6 scariest movies on Prime Video you've probably never seen

Totally Killer - Courtesy Blumhouse / Amazon Prime
Totally Killer - Courtesy Blumhouse / Amazon Prime /

There are so many streaming platforms nowadays, but do you know who has some of the best horror movies? Amazon Prime Video. We'd even say that this streaming platform carries some of the scariest movies. Unfortunately, many of these films are licensed to Amazon, so they eventually leave the streamer once they reach their departure dates. That's why it's important to watch them as soon as possible.

We've been watching a lot of scary movies on Prime Video lately here at 1428 Elm, and we even created a good list of films for all the horror fanatics who are looking to be spooked. Are you one of these horror fans we're talking about? If so, keep on reading because we shared a list of some of the scariest films on Prime Video right below.

Totally Killer
Totally Killer - Courtesy Blumhouse / Amazon Prime /

Totally Killer (2023)

Directed by: Nahnatchka Khan

Written by: David Matalon, Sasha Perl-Raver, Jen D'Angelo

Totally Killer is an Amazon Prime Original movie, so you don't have to worry about it departing the streamer. For this reason, we'd recommend saving this movie for last.

It's a slasher film starring Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka as a teen girl who, after coming face to face with an infamous serial killer, accidentally time-travels back to 1987. There, she teams up with her teenage mom to stop the killer once and for all. Her only issue is that she doesn't have much time to do so. She has to quickly find a way to catch the killer during his original murder spree in the '80s before she's trapped in the past forever.

Olivia Holt, Charlie Gillespie, Lochlyn Munro, Troy L. Johnson, Liana Liberato, Kelcey Mawema, and many others join Shipka in the cast.

Robin Weigert in Paramount Pictures Presents in Association with Paramount Players A Temple Hill Production "SMILE." /

Smile (2022)

Directed and written by: Parker Finn

When therapist Rose Cotter witnesses a traumatic incident involving a patient committing suicide, she soon starts experiencing terrifying occurrences that bring her to the brink of delirium. She finds out that the reason for these occurrences is that she's been possessed by the "Smile," a paranormal entity that feeds off the trauma of its victims, ultimately driving them to suicide. In order to survive, Rose must then confront her dark past and find a way to escape the curse.

Sosie Bacon stars in the leading role of Dr. Rose Cotter. Joining her in the cast are other actors such as Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Kal Penn, Rob Morgan, and Caitlin Stasey.

Nanny (2022)

Directed and written by: Nikyatu Jusu

Nanny is a psychological horror film that will definitely leave a lasting impact on you after watching it. It stars Anna Diop as a Senegalese immigrant named Aisha who hopes her new job as a nanny for a wealthy family will help bring her 6 year old son to the United States to live with her. But as she settles into her new job, she begins to be haunted by frightening visions that leave her unsettled. She starts to suspect that a sinister force is within the household. This leads her to dig deep into her employers secrets, but what she ends up finding is a horrifying truth that puts her life in danger.

The rest of the cast includes Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker, Leslie Uggams, and several others.

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

Directed by: Adam Robitel

Written by: Robitel and Gavin Heffernan

Talk about creepy! The Taking of Deborah Logan is a found footage supernatural horror film centering a documentary crew who want to make a movie about Alzheimer's patients. They get approval from an elderly woman battling the disease to document her condition, but as they begin to record her daily life, they start to notice her acting strangely. They eventually realize that something supernatural is going on and that a sinister entity has taken control of her.

The movie's cast is made up of Jill Larson, Lucinda Carmichael, Anne Ramsay, Sophia Allyce Fuller, Michelle Ang, Ryan Cutrona, Rob Springer, Anne Bedian, and others.

Candyman (2021)

Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Written by: DaCosta, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld

Serving as a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Candyman is set in present-day Chicago and follows an artist named Anthony McCoy who, after becoming inspired by the urban legend of Candyman, unintentionally summons the vengeful spirit.

Emmy Award-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars in the leading role of Anthony McCoy, while Tony Todd reprises his role as the Candyman. Also in the cast are Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, and others.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Directed and written by: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez

You just had to know that The Blair Witch Project would make the list. I'm sure many people would agree with me when I say that this movie is a horror classic. It's truly an unsettling film that will leave you with your jaw dropped at the end.

It's a fictional story following three film students who decide to hike into the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, to make a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch, an infamous murderer. But things go left when the trio of filmmakers get lost in the woods and begin hearing strange noises. The students end up vanishing without a trace, and all that is left behind is their equipment and footage. Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, and Joshua Leonard star in this supernatural horror film.

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