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The best horror movies on Amazon Prime right now

With the Halloween season upon us, there’s no better time to watch horror movies than the month of October. There’s also no better streaming platform to enjoy all the scary genre flicks with than Amazon Prime Video. Home to many ghoulish titles, Prime Video is a hotbed for terror during this autumnal time of year, to the point where it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to find something to watch. And as we all know, endless scrolling is a fate worse than death (not confirmed, but we bet so), so why not let your friends at Digital Trends curate for you?

Our monthly roundup of Prime Video horror movies is packed with as many sub-genres as possible, from vampires and ghosts to apocalyptic disasters and murderous psychos. We also try and highlight all the latest and greatest titles, while doing our best to honor the classics. So without further ado, here are the best horror movies on Prime Video you can stream right now.

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At the End of Eight (2019)

At the End of Eight
r 76m
Genre Thriller, Horror
Stars Jeremiah Taylor, Alex Nichols, Corban Gilliland
Directed by Rankin Dean
The Saw franchise popularized the “let’s play a game” sub-genre of horror movies. If you love these kinds of movies, but you’re sick of all things Tobin Bell (no disrespect, Jigsaw!), you should give At the End of Eight a shot! Our premise follows three college-aged pals who stumble upon the opportunity of a lifetime: spend eight hours in a spooky house without being caught. But guess what? It’s not a “nice” spooky house, and what starts out as just your typical breaking-and-entering setup quickly devolves into something much worse. 

As Above, So Below (2014)

As Above, So Below
39 %
r 93m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Co-written and directed by John Erick Dowdle, As Above, So Below follows a documentary’s crew descent into the catacombs of Paris. In search of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, archaeologist Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) unearths a clue that directs her to the underground mass grave. As she and her crew progress through the dark and twisting tunnels, it becomes apparent that they may not be getting out of Paris alive. A claustrophobic thrill-fest, AASB leans on some B-movie clichés and effects, but the otherworldly pilgrimage is one that most viewers can enjoy.

Sinister (2012)

44 %
r 110m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Ethan Hawke has shown some surprising chops in recent horror entries like Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone, but a little collaboration between Hawke and Derrickson took place years prior. It’s a 2012 film called Sinister, where Ethan stars as Ellison Oswalt, a true-crime author who may just be the world’s worst husband and father. Not for any outwardly horrid reasons, but because the guy moved his kin into a home where several murders took place, and decided not to tell anyone. But after finding a box of old film reels in the attic of the house, the grisly footage that makes up each frame turns out to only be the beginning of what nightmares will follow.

Knock at the Cabin (2023)

Knock at the Cabin
63 %
r 100m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

An adaptation of Paul G. Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan brings us Knock at the Cabin, the kind of closed-quarters horror flick that will remind us that idyllic trips to the middle of the woods may not be the greatest idea. Our story follows seven-year-old Wen (Kristen Cui) and her fathers, Eric and Andrew (Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge), three people minding their own business who are suddenly intruded upon and held captive by a gang of apocalyptic prophesiers led by Leonard Brocht (Dave Bautista).

According to the doomsday crew, if the family doesn’t sacrifice one of their own, a series of global tragedies will consume the world. It’s your typical nail-biting siege pic, with a bunch of characters stuck under one roof for a majority of the runtime, but Knock at the Cabin gets a big boost from its excellent cast, with Dave Bautista being an empathetic standout. Yes, he could kill you by looking at you for too long, but Mr. Brocht could also make you a shed a tear or two.

There's Something Wrong with the Children (2023)

There's Something Wrong with the Children
53 %
r 92m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Zach Gilford, Alisha Wainwright, Amanda Crew
Directed by Roxanne Benjamin

Directed by Roxanne Benjamin from a script by T.J. Cimfel and David White, There’s Something Wrong with the Children stars Alisha Wainwright and Zach Gilford as Margaret and Ben, a couple who take a trip into the wilderness with fellow adults Ellie and Thomas (Amanda Crew and Carlos Santos) and their two kids, Lucy (Briella Guiza) and Spencer (David Mattle). Everything is going peachy-keen until the dawn of a new day. After disappearing into the forest, Lucy and Spencer are acting quite strange upon their return.

