Boo! Halloween is creeping up around the corner, and with it comes your reason/excuse to treat yo'self to a binge-fest of the scariest movies streaming right now on Amazon Prime. From Stephen King to "Jaws," this watchlist will give you day terrors for, um, days.
'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
George Romero invented the modern zombie genre with this still unnerving-as-hell indie film. We might laugh as Brother Dear jokes,"They're coming to get you, Barbara" in the initial cemetery scene. But we're not laughing when we try to sleep after watching this B&W nightmare. 50 years later, we still check our doors and windows after watching.
Stephen King movies don't get much better than this 1976 classic. This chiller shows what happens when the bullied suddenly become the bully and wipe out an entire school in a display of psychic fury. And you thought your prom was bad... (Also on Hulu.)
Steven Spielberg's blockbuster about a man-eating shark made generations afraid to go in the water. Still pulse-pounding, even when you know it by heart.
This silent classic (which is also the first vampire film ever made), is still creepy as hell. Essential horror viewing.
'The Blood on Satan's Claw' (1971)
When a group of teens in 18th century England find a fur-covered skull buried in a field, it becomes the centerpiece for bizarre rituals. Also known as "Satan's Skin," it's catnip for fans of "The Witch" and other folk horror films like the original "The Wicker Man."
You might have seen "The Strangers," about a terrifying home invasion, but did you know it's a remake of this possibly even more horrifying French film?
'Stir of Echoes' (1999)
'Girl With All the Gifts' (2016)
It's hard to do a new take on the genre, but this British indie about a nice girl who happens to have been born a zombie brings a lot more than brain-eating to the table. Will the human or the "hungry" side of her win out?
'The Blair Witch Project' (1999)
Who knew that a guy simply standing in a corner could give us nightmares? Nearly 20 years later, this indie horror hit still haunts us. (Also on Hulu.)
Bill Paxton's directorial debut was this underrated, fantastically freaky movie in which a dad (Paxton) reveals to his two kids that God has chosen him to kill demons -- who look just like regular people. Needless to say, the sons don't grow up quite right.
'Let Me In' (2010)
'Deep Red' (1975)
'Paranormal Activity' (2007)
What goes on while you're asleep? A whole lot in this creepy film that launched a franchise. Sweet dreams!