It’s winter, it’s cold and well it’s perfect for watching supernatural horror. So we’ve put together a list of the best paranormal movies and television series on Amazon Prime right now to keep you entertained during these cold months. Maybe save The Shining for a nice snowed in some wintery night.. or not. We will be updating this list on a monthly basis as new titles become available and older titles leave.
10.) The Woman in Black
Director: James Watkins
Writers: Jane Goldman
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey, Liz White
Arthur Kipps, a lawyer, is recently widowed and grieving from the loss of his wife when he is sent to a remote village. Soon after his arrival, it becomes clear that the villagers are hiding a terrible secret. Kipps discovers that his late client’s house, for which he is there, is haunted by the spirit of a woman who is trying to find someone and something she lost, and no one is safe from her.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%
9.) The Innkeepers
Director/Writers: Ti West
Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
When two employees at a New England hotel decide to investigate stories of hauntings and ghosts, their actions waken an unwanted presence.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%
8.) Carrie (1976)
Director: Brian DePalma
Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta, William Katt, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley
In this adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, secluded and sensitive teen Carrie White faces taunting and teasing from classmates at school and abuse from her mother at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross, Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
7.) The Blair Witch Project
Directors/Writers: Eduardo Sánchez, Daniel Myrick
Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students who’ve traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a local legend. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s truth. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%
Writer/Director: Ari Aster
Cast: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne
When the grandmother of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%
5.) The Shining
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd
Jack Torrance becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is cursed by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac terrorizing his family.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%
4.) A Quiet Place
Director: John Krasinski
Writers: Bryan Woods and Scott Beck
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
A family must live in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper, pen drop, or footstep can bring death, Evelyn and Lee are determined to find a way to protect their children while searching for a way to fight back.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
3.) The Exorcist (1973)
Director: William Friedkin
Writers: William Peter Blatty
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair
This tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When the young daughter Regan starts acting odd, levitating, speaking in tongues her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A priest, however, thinks the girl may be possessed by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%
2.) The Babadook
Director/Writers: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear
A single mother, grieving from the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her and her family.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%
1.) The Evil Dead (1981)
Director/Writers: Sam Raimi
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker
Ashley “Ash” Williams, his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away from it all. There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, and the text reawakens the dead when it’s read aloud. The friends not knowingly, release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead. Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%