Is something supernatural afoot, or did the kids just have too many marshmallows? Cut from the same cloth as films like A24’s horror movie A Hole in the Ground and Amazon’s remake of Goodnight Mommy (swap the weird kids for a weird parent), There’s Something Wrong … isn’t bringing the most original premise to the table, but where this Blumhouse-produced entry truly succeeds is with its foreboding camera work, editing, and haunting score.

M3GAN (2022)

72 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Science Fiction, Horror
Stars Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Jenna Davis
Directed by Gerard Johnstone
Does the proliferation of artificial intelligence have you just a little on edge? Well after watching M3GAN, that granular level of fear may get bumped up a few notches. Starring Allison Williams as Gemma and Violet McGraw as her niece Cady, when the latter’s parents are killed in car wreck, Cady takes up residence with her aunt, who just so happens to be working on a secret AI-powered doll, codenamed M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android). Engineered to be the best toy a kid could want, when introduced to a sorrowful Cady, M3GAN truly steps up to the plate, offering emotional support, along with fun and games. But after deciding that literally anything that poses a threat to her pal needs to be eradicated, M3GAN quickly devolves into a grade-A murder machine. An awesome genre pic that combines practical effects and CGI in new and exciting ways, M3GAN treads familiar “fear of technology” waters, but the amped-up visuals and satirical narrative make this a flick you don’t want to miss.

The Fog (1980)

The Fog
45 %
r 89m
Genre Horror
Stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hal Holbrook
Directed by John Carpenter
In John Carpenter’s The Fog, the writer-director ditches the suburban terrors of Halloween in favor of material that’s far more supernatural. Our story takes place in Antonio Bay, a seaside community in Northern California, where a mystical fog descends over the coastal paradise, bringing with it a band of blood-hungry pirate ghosts who want revenge for dying at sea 100 years ago. With terror quickly sweeping over the community, it’s up to a local radio DJ (Catwoman voice actress Adrienne Barbeau) and a few other townsfolk to put an end to the swashbuckling ghouls. With additional players including Hal Holbrook, Tom Atkins, and Jamie Lee Curtis, The Fog may not bring the most high-brow of concepts to the table, but it’s the kind of cult film that keeps getting better and better as the years go by.

The Battery (2012)

The Battery
r 101m
Genre Drama, Horror
Stars Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle
Directed by Jeremy Gardner

Written, directed, produced, and starring Jeremy Gardner, The Battery follows the postapocalyptic day-to-day lives of two former baseball players, Ben (Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim). Constantly at each other’s throats, these two survivors of the undead takeover are forced to wander the desolate remains of New England. While searching an abandoned property, Ben and Mickey discover two walkie-talkies.

While testing the radios, they stumble upon a transmission from a nearby group of survivors. Mickey wants to join the marauders, but Ben seems to have his doubts. Shot in just 15 days in Connecticut for only $6,000, The Battery is proof that you don’t need flashy CGI to tell a captivating, horrific, and inspiring story.

Jigsaw (2017)

39 %
r 92m
Genre Horror, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie
Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

The eight film in the still-ongoing Saw franchise, 2017’s Jigsaw plays to the typical Saw film formula: Unsuspecting victims are forced to participate in a series of deadly games curated by whatever notorious malcontent is calling themselves “Jigsaw” this time around.

But with the O.G. serial killer, John Kramer, dead in the ground for over a decade, who exactly is still willing and able to pull the murderous strings? Like the many lesser versions of the original film that came before it, Jigsaw doesn’t stray too far from the grisly visuals that the series is known for. That being said, it’s still a decent watch, especially for longtime fans of the saga.

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

The Taking of Deborah Logan
r 90m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang
Directed by Adam Robitel

The directorial debut of Adam Robitel, The Taking of Deborah Logan follows a group of documentary filmmakers who are looking to produce a film about the crippling affects of Alzheimer’s disease. Their main subject is a woman named Deborah Logan (Jill Larson), a sufferer of dementia who begins experiencing erratic behavior. According to Deborah’s physicians, her behavior is par for the course, but when these eccentricities begin developing links to terrifying crimes and supernatural phenomena, the documentarians realize that their very lives are at stake. A found-footage gem that many fans of the sub-genre will enjoy, The Taking of Deborah Logan is a lesser-known horror entry that doesn’t get talked about as much as it should.

