Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video [December 2022]: Let the Right One In, The Silence of the Lambs, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and More

Horror is one of the classic popular genres when it comes to films and Netflix boasts of some of the most popular films in the genre.

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Everyone loves a good horror flick. Whether blood and gore or suspenseful horror, a good horror movie is worth its money if it robs you of your sleep at night! There are dozens of horror movies spread across the many OTTs we watch. But undoubtedly, the finest collection of horror is with Amazon Prime.

Having intricately evaluated each movie based on the scream-out-loud quotient, audience votes, jumpscares, and gore factor, these movies will give you an edge-of-the-seat experience any time of the day!

So what are the best and scariest horror movies on Amazon Prime? Read our watchlist and find out!

Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now to Watch

Movie Name Release Year Rating
Let the right one in  2008 7.9
The Silence of the Lambs  1991 8.6
‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula  1992 7.4
Carnival of Souls  1962 7.1
Coherence 2015 7.2
Compliance  2012 6.4
Cujo 1983 6.1
Hell House LLC 2015 6.4
Hellraiser 2022 6
Jacob’s Ladder  1990 7.4
Jennifer’s Body 2009 5.4
The Machinist  2004 7.7
Maggie 2022 5.6
Run sweetheart run  2020 5.3
St Maud 2020 6.7
Tales from the Darkside 1990 6.2

Let the right one in 

Oskar and Eli are the main protagonists of this movie. Oskar is a typical 12-year-old boy, bullied in school, while Eli is a vampire in a human body. It is a chilling, highly effective horror film that uses the vampire narrative effectively to craft a scary story. 

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 Silence of the Lambs 

In this story, we are introduced to the character of an FBI agent, played by Jodie Foster. She is trying to catch a serial killer, and for this, she uses the services of a manipulative cannibal killer.  Jonathan Demme has squeezed the best performance out of Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and the rest of the cast. The movie is scary beyond belief. 

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

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 

One of the most lavish and ambitious projects of its era, Francis Ford Coppola’s version of this cult classic remains right on top for horror fans. The movie has incredible craftsmanship and underrated design. The story follows the centuries-old vampire Count Dracula who comes to England to seduce the fiance of his barrister and wreak havoc in general. 

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

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Carnival of Souls 

This movie has been directed by an independent filmmaker who spent his career making industry safety videos. We are introduced to a character called Mary Henry, a lady who has been in a bad car accident. She has started seeing zombie-like figures in the new city where she is trying to settle down. These figures attract 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

Coherence 

The story follows 8 friends who get together for a dinner party in Northern California, just as the news of a comet passing overhead can be heard. Suddenly the power goes out and things stop making sense. That’s when the movie starts becoming interesting. The script is incredibly smart and anchors the study of alternate universes. 

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

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Compliance 

This story takes us back to Kentucky when in 2004, something terrible happened. A fast-food restaurant received a phone call from someone impersonating a cop. How far would you go if the voice on the other end was an authority figure? We are introduced to a manager who ends up belittling an employee. How easily one gets fooled, is the horror factor in this movie. 

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

Cujo

The theme of killer dogs may have been done to death. Still, Cujo manages to keep it fresh courtesy of a tight script and an interesting storyline. A Stephen King novel is the inspiration for this movie in which a rabid St Bernard traps a mother and her child in the car. Rising above the cliches, this movie dishes out horror in spades. 

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

Director – Lewis Teague

Hell House LLC 

This movie became so popular that a franchise followed. The story revolves around a haunted house that kills visitors and a documentary crew following it. A tight script and a wonderful storyline are exhibited here. A must-watch. 

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

Hellraiser 

Famous horror author Clive Barker has directed this movie. In this movie, we are introduced to Pinhead, who will go on to star in the sequels. The original movie is a puzzle box that opens a portal to hell. In this story, a young woman struggling with addiction comes to possess an old puzzle box, unaware that it is used to summon the Cenobites. 

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, Ivona Kustudic

Duration – 2h 1min

Genre – Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director – David Bruckner

Jacob’s Ladder 

This 1990 horror movie has amassed quite the fan base. The story follows a Vietnam veteran called Jacob with terrifying visuals from his time in the war. It is a stunning journey into Hell and an anti-war movie that the main lead’s performance has bolstered.

IMDb rating – 7.4

Cast – Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello

Duration – 1h 53min 

Genre –Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director – Adrian Lyne

Jennifer’s Body 

In this movie, Megan Fox gets possessed by a demon and murders all her male classmates, despite being just a high school girl. It took a while for audiences to warm up to this movie, but when they did, it became a cult hit in the last decade or so.

IMDb rating – 5.4

Cast – Megan Fox, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons, Amanda Seyfried, 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

The Machinist 

For this indie hit, Christian Bale underwent a crazy physical transformation. The story follows a deeply paranoid young man who hasn’t slept for a year. As he slowly loses his grip on reality, the movie becomes an interesting watch. 

IMDb rating – 7.7

Cast – Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, 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

Maggie 

This might be the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movie of all time. In the movie, he is a father of a daughter who gets infected by a zombie pandemic. We see a vulnerable side of the man beneath the tough exterior. 

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

Run Sweetheart Run 

This thriller is about a woman who her boss asks to go to dinner with a client who turns out to be a sociopath, or even worse. She flees through the night in Los Angeles, and the movie becomes progressively scarier. This movie about a blind date gone wrong, is a must-watch. 

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 British psychological horror movie has been authored and directed by Rose Glass. The story takes us to the life of a hospice nurse Maud, who has recently converted to Roman Catholicism. She becomes obsessed with a former dancer in her care and believes she has to save her soul, come what may. 

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

Tales from the Darkside 

This movie is a part of an anthology, an adaptation of the TV series of the same name with actors like Christian Slater, Deborah Harry, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi. The story follows a young boy who a witch has captured. 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

That rounds up our horror watchlist for Amazon Prime. Hopefully, you’ll find something interesting and spooky to watch from it! We wish you a happy and spooky Halloween season!