These 20 Horror Movies on Amazon Will Force You to Leave the Lights On

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Amazon Prime is the land of, well, everything. It has the usual suspects: clothes, shoes, gadgets, and furniture. Hell, Prime can even deliver your groceries. It’s easy to get lost in the sauce—so we wont throw too much more a you—but if you head over to Prime Video, you’ll find Amazon's elite collection of horror movies. There are classics like The Grudge and Carrie, new-age hits like Pearl, and indie films you probably haven’t seen. Have you ever heard of Dark Windows? Well, you have now.

Below, we rounded up the 20 best horror movies that Amazon Prime Video has to offer. With terrifying performances from Mia Goth, Daniel Radcliffe, and Doug Bradley, you’re sure to find a perfect fright for your next movie night. All you need is a subscription to tune in. Oh, and a blanket to cover your eyes—but hey, maybe that’s just me.

The Exorcist Believer

In The Exorcist Believer, two young girls, Angela and Katherine, go missing and are found in the woods. At first, they appear to be fine, but—you guessed it!—it doesn’t take long for the girls to start acting strange. They’re possessed, people, and whatever they found in the wilderness has come back with them. Remember, this is an Exorcist movies, so in order to free the girls from the demonic entities, Angela’s father has to seek out some... professional help.

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Pearl

Before X and the upcoming MaXXXine,there was Pearl, a story about a young woman who’s desperate for fame. Pearl wants to be a chorus girl, but she’s stuck working at her family farm. When a traveling dance troupe comes to town to host auditions, Pearl decides to pursue her dreams—by any means necessary.

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Orphan: First Kill

Just in case the original Orphan wasn’t creepy enough, Orphan: First Kill is here to remind you that Esther is still scary as hell. Don’t let her pigtails fool you—she’s more than just a troubled little girl. In Orphan: First Kill, Esther escapes a psychiatric facility (of course) and moves to America. How does she get away with it? By impersonating a wealthy family's missing daughter, of course! Naturally, it doesn’t end well.

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Dark Windows

Dark Windows is a classic slasher film. A group of plucky teenagers go on a countryside getaway. Their vacation house is creepy; there are no neighbors in sight, and, of course, there’s a masked killer lurking around the corner. Perfect!

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Candyman

Some people are afraid of Freddy Kreuger. Others fear Jason and his creepy white mask. I fear Candyman! The folk legend turned horror flick tells the story of a scorned man who becomes a bloodthirsty spirit. Taking place in Chicago’s Cabrini Green Projects, Candyman follows a group of residents who are terrorized after uttering the ghost’s name one too many times.

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Haunt

In Haunt, a group of kids decide to visit a haunted house. Sounds harmless, right? Well, this isn’t an ordinary haunted house. Instead of paid actors, this place is filled with real killers. When the group's visit takes a deadly turn, they band together to make it out alive.

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Polaroid

You’ll never look at a camera the same way after watching this movie. In Polaroid, Kathryn Prescott stars as Bird Fitcher, a lonely teenager who finds a vintage Polaroid camera. As it turns out, the device holds a sinister secret—causing anyone who gets their picture taken to meet a dreadful end.

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The Birds

This classic horror film stars Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels. Melanie is a rich but lonely socialite. One day, she meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) at a pet shop and follows him home. (Let’s just look past that part, ok. It was the '60s). She brings him two love birds as a gift, but the gesture turns sinister when a flock of birds attacks their neighborhood.

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The Grudge

In The Grudge, the Williams family moves to Tokyo. Their new house is beautiful, but it's cursed. Anyone who stays there falls victim to supernatural forces, and it doesn’t take long for the Williams family to be terrorized as well. If you haven’t seen The Grudge yet, consider this your sign to stop whatever you’re doing and press play.

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Smile

If you thought a smile was a person’s most flattering feature, think again. Smile follows Dr. Rose Cotter, a psychiatrist whose life falls to pieces after she witnesses a tragic incident. Afterward, she’s haunted by a creepy—yet familiar—grin.

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The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer grieving his wife’s death. Naturally, instead of taking time off, he’s sent to a remote village to tend to a dead client's affairs. When Arthur arrives, he learns that his client's home is haunted by a vicious spirit who shows no mercy to visitors.

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Saint Maud

A devout Roman Catholic nurse named Maud takes care of a terminally ill patient in this bloody film of religious obsession and direct revelation. Set in an English seaside town, Saint Maud is a mixture of First Reformed and Under the Skin, with a final scene that will be ingrained in your mind for years to come.

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Master

Master dramatizes the experience of a small American college's new headmaster, expertly played by Regina Hall, and a believed evil witch that is tormenting one of her female students. Though Master plays out as a typical supernatural horror story, it also explores themes of the university's racist history and the mistreatment of students of color on campus.

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Children of the Corn

If a town feels deserted, you should probably leave immediately. More likely than not, you will come to discover something like the seemingly deserted Nebraska town in Children of the Corn, which was overrun by children who murdered all the adults for a bizarre, religious cult based on the surrounding corn fields. In this cult, creepy-kid-filled film, an unsuspecting couple traveling through just happened to stick around long enough to find all of that out.

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Hellraiser

Hellraiser's alien entities, pain-loving freaks called Cenobites, torture a family for their past sins as they move into a new, scary house. Full of complex puzzle boxes, nasty bugs, and a famous horror monster named "Pinhead," Hellraiser is just the first entry in a ten-film series about creatures who find pleasure in physical pain.

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II

The sequel to Hellraiser takes audiences to Hell itself, the home of Pinhead and his freakish Cenobite crew. The sequel delves more into how Pinhead came to be, the fate of the family from the first film, and even more examples of nightmarish torture that gave the original entry such a strong cult following.

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Chopping Mall

One of the silliest films on the list, Chopping Mall is a comedy horror flick from the 1980s about eight teenagers trapped in a shopping mall after hours. The small-budget slasher featuring killer security robots and an amazing title found success after becoming a VHS favorite for fans of campy horror.

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House on Haunted Hill

A 1959 spooktacular starring Vincent Price, House on Haunted Hill is a horror classic that utilizes props, carnival techniques, and the best special effects makeup of the time to create an impressive set of terrors.

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Uzumaki

Based off the Japanese horror manga of the same name by Junji Ito, Uzumaki takes place in a town where all the residents become obsessed with the idea of spirals. The fixation manifests in various disturbing scenes as the town sinks into madness over the hypnotizing curve.

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Suspiria (2018)

Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino followed his romantic coming-of-age drama with a remake of Dario Argento's horror masterpiece Suspiria--one of the few examples of a film's legacy not becoming tarnished by its modern remake. Starring Dakota Johnson, Suspiria follows a world-renowned dance academy and the students tortured by the school's secret coven of witches.

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