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45 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this July 2021?

I’m all for watching horror movies, whether it’s the creepy thrillers or the intense psychological stuff.

There’s just something so fun about getting scared while watching horror movies!

Although experiencing horror in real life ain’t fun – I have cried at Halloween Haunt before…

There are tons of good and tons of bad horror movies on Prime Video Canada, and there’s a whole lot of horror movies to sift through.

I’ll be sharing with you guys horror movies on Amazon Prime Video that are actually good, so you don’t have to waste your time watching bad acting.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime account, it’s definitely worth signing up to get Prime Video for free!

If you’re looking for more stuff to watch on Amazon Prime Video, I also have blog posts on the best movies on Prime Video and the best shows on Prime Video.

Without further ado, here are some of the best and scariest horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada!

Be sure to also follow me on Instagram – I share a lot more content on there that doesn’t make it to the blog!

If you’re looking for more things to watch on streaming services in Canada, check out my other posts on shows and movies:


Amazon Prime Video Canada channels


Prime Video has plenty of horror movies and other great things to watch included within your Amazon Prime subscription.

If you’re looking for even more stuff to watch, you can subscribe to other channels on Prime Video for additional fees!

Here’s a breakdown of some Amazon Prime Video channels you can subscribe to in Canada:

Hollywood Suite ($4.99/month) has a lot of older horror movies, while Shudder ($5.99/month) is completely all about horror movies.

Shudder even has a lot of their own original horror movies and shows, exclusively available on their channel!


Best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


Thriller movies on Amazon Prime Video

Triangle (2009)

After a storm ensues, a group of friends aboard a yacht jump onto a mysterious ship for safety.

I watched this movie without knowing anything about it beforehand, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was!

It’s a really fascinating film that’ll leave you wondering what the heck really happened.

It’s definitely an underrated horror movie on Prime Video if you’re looking for hidden gems to watch.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Frozen (2010)

This is definitely not the Frozen you’re thinking about.

Three friends get stranded on a ski lift as the ski resort closes for the end of the weekend.

With nothing but the clothes on their back, they have to figure out how to survive.

This movie will make you terrified of going skiing or snowboarding, and I kept thinking about it while skiing in Whistler lol.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Skiing at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Me on a ski lift in Whistler, thinking about the Frozen movie.

Backcountry (2014)

Backcountry is loosely based on a true story of a real Ontario couple that got chased by a man-eating black bear in backcountry.

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It’s actually very terrifying, and it’s made me scared of doing any “real” hiking in Canada lol.

It’s terrible to say that I haven’t seen many great Canadian horror movies, but that’s the honest truth.

Backcountry is definitely one of the good Canadian horror movies though!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

Newlyweds Cliff and Cydney travel to Hawaii for their honeymoon, and things take a turn for the worse when they find out tourists are being murdered on the island.

A Perfect Getaway has an incredible ending if you’re a fan of good twists.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Fantasy Island (2020)

Fantasy Island gives guests the chance to experience their darkest fantasies, but the island’s newest guests realize it’s more of a nightmare than a fantasy.

It’s a fun watch with a pretty decent twist at the end!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Evil Eye (2020)

A superstitious mother believes her daughter’s new boyfriend is a ghost of her own past.

Majority of the cast is South Asian, which is awesome to see in a Hollywood movie!

Evil Eye is more of a thriller than a horror, so even the most scaredy-cat friends of yours will be able to handle this one.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Antebellum (2020)

While finishing up a book tour and getting ready to go back to her husband and daughter, Veronica Henley is thrown into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present, and future.

I had high hopes for Antebellum, and although it didn’t reach my expectations, it was still worth a watch.

The last half hour was definitely the best part of the movie.

It heavily centres around the theme of racism, and it’s a very dark take of it.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After waking up from an accident, Michelle finds herself trapped in an underground bunker with a stranger named Howard, who tells her the world outside is uninhabitable.

10 Cloverfield Lane is one of the three movies in the Cloverfield anthology franchise, each being very different.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Animales Humanos (2020)

After a couple’s young daughter gets bitten by their neighbour’s dog, they find themselves living in terror.

Animales Humanos is in Spanish, so you’ll have to read subtitles.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Estranged (2015)

January returns home after an accident that leads to memory loss and puts her in a wheelchair.

As she starts to recover, she slowly begins to remember why she left.

Estranged is both disturbing and sad, but it’s definitely worth a watch.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Static (2012)

While a young novelist and his wife are coping with the loss of their child, a panicked girl shows up at their door claiming she’s being stalked by masked strangers.

