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29 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

29 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this January 2023?

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!

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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 and TikTok – I share a lot more content on those platforms that don’t make it to the blog!

More things to watch

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


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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!

Helter Skelter documentary series on Hollywood Suite
Hollywood Suite is an add-on channel available on Prime Video, and Helter Skelter: An American Myth is a fantastic documentary series about the Manson family.

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


Best thriller movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


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

Don’t Breathe 2 (2021)

A blind veteran living in an isolated cabin with his young daughter is forced to tap into his darker instincts when his daughter is kidnapped.

While Don’t Breathe 2 isn’t as ~realistic~ as the first movie, it’s still very enjoyable.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

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.

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

Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park, British Columbia
We hiked this trail in Banff, unknowingly with a bear not far from us. *shudders*

Till Death (2021)

Stuck in a stale and unhappy marriage, Emma and her controlling husband spend a romantic anniversary evening at their secluded lakehouse in the winter.

Emma wakes up to a surprise the next morning when she’s handcuffed to her dead husband, who she discovers turned it all into his own twisted game.

Megan Fox stars in Till Death, and she’s actually pretty good in it!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Madres (2021)

A pregnant Mexican-American couple move to a migrant farming community in 1970s California, where the wife starts to experience strange symptoms and terrifying visions.

I honestly thought parts of Madres were pretty ridiculous (why is she chopping veggies without looking?! Why isn’t she waddling as a pregnant lady?!)

BUT, after watching until the end and seeing that it’s actually based on true events, I thought it was an important watch.

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

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.

If you like the Scream franchise (the first 3 movies are on Crave), you’ll definitely enjoy it!

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

The Final Wish (2018)

After his father’s death, a man returns home to help his grief-stricken mother.

While going through his dad’s belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is much more than it seems.

Michael Welch (Eric from Twilight) and Lin Shaye (Elise from Insidious) star in The Final Wish.

I really enjoyed this horror movie, and it reminded me a lot of Wish Upon with Joey King!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best supernatural horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


The Grudge (2004)

You’ve definitely heard of The Grudge horror franchise, and it’s an American remake of the iconic Japanese horror movie.

The Grudge curse starts when someone dies in extreme rage or sorrow, and it gets passed on when someone encounters the entity, which then passes onto that person, and continues repeatedly.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video

The Manor (2021)

After suffering a stroke, Judith decides to move into a nursing home, where she suspects something supernatural is preying on the residents.

I love how original The Manor is, and the ending was actually surprising!

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.

Sydney Sweeney and Julie Benz star in Nocturne!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Crimson Peak (2015)

After Edith marries the charming Sir Thomas Sharpe against her father’s wishes, they set off to his remote family mansion, filled with ghosts and dark secrets.

Crimson Peak stars Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain, and it was also directed by Guillermo del Toro, one of my favourite directors!

It’s also plenty gory, so if you’re not into that, maybe skip those scenes or don’t watch.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)

The Paranormal Activity franchise was the first found footage series I ever watched, and I was obsessed with it when it came out.

In this new instalment of the franchise, a woman named Margot, travels to a secluded Amish community with a documentary film crew to seek answers about the mother who abandoned her as a baby.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Pet Sematary (2019)

After a family loses their pet cat in an accident and buries it in a nearby cemetery, they start to get haunted in terrifying ways.

Pet Sematary is another one of Stephen King’s horrors, and the 2019 movie is actually a remake of the 1989 one.

The remake isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still worth a watch if you’re in the mood to watch a classic Stephen King story!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best sci-fi horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


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


Best psychological horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


Get Out (2017)

Chris’ girlfriend invites him to a weekend getaway to meet her parents, and he starts to discover some disturbing things.

Get Out was absolutely mind-blowing when it first came out, and it’s definitely one of the best psychological thrillers out there.

It was written and directed by the genius Jordan Peele, who also came out with Us and Nope!

It’s crazy that Get Out was also his debut into horror – he started out as a comedian on Mad TV!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021)

A sequel to Escape Room (which you can watch on Netflix), Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is a direct continuation of the story.

Six former winners find themselves locked in another series of deadly escape rooms, in a sick “tournament of champions”.

I honestly enjoyed the first movie a lot more, but it’s still fun seeing all the different escape rooms and how they try to get out of them.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best creature & monster horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan is without a doubt the best zombie horror film I have ever seen.

While Seok-woo and his daughter are aboard a train to the city of Busan, they get trapped in the middle of a zombie outbreak.

It’s absolutely terrifying, especially since the zombies actually run fast.

The film is in Korean, so you’ll have to read subtitles, but it’s absolutely worth it.

There’s also a sequel called Peninsula, but it’s a completely different story and I didn’t love it as much as the first movie.

If you like Train to Busan, you should also watch Kingdom, a Netflix series about zombies invading ancient Korea (who also run fast), and #Alive, another South Korean Netflix movie about zombies!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place is a fantastic thriller that was so innovative and unique when it first came out, and it’s about a young family who lives in silence to avoid mysterious alien creatures that hunt by sound.

If you’ve seen Bird Box or The Silence on Netflix, it’s quite similar, but way better in my opinion!

A Quiet Place Part II is pretty much a direct continuation from the first movie, and you can watch it on Netflix.

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

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)

This reboot of the Resident Evil franchise is all about a group of survivors trying to survive a zombie outbreak in their hometown of Raccoon City, once home to the pharmaceutical giant Umbrella.

It definitely doesn’t compare to the OG Resident Evil, but it’s still entertaining, and the zombies look scary.

Kaya Scodelario (Effy from Skins), Robbie Arnell (Nathan from Upload), and Tom Hopper (Luther from Umbrella Academy) all star in this reboot.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best horror comedy movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


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


Best slasher movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


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


Best gory & disturbing movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


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

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

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 (January 2023):

  1. Triangle
  2. Don’t Breathe 2
  3. Backcountry
  4. Till Death
  5. Madres
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Animales Humanos
  8. Estranged
  9. Static
  10. Don’t Hang Up
  11. The Rental
  12. The Final Wish
  13. The Grudge
  14. The Manor
  15. Nocturne
  16. Crimson Peak
  17. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin
  18. Pet Sematary
  19. Black Box
  20. Get Out
  21. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
  22. Train to Busan
  23. A Quiet Place
  24. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  25. Blood Fest
  26. Open 24 Hours
  27. Wrong Turn
  28. Pet
  29. V/H/S

These are some of the best horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada this January 2023 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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Trish

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Thanks so much for putting this list together - awesome list!

Jessica Lam

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Hope you found something you liked! :D