7 best horror movies on Prime Video with 90% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes

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If you’re looking for the perfect horror movie to stream this weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Being someone who absolutely loves this genre, I can offer a few solid recommendations that are worth your time. 

We have chosen the top seven horror movies available on one of the best streaming services, carefully selected to deliver maximum fright. The review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes was a helpful tool in choosing the best-rated movies, meaning our list contains only certified fresh content.

While some of these movies come with a Prime Video subscription, others may require you to buy or rent them. However, signing up for a free 30-day trial ensures you can watch these movies on the list. Just remember to cancel the trial before it ends to avoid getting billed.

Now, grab your favorite blanket to hide behind, lock your doors, and join us as we explore the darkest corners of Prime Video's extensive horror library. 

‘Aliens’ (1986)

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Since “Alien” is one of my favorite movie franchises ever, I had to include it. "Aliens" is the sequel to Ridley Scott's "Alien" from 1979. This movie follows Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor of the first movie, as she returns to the planet where she first encountered the deadly alien creature known as the Xenomorph. Accompanied by a team of tough Marines, Ripley must face not only the terrifying Xenomorphs but also corporate interests with their own agenda. And, if you’re incredibly excited about the upcoming standalone movie “Alien: Romulus”, it’s worth binge-watching this franchise again. Because why the hell not?

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‘The Babadook’ (2014)

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Moving on to psychological horror, we have "The Babadook". This movie revolves around a widow named Amelia (Essie Davis) and her young son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), who are haunted by a sinister presence from a mysterious pop-up book titled The Babadook. As the terrifying entity becomes increasingly real, Amelia struggles to protect her son while confronting her own inner demons. It’s a chilling and emotionally resonant horror experience that will give you goosebumps. 

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‘Rosemary's Baby’ (1968)

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"Rosemary's Baby" is a classic psychological horror movie that follows Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow), a young pregnant woman who becomes increasingly paranoid about the true nature of her unborn child and the sinister intentions of her neighbors, particularly the elderly couple living next door. As Rosemary's pregnancy progresses, she begins to suspect that a Satanic cult is plotting against her and her baby. 

Classics will always be such a huge part of the horror genre, especially “Rosemary’s Baby”, considering it creates such a tense and chilling atmosphere that helped define the genre as a whole.

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‘It Follows’ (2015)

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"It Follows" centers around a young woman named Jay (Maika Monroe), who becomes the target of a relentless supernatural entity after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter. The entity, which can take the form of anyone, constantly follows its target at a slow, walking pace, and the only way to delay its pursuit is to pass the curse on to another person through sexual intercourse. As Jay and her friends try to find a way to escape the entity and understand its origins, they face increasing levels of terror and paranoia. It’s a genuinely creepy movie that will make you want to hide behind your hands.

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‘The Invisible Man’ (2020)

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Now we have the psychological horror-thriller "The Invisible Man". This movie follows Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), who escapes from her abusive and controlling boyfriend, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). After Adrian apparently commits suicide and leaves Cecilia a significant portion of his fortune, she begins experiencing a series of disturbing events. Cecilia becomes convinced that Adrian has found a way to become invisible and is tormenting her from beyond the grave. As she tries to prove her suspicions to those around her, she faces increasing danger and psychological manipulation. And trust me when I say the twists and turns are insane

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‘Nanny’ (2022)

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"Nanny" focuses on Aisha (Anna Diop), a Senegalese immigrant who is hired to care for the child of a New York City couple. As Aisha works to earn enough money to bring her own son to the United States, she begins to experience a series of unsettling supernatural occurrences that threaten her job and her dream. Turns out Aisha's reality becomes increasingly distorted, blurring the lines between her traumatic past and the present. "Nanny" actually received critical acclaim for its creepy storytelling, strong performances, and its unique approach to the horror genre.

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‘The Wicker Man’ (1973)

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"The Wicker Man" follows Sergeant Neil Howie (played by Edward Woodward), a devoutly Christian police officer, who travels to the remote Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl named Rowan Morrison (Gerry Cowper).

As Howie delves into the case, he discovers that the island's inhabitants practice a form of Celtic paganism, led by the charismatic Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee). The villagers deny the existence of the missing girl and their behavior becomes increasingly bizarre and unsettling. Howie uncovers that the islanders engage in ancient fertility rites and that Rowan may be intended as a human sacrifice to ensure a bountiful harvest. It’s said to be one of the best movies about cults

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Alix Blackburn
Staff Writer, Streaming

Alix is a Streaming Writer at Tom’s Guide, which basically means watching the best movies and TV shows and then writing about them. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Screen Rant and Bough Digital, both of which sparked her interest in the entertainment industry. When she’s not writing about the latest movies and TV shows, she’s either playing horror video games on her PC or working on her first novel.