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The Best Halloween Movies Available On Amazon Prime

By Kristy Puchko | Film | October 15, 2018 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | October 15, 2018 |


Want to make the most of your Amazon Prime subscription? Dive into the spooky stories and harrowing horror movies that are pitch-perfect for Halloween.

Carrie (1976)
Based on Stephen King’s riveting novel, this Brian De Palma classic stars Sissy Spacek as a telekinetic teen girl whose feelings of shame, regret and rage spur her to reap vengence on all those who hurt her.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Three filmmakers stride into a supposedly haunted wood looking for trouble, and they find it. Watch the movie that gave rise to the found footage genre, and see if it still scares you stupid.

The Amityville Horror (2005)
Ryan Reynolds headlines this grisly remake that was inspired by “true” events. Okay. So the Amityville haunting has been thoroughly debunked. This movie is still dark fun.

Pet Sematary (1989)
With the remake around the corner, you’ll want to revisit Mary Lambert’s haunting adaptation of the deeply tragic Stephen King novel about a loving family, a magical burial ground, and a grave mistake.

The Woman in Black (2012)
Want something less gruesome and more haunting? Check out this Daniel Radcliffe vehicle, wherein he plays a cynic who’s forced to face a menacing spirit.

Child’s Play (1988)
It’s playtime! The slasher subgenre took a weird and wacky turn with Chucky, the Good Guy doll who kills.

Ghostbusters (1984)
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver star in this classic horror-comedy alive with spooky specters and sidesplitting laughs.

The Monster Squad (1986)
Long before there was Stranger Things there was this quirky horror-comedy about a goofy gang of kids who faced off against classic Universal monsters, and learned the alarming truth: “The Wolfman’s got nards!”

Troll 2 (1991)
Craving something deliciously bad? Sink your teeth into the green and goopy madness of this confounding sequel that’s been deemed the “best worst movie.”

Paranormal Activity (2009)
Sometimes what’s scarier is what you can’t see. Director Oren Peli builds choking tension in this groundbreaking found footage flick.

The ‘Burbs (1989)
Is there anything spookier than the suburbs? Joe Dante’s cult-classic stars Tom Hanks as a stressed-out suburbanite who’s driven to distraction by the oddball neighbors next door. Are they killers? Or do he and his friends need to get a hobby? Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and Corey Feldman co-star.

Stir of Echoes (1998)
Kevin Bacon headlines this haunting tale of a man whose vision is opened wide, allowing him to recieve cryptic messages from the other side. Seriously creepy.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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