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20 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now [January 2023]: The Silence Of The Lambs , Let The Right One In  and More

20 Horror movies have a different vibe. The suspense, horror, and more that you get in these flicks are sure to keep you awake at night. The supernatural has always intrigued man, and horror movies give you a chance to get as close to evil as possible without being affected. Horror movies are a great way to spend an evening tucked up in bed while you watch stories about evil spirits, slashing, etc. So what are the best movies on Amazon Prime? Read our list and find out. 

The Best Horror Movies on Prime Right Now

Movie Name Release Year Rating
Goodnight Mommy 2022 5.6
Maggie 2022 5.6
Hellraiser 2022 6
Run Sweetheart Run  2020 5.3
St Maud 2020 6.7
Hell House LLC 2015 6.4
Coherence 2015 7.2
Compliance  2012 6.4
Jennifer’s Body 2009 5.4
Let The Right One In  2008 7.9
The Machinist  2004 7.7
Bram Stoker’s Dracula  1992 7.4
The Silence Of The Lambs  1991 8.6
Jacob’s Ladder  1990 7.4
Tales From The Darkside – the movie  1990 6.2
Cujo 1983 6.1
Carnival Of Souls  1962 7.1

Goodnight Mommy (2022)

This movie is a remake of an Austrian movie of 2014, of the same name. In the story we are introduced to two twins, Lukas and Elias. Forced to stay with their mother who is an actress, covered in bandages from a supposed cosmetic surgery, the lads start getting a weird feeling that this entity isn’t their mother but some sinister supernatural force that means them harm. Put this movie on a cold, gloomy night and shiver away. You are certain to be awake fully while watching this-it’s future manufacturer so or so or. 

IMDb Rating – 5.6

Cast – Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Peter Hermann, Jeremy Bobb, Crystal Lucas-Perry

Duration-1h 32min

Genre – Horror

Director – Matt Sobel

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Maggie (2015) 

In this movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger has played the pivotal role of a father whose only daughter gets affected by a zombie pandemic. You get to see the softer human beneath the man’s tough exterior, which gets more apparent as the movie progresses. The right more actual redure’er as err made amount etc. Amul’s freezer pastures more hut enough enter than are high tougher exterior became exterior’s toughests.

IMDb Rating – 5.6

Cast – Joely Richardson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laura Cayouette, Abigail Breslin, J D Evermore, Douglas M Griffin, Rachel Whitman Groves, Jodie Moore,  Raeden Greer, Bryce Romero, Carsen Flowers, Aiden Flowers, Dana Gourrier, Walter von Huene, David A Cole, Amy Brassette, Liann Pattison, Mattie Liptak.

Duration – 1h 35min

Genre – Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Director – Henry Hobson

Hellraiser (1987)

This movie has been directed by the famous horror author Clive Barker. In this movie we meet Pinhead, who has gone on to act in sequels as well. In the original flick, we are introduced to a puzzle box which opens a portal to hell. A young woman afflicted by addiction comes into possession of this old box, not knowing that it is used to summon the Cenobites. What happens? Does she manage to bulleteer, and give out Harvey’s enough taught to prospective enough’s ? watch the movie and find enough. 

IMDb Rating – 6

Cast – Jamie Clayton, Odessa A’zion,  Drew Starkey,  Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Brandon Flynn, Yinka Olorunnife, Jason Liles, Zachary Hing, Selina Lo, Goran Visnjic, Kit Clarke, Predrag Bjelac, Hiam Abbass, Vukasin Jovanovic, Gorica Regodic, Greg De Cuir and Ivona Kustudic.

Duration – 2h 1min

Genre – Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director – David Bruckner

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Run Sweetheart Run (2020)

The story revolves around a woman whose boss has instructed her to dine with a sociopath or maybe even worse. She flies to Los Angeles to meet him. The date is a blind date, in which things go horribly wrong. This movie shows us what can go wrong with a blind date.See the way the story unravels when you go on blind date.

IMDb Rating – 5.3

Cast – Pilou Asbæk, Ella Balinska, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Clark Gregg,  Sagan Rose, Dayo Okeniyi, Sigrid Owen, Briana Lane, Amar Sotomayor, Kaitlyn Raymond, Any Doyle, Amanda Jaros, Brandon Molale, Ava Grey, Marco Khan, Michael Patrick McGill, Betsy Brandt, Alex Cacho. 

Duration – 1h 44min

Genre – Horror, Thriller

Director – Shana Feste

Saint Maud (2019)

This movie has been directed by Rose Glass who is also the writer, and tells us about the life of Maud, a recent Roman Catholic convert and a hospice maid. She becomes obsessed with a former dancer recuperating under her care, believing that she must save her soul, no matter what. This movie is in equal parts myself and forever TV sept, enough enter manoeuvre, no matter what. Watch to find out what happens in the script and how the store’r enough. 

