10 Best Underrated Horror Movies on Amazon Prime

Amazon prime undoubtedly has one of the most diverse movie collections, especially in the horror genre. Their wide range of movies makes it significantly harder to pick one quickly enough.

Amazon prime takes pride in its movie collection, and deservedly so. It is home to many award-winning movies and critically acclaimed horror movies. Their collection has also acquired some of the best-underrated horror movies you cannot miss by any chance.

These underrated horror movies only sometimes arrive in mainstream conversations, making them go unwatched by many. But that also means that you’re stumbling across a rare gem!

But worry not, movie enthusiasts, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve listed 10 of the best-underrated horror movies on Amazon prime that you cannot miss!

Movie NameRelease DateIMDb RatingsRotten Tomatoes Ratings
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum20186.4/109.1/10
Queen of Spades20213.7/105.6/10
The Wailing20167.4/109.9/10
Paranormal Activity 20076.3/108.3/10
Open Water20035.3/107.1/10
We Are Still Here20155.7/109.5/10
Gretel and Hansel20205.5/106.3/10
Jennifer’s Body20095.4/104.6/10
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Where To Watch?

Worry not, viewers; you can watch all these listed best-underrated horror movies on Amazon Prime, as they are available!

1- Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

Director: Jung Bum-shik

Producer/Production Company: Hive Media Corp.

Cast: Lee Seung-wook, Wi Ha-joon, Park Ji-hyun

IMDb ratings: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 9.1/10

“Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” is a very underrated movie available on Amazon Prime outside of South Korea, where it’s been ranked as one of the best horror movies. The movie lets the viewers experience an unconventional take on horror movies through a pretend docudrama. This is a movie you cannot miss if you look forward to being surprised at every turn of a movie with a lingering toe curling feeling.

Plot Synopsis: 

The mysterious disappearance of two teenage boys from an abandoned psychiatric hospital sparks an interest in Ha-Joon. The two adolescent boys left behind a terrifying recording of their experience inside Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital. This encounter inspires Ha-Joon, the YouTube channel owner, to put together a team of 6 people to explore the mysterious psychiatric hospital. Upon reaching the hospital, everyone starts facing strange and terrifying encounters—the group experiences and films that will shock the world.

2- Mama

Director: Andy Muschietti

Producer/Production Company: Guillermo del Toro, Barbara Muschietti, J. Miles Dale

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Isabelle Nélisse, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

IMDb ratings: 6.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 6.3/10

The ”Movie” mama is a strange movie that pulls unknown strings inside you. The combination of the oblivious innocence of the children and the horrifying, lurking, powerful entity will leave you short of words. 

Plot Synopsis:

The movie “Mama” follows two small girls who become lost on the night of their parent’s death. The two girls soon come across an abandoned forest cabin and take shelter. After many years of searching, their uncle and his girlfriend finally find the children and takes them back to their home. But upon bringing back the two siblings, the two adults realize that an unknown and unseen entity was fostering the kids. This entity which the two children adoringly call “Mama,” would do anything to retain the title.

3- Queen of Spades

Director: Patrick White

Producer/Production Company: Brendan McNeill

Cast: Ava Preston, Kaelen Ohm

IMDb ratings: 3.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 5.7/10

“The Queen of Spades” sparks a challenging contrast between innocence and pure evil. An evil entity known as the “Queen of Spades” is unleashed because of the foolish mistake of four girls who suffer from facing the punishment of a lifetime. This movie as an underrated one is a cannot miss for those who love films based on urban legends and rituals. This movie is also not commonly found on other streaming sites apart from Amazon Prime.

Plot Synopsis:

The “Queen of Spades” movie follows four teenagers who fall prey to an evil urban legend known as the Queen of Spades. The four teenagers are innocent and oblivious to the seriousness of the legend, and they consider it a fun game. The girls prepare to draw a door and staircase on a mirror in darkness and call the legend’s name three times. Upon fulfilling the ritual, the four girls unknowingly unleash a monstrous entity that threatens to take away their souls and their families.

