It’s spooky season! The perfect time to dress up as your favourite pop-culture icons, carve pumpkins to decorate your homes or simply curl up with friends and family for a good old-fashioned scary movie night.
Get in the mood for Halloween with the best selection of scary movies on Prime Video. With classics like Scream and modern thrills like X, we’ve made sure that there is something for everyone.
Here are 13 of the best Halloween films to watch on Prime Video.
The latest addition to Prime Video’s collaboration with Blumhouse Television, Totally Killer, is a must-see slasher-comedy starring Kiernan Shipka, Julie Bowen, Randall Park and Oliva Holt. Thirty-five years after the shocking murder of three teens, the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer” returns on Halloween night to claim a fourth victim.
When teenager Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) encounters the killer and accidentally travels back in time to 1987, the year of the original killings, she teams up with her teen mom (Olivia Holt) to take down the killer once and for all.
Wes Craven’s 90s classic revitalised the slasher genre with Ghostface, a masked killer who terrorises high school student Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and her friends in the fictional town of Woodsboro. As more bodies pile up, the students and journalist Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox) band together to confront and expose the true identity of the killer.
Turn your rewatch into a Scream movie marathon by watching all six movies in the franchise on Prime Video.
Rent Scream for £3.49 or buy it for £5.99 on Prime Video.
The first film in the popular Paranormal Activity film series, this haunting film follows a young couple’s experience living in the suburbs with supernatural beings. Shot in a found-footage style, the film captures their attempts to document the strange and paranormal phenomena that occur in their home.
All the films in the Paranormal Activity franchise are also available to watch on Prime Video.
John Carpenter's masterpiece introduced the world to Michael Myers: a notorious killer who has kept the Halloween mask industry afloat since 1978. Following his escape from a mental institution, Myers returns to his hometown on Halloween to wreak havoc, ultimately targeting Laurie played by horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis. Without a doubt, Halloween has become a cultural phenomenon, and your spooky season binge-watch would be incomplete without it.
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While The Goonies is not strictly a horror movie, this adventure-comedy has enough eerie elements to make it a thrilling Halloween family favourite. The film follows a small group of misfit heroes led by Mikey (Sean Astin) and his older brother Brad (Josh Brolin), as they go on a treasure hunt to save their childhood home from foreclosure. The group race against a band of criminals known as the Fratellis and venture through underground tunnels and booby-trapped caves in search of the long-lost pirate treasure.
6.'Shaun of the Dead'
Expertly mixing horror with comedy, Edgar Wright’s cult classic British film follows real-life best friends Simon Pegg (Shaun) and Nick Frost (Ed) as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse, with a gang of unlikely cohorts. Shaun of the Dead is perfect for zombie movie fans who love also British humour not just instead of blood, guts, and gore.
You can rent Shaun of the Dead on Prime Video for £3.09 and buy it for £5.59.
This darkly comedic creature feature explores the mayhem caused by cute-as-a-button critters Gizmo and Co., who transform into mischievous monsters if not handled with care. After receiving this Mogwai as a gift from his father, Billy (Zach Galligan) is given 3 strict rules; never expose it to bright light, never get it wet, and absolutely do not feed it after midnight. This one is a cult classic for a reason - cuddly pets, midnight snacks, and a town overrun by troublesome munchkins.
Gremlins is available to rent for £3.09 or buy for £7.99 on Prime Video.
After narrowly escaping a plane crash following a terrifying premonition, Alex (Devon Sawa) and his group of friends soon realise they can't cheat death and face a series of increasingly gruesome accidents as the Grim Reaper comes knocking. This one is not for the faint of heart... or the superstitious!
But if you can't get enough of those ‘did-I-turn-the-oven-off moments’, Prime Video has all five films from the Final Destination franchise available to watch now.
A reimagining of Dario Argento's iconic Italian horror film, Suspiria revolves around young American ballet dancer Susie Bannion, (Dakota Johnson), who uncovers the disturbing occult secrets of a prestigious dance academy led by Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton). The film features stunning visuals of ballet training along with disturbing, bloody nightmares, making it an unforgettable experience.
This beloved Halloween classic follows three mischievous witches, the Sanderson sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy), who are inadvertently brought back to life in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts by unsuspecting pranksters. Join Max, Dani, Allison and the immortal cat Binx in a race against time as they strive to send the wicked Sanderson sisters back before the sun rises. With its blend of humour, adventure, and charm, Hocus Pocus, is the perfect spooky movie for children and adults looking to indulge in a dose of nostalgia.
You can watch Hocus Pocus on Prime Video for £11.99.
An irreverent parody film that takes aim at the tropes and clichés of the horror genre, Scary Movie, offers a nonstop barrage of jokes and clever spoofs of iconic scenes from famous horror movies like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween, The Shinning and more. It’s the perfect choice for anyone seeking out a light-hearted and slightly scary experience.
Horror movie fans can rent Scary Movie for £3.49 or buy it for £5.99 on Prime Video.
A recent adaptation of Stephen King's timeless novel, this chilling tale follows a group of young friends as they confront their deepest fears, both real and supernatural embodied by the terrifying clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). Together the children, Bill (Jaeden Martell), Richie (Finn Wolfhard) and Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer), embark on a harrowing journey to put an end to Pennywise’s reign of terror once and for all.
IT is available to rent on Prime Video for £3.49 or buy for £7.99.
It's lights, camera, slaughter in the latest horror flick from the masterminds at A24. A first in the ‘X’ franchise, and a prequel to ‘Pearl’ (2022), X follows a group of adult entertainers (Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow and Kid Cudi) as they set out to a secluded ranch in rural Texas to film their latest flick. After their elderly hosts, Pearl (played almost unrecognisably by Mia Goth) and Howard (Stephen Ure) catch them red-handed, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives.
How to watch movies on Prime Video
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Whether you're in the mood for psychological thrills, supernatural scares, or good old-fashioned slasher fun, Prime Video has you covered with this diverse selection of horror and Halloween films. So, grab your popcorn, safety blanket, and maybe a nightlight – and prepare for a spooky movie marathon.