October is the best time to grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and scare yourself silly with some awesome horror films. Since we’ve already taken a dive into the best horror movies to watch on Netflix, let’s take a trip to Prime Video for even more!
Based on a novella by Stephen King, The Mist has some of the scariest on-screen monsters ever and if you don’t like spiders, you may want to skip this one. It also has a ton of awesome performances including one from Thomas Jane and one of the craziest endings you will ever see with Steven King himself saying “…It was so anti-Hollywood — anti-everything, really! It was nihilistic. I liked that. So I said you go ahead and do it.”
Dawn of the Dead
When someone mentions zombie movies, Dawn of the Dead is usually the first one that pops into your head. A remake of a 1978 film of the same name (you should watch that one too), it follows a group of survivors who must take shelter in a shopping mall after the dead start coming back to life. Director Zack Snyder would eventually circle back to this film in 2021 with the release of Army of the Dead. If you enjoyed that, you will definitely like this one!
Part horror movie, part art-house film, The Lighthouse takes place on a remote island where Ephraim Winslow arrives as a lighthouse keeper to assists his elderly supervisor, Thomas Wake. As days pass, Winslow is haunted by strange and mysterious visions. It’s super weird in all the right ways and Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe give knockout performances.
Ofelia moves with her mother to her stepfather’s house. At night, a fairy leads her to a faun who informs her that she is a princess, and she needs to participate in three tasks to prove her royalty. While it isn’t as strictly scary as the previous few, Pan’s Labyrinth is a perfect Halloween movie with amazing creatures that only the mind of Guillermo del Toro could think up (he would go on to win Best Picture for The Shape of Water).
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter. After having a recurring dream about a figure slowly stalking him, the director of It Follows create the movie to let viewers in on his nightmare. Its atmosphere is dreadful (in a good way) and even though it’s light on jump scares (a good thing in our opinion), it’s still plenty terrifying.
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Guess what? We’re cheating again because The Terror is just too good to leave off the list. The Terror is an anthology series with two separate but equally chilling stories for each season. The first follows a British Royal Navy voyage to the Arctic and the second, a group of Japanese-Americans living in internment camps during World War 2. While it might not get renewed for a third, both seasons so far have 10 episodes each, so there is plenty to sink your teeth into!
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