12 classic horror movies Amazon Prime members can watch for free

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What’s better than watching a scary movie on Halloween?

What’s better than watching a scary movie on Halloween? Watching one for free. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member (get a 30-day free trial), you have quite a few to choose from. To help sort through them, I’ve narrowed the list down to 12 horror classics. I’ve ranked them by their IMDB rating (best first) and have included their Amazon review information as well. Finally, I’ve included the link to each movie on Amazon.com.

1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Restored Kino Edition)

The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariA masterpiece of psychological horror and the film that has come to epitomize the mysterious, highly stylized German Expressionist cinema. A demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders. Newly mastered from a 35mm print restored by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv of Germany, featuring the original color tinting and toning.

Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars (155 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

2. Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead“One of the 20 Scariest Movies of All Time” (Entertainment Weekly), George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead still sets the standard for all indie fright flicks. This 40th Re-Mastered Anniversary Edition, authorized by the director himself, reanimates the landmark tale of five strangers who struggle against hordes of the walking undead.

Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars (42 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

3. Nosferatu

NosferatuA cornerstone of the horror film, F. W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars (364 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 8/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

4. Let the Right One In

Let the Right One InLonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night, moves in next door.

Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars (689 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 8/10

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5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body SnatchersSomething evil has taken possession of the small town of Santa Mira, California. Hysterical people accuse their loved ones of being emotionless impostors; of not being themselves. At first, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) tries to convince them they’re wrong…but they’re not.

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars (373 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

6. An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in LondonBlending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon.

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars (519 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

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7. Carrie

CarrieBased on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars (544 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

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8. Scream

ScreamAfter a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Campbell) become the target of a masked killer in this smash-hit “clever thriller” (The Washington Post) that launched the Scream franchise and breathed new life into the horror genre.

Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars (748 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

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9. White Zombie

White ZombieA young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars (11 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

10. Blair Witch Project

Blair Witch ProjectThe Blair Witch Project follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror.

Amazon Rating: 3/5 stars (1,958 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

11. Halloween

HalloweenFrom acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses) comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy that began in 1978.

Amazon Rating: 3.5/5 stars (750 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

12. Child’s Play

Child's PlayAt an exclusive boys’ school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Amazon Rating: 3.5/5 stars (36 reviews)
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Click here to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video

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