitely has you covered. For £5.99 a month, the site’s horror line-up is frighteningly diverse, covering everything from recent remakes and cult comedy to modern and old classics. Not looking to subscribe for scares? You can also see a range of films for free (but with ads) on IMDb TV, a streaming service available through the Amazon Prime Video app. For horror recommendations from IMDb TV, click here.
We round up the best horror movies included with Amazon Prime, some spooky, some silly – all of them perfect for Halloween.
Morfydd Clark is mesmerising in this intensely unsettling psychological thriller from debut director Rose Glass.
Furiously weird and unsettlingly unpredictable, this South Korean horror is a wail of a time.
Train to Busan: Peninsula
Yeon Sang-ho’s sequel to Train To Busan rides a second wave of high-octane action.
Guillermo del Toro’s beautiful, bold masterpiece is the 21st century’s defining live-action fantasy.
The Green Knight
Bravely bold and modern, David Lowery’s dark, handsome Arthurian epic is a bewitching trip of bravery and cowardice.
Tremors is a consistently entertaining time that still impresses today.
Grim and gripping, this lean, mean sci-fi horror brings new terror to old tricks.
What We Do in the Shadows
Taiki Waititi’s vampire comedy is moving, clever and mercilessly quick, but most of all, it’s bleeding funny.
A blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road is rushed by a deputy sheriff to a nearby hospital with a skeleton crew. Trapped inside by hooded figures, he discovers that the patients and staff are transforming into something inhuman. This 80s horror pastiche is a cult film in every sense of the word.
A young couple’s joy at moving into their own new home turns sour as sinister disturbances interrupt their sleep. A camcorder documents their increasingly distressing experience. When things don’t happen, it’s brilliantly disturbing. When they do, it’s a slight disappointment.
A music student is possessed by obsessive ambition in this creepy, atmospheric chamber piece. One of four Blumhouse films made for Amazon Prime Video, it’s the strongest of the quartet.
There’s something about corridors that freaks people out. Is it the ghost of The Shining lurking around the corner? Ti West does well to avoid it in his haunted hotel flick, The Innkeepers. Joining lacklustre staff members Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) for the last few days of business, West’s workplace hangout feels closer to The Office than a horror movie – and that defiantly low-key shamble is mostly its best feature.
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
The inimitable Vincent Price stars as a suave, eccentric millionaire who invites five guests to spend the night in a sinister haunted house, offering each $10,000 but only if they survive until morning.
X The Man with the X Ray Eyes
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences in this classic 1960s B-movie.
Craig Zobel’s horribly gripping thriller takes us right back to the horror of Milgram’s 1960s experiments that showed humans would do anything if they think they’re following orders. A phone call from a police officer to a fast food restaurant is the starting point for a nailbiting incident, with Ann Dowd excellent as the manager caught in the middle of the cop’s instructions. You’ll hate every second – but you won’t stop watching. This is horrible gripping stuff.
This wonderfully ambitious micro-budget sci-fi follows Ana (Figueroa), a PhD student at Oxford, who accidentally invents a teleporting device. The resulting events dive into a rabbit hole and come out the other side with a gripping study of what makes us human.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Robert Wiene’s silent horror is a seminal piece of expressionist cinema, delving into the bizarre, surreal mystery of a somnambulist who appears to have killed a man – but is he actually under the control of the mysterious Dr. Caligari?
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Fede Alvarez’s home invasion horror is unbearably tense.
Jordan Peele’s ambitious follow-up to Get Out is a creepy invasion thriller with a killer turn from Lupita Nyong’o
Bong Joon-ho’s thrilling tale of families divided by class deftly switches from one genre to another.
The Changeling (1980)
Peter Medak’s modern yet old-fashioned gothic places a decent, damaged man between dynastic conspiracy and supernatural vendetta.
An escaped lion chomps its way through Amsterdam in this highly enjoyable creature feature.
The Witches (1990)
A brilliantly grotesque children’s horror film from the late, great Nicolas Roeg.
Jennifer Kent’s storybook horror brings a devastating sadness to the genre’s scares.
Luca Guadagnino’s stylish Suspiria remake is a distinctly new piece that dwells on the horror and power of rebirth.
The Wicker Man (2006)
Nicolas Cage’s unique 2006 remake of the seminal horror deserves reassessment.
The House of the Devil
This razor-sharp throwback to the 70s and 80s cements Ti West as a horror director to be reckoned with.
Everyone will find something to enjoy in this Gothic horror’s richly painted gorgeousness.