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The 10 Scariest Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime Video


How many times have you seen your favorite horror movies? Are you in desperate search of something new, but nothing seems to live up to expectation?

Well, Prime Video has you covered as they are currently streaming some of the most exciting scary new releases of 2020.

Check out our list of the 10 best horror movies currently streaming on Prime, all new releases or overlooked gems that deserve more attention than they got.

Don’t forget to check out our lists of the best scary movies on Netflix and Hulu as well.

Apollo 18 (2011)

No, this is nothing like the Tom Hanks Apollo movie, but rather a found-footage sci-fi, horror, thriller (so a bit of everything).


It tells an alternate history based on the idea that the canceled Apollo 18 mission landed on the moon in 1974, but never returned. The found footage shows what happens, and explains why the United States has never tried to return to the moon.

Countdown (2019)

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die. This existential question is bad enough, but worse when there are sinister forces at work.

A group of people discover a mobile app that can correctly determine when someone is going to die. But does looking at the app put you in line to die by bringing you to the attention of the demon that created it in the first place?

Evil Eye (2020)

This is a slow burn psychological thriller that will keep you on the end of your seat for its short 90-minute runtime, though there are no gory thrills.

Sarita Choudhury stars as a mother who comes to believe that the boyfriend (Omar Maskati) of her daughter (Sunita Mani) has a terrible connection to her own past. Are all her past mistakes about to come back to haunt her?

The Forest (2016)

Natalie Dormer stars in this supernatural horror set in Japan, the land of some of the scariest horror stories on the planet.

She travels to Aokigahara Forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji which is known in Japan as a popular place to commit suicide. But is there something else that draws these troubled souls to this corner of the world. And once you enter, is it possible to escape?

Hereditary (2018)

Toni Collette leads a strong cast in this film in the line of Sinister and Insidious about families plagued by dark spirits.

The haunting here begins when Collette’s secretive grandmother passes on. It seems that whatever force she was containing is now free and keen to plague the family that has been left behind.

The Lie (2018)

This is an American-Canadian remake of a 2015 German film We Monsters and stars Mirelle Enos, Joey King, and Peter Sarsgaard.

A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp, when they see the daughter’s best friend on the side of the road. They stop to help, but with unpredictable consequences. They must cover up what has happened, but there are some things that you can’t outrun.

The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead (2018)

This is a Russian thriller is inspired by a Slavic myth that unmarried girls that drown become mermaids. But don’t think Disney’s Ariel, these are demons of rivers and lakes.

A young man betrothed is seen by one such mermaid, who falls in love with him and is determined to make him hers in the realm of the dead. His fiance will do whatever it takes to keep him.

Nocturne (2020)

Two twin girls both aspire to be pianists from a young age, but one soon outshines the other, and by the end of high school, they are leading very different lives.

But the less successful twin discovers a diary that belongs to a dead classmate. She reads it and discovers dark secrets, which give her the power to turn the tables on her twin and become the star.

The Rental (2020)


In the directorial debut from Dave Franco, we follow two couples who begin to believe that they are being watched in their rental holiday home.

Infidelity and secrets mean that at first, the four begin to suspect one another. But as the action unfolds, we see a much more sinister force at work. Coming clean about their secrets is suddenly the least of their problems.

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark (2019)

Based on the children’s book of the same name by Alvin Schwartz, the story starts on Halloween 1968 when a group of friends meet a mysterious drifter and uncover a notebook of stories.

But reading the stories seems to have the power to make them come true, and now they are in desperate search of a way to stop the forces that they have put in motion.

What To Watch Next?

Once you are done with these exciting new horror options, why not go back and watch some of the best of the best. Check out our list of the 20 best Halloween movies ever, of hit a slower pace with the 10 best horror novels of all time.

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