Smile (2022)

r 115m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey
Directed by Parker Finn

The feature film debut of writer-director Parker Finn, Smile stars Sosie Bacon as Dr. Rose Cotter, a psychiatrist who finds herself haunted by disturbing specters and other supernatural phenomena after one of her patients ends her life right in front of her. As the days and weeks go by, Rose starts losing her grip on reality, leading her to do a bit of investigating into her client’s demise.

Her discovery: a morbid and long-spanning connect-the-dots of self-mutilation. Leaning on jump-scares (albeit some very good ones) and measured performances to spin its terror threads, Smile may feel familiar to many fans of the genre, but who said wearing your influences on your sleeve has to be a bad thing?

Halloween Ends (2022)

Halloween Ends
r 111m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell
Directed by David Gordon Green

Serving as the bookend to writer-director David Gordon Green’s trilogy of Halloween films (made up of 2018’s Halloween and 2021’s Halloween Kills), Halloween Ends decides to go totally off-formula for its final run with the infamous Michael Myers character, focusing instead on two returning characters: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), one new face (Rohan Campbell), and three intertwined stories of survival in the wake of tragedy.

Don’t worry fans, for even though it takes Myers a solid forty minutes-plus to join the fray, once he makes himself known, we’re treated to one of the gutsiest and most polarizing depictions of the madmen once billed as “The Shape.”

Cropsey (2009)

r 84m
Genre Mystery, Documentary, Horror, Crime
Stars Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis
Directed by Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio

Cropsey is the kind of documentary that has us wishing there were more documentaries just like it; and even if you’re a horror fan who never treads the waters of non-fiction, we highly recommend giving this one a go. Produced and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio, Cropsey explores the titular urban legend, a monster of a man who preyed upon five New York City children through the ‘70s and ‘80s.

But far more than a wandering wraith, the filmmakers discover that the horrible acts of convicted child kidnapper Andre Rand may be at the root of the decades-old myth. Profound and disturbing, Cropsey has gained quite the following over the last 15 years or so, and for good reason: it’s a sensational and disturbingly horrific doc that’s worth your time.

Beast (2022)

r 93m
Genre Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Stars Idris Elba, Leah Sava Jeffries, Iyana Halley
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
In director Baltasar Kormákur’s 2022 film Beast, Idris Elba stars as Dr. Nate Samuels, a widowed father of two teenage daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries). On a vacation to the Mopani Reserve in South Africa, the trip that everyone needed quickly devolves into an all-out nightmare when a man-eating lion goes on a killing spree. It’s up to Nate and his children to think fast, act fast, and pray, as they do all they can to avoid becoming “prey” to the angry wildlife. Beast knows that it’s operating on an out-there premise that most of us are unlikely to experience, but watching Elba go into combat with an apex predator certainly makes for thrilling cinema.

The Oak Room (2020)

The Oak Room
Genre Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Stars RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Ari Millen
Directed by Cody Calahan

Based on the Peter Genoway play of the same name, director Cody Calahan’s The Oak Room stars Breaking Bad alum RJ Mitte and Peter Outerbridge as Steve and Paul. Hoping to settle a long-ago score, a homecoming Steve (Mitte) returns to a bar he once frequented, where he decides to trade harrowing stories with the miserly barkeep. It’s these chilling words that possess a greater part of the film, with the various vignettes delivering countless twists and turns throughout the runtime.

My Best Friend's Exorcism (2022)

My Best Friend's Exorcism
58 %
r 96m
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Rachel Ogechi Kanu
Directed by Damon Thomas
In My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller star as best friends Abby and Gretchen, high-school pals who come into contact with a demonic entity that decides to take up residence in Gretchen’s body. As the evil within uses its new vessel for wrongdoing aplenty, it’s up to the teens to figure out a way to eradicate the monster before it’s too late. It’s silly in many ways, and not all of its narrative choices are worthwhile ones. But as an off-kilter horror comedy, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is an effective rumination on ’80s genre cinema that sticks its landing more than it doesn’t.

