The Best Horror Movies Streaming Now on Prime Video

Last Updated: May 8, 2024

The Prime Video genre offerings this month are plentiful! They’re giving subscribers the chance to watch Hellraiser movies 3-8. The app is serving action fans movies like The One starring Jet Li and three of the final four Death Race movies. They are also practically opening a film school that starts with a few Alfred Hitchcock thrillers before opening up a world of noir films from the 1940s and 1950s. There’s almost too much to watch on the streamer this month, but I have trained my whole life for this moment! Needless to say, I am living my best life with the programming this app is gifting us this month. Which made choosing five to prioritize this May very difficult. However, I think I did a decent enough job of picking out the movies I’m probably checking out first. Probably…

Check out the five movies I’m most excited to watch on Prime Video this month.

The Deer Hunter

A small town in Pennsylvania feels the ripples of the Vietnam War as several lives are disrupted. I’m not big on war thrillers, or dramas for that matter. However, this was the final film John Cazale made before his untimely death, and it has been on my list forever. I am basically obligated to watch it while it’s streaming on Prime Video without ads. Also, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep round out this cast. So, if nothing else, I know the acting is out of this world good and worth my time.


A man deemed inferior takes the identity of a superior man in an attempt to continue chasing his dream of space travel. I love Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law. So, I know I was too hard on this movie as a kid, and I am looking forward to revisiting it now that I’m arguably an adult. I also owe it a rewatch because I had forgotten that Tony Shalhoub and the late Alan Arkin are also in this movie. I’m ashamed of myself and need to hit play immediately to see how many other ways I failed this sci-fi thriller in my youth.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

A doctor learns that his picturesque small-town neighbors are being replaced with alien duplicates. I love this movie, and I love the 1978 remake. So, I’m happy both are on Prime Video this month because that feels like a solid Sunday double feature to me. The story of alien lifeforms wearing the faces of our friends isn’t new to sci-fi horror kids. However, this is one of the best to do it, and I’m giving extra points for pulling it off in the 1950s. I hope you all enjoy the paranoia, betrayal, and 50s SFX as much as I do.

Panic Room

A single mom and her daughter hide from intruders in their new home’s safe room. I haven’t seen this movie since I was a child, and I am so excited to have an excuse to rewatch it. It’s claustrophobic, stressful, and thrilling. While I love Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker, I have been silently revisiting Foster’s genre roles as I pretend I’m fine with the show hole left by True Detective: Night Country’s season finale. I’m basically hosting Foster Friday in my apartment as I try to feel alive again while waiting for the next season and wondering who will be in the cast.


A former detective struggling with personal demons becomes obsessed with the woman he’s supposed to be trailing. You can rarely go wrong with a James “Jimmy” Stewart film. While he’s popping up in a few thrillers on Prime Video this month, this is arguably one of the most popular. Probably in large part because it’s hard for most of us to resist an Alfred Hitchcock psychological thriller. Who among us hasn’t wished for more time at the intersection of Stewart and Hitchcock? I will not be the only person hitting play on this title this month. 

Everything coming to Prime Video in May

A Dangerous Method
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
American Me
Anatomy Of A Murder
Beautiful And Twisted
Dead Reckoning
Death Race
Death Race 2
Death Race 3: Inferno
Europa Report
Fatal Attraction
Fire In The Sky
Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline
Hellraiser V: Inferno
Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker
Hellraiser VII: Deader
Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld
In A Lonely Place
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
Isle Of The Dead
Knock On Any Door
Muppets From Space
Oh My Ghost
On The Waterfront
Outer Range S2
Panic Room
Psycho (1960)
Rear Window
Repo Men
Rolling Thunder
Run Lola Run
Stargate: Continuum
Stargate: The Ark Of Truth
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
The Big Heat
The Birds
The Deer Hunter
The Devil’s Advocate
The Lady From Shanghai
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Night of The Hunter
The One
The Ring
The Wiz

I’m also looking at revisiting The Devil’s AdvocateThe Ring, and Virtuosity while they’re  streaming on Prime Video this month. However, I’m staring at a lot of this lineup and am wondering if this is the month I give up on sleep to get everything into my eyeballs. Let me know what title you’re excited to see on the streamer at @misssharai.



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