The twist in Static is pretty good, and Milo Ventimiglia (from This Is Us on Netflix) stars in it!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Don’t Hang Up (2016)

Two pranksters have the tables turned on them when a stranger’s prank call turns into a deadly game.

Don’t Hang Up is an interesting concept, and it’s definitely a creepy watch.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Dead End (2003)

A family on their way to a Christmas Eve gathering takes a shortcut, leading to a night full of terror.

Dead End is a fun Christmas horror movie, if you’re in the mood for something gruesome to celebrate the holidays with.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Rental (2020)

Two couples rent an oceanside getaway home for a weekend, and start to suspect that their host might be spying on them.

You might not want to stay at Airbnbs after watching The Rental, but it’s still worth a watch.

Dave Franco also directed and produced the movie!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Psychological horror movies on Amazon Prime Video

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is a wealthy investment banker with a secret psychopathic side, and his bloodlust gets increasingly violent as he indulges in his dark desires.

American Psycho is a gory one, so shield your eyes from this one if too much blood freaks you out.

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It was good the first time watching it, but I think I liked it even better the second time around.

Some big names are in this horror classic, including Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, and Jared Leto!

There’s also a sequel with Mila Kunis, but it was more of a comedy horror and I wasn’t a fan tbh.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Shutter Island (2010)

Two US marshals are sent to an asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient.

As they spend more time on the island, US marshal Teddy Daniels uncovers the truth about the place.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Michelle Williams all star in Shutter Island!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Red Dragon (2002)

Red Dragon is the prequel to Silence of the Lambs (available on Netflix), and Hannibal Lecter helps yet another FBI agent solve a case of a psychotic serial killer.

It’s every bit as twisted as the first film, and you’ll definitely enjoy it if you did like the first one.

There’s another prequel called Hannibal Rising and a sequel called Hannibal.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Supernatural horror movies on Amazon Prime Video

Ju-On: The Grudge (2003)

You might’ve already seen The Grudge movies, but those are actually American remakes of the Japanese Ju-On.

It pretty much follows a similar storyline: something terrible happens at a house, and the victims haunt anyone who visits that house.

Ju-On: The Grudge is the third movie in the Japanese franchise, and you can stream it on Amazon Prime Video!

It’s only available in Japanese, so you’ll have to watch it with subtitles.

Something about Asian horror movies is just so much more terrifying than American horror movies.

There’s also a Japanese Netflix series based on the movies called Ju-On: Origins, but it’s definitely not as good as the movies.

If you are interested in the American versions, you can watch The Grudge (2004 version) and the latest The Grudge remake (2021 version) on Prime Video.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Others (2001)

The Others was actually a recommendation by a few people on Instagram (feel free to follow me 😉), and I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before.

Nicole Kidman stars in The Others as a mother named Grace, who moves into a new house with her two photosensitive children.

She starts to believe her house is haunted as strange things start to happen.

I don’t want to spoil too much, but this movie gives me The Sixth Sense vibes…

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Eye (2008)

A violinist named Sydney Wells undergoes an eye transplant surgery to regain her eyesight, and she starts to see terrifying paranormal visions.

Jessica Alba (from Fantastic Four) also stars in The Eye!

This horror movie honestly terrified me as a kid – I wore glasses and was always terrified that somehow I would go blind and this would someday happen to me lol.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Countdown (2019)

Would you download an app that could tell you exactly when you were going to die?

I sure wouldn’t, but that’s what all the peeps in Countdown do.

A nurse downloads the app and finds out she only has 3 days left to live, and she rushes against time to save herself.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

A young family moves into an old residence, where their son discovers an eerie, old doll named Brahms.

Katie Holmes stars as the mom in this movie!

You can also watch the first movie on Netflix.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Nocturne (2020)

Timid Juliet stumbles across a mysterious notebook from her recently deceased classmate, and things in her life seemingly begin to turn in her favour.

Once overshadowed by her accomplished twin sister, she begins to outshine her in every way she dreamed of.

Nocturne is one of the several Blumhouse x Amazon collaborations coming out on Prime Video!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Craft (1996 & 2020)

In The Craft, a new girl in town joins a coven of 3 teenage witches as they practice their powers against people that wrong them, and things start to take a detrimental turn.

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Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich both star in the 1996 version – they were Sydney and Billy in Scream!

The 2020 remake called The Craft: Legacy is pretty much the same story, except it’s set in today’s time.

Both movies start off good, but start to go downhill halfway through.