Goodnight Mommy (2022)

Goodnight Mommy
45 %
r 91m
Genre Horror, Drama, Thriller
Stars Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti
Directed by Matt Sobel
A 2022 remake of the 2014 Austrian film of the same name, Goodnight Mommy stars Cameron and Nicholas Crovett as twin brothers Elias and Lukas. When the siblings are forced to stay with their mother (Naomi Watts), an actress covered in facial bandaging from a “cosmetic” surgery, the boys start to get a strange feeling that this woman is not their mother at all, but some kind of otherworldly imposter that means them harm. While not as captivating as the original film, Goodnight Mommy is still a decent Amazon horror flick that’s perfect to watch on a cold and gloomy night.

The Collector (2009)

The Collector
29 %
r 88m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Josh Stewart, Juan Fernández, Michael Reilly Burke
Directed by Marcus Dunstan
The Collector takes all the mayhem and inventive murders of a film like Saw, removes any and all traces of relatable drama, and adds kerosene to the formula. The resulting conflagration is an exploitive mess that can be seen for miles, but we’ll be damned if we can’t turn away. Josh Stewart stars as ex-con Arkin, a man desperate to get some much-needed cash in the hands of his ex-wife, so he decides to rob a house. Not the best plan to begin with, but it just so happens that the targeted domicile has already been selected by a notorious madman who has rigged the residence with a series of inescapable death traps. During early development, The Collector was actually supposed to be a prequel to the Sawseries, which makes sense when you consider the narrative. It’s not groundbreaking genre cinema by any means, but if you need a good sister flick to the Saw canon, The Collector is bound to satiate.

Candyman (2021)

72 %
r 91m
Genre Horror
Stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo
Directed by Nia DaCosta
Dare to speak his name? In the ghoulish tradition of urban legends like Bloody Mary, director Nia DaCosta’s 2021 film Candyman presents a decades-later sequel to the original 1992 Bernard Rose film of the same name. Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy, a Chicago-based painter seeking inspiration for his next set of works, the talented and curious craftsman dives deep into the lore of the infamous Candyman legend after a conversation with a Cabrini-Green resident (Colman Domingo) piques his interest in the man with a hooked hand. But as the bodies start piling up, the world of the paintbrush starts bleeding out into reality as the titular slasher returns once more. Candyman rocks a bold visual style with a kinetic story that comes to life through the film’s ensemble of players, particularly Mateen II as the manic artist who rapidly descends down a rabbit hole of disillusionment and decay.

Saint Maud (2020)

Saint Maud
83 %
r 85m
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery
Stars Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Frazer
Directed by Rose Glass
Religious fervor meets breathtaking indie filmmaking in writer-director Rose Glass’ feature debut Saint Maud. Starring Morfydd Clark as the titular character, a hospice nurse with a devout born-again mentality, Maud is assigned to care for Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), an ailing American dancer living in London. But when Maud’s calling to save the soul of her patient reaches disturbing new heights, no one is safe from the perceived evils and resultant “cleansing.” A daring blend of drama and horror, Saint Maud is powerful cinema from a powerful, new auteur.

The Deeper You Dig (2019)

The Deeper You Dig
75 %
r 95m
Genre Horror, Drama
Stars John Adams, Toby Poser, Zelda Adams
Directed by Toby Poser, John Adams
In The Deeper You Dig, the lives of a mother, daughter, and stranger are horrifically intertwined in the wake of a devastating accident. The stranger (John Adams), known as Kurt, does what he can to cover his tracks. What he wasn’t expecting was the untimely power of the supernatural to descend over his unplanned crime. As the line between the living and the dead starts to fizzle, it’s only a matter of time before the blood on Kurt’s hands becomes his ultimate undoing. A well-shot, simply made horror flick, The Deeper You Dig explores how far we’ll go for our families through an eerie, wraith-like lens.

