I turn to Hulu for my TV fix, and I go to Netflix for contemporary horror film releases. But I absolutely love the weird and obscure horror titles I find lurking on Amazon Prime’s streaming platform! Check out my prior list of hidden gems on Amazon Prime here. And keep reading for 10 more weird, rare, and often overlooked horror treasures that you can stream now on Amazon Prime!
THE DEAD ZONE (1983)
David Cronenberg meets Stephen King in this wonderful 80s horror movie starring Christopher Walken. A man awakes from a coma and soon discovers he has developed psychic abilities and is even able to predict and possibly change the future.
KILL YOUR FRIENDS (2016)(COVER PHOTO)
This is a twisted horror-comedy that takes place during the late 1990s British pop music scene. It feels like the British answer to AMERICAN PSYCHO or maybe WOLF OF WALL STREET if he suddenly started killing the competition. Quite funny and fast-moving with amazing music.
Take a trip back to early horror cinema with this awesome pre-code flick starring John Barrymore! A hypnotist is able to control people, but he can’t seem to get a grip on the woman he loves.
EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (2008)
Brazilian actor/director Jose Mojica Marins (also known as Coffin Joe) is a legend in horror cinema. This one is a contemporary follow-up to his two prior films, AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL and THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE. This one gets far more extreme, violent, and sexualized than his prior films.
A HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON (1971)
In this classic Mario Bava Giallo film, a fashion photographer has a deadly obsession with women in bridal veils.
Eight friends gather for a dinner party on a night that a comet is passing particularly close to Earth. Soon it becomes clear that time may bending creating overlapping timelines and dinner parties. This one gets trippy!
THE KEEP (1983)
This Michael Mann film has always been notoriously hard to see. But now it is streaming on Amazon Prime! A group of Nazis accidentally free an ancient demon and must seek the help of a Jewish historian to help defeat it. And the Tangerine Dream soundtrack is absolutely divine!
POLTERGEIST 3 (1988)
My SHOCK WAVES podcast cohosts and I have long sung the praises of this often disregarded sequel. It boasts good effects, an interesting premise and setting, some really amazing mirror tricks, and fun scares! As far as sequels go, this one is quite enjoyable.
BLOOD AND LACE (1971)
This is a low-budget early slasher about a teen orphan who encounters a number of sick and twisted people at her group foster home, but one of them is actually killing off the others. BLOOD AND LACE gets fairly brutal and a has a rather fascinating aesthetic considering the sleaziness and budget. I’ll also point out that the killer looks shockingly identical to Freddy Krueger, but this was made over a decade before Freddy would stalk our movie screens!
BURN, WITCH, BURN (1962)
This is a stylish, slow-burn thriller about a husband who is highly skeptical of the occult and witchcraft, but his wife is a regularly practitioner. He destroys all of her magical items which seems to set off a chain of tragic events that may be supernatural in nature.