IMDb Rating – 6.7

Cast – Caoilfhionn Dunne, Morfydd Clark, Marcus Hutton, Jennifer Ehle, Noa Bodner, Carl Prekopp, Lily Knight, Lily Fraser, Sona Vyas, Takatsuna Mukai, Rosie Sansom, Faith Edwards, Brian Jackson, Jonathan  Milshaw, Rose Knox Peebles, Turlough Convery, Nancy, Antony Barlow.

Duration – 1h 24m

Genre – Horror

Director – Rose Glass

Hell House LLC (2016)

This 2015 American found-footage horror movie has been written and directed by Stephen Cognetti, with FBI films taking care of production. This film has been a must-watch because it is sure to be more exciting.This movie is one part of a franchise. The story revolves around a haunted house which kills visitors, and a documentary crew working on it. This movie is a must watch because of a great storyline and a good script. 

IMDb Rating – .6.4

Cast – Alice Bahlke, Gore Abrams, Theodore Bouloukos, Danny Bellini, Jared Hacker, Natalie Gee, Lauren A. Kennedy, Phil Hess, Miranda Robbins, Jeb Kreager, Kristin Michelle Taylor, Adam Schneider, Joe Bandelli, Mason E. Welch,

Duration – 1h 33min

Genre – Horror, Mystery. 

Director – Stephen Cognetti

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Coherence (2013)

In this story we meet 8 friends, who want to get together for a birthday party in North California, just as news of an overhead comet passing starts filtering in. Suddenly, the power goes out and things stop making sense. Here the movie starts becoming interesting, thanks to clever direction and a smart script. Watch this for the screams, and you are sure to lose some sleep at night. 

IMDb Rating – 7.2

Cast – Maury Sterling, Emily Baldoni, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria, Lauren Maher, Alex Manugian, Carrie Patterson, Nicholas Brendon, Aqueela Zoll, Alexis Boozer Sterling, Kelly Donovan, Mark Ballou, Hugo Armstrong.

Duration – 1h 29min

Genre – Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Director – James Ward Byrkit

Compliance (2012)

This story takes us back to Kentucky in 2004, when something terrible happens. A fast-food restaurant gets a call from someone pretending to be a cop. Suppose the voice at the other end was the police. What would you do? Here, we meet a manager who ends up humiliating an employee. It is very easy to fool someone-something which has been amply highlighted in this flick. 

IMDb Rating – 6.4

Cast – Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, Bill Camp, Pat Healy, Philip Ettinger, Matt Servitto, Nikiya Mathis, Ashlie Atkinson, Stephen Payne, Ralph Rodriguez, John Merolla, Amelia Fowler, Desmin Borges, James McCaffrey, Maren McKee, Matt Skibiak, George Asatrian, Raymond McAnally.

Duration – 1h 30min

Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director – Craig Zobel

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

The story follows Megan Fox’s character that gets possessed by a demon and kills all her male classmates, all this while being a regular high school girl. Audiences took some time to warm up to this movie but when they did, it became a cult favourite. This 2009 American horror-comedy movie has been written by Diablo Cody, with Karyn Kusama taking care of direction. This movie premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival taking care. 

IMDb Rating – 5.4

Cast – Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons, Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, Ryan Levine, Sal Cortez, Juan Riedinger, Colin Askey, Juno Rinaldi, Chris Pratt, Josh Emerson, Kyle Gallner, Amy Sedaris, J.K. Simmons, Nicole Leduc, Cynthia Stevenson, Dan Joffre, Aman Johal. 

Duration – 1h 42min

Genre – Comedy, Horror

Director – Karyn Kusama

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Let The Right One In (2008)

Oskar and Eli are the two main characters in this show. Oskar is your typical 12 year old while Eli is a vampire in a human body. This movie is terrifying and the horror is very effective, the vampire narrative being applied to create a chilling story. Usually vampire movies tend to be a little less interesting. However, this movie has the right amount of horror and is sure to keep you stuck to your seat. 

IMDb Rating – 7.9

Cast – Per Ragnar,Kåre Hedebrant, Henrik Dahl,Lina Leandersson, Peter Carlberg, Karin Bergquist, , Mikael Rahm, Ika Nord,, Anders T. Peedu,Karl-Robert Lindgren, Cayetano Ruiz, Pale Olofsson,Johan Charles,Patrik Rydmark, Rasmus Luthander, Sören Källstigen,Mikael Erhardsson, Malin Cederblad

Duration – 1h 54min

Genre – Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Director – Tomas Alfredson

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The Machinist (2004)

For just this movie, Christian Bale shed almost all his body weight. The story tells us about a deeply paranoid young man who has not slept in a year. Slowly, he loses his grip on reality, becoming paranoid. This movie is a must-watch because of the strange yet highly effective story that shows Bale slowly unravelling mentally as he goes through some disturbing stages. 

