ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Amazon Prime has got you covered for your movie viewing needs; there are some old classics and bizarro obscurities, but here's a pick of ten of the very best, most brutal and memorable horror movies on right now.

10. Bone Tomahawk

[Credit: RLJ Entertainment]
[Credit: RLJ Entertainment]
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Director: S. Craig Zahler
  • Cast: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox
  • IMDb score: 7.1/10

As well as achieving the most grisly scene of the year, Bone Tomahawk exceeded all expectations in 2015 with its 'The Wild West Has Eyes' cannibal cowboy drama.

9. Avenged

[Credit: Raven Banner Entertainment]
[Credit: Raven Banner Entertainment]
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Director: Michael S. Ojeda
  • Cast: Amanda Adrienne Smith, Marc Anthony Samuel, Rodney Rowland
  • IMDb score: 5.6/10

Avenged (also released as Savaged) sees a deaf girl take revenge against the slobbering bunch of rednecks who put her in the ground. Think I Spit On Your Grave goes Redsploitation and you're about there.

8. Phenomena (a.k.a. Creepers)

[Credit: New Line Cinema]
[Credit: New Line Cinema]
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Director: Dario Argento
  • Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi
  • IMDB score: 6.9/10

Sure, it's unlikely many horror fans will have missed this gem of the genre, but I had to put it in because it's such an incredible film. Worthy of a rewatch, certainly - especially the memorable climax (don't watch if you haven't seen this Argento classic)!

7. The Neon Demon

[Credit:Amazon Studios/Broad Green Pictures]
[Credit:Amazon Studios/Broad Green Pictures]
  • Release Date: 2016
  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
  • IMDb score: 6.2/10

Grisly, sharp and incredibly stylish, Neon Demon is at once a celebration and an indictment of societal notions of beauty, splicing scenes of extreme violence and devastation with those of models touting effortless chic.

6. Goodnight Mommy

'Goodnight Mommy' [Credit: Dimension Films]
'Goodnight Mommy' [Credit: Dimension Films]
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
  • Cast: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest
  • IMDb score: 6.7

When Elias and Lukas's mother gets back from the hospital after cosmetic surgery, something is very wrong. The kids just have to work out exactly what has crept into their family... Believe the hype.

This movie scores highly on this list of the best scariest horror movies of all time.

5. Green Room

[Credit: A24]
[Credit: A24]
  • Release Date: 2016
  • Director: Jeremy Saulnier
  • Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat
  • IMDb score: 7.0/10

Patrick Stewart takes a rare villainous roles in what was undoubtedly one of the finest horror movies of 2016. Punks vs Nazis in a surprisingly chilling horror thriller with a talented young cast including Alia Shawkat and the late, lovely Anton Yelchin.

4. Trouble Every Day

[Credit: Canal+]
[Credit: Canal+]
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Director: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle
  • IMDb score: 6.0/10

Shock veterans Beatrice Dalle (Inside) and Vincent Gallo (The Brown Bunny) go on a lovers' rampage of murder and necrophilia. But, y'know, it's French, so it's classy.

3. 13 Sins

[Credit: Blumhouse Productions]
[Credit: Blumhouse Productions]
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Director: Daniel Stamm
  • Cast: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower
  • IMDb score: 6.3

A mysterious man calls you, offering you $1000 if you kill the fly buzzing on your windshield. Anyone would kill a fly for a thousand bucks, right? Only the tasks get more vicious and the money gets bigger, and soon you're wrapped up in a deadly game you can't escape...

2. The Witch

[Credit: A24]
[Credit: A24]
  • Release Date: 2016
  • Director: Robert Eggers
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
  • IMDb score: 6.8

Breakout star Anya Taylor-Joy leads this dark New England fairytale about a Puritan family who find something evil in the wood... Beautiful, smart and violent.

1. The Devil's Rejects

[Credit; Lions Gate Films]
[Credit; Lions Gate Films]
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Director: Rob Zombie
  • Cast: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley
  • IMDb score: 6.9/10

Rob Zombie's most beloved movie sees the murderous Firefly clan go on a road trip rampage to hell, taking any innocents in their way with them... The movie's ending is simply spectacular. Getting shot in the ass has never looked so good.


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