This month, Amazon Prime Video has a ton of new horror films, with plenty of ‘80s cheese to satisfy all the gore hounds and campy flick lovers the world over. And if you’re not in the mood to sift through the platform’s many pages of spooky titles, we’ve done the dirty work of wading through all the selections to give you this monthly roundup of all the best horror movies on Amazon Prime right now.
Post-Noah, writer-director Darren Aronofsky continues his narrative tradition of allegorical religion with 2017’s masterful mother! Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple living in an isolated Victorian manor. Bardem’s character, referred to simply as “Him,” is a prolific writer, a scribe who attracts the attention of a mysterious man (Ed Harris) and his family. As the newcomers begin disturbing the idyllic day-to-day of Lawrence’s character, the term “invasion” takes on new meaning when an overwhelming band of Him devotees descends on the sprawling estate. A sharp-tongued metaphor for the destruction of Mother Earth, mother! is shot and edited like the unbridled horror film that it is. But there’s more disturbing subtext living beneath the surface of this deeply disorienting film.
Every few years, a brave and bold horror filmmaker takes a stab at the werewolf sub-genre, typically with mixed results. We’re glad to say that multi-hatter Jim Cummings receives two thumbs up from the Digital Trends team for his lycan-filled indie-horror gem The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Cummings also stars in the film as John Marshall, an overworked police officer who has quite the hellish investigation on his hands. It seems that after every full moon, another person dies in John’s rustic mountain town. Of course, old myths paint the perpetrator as a werewolf, which is hysteria that John aims to avoid. And yet can’t he help but consider them. The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a fun thrill ride from start to finish, making for a more-than-memorable werewolf outing that aspiring genre auteurs should uphold as an example of the howling monster flick done correctly.
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.
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