IMDb Rating – 7.7

Cast – Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christian Bale, John Sharian, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Michael Ironside, Anna Massey, Reg E. Cathey, Colin Stinton, Robert Long, Ferran Lahoz, Craig Stevenson, Matthew Romero Moore, Nancy Crane, Norman Bell, Buffy Davis, Jeremy Xido, Richard Torrington. 

Duration – 1h 41min

Genre – Drama, Thriller

Director – Brad Anderson

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

This project is one of the most ambitious of its time. The version of Dracula, narrated by Francis Ford Coppola, is intense and scary, with amazing craftsmanship and underrated design. The story follows the centuries-old vampire Count Dracula, who arrives in England to seduce his barrister’s fiance and to cause general chaos. A cult classic, this movie is a must-watch. 

IMDB Rating – 7.4

Cast – Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, Cary Elwes, Richard E. Grant, Billie Campbell, Sadie Frost, Billie Campbell, Monica Bellucci, Tom Waits, Jay Robinson, Michaela Bercu, Laurie Franks, Florina Kendrick, Octavian Cadia, Maud Winchester, Robert Getz

Duration – 2h 8min

Genre – Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Director – Francis Ford Coppola

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

In this story, Jodie Foster plays the role of an FBI agent who is wanting to catch a serial killer. To reach this goal, she solicits the assistance of a manipulative cannibal killer. Anthony Hopkins in his award-winning performance is a treat to watch and this movie is sure to give you chills. 

IMDb Rating – 8.6

Cast – Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins,  Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence T. Wrentz, Scott Glenn, Frankie Faison, Anthony Heald,  Don Brockett, Frank Seals Jr., Stuart Rudin, Maria Skorobogatov. Jeffrie Lane, Leib Lensky, George ‘Red’ Schwartz, Jim Roche, Brooke Smith, Ted Levine.

Duration – 1h 58min

Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director – Jonathan Demme

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

This movie enjoys a large fan base. The story follows a Vietnam war veteran called Jacob, who sees scary visuals from his time served in the war. This flick is a voyage into hell, and makes for quite the anti-war movie, with the main lead’s performance being noteworthy. Usually, anti-war tone movies. However, this time, the story is tight and the script has done the movie justice, making it a must-watch. 

IMDb Rating – 7.4

Cast – Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Guy Burnet, Joseph Sikora.

Duration – 1h 53min 

Genre – Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director – Adrian Lyne

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

This flick is an adaptation of the TV show of the same name. Famous actors like Christian Slater, Deborah Harry and Steve Buscemi have played important roles in this movie, which essays the story of a young boy who gets taken captive by a witch. He tells her 3 horror stories to distract her while he tries to escape. 

IMDb Rating – 6.2

Cast – Debbie Harry, Christian Slater, Matthew Lawrence, David Forrester, Robert Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi, Donald Van Horn, Michael Deak, Julianne Moore, Kathleen Chalfant, George Guidall, Ralph Marrero, David Johansen, Paul Greeno, William Hickey, Paul Desmond, Alice Drummond, Alice Drummond, Dolores Sutton, Mark Margolis. 

Duration – 1h 33min

Genre – Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director– John Harrison

Cujo (1983)

The theme of killer dogs has been repeated quite often yet Cujo manages to keep things interesting thanks to a fresh storyline and a watertight script. This movie has been adapted from a Stephen King novel, in which a mother and child get trapped in their car, trying to escape a rabid St Bernard. This movie is scary and the script makes it a must-watch. 

IMDb Rating – 6.1

Cast – Daniel Hugh Kelly, Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone, Danny Pintauro, Kaiulani Lee, Ed Lauter, Mills Watson, Billy Jayne, Sandy Ward, Jerry Hardin, Arthur Rosenberg, Merritt Olsen, Robert Elross, Terry Donovan Smith, Clare Torao, Robert Behling, Robert Craighead, Daniel H Blatt.

Duration – 1h 33min

Genre – Horror, Thriller

Carnival of Souls (1962)

A filmmaker who was until recently making industrial safety videos, has directed this movie. The pivotal character in this story is Mark Henry, who survives a terrible car accident. She begins to hallucinate, seeing zombies in the city where she’s trying to pull her life together. These figures then take her to an abandoned carnival. 

IMDb Rating – 7.1

Cast – Francis Feist, Candace Hilligoss, Art Ellison, Sidney Berger, Tom McGinnis, Stan Levitt, Dan Palmquist, Forbes Caldwell, Steve Boozer, Bill de Jarnette, Larry Sneegas, Pamela Ballard, Karen Pyles, Cari Conboy, Sharon Scoville, T.C. Adams, Peter Schnitzler, Mary Ann Harris, 

Duration – 1h 10min

Genre – Horror, Mystery

Director – Herk Harvey

That rounds off the horror movies on Amazon Prime. So which one will you watch first? 

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