All the horror movies & shows coming to Amazon Video April 2024

Amazon Video offering new Exorcist and Pet Sematary films as well as gems like Mimic, Cloverfield, Rosemary's Baby and plenty of others.

On the set of Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Cr: Philippe Bosse/Paramount Players
On the set of Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Cr: Philippe Bosse/Paramount Players /

Every month streamers cycle through movies and TV shows, offering viewers all manner of new viewing opportunities. Amazon Video is no exception and a great place to take in horror of all kinds. This April offers a mix of newer films, some favorites from the 1990s and 2000s, plus one classic.

Cloverfield - Courtesy Unnamed Footage Festival /

No fooling, the streamer has nine horror films ready to drop on April 1, all with a different flavor. If you dig giant monster found footage flicks, there's Cloverfield. If you want an update of Rear Window starring Shia LaBeouf give Disturbia a look. By the way, that one was co-written by Christopher Landon who went on to write and direct the Happy Death Day films and Freaky.

Guillermo del Toro's second ever feature and first for the U.S. will also be available. Mimic is a fun 90s monster movie, though it's unclear whether the version on Amazon will be the theatrical (which del Toro disowned) or the Director's Cut. For another take on the genre with an eye towards younger fans, you can rev up Monster Trucks. This movie about a monster living inside a truck has a stunning cast including Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Danny Glover, Rob Lowe, Samara Weaving and Amy Ryan!

Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby
Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby / George Rinhart/GettyImages

Two more major directors have films hitting Amazon in April. Wes Craven crafted a stunning number of genre-defining films, but he also created some excellent genre films that might get overlooked like Red Eye. This tight, claustrophobic psychological thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy takes place on a plane. The most prominent film of the whole month, though is Rosemary's Baby, one of the most renowned horror films of the 1960s. Of course, it comes with a lot of baggage given Roman Polanski's awful behavior, but the film also features Mia Farrow absolutely crushing as a pregnant woman who slowly begins to realize that the people around her have less than noble intents for her and her baby.

Sequels and remakes can be iffy, but there are a few interesting ones hitting Amazon. The Ring Two was helmed by Hideo Nakata who directed the original Ringu as well as its sequel Ring 2. Meanwhile, the 2004 version of The Stepford Wives, from director Frank Oz, features another impressive cast including Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Jon Lovitz, Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. The last new movie hitting the streamer on April 1 will be the 2005 Michael Keaton-starring White Noise about a man who tries communicating with his dead wife via recording technology.

April 2 will see the latest Pet Sematary film hit Amazon Video. Bloodlines is a prequel to the 2019 remake and stars Jackson White as Jud, an earlier version of the character previously played by John Lithgow. He wants to leave his hometown of Ludlow, Maine, but winds up sinking deeper into the small town's deep dark secrets, including the origins of the title place, some of which are taken from Stephen King's original novel.

The Exorcist Believer key art
The Exorcist: Believer - Courtesy Universal Pictures /

Another beloved film's sequel will hit Amazon on April 9 with The Exorcist: Believer. This 2023 follow-up with direct connections back to the 1973 original from the latest Halloween trilogy director David Gordon Green. He was initially on board for the next installment, The Exorcist: Deceiver, but left early this year. Still, Believer is a worthy possession film and a nice addition to the series, which has been historically inconsistent.

THEM: The Scare - First Look
“The Scare” - Courtesy Prime Video /

Finally, the second season of Amazon's own series THEM, subtitled The Scare, will all drop on April 25. The eight episode season will star Deborah Ayorinde once more, but as a different character. This time she's a detective trying to stop a serial killer in 1991 LA along with Pam Grier, Luke James and Wayne Knight.

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