Still a fun watch though, and I loved the realistic dialogue and actions of the characters in the 2020 remake!

You can watch ’em both on Prime Video and see which one you like better.

2 film available on Amazon Prime Videos, watch the trailers for the 1996 and 2020 versions

The Blair Witch Project (1999 & 2016)

The Blair Witch Project is the OG found footage film.

Basically, three film students visit a small town to document a legendary local murderer named Blair Witch, and they start to witness strange things.

I’m honestly not crazy about the whole found footage genre, but I can definitely appreciate a good one.

You can also watch Blair Witch, AKA part three, on Prime Video as well!

I also really enjoyed the Paranormal Activity series, and you can watch parts 2-4 on Netflix!

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts one and three

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

After a group of teens explore a haunted house formerly lived in by the Bellows family, they all get haunted by the characters from Sarah Bellows’ scary stories.

I remember how terrified I was as a kid reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The movie seems to be more catered to a younger audience (it is a kids’ book, after all), so it’s not really scary at all.

Still fun to watch if you’re feeling nostalic, though!

Guillermo del Toro is also one of the producers and writers of the movie.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Sci-fi horror movies on Amazon Prime Video

Black Box (2020)

After waking up from a coma with memory loss, a single father undergoes an experimental treatment to try to remember his past.

If you’re into Black Mirror, you’ll definitely like Black Box.

Solos and Soulmate are both great sci-fi TV shows on Prime that you’ll also enjoy if you like this sort of stuff – neither are horror, though!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Dystopian & post-apocalyptic horror movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Purge (2013 & 2014)

Once a year for 12 hours, all crime is legal in America, including murder.

Some people choose to purge their dark desires, and some people are forced to survive.

The first two movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and the fourth movie is available on Netflix.

There’s an Amazon Original series of the same name that’s also worth watching, but it’s definitely not as good as the movies.

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts one and two

Battle Royale (2000)

Battle Royale is the OG Hunger Games, or at least it’s very similar to it.

In the near future, teenagers have become juvenile delinquents, and the government strikes back by forcing them to compete in a Battle Royale to fight to the death and be the last one standing.

It’s a little more gruesome than Hunger Games though, so definitely not one for kids to watch.

It’s a Japanese film, but it’s completely dubbed in English – I would’ve preferred being able to watch it in Japanese and read the subtitles, but at least it’s on there.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Daybreakers (2009)

A plague leads to most of the human population becoming vampires, and a researcher partners with two surviving humans to perfect a cure.

Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe both star in Daybreakers!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Divide (2011)

A group of strangers living in an apartment building are forced into the basement of their building after a nuclear attack.

Trapped underground with no hope of rescue and dwindling supplies, they start to turn against each other.

The Divide is definitely not a pleasant watch, and there are some triggering scenes in there.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Creature & monster horror movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Descent series (2005 & 2009)

Flesh-eating creatures prey on people who dare to wander into their caves.

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Let’s just say that you won’t want to venture into any caves after watching The Descent. *shudders*

And maybe don’t watch the Descent films if you’re claustrophobic.

There are two movies, and both are available on Prime Video!

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

I thought A Quiet Place was fantastic, and A Quiet Place Part II is just as good.

It’s pretty much a continuation from the first movie, and it’s super action-packed.

If you don’t know the premise, basically a bunch of alien creatures take over earth and only have the ability to hear sound to catch their prey.

Super cute thing: John Krasinksi (director and the dad in the movie) and Emily Blunt (the mom in the movie) are married in real life!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

Heather discovers that her presumed identity is false, and she gets drawn to a demonic alternate dimension.

Silent Hill: Revelation is the sequel to Silent Hill, which is actually based on a video game.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Horror comedy movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A group of friends visit a remote cabin for a little getaway, and strange things start to happen.

I loved this movie so much when I first watched it, and I’ve seen it many times since.

Just when you think the movie is over, you realize it’s not – and it happens more than once lol.

Plus, the twist at the end is pretty awesome!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Cabin Fever (2014)

The Cabin Fever movies are about a gross flesh-eating disease that ravages its way through small towns, and it gets pretty gory and gross.

The movies were addicting to binge-watch though!

You can watch the third movie on Prime Video if you’re looking for humour and gore!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Blood Fest (2018)

Horror fans flock to Blood Fest, a celebration of iconic horror movies, and attendees start dying.

It’s up to three teens and their knowledge of horror movie clichés to stop the bad guys and survive.

