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44 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

44 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this January 2024?

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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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

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

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 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, you’ll definitely enjoy it!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

It Follows (2014)

After Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend for the first time, she finds out she’s contracted a fatal curse that gets passed from victim to victim via sex.

I watched this as a teenager almost a decade ago and it was pretty creepy back then!

1 film available on 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

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, which is also on Prime Video!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best supernatural horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


The Amityville Horror (2005)

A young family moves into a beautiful new home in a small town, and soon discover why the house had such an affordable price tag: the former tenant murdered his family after supposedly being possessed by the devil.

Ryan Reynolds and Chloë Grace Moretz star in this supernatural horror, which was actually inspired by a book that was based on a real-life mass murder.

If you’ve seen The Conjuring movies, you might find it interesting that the late paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren were actually amongst the first to investigate the famous Amityville haunting.

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Dream House (2011)

A successful New York publisher leaves his lucrative job to spend more time with his wife and two daughters, and they move to their dream home in a small town.

As they settle in, they discover murders happened in the home, and they try to figure out the mystery of what happened.

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts all star in Dream House, and the twist is pretty good!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Woman in Black (2012)

A lawyer travels to a house of a recently deceased woman, and after discovering her spirit is still in the house, he learns she’s killing the village children.

The Woman in Black was one of the first movies I saw with Daniel Radcliffe after Harry Potter, and I didn’t love it the first time I saw it.

Was it my bias of him playing a role other than Harry Potter? Maybe.

Anyway, I liked it a lot more the next time I rewatched it!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

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 Prime Video

Mama (2012)

Two little girls go missing in the woods after their parents die, and their Uncle Lucas and his girlfriend Annabel search frantically for them.

Miraculously, the girls are found 5 years later in a decaying cabin, and Lucas and Annabel take them in.

They try to reintroduce the children to a normal life, but something sinister lurks behind them.

Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones on Crave) both star in Mama!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

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 Prime Video, watch the trailer

Carrie movies (1976 & 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.

You can watch the original 1976 movie alongside the 2013 remake, which are both based on a Stephen King novel.

John Travolta stars in the original movie, and Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Judy Greer all star in the remake!

2 films available on Prime Video, watch the trailers for the 1976 and 2013 movies

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 Prime Video, watch the trailer

Silent Hill franchise (2006 & 2012)

Silent Hill is a strange town and demonic alternate dimension filled with creepy monsters.

The movies are actually based on a video game of the same name, which is based on a real town (with fictional monsters, of course).

They also filmed both movies in Canada, which is kinda cool!

2 films available on Prime Video, watch the trailer for the first and second movies

Friend Request (2016)

Laura, a popular college student, decides to accept an online friend request from Marina, a social outcast.

When Laura decides to unfriend her, Marina takes her own life, and things start to take a dark turn.

Alycia Debnam-Carey from Fear the Walking Dead (also on Prime Video) stars as the main character!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best sci-fi horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


Dark Skies (2013)

A couple and their two sons live a peaceful life in the suburbs until strange things start to happen in their home.

I’m not crazy about extraterrestrial movies, but Dark Skies is great – especially because it’s more of a horror film!

1 film available on 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 Prime Video, watch the trailer

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 Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best psychological horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Silence of the Lambs is one of the classic psychological horror films, and it’s a good one.

A young FBI cadet is forced to confide in an incarcerated psychopath in order to catch another serial killer who skins his victims.

Jodie Foster plays Clarice Starling, the FBI cadet, and Anthony Hopkins plays Hannibal Lecter.

Hannibal Lecter is one scary dude, and I wouldn’t recommend this one if you’re more into thrillers than actual horror.

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

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

Split (2016)

Kevin has revealed 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, but there’s still one that remains submerged.

He kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility, and is thrust into a war for survival within himself.

This M. Night Shyamalan movie stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Bruce Willis.

Split is the second movie in the Unbreakable trilogy, with Unbreakable (on Disney+) and Glass also being in the same universe.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Wish Upon (2017)

Clare receives a mysterious old box from her father for her 17th birthday, and she discovers it has the ability to grant her wishes.

Things start to take a dark turn when she realizes the people around her die in gruesome ways whenever she makes a wish.

I honestly wasn’t expecting much from Wish Upon when I decided to watch it, but it was surprisingly really good.

Plus, Joey King is just an incredible actress to see on-screen.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Knock at the Cabin (2023)

While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young family are taken hostage by four armed strangers.

