Unlike our waistlines, the horror selection on Amazon Prime is getting much thinner following Samhain. If you looked at October’s horror additions as a robust buffet of blood-soaked goodness, this month looks more like an entree from the 2032 Taco Bell in Demolition Man.
Let us just be thankful for what new horror movies Amazon Prime is serving up this November:
2001 Maniacs (2005)
It’s very ironic that Robert Englund stars in 2001 Maniacs, considering Freddy Krueger lore dictates he’s the bastard son of 100 maniacs. Could you imagine if it were over 2000 inmates that fateful night? What would he have been then? Super Shredder?
Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
“The Candyman is back, trying to convince his descendant, an artist, to join him.”
Credited with helping to start the “Torture Porn” genre, Eli Roth’s Hostel had some of the greatest marketing a film could hope for. There were reports of people passing out or being rushed to the hospitals after screenings floating around the internet and word of mouth was that the gore levels were awesomely extreme. A wide release horror film pushing the boundaries of an NC-17 rating and using over 150 gallons of blood? Sign me up!
The film ended up slicing more than just its victims Achilles on its way to box office glory, raking in over $80 million at the box office and knocking off The Chronicles of Narnia; a film with over 50 times the budget of Hostel.
Hostel: Part II (2007)
“Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.”
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
In the immortal words of Stu from Scream this one left me “Feeling a little woozy here!” I’ve seen this one on a lot of “Best of all time” lists and deservedly so. Jacob’s Ladder is a must see for any fan of psychological horror, providing maybe the best Tim Robbins performance of his entire career.
“A young woman (Dylan Penn) and her boyfriend (Ronen Rubinstein) fight for their lives when a pathogen turns residents of an old, condemned building into bloodthirsty killers.“
That’s it, folks! What will you be streaming this month? We’ll be back with all the horror titles on Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix monthly as well as a weekly VOD Horror rental update!