If you’re into horror comedies and gore, you’ll definitely be into Blood Fest.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Gory/disturbing movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Green Inferno (2013)

After a group of college activists get caught in a plane crash in the Amazon, they find themselves in an even stickier situation when they get abducted by a tribe of cannibals.

The Green Inferno is hella disturbing and extremely gory, and TBH it literally made me sick to my stomach.

Apparently it’s inspired by a movie called Cannibal Holocaust from the 80s, and I don’t think I could watch it lol.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

No One Lives (2013)

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple, and realize they messed with the wrong people.

No One Lives has some pretty memorable gory scenes if that’s what you’re into.

Luke Evans (from Dracula Untold) and Adelaide Clemens (from Silent Hill 2) star in this horror movie.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Wrong Turn (2003)

If you’re terrified of cannibalism, maybe don’t watch this one.

However, if you love your gory and disturbing horror movies, then Wrong Turn is perfect for ya.

There are 7 movies in the Wrong Turn franchise, but only the first film is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Desmond Harrington (AKA Detective Joey Quinn in Dexter, available on Crave) stars in it!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Saw (2008 & 2010)

People get kidnapped and put into traps where they have to either escape or die…

And it’s pretty gruesome.

Y’all already know what Saw is so I don’t think I need to go into anymore detail.

You can watch parts five and seven on Prime Video and part eight is on Netflix!

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers

I Spit on Your Grave (2010, 2013, & 2015)

After a young writer is brutally assaulted by a group of men, she exacts her vengeance on them one by one.

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I Spit on Your Grave is a revenge horror franchise, and the original was actually made back in 1978.

The 2010 and 2015 films are remakes of the original, the 2013 film is completely separate, and all three are available on Prime Video!

The movies are very triggering, so it’s not for everyone to watch.

I would definitely say these are some of the scariest movies on Amazon Prime Video not because they’re specifically scary, but because they’re so real.

3 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts two, three, and four

Pet (2016)

A lonely man kidnaps a beautiful woman and traps her in a cage beneath the animal shelter he works at.

If you’re into movie twists, you’ll definitely enjoy watching Pet.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Open 24 Hours (2020)

After setting her boyfriend on fire, a woman gets a job as a late-night attendant at a gas station.

I randomly stumbled across Open 24 Hours while browsing Prime Video, and was surprisingly impressed by how good it was.

It’s a modern slasher horror with a good amount of gore, and it’s pretty terrifying!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

V/H/S (2013 & 2014)

The V/H/S series is a group of anthology films featuring found-footage shorts.

The whole found-footage thing might be overdone, but V/H/S does a good job of keeping it scary.

V/H/S/2 is definitely creepier than the first one, and V/H/S Viral really isn’t all that scary.

Only the second and third movies are available to stream on Prime Video!

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts two and three


Amazon Prime Video horror movies

Best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video in Canada (July 2021):

  1. Triangle
  2. Frozen
  3. Backcountry
  4. A Perfect Getaway
  5. Fantasy Island
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Antebellum
  8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  9. Animales Humanos
  10. Estranged
  11. Static
  12. Don’t Hang Up
  13. Dead End
  14. The Rental
  15. American Psycho
  16. Shutter Island
  17. Red Dragon
  18. Ju-On: The Grudge
  19. The Others
  20. The Eye
  21. Countdown
  22. Brahms: The Boy II
  23. Nocturne
  24. The Craft
  25. The Blair Witch Project
  26. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  27. Black Box
  28. The Purge
  29. Battle Royale
  30. Daybreakers
  31. The Divide
  32. The Descent
  33. A Quiet Place Part II
  34. Silent Hill: Revelation
  35. The Cabin in the Woods
  36. Cabin Fever
  37. Blood Fest
  38. The Green Inferno
  39. No One Lives
  40. Wrong Turn
  41. Saw
  42. I Spit on Your Grave
  43. Pet
  44. Open 24 Hours
  45. V/H/S

These are some of the best horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada this July 2021 for my fellow Canadians!

Of course, there are the classics like Halloween available on Prime Video Canada, but I only included horror movies I personally really like.

Feel free to disagree and let me know what horror movies you love on Prime Video!

Don’t forget to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to get access to Prime Video for free.

You can also get the Shudder channel add-on for Prime Video for just $5.99 a month, which gets you access to even more awesome horror movies.

If you’re the type of person that likes to rate movies or talk about them with your friends, be sure to rate it on Letterboxd.

It’s my fave way to keep track of movies I’ve seen and see what movies my friends are watching!

Have you seen any of these horror films on Prime Video? What are some of the best and scariest horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada that you’ve seen? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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