My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2021)

My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To
r 89m
Genre Drama, Horror
Stars Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Owen Campbell
Directed by Jonathan Cuartas
In writer-director Jonathan Cuartas’ My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, Patrick Fugit stars as Dwight, one of three siblings of a privately vampiric family. Dwight and his sister Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram) roam the desolate streets at night, seeking victims for their ailing younger brother, Thomas (Owen Campbell). But as the bodies continue piling, Dwight dreams of a new life — one unhindered by the bloodletting of innocents, perhaps. A bare-bones feature debut that matches moody atmospherics to a captivating plot revolving around the struggles of a family, My Heart Can’t Beat… is indie horror at its best.

Madres (2021)

43 %
r 83m
Genre Horror
Stars Ariana Guerra, Tenoch Huerta, Elpidia Carrillo
Directed by Ryan Zaragoza
In Madres, an expectant Mexican-American couple retires to a farming community in 1970s California to have their first baby. But as a series of horrific visions begin plaguing the mother, the soon-to-be parents wonder if the myriad of disturbing images they’ve been seeing are due to the stresses of the forthcoming child, or maybe it has something to do with a sinister curse that has been stomping around the ranch the couple has been working on? Another great entry in the Welcome to the Blumhouse film series, Madres explores a number of important social issues under the banner of top-shelf horror.

Black as Night (2021)

Black as Night
53 %
r 87m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Craig Tate
Directed by Maritte Lee Go
In Black of Night, Asjha Cooper stars as 15-year-old Shawna as a renegade vampire hunter living in New Orleans. When her mother falls victim to a band of vamps that has plagued the city since the travesty of Hurricane Katrina, Shawna teams up with three ragtag vigilantes to track down the leader of the vampires and put an end to their nighttime scheming once and for all. A fun blend of action, horror, teen melodrama, and social commentary, Black as Night borrows plenty from like-minded vampire flicks but dishes out enough of its own flavor to keep viewers glued to the screen.

Nocturne (2020)

58 %
r 90m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Music
Stars Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon
Directed by Zu Quirke

Nocturne stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, White Lotus) and Madison Iseman (I Know What You Did Last Summer) as twin sisters Juliet and Vivian. Accomplished pianists attending a prestigious music school, Vivian’s abilities are near-virtuoso and always a step above Juliet’s hands. That is until Juliet comes into the possession of a music theory book from a student that had jumped to her death. As the tome begins granting Juliet newfound confidence and dedication to the piano, her inflated ego meshes with a series of supernatural events that threaten her own life and the safety of those around her.

The Manor (2021)

The Manor
59 %
r 81m
Genre Horror
Stars Barbara Hershey, Nicholas Alexander, Bruce Davison
Directed by Axelle Carolyn
Judith Albright (Barbara Hershey) isn’t who she used to be, not since her stroke at any rate. After moving into a prestigious nursing home, the ailing Judith begins experiencing horrific visions that lead her to believe something sinister is afoot at the sprawling estate. But with dementia running rampant through the halls, Judith’s insistence that something is not what it seems is easily dismissed by staff and family as an elderly case of “cried wolf.” But the truth, it turns out, is all too real. The Manor doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to the genre, but writer-director Axelle Carolyn’s vision is a fun one to embrace — supplying the viewer with familiar motifs, ominous score, and plenty of seedlings that lead into third-act reveals.

We Are Still Here (2015)

We Are Still Here
65 %
r 84m
Genre Horror
Stars Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie
Directed by Ted Geoghegan
Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul Sacchetti (Andrew Sensenig) are grieving parents that decide to relocate to a rural New England town, taking up residence in an 1800s rustic home. Upon moving in, the couple is warned by a concerned local that their home is an evil sanctum that they should vacate promptly. Undeterred by these provocations, Anne and Paul invite spiritualist pals May (Lisa Marie) and Jacob Lewis (Larry Fessenden) to their estate in hopes of contacting their deceased child — a supernatural leaning that quickly becomes the downfall of all involved, particularly when it turns out that their home may have a deviant mind of its own.

Bingo Hell (2021)

Bingo Hell
55 %
r 85m
Genre Thriller
Stars Adriana Barraza, L. Scott Caldwell, Clayton Landey
Directed by Gigi Saúl Guerrero
Lupita (Adriana Barraza) is a longtime resident of the Oak Springs retirement community. Living out her days in peace, a once-idyllic residence suddenly falls to darkness when the enigmatic Mr. Big (Richard Brake) becomes the new property manager. Sensing that evil is afoot, Lupita and her fellow retirees band together to take down the evildoer. But as the bodies start piling up, the senior citizens realize they may be entrenched in a hell they may not escape from. A splatterfest of camp, gore, and a cobbled narrative that ultimately satiates, Bingo Hell isn’t world-class cinema, but it’s perfect viewing for horror fanatics.

