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36 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

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36 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this May 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 them 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.

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

You can also subscribe to other channels on Prime Video for additional fees:

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

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 horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada!


Best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


Thriller movies on Amazon Prime Video

Midsommar (2019)

If cults freak you out (but also intrigue you at the same time), Midsommar is a horror film you’ll absolutely want to watch.

A group of friends travel to a small community in Sweden for the annual midsummer festival, which is also the hometown of one of the friends.

They quickly realize there’s more to this friendly group of people than meets the eye.

Ari Aster is one of my favourite horror directors, and Midsommar is my favourite film of his!

He says Midsommar is more like a fairy tale than a horror film, but you can be the judge of that.

Aster’s other horror film Hereditary is also amazing, and you can watch it on Netflix.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Búðakirkja Black Church, Iceland
My impression of Midsommar while in Iceland, complete with a floral crown and all-white outfit lol.

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.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Frozen (2010)

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

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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

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.

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.

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

The Bride (2017)

A young newlywed goes on a trip to meet her husband’s family, only to be subjected to a strange wedding ritual.

I randomly stumbled across The Bride while browsing Prime Video for horror movies, and it was a pretty good find.

It’s a Russian horror film, but it’s fully dubbed in English!

This movie is sort of similar to Ready or Not, a horror-comedy you can watch on Crave.

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

Funny Games (2007)

A vacationing family ends up fighting for their lives when two disturbed young men show up at their door.

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Funny Games is an eerily realistic psychological thriller, and Naomi Watts stars as the mother!

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 & 2002)

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.

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!

Mila Kunis is in the second movie, but it felt like more of a comedy horror and it wasn’t really that good.

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

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

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.

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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: Legacy (2020)

A foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they practice their powers.

The first half of The Craft was pretty good, but it kinda started to go downhill halfway through.

The end kind of leads into a potential part two though, so if they do continue it, hopefully it’s a lot better.

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

It’s actually a sequel to the 1996 film The Craft, which I haven’t seen before but my mom told me about.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

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


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

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.

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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 horror movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Descent series (2005 & 2009)

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

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


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 (2009 & 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, and you can watch the second and third movies on Prime Video if you’re looking for humour and gore!

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

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

Wrong Turn

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Havenhurst (2016)

A recovering alcoholic takes up residence in an old apartment building where her friend went missing, and she uncovers some pretty dark stuff.

I often look up movies online after watching them to find out more, and both the building and the story behind it turned out to be real.

I couldn’t sleep after this movie because it was so creepy, and knowing it was inspired by real events was even scarier.

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 (May 2021):

  1. Midsommar
  2. Triangle
  3. Frozen
  4. Backcountry
  5. A Perfect Getaway
  6. Fantasy Island
  7. Evil Eye
  8. Antebellum
  9. Estranged
  10. The Bride
  11. Static
  12. Funny Games
  13. Don’t Hang Up
  14. Dead End
  15. The Rental
  16. American Psycho
  17. Shutter Island
  18. Red Dragon
  19. Countdown
  20. Brahms: The Boy II
  21. Nocturne
  22. The Craft: Legacy
  23. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  24. The Purge
  25. Battle Royale
  26. The Divide
  27. The Descent
  28. The Cabin in the Woods
  29. Cabin Fever
  30. Blood Fest
  31. Wrong Turn
  32. Saw
  33. I Spit on Your Grave
  34. Pet
  35. Havenhurst
  36. V/H/S

These are some of the best horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada this May 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 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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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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