From Jennifer’s Body to Candyman
The Halloween movies on Amazon Prime Video range from seriously terrifying newer horror films like A Quiet Place Part II, 2021’s Candyman, and 2018’s Suspiria, along with campy classics like Phantasm and cult favorites like Jennifer’s Body. There’s plenty here to keep you nice and scared until the end of October.
Below are the best Halloween movies on Prime Video, but if you’re looking for other great scary flicks to watch this October, take a look at our list of the best Halloween movies on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and more.
A Quiet Place Part II
For fans of: Silence, Emily Blunt
John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, about a family trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind aliens that attack at the first sign of noise, was a hit when it was released in 2018. Its sequel, also directed by Krasinski, is a worthy successor. Set directly after the events of the first film, the Abbott family put themselves at risk of even greater danger when they’re forced to leave their home and venture out into the unknown, with Evelyn (Emily Blunt) now solely responsible for figuring out how to navigate the world for herself and her children. But the biggest highlight of A Quiet Place Part II is the addition of the great Cillian Murphy to the cast, playing a hardened, world-weary new character. –Allison Picurro
For fans of: Bees, urban legends
This 2021 sequel to the 1992 horror classic Candyman was co-written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and Nia DaCosta, who also directed the film, putting a fresh spin on the urban legend of a hook-handed murderer. This new version ignores the previous sequels and follows a Chicago artist (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who becomes obsessed with the legend and learns about his scary connection to the Candyman, while also incorporating themes like the exploitation of art and the disenfranchisement of the Black community. –Tim Surette
For fans of: Strong female leads, fear of the unknown, unhappy endings
Led by an all-female cast, The Descent quickly became a cult classic when it launched in 2005. Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, and Alex Reid star in the horror flick, which sees a group of friends heading out on a spelunking expedition before a collapsed tunnel leaves them stranded without hope of rescue. As they search for alternate routes to escape, they encounter a variety of horrifying creatures living deep in the cave system – most of whom don’t take kindly to strangers. The entirety of The Descent‘s 99-minute runtime is incredibly tense, and its ending is wildly different depending on whether you’re watching the UK or US version. If you don’t want to have nightmares for the next few weeks, it’s probably best to stick with the version released in the States, which is a bit more optimistic than the version launched overseas.
For fans of: Extreme religious fanaticism, the final seconds of a movie that will scar you for life
This A24 horror gem from rookie director Rose Glass makes a profound statement on religion when a devoutly Catholic nurse (Morfydd Clark) goes to extreme lengths to “save the soul” of her new patient, an artist dying of a terminal illness. There are no monsters or ghouls here, but something more terrifying: someone who wants to push their beliefs on you. Saint Maud is gripping as a psychological horror film that doesn’t shy away from its core messaging that extreme faith is damaging to everyone, and Clark, currently playing Galadriel in Prime Video’s blockbuster The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, is superb. It also has some of the most memorable final seconds of a horror film in decades. –Tim Surette
For fans of: Bandages, mommies wrapped up like mummies
It’s pretty much universally accepted that this adaptation of the 2014 Austrian horror film Goodnight Mommy isn’t as good as the original (which is on Tubi), but as a new Prime Video original horror film, it’s worth a watch if you’re in the mood for creepy. It stars Naomi Watts as the mother of two twin boys who begin to suspect that the mommy they came home to — who is now covered in bandages obscuring her face and is acting more than a little weird — might not be their real mommy. The scariness comes from the building suspense of discovering what’s underneath the wrap, rather than monsters or slashers, but let’s be real, even regular mothers are terrifying. –Tim Surette
For fans of: Horror comedies, over-the-top violence, Megan Fox
While it didn’t win over many critics, Jennifer’s Body has found legions of fans – thanks to a great performance from Megan Fox (Jennifer) and Amanda Seyfried (Needy). The off-the-wall story follows Jennifer, a popular cheerleader who suddenly grows an appetite for human blood. As Jennifer feeds her newfound hunger by feasting on other students, her classmate Needy begins to suspect something is amiss. Will she be able to stop Jennifer before she feasts on the entire school? Or will there be a lot of empty seats during the new school year? Jennifer’s Body never takes itself too seriously and manages to expertly weave laughs and screams without missing a beat.
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