The strangers demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse and save the world, and the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint both star in Knock at the Cabin, and of course, M. Night Shyamalan also does a cameo in the film!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Lie (2018)

A father and daughter spot the girl’s best friend on the side of the road while on their way to dance camp, and their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.

While it’s not an amazing horror movie, it’s a decent watch, especially because I love Joey King as an actress.

The twist is pretty wild too!

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

The Descent (2005)

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 in the franchise, but only the first movie is available to stream on Prime Video!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Invitation (2022)

After the death of her mother, Evie takes a DNA test and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had.

He invites her to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, where she meets a handsome aristocratic host.

She soon realizes something more sinister is going on, and she’s thrust into a nightmare of survival.

The Invitation starts out really promising, but it sort of falls off near the ending.

Nevertheless, it’s still an overall decent watch, and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei in Game of Thrones on Crave) even stars as the lead!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best horror comedy movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


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.

In fact, The Cabin in the Woods might be up there in one of my all-time favourite horror movies!

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 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

Totally Killer (2023)

35 years after the murders of three teens, a masked serial killer returns on Halloween night to claim a fourth victim.

When teenage Jamie comes face-to-face with the masked killer, she accidentally time travels back in 1987, where she teams up with her teenage mother to take down the killer once and for all.

I was expecting this movie to be pretty corny, but I actually enjoyed it and laughed out loud quite a bit.

Kiernan Shipka stars as Jamie in Totally Killer, as well as Lochlyn Munro, who plays Betty’s dad in Riverdale on Netflix!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer


Best slasher & gory movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada


Jeepers Creepers franchise (2001-2023)

This cult horror franchise is all about the Creeper, who goes around killing and eating people.

In the first movie, two college students and siblings rush home while being chased by a man-eating monster called the Creeper.

The movies are quite terrifying and gruesome (especially the first), 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 first two movies and latest movie on Prime Video.

3 films available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Saw (2004)

You’ve probably heard of the Saw franchise, and it’s definitely not for everyone.

A masked man named Jigsaw tortures people in the worst ways possible, and all of the movies are pretty gory and horrifying.

The first movie is available to stream on Prime Video, and you can watch all 9 movies in the franchise on Crave!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

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 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 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 Prime Video, watch the trailer

V/H/S/2 (2013)

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 probably the creepiest out of all of them, and you can watch it on Prime Video!

There are a total of 6 movies in the franchise, with a new movie coming out in 2024, and there are also two spinoff movies.

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Sorority Row (2009)

A group of sorority sisters pull a prank that goes wrong, and they vow to cover it up to protect their futures.

A year later, a deadly stalker begins hunting them, one by one.

Sorority Row is a classic slasher movie, but I do really enjoy watching it, and I’ve probably seen it at least a dozen times!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer

Black Christmas (2006)

A group of sorority sisters get stranded in their campus house during a snowstorm, all while a vicious killer is on the loose.

Lacey Chabert (Gretchen from Mean Girls) and Michelle Trachtenberg (from Ice Princess on Disney+) both star in Black Christmas, which is actually a loose remake of the 1974 film of the same name!

1 film available on Prime Video, watch the trailer


Amazon Prime Video horror movies

Best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video in Canada (January 2024):

  1. Triangle
  2. Backcountry
  3. Don’t Hang Up
  4. It Follows
  5. Madres
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Animales Humanos
  8. Estranged
  9. Static
  10. The Rental
  11. The Final Wish
  12. The Amityville Horror
  13. Dream House
  14. The Woman in Black
  15. The Grudge
  16. Mama
  17. The Manor
  18. Carrie
  19. Nocturne
  20. Silent Hill
  21. Friend Request
  22. Dark Skies
  23. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  24. Black Box
  25. The Silence of the Lambs
  26. Get Out
  27. Split
  28. Wish Upon
  29. Knock at the Cabin
  30. The Lie
  31. Train to Busan
  32. The Descent
  33. The Invitation
  34. The Cabin in the Woods
  35. Blood Fest
  36. Totally Killer
  37. Jeepers Creepers
  38. Saw
  39. The Green Inferno
  40. Open 24 Hours
  41. Pet
  42. V/H/S/2
  43. Sorority Row
  44. Black Christmas

These are some of the best horror movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada this January 2024 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!
  1. Trish says:

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

  2. Jessica Lam says:

    Hope you found something you liked! 😀

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