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35 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

35 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this May 2022?

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!

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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.

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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.

You can watch the prequel, Don’t Breathe, on Netflix!

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

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

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

Carrie (2013)

Carrie is a shy and awkward teen who gets bullied at school, while also dealing with her religious mother.

After a cruel prank on prom night, she uses her secret telekinetic powers to get revenge against her classmates.

Carrie is a remake of the original 70’s movie, which is actually based on a Stephen King novel.

Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Judy Greer all star in this remake!

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.

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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

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 Japanese 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

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, and 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

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.

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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

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.

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


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


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


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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


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, 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!

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1 film 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

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

Two college students and siblings rush home while being chased by a man-eating monster called the Creeper.

It’s quite gruesome, so ya might not want to watch this one if you’re not a fan of man-eating monsters.

A young Justin Long stars in the cult horror franchise Jeepers Creepers, and you can watch the third movie on Netflix (though it’s pretty bad).

1 film available on Netflix, 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


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


Scream (1996, 1997, 2000, & 2011)

Can you call yourself a horror fan without having seen Scream?

The Scream franchise revolves around Sidney Prescott, who constantly gets chased by psychopaths in ghostface masks.

It’s definitely one of my favourite horror franchises of all-time, and you can stream the first 4 movies on Prime Video.

There’s actually a 5th movie out in theatres now!

It’s the ultimate slasher franchise that never gets old or boring, and I never get tired of re-watching it.

While Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger may be the OG slasher villains, I find myself laughing too much since both franchises started in the 70s and 80s and the special effects and costumes are kinda corny.

There’s also a Netflix series version of Scream, but it’s definitely not the same or as good as the films.

4 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers

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


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

Wrong Turn (2003)

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

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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 (May 2022):

  1. Triangle
  2. Don’t Breathe 2
  3. Backcountry
  4. Till Death
  5. Madres
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Antebellum
  8. Animales Humanos
  9. Carrie
  10. Estranged
  11. Static
  12. Don’t Hang Up
  13. The Rental
  14. The Final Wish
  15. The Grudge
  16. The Manor
  17. Brahms: The Boy II
  18. Nocturne
  19. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin
  20. Pet Sematary
  21. The Craft
  22. Black Box
  23. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
  24. Battle Royale
  25. Train to Busan
  26. A Quiet Place Part II
  27. Jeepers Creepers
  28. Silent Hill: Revelation
  29. Blood Fest
  30. Scream
  31. Open 24 Hours
  32. The Green Inferno
  33. Wrong Turn
  34. Pet
  35. V/H/S

These are some of the best horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada this May 2022 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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Looking for things to watch on Amazon Prime Video? Here are the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada for Canadians to binge-watch, whether you're into creepy thrillers, gory slashers, or supernatural horrors!

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