Now that so many of us have been asked to remain at home during the Coronavirus crisis, streaming entertainment is more important than every: as a distraction, an escape, and a way to feel connected to the outside world, cinema is more important than ever.
If you’re looking to bulk up on your horror knowledge, we’ve assembled a killer list of flicks streaming on Amazon Prime. These are the titles that often get lost in the shuffle, but are nonetheless totally worthy of your attention.
We’ll do our best to keep the recommendations coming, with additional recommendations, as well as lists of what’s worth watching on Netflix, Hulu, Shudder, and other streaming platforms.
While I’m not focusing on apocalyptic themes, some of these suggestions are ironically fitting for facing current anxieties. Enjoy!
A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband. Directed by Mike Flanagan.
Filmmaker John Carpenter introduces a trio of terror tales: “Unleaded,” “Hair” and “Baseball Man.” Directed by John Carpenter & Tobe Hooper.
In the Old West, a sheriff (Kurt Russell), his deputy (Richard Jenkins), a gunslinger (Matthew Fox), and a cowboy (Patrick Wilson) embark on a mission to rescue three people from a savage group of cave dwellers. Directed by S. Craig Zahler.
As a winter storm approaches, three people become stranded on a chairlift high above the ground after a ski resort closes for the night. Directed by Adam Green.
A schizophrenic women’s hallucinations become deadly while secluded in a lonely house trying to finish writing a book. Directed by Robert Altman.
Alice drowns while swimming and her family begins experiencing inexplicable events in their home. The family hires a parapsychologist whose investigation unveils Alice’s secret double life and leads them all to Lake Mungo. Directed by Joel Anderson
Satan’s Little Helper
On the afternoon of Halloween, Douglas Whooly (Alexander Brickel) dons his costume in expectation of a fun-filled night. But, when he hears that his beloved sister, Jenna (Katheryn Winnick), has found herself a boyfriend, he throws a tantrum and flees the house. Douglas befriends a man in a devil costume and helps him decorate his lawn with fake corpses. Unfortunately for Douglas and his family, the corpses — much like the murders that will punctuate the evening to come — are all too real. Directed by Jeff Lieberman
Thrilling tale about a deadly creature at large in the Chicago Field Museum. Following several grisly murders, a policeman teams up with a biologist to find the demonic force stalking the corridors of the museum. With the museum’s gala opening being imminent, they face a race against time to track down the creature before it strikes again. Directed by Peter Hyams
Michael ties up his best friend, Chris, in a remote cabin to get him sober. Directed by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
A Beverly Hills teen discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. Directed by Brian Yuzna