Hellraiser (1987)

57 %
r 94m
Genre Horror
Stars Ashley Laurence, Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins
Directed by Clive Barker
Stay away from ancient, evil puzzle boxes: A hard rule that all should follow. These are words of wisdom that nomadic Frank (Sean Chapman) ignores. After purchasing a Pandora’s box of terrors and tinkering with the relic, a hoard of extra-dimensional demons known as Cenobites are unleashed upon him. Dragging Frank to their realm of pain and torture, his brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife (Clare Higgins) move into Frank’s residence. When a drop of blood reawakens Frank, he tasks Julia, his brother’s spouse and Frank’s once-lover, with bringing him fresh victims to ultimately be reborn. Based on Clive Barker’s novel The Hellbound HeartHellraiser combines graphic visual effects and an unrelenting narrative, resulting in a macabre masterpiece for the ages.

Black Box (2020)

Black Box
62 %
r 100m
Genre Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashād, Amanda Christine
Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr.
In the wake of a horrific car accident that killed his wife, Nolan (Mamoudou Athie) is left with crippling amnesia and a 10-year-old daughter to care for. After agreeing to undergo an experimental treatment to reclaim his lost faculties, the widowed father gets more than he bargained for when a series of disturbing hallucinations plague Nolan’s day-to-day. Hellbent on finding the cure for these manifestations, Nolan will soon discover that there’s a much darker side to his so-called recovery. A tactful and imaginative debut from director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr., Black Box will keep you curled tight at the edge of your seat. We guarantee it.

The Neon Demon (2016)

The Neon Demon
51 %
r 118m
Genre Thriller, Horror
Stars Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Desmond Harrington
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
16-year-old Jesse (Elle Fanning) is an aspiring model who has recently relocated to Los Angeles. When she secures work with a prolific agency, the sky appears to be the limit for the fresh face. But as Jesse faces scrutiny and a series of uncomfortable exchanges with her older peers, mixed with a cycle of visceral and disturbing dreams and hallucinations, the veil of high fashion begins to peel back, revealing a strange and sordid underbelly for the youthful talent. A hypnotic tale of horror with a mighty sucker punch of an ending, The Neon Demon is as much an homage to ’70s foreign-language horror flicks as it is a fitting entry in the canon of writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn.

The Reef (2010)

The Reef
r 88m
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Stars Damian Walshe-Howling, Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering
Directed by Andrew Traucki
When four friends hit the high seas to deliver a yacht to a client in Indonesia, their voyage is quickly uprooted when their vessel capsizes in a coral reef. As the disparate foursome decides to swim to a nearby island with whatever supplies they can hang on to, a great white shark emerges from the depths and begins stalking them. While we’ve all seen our fair share of cheap shark-genre chillers, writer-director Andrew Traucki delivers his story through horrific slow burns, buttressed by the magnificent talents of the main ensemble. This is one of the better 90-minute oceanic horror films out there and a testament to the power of a good script and a director with a strong vision. Australian waters have never felt so foreboding.

Suspiria (2018)

64 %
r 152m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Hot off the success of his 2017 film, Call Me by Your Name, director Luca Guadagnino dove headfirst into the production of Suspiria, a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 Technicolor nightmare about a prestigious German dance academy with a mysterious and sordid past. In Guadagnino’s rendition, Dakota Johnson plays Susie Bannion, the American newcomer to the foreign school, and what a wicked first day of classes she has. An expelled student, Patricia Hingle (Chloë Grace Moretz), is murdered, and not long after the ex-matriculate confessed to her therapist that the dance academy is run by evil witches.

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One of the most popular genres in cinema, it's not surprising that Netflix is chock-full of rom-coms to choose from. Fortunately, we've done the digging to identify the best ones. Read on for our newly updated list!

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