Since I showed some love to Netflix yesterday, I thought it was only proper today to put the spotlight on Amazon Prime and their vast streaming library that features hundreds of genre titles.
There’s no denying that it can be an overwhelming experience to try and navigate your way through over 200 different pages of movies, so I went ahead and put together a list of 31 different films that should help you get into the Halloween spirit throughout the month of October. And since variety is the spice of life, I tried to give you guys an assortment of different sub-genres, so that you should be able to find something to fit any horror-loving mood! Happy October and happy viewing, everyone!
At a summer camp for youths, a cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Night of the Living Dead – Digitally Remastered
The original zombie movie, a group of people hide from bloodthirsty "living dead" monsters in a Pennsylvania farmhouse. A digitally remastered version of the George Romero classic.
The Slumber Party Massacre
An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the newest girl in school to help them.
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.
The Dark Half
A precocious writer undergoes a grotesque operation which reveals a twin in his brain. The twin goes on a murderous rampage--leaving all of the evidence pointed at the writer.
House on Haunted Hill (1959 - in color)
The sinister Price invites his enemies to spend the night in his decaying, old, creepy mansion with a violent past. He offers them $10,000 each if they can spend the whole night there. He gives each one a tiny coffin with a gun enclosed and then comes up with all sorts of devices to cause them to use the guns on each other.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Edition
Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals in Tobe Hooper's masterpiece of subversive horror, now featuring a 4k digital transfer and all-new surround sound mix supervised by the director.
Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.
Dan Curtis’ Dracula
Jack Palance stars as Count Dracula in this newly-restored and terrifying adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire legend written by sci-fi/horror master Richard Matheson and produced by the legendary Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows).
The Last Man on Earth (1964 - in color)
Vincent Price is the only survivor after a plague wipes out the human race, and struggles with loneliness.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. This one is shapely, gorgeous, demonic - and dead. She's also insanely jealous - and one by one, the beautiful people of her husband's health club become victims possessed by her evil spirit.
House on Sorority Row
Seven sorority sisters throw a graduation party and play an innocent prank that goes horribly wrong. Winding up with a dead body, they panic and try to hide it. But someone witnessed the crime and begins to stalk and murder them, one by one, in this cult classic.
An American Werewolf in London
David Kessler and Jack Goodman arrive in Northern England for a walking tour. One night, a beast attacks them, killing Jack. Weeks later Jack returns to warn David that a werewolf was their assailant, and that he is now the last of the werewolves!
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
This smart and suspenseful thriller scares up a bone-chilling good time with original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and a hot cast of hip young stars! Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode (Curtis) is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers...when he suddenly reappears with a vengeance.
When a group of rambunctious teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks the magic of a backwoods witch to bring the child back. But when she tells him the child's death is irrevocable, his grief develops into an all-consuming desire...for revenge! Defying superstition, he and the witch invoke 'the pumpkinhead,’ a monstrously clawed and fanged demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed's bloodlust. But as the invincible creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with it forever!
One Dark Night
Famed Russian occultist, Karl Raymar is found dead in his home, with the bodies of six dead women, and no real explanation. This mystery stresses Raymar's daughter Olivia and causes her to have strange visions. Meanwhile high school student Julie Wells is at the final step of being initiated into an exclusive club, to be initiated she must spend a night in the town's mausoleum...
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house.
The Merrye children all suffer from a rare genetic malady that causes its victims to mentally regress to a condition of "pre-human savagery and cannibalism."
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.
The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.
A young man discovers he has the ability to conjure up satanic spirits.
The Ghoulies are back in this sequel in which they take over a traveling carnival giving a park full of teenagers a night they'll never forget.
Alice Sweet Alice
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect.
Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
The tenants of a Manhattan apartment are terrorized by deadly spirits. They are decapitated, clawed to death by cats, burned, and attacked by a knife-wielding killer.
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
Actors led by Alan Ormsby go to a graveyard on a remote island to perform a Satanic Ritual. The ritual works and soon the dead are walking about and eating the flesh of their victims.
While a group of young actors rehearse a new musical about a mass murderer, a notorious psychopath escapes from a nearby insane asylum. But when the show's director locks his cast in the theater overnight, the madman is accidentally locked inside as well. Now, a killer with acting in his blood has gone berserk for the blood of actors.
Don’t Torture a Duckling
Several young boys are murdered in a remote village rife with sex and superstition, and the townspeople go mad with rage and violence.
Avalon Bay, 1945: On the night of her graduation dance, young Rosemary and her date are brutally murdered by a prowler thought to be a jilted soldier home from the war.
Trilogy of Terror
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women. Written by Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour et al.).
When a family moves into a home with a shocking secret, their lives become a nightmare of homicidal hallucinations as their young son begins to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
The Children (1980)
Gas leaking from a nuclear power plant turns children into deadly huggers with black fingernails.
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