4- The Wailing

Director: Na Hong-jin

Producer/Production Company: Fox International Productions

Cast: Chun Woo-Hee, Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min

IMDb ratings: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 9.9/10

If you’re a fan of apocalyptic movies and horror movies, “The Wailing” is just the movie for you. This movie strikes a combination of both apocalyptic themes and horror, making it a violent and horrifying film. This is a movie that you cannot miss which is capable of shaking you in your boots but leaves you wanting more! This highly famous movie is especially featured in the Amazon Prime collection.

Plot Synopsis: 

The movie “Wailing” is based on a small village on the outskirts of South Korea. The film follows the main lead, a police officer, who faces an unforeseen virus outbreak in a remote village. The dangerous virus came from a Japanese stranger who spread it to the other villagers. The infected villagers start dying one by one after violently attacking each other. The police offer to batter this strange situation while struggling to protect his daughter.

5- Paranormal Activity 

Director: Oren Peli

Producer/Production Company: Oren Peli, Jason Blum

Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs

IMDb ratings: 6.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 8.3/10

“Paranormal Activity” is a critically acclaimed film, the first movie in its series. This movie follows a very original take on horror movies where evil encounters are shown through documentation. The blurred lines between what’s real and fake make this underrated movie a cannot miss movie for every horror movie enthusiast. This is a movie that you won’t commonly find in streaming sites or on cable TV these days, but is especially featured in the Amazon Prime collection.

Plot Synopsis:

“Paranormal Activity” movie follows a young couple, Katie and Micah, on their strange discovery of an entity attached to them. The young couple is seen moving to a new house in a different state when Katie claims the presence of an entity that’s been haunting her since childhood. To fully believe and protect Katie, Micah sets up a camera in their house and the bedroom. The young couple soon comes across disturbing discoveries that keep them up at night.

6- Open Water

Director: Chris Kentis 

Producer/Production Company: Lionsgate, Plunge Pictures LLC

Cast: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

IMDb ratings: 5.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 7.1/10

“Open Water” is a thriller, horror, and survival movie which follows two couples stranded in the open ocean. The nail-biting suspense which follows each scene drives the viewers to the edge of their seats. Though the couple is left alone, they’re not alone in the company of the dangerous species lurking below them. You cannot miss this movie if you are a die-hard fan of survival movies.

Plot Synopsis:

The movie “Open Water” follows two American couples who go on a vacation and experience scuba diving after collecting their new certificates. The couple boards a boat with a group of tourists for scuba diving in the ocean. Due to a sudden turn of events and an incorrect head count, the ship leaves without collecting the couples who were scuba diving in the ocean depths. The team then faces various survival dilemmas when unknown dangerous species are lurking below them.

7- We Are Still Here

Director: Ted Geoghegan

Producer/Production Company:  Travis Stevens, Eben Kostbar

Cast: Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Lisa Marie Smith

IMDb ratings: 5.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 9.5/10

“We Are Still Here” is a terrifying underrated movie with many plot twists and suspense. In every scene of the film, you’re fed with new information which will horrify you. The strong backstory and the human aiders of pure evil make this movie a must-watch. This movie originally had very high viewer reviews but is not found in many streaming sites apart from Amazon Prime making it a movie you cannot miss.

Plot Synopsis:

The movie follows a couple who are grieving the loss of their son from a sudden accident. The couple decides to shift to a new town and into a new house. But upon reaching the new place, the couple encounters various discoveries. The house was originally a funeral home and is haunted by a family sacrificed by the townspeople. The townspeople of the strange town supposedly believe that every 30 years, the evil entity below the house must be fed with a human sacrifice, or it will hunt for fresh blood. The new couple starts facing true horror after inviting their long-time spiritual friends and their son over. 

8- Climax

Director: Gaspar Noé

Producer/Production Company: 

Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Alaia Alsafir

IMDb ratings: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 6.9/10

The movie “Climax” is a messed up movie, to be frank. When watching a horror movie, one’d expect one evil character or one supernaturally evil character. But in the case of this movie, everyone unleashes their inner devils. Under the effect of drugs, the members of a french dance troupe leave no hope for mercy. This is a movie that horror movie enthusiasts cannot miss because this is second to none in terms of plot and nature.

Plot Synopsis:

The plot of the “Climax” follows a group of members from a french dance troupe who gather in an abandoned school and rehearse for a performance. After the successful rehearsal, the group arranges an afterparty. But everything starts to go wrong at the afterparty when the group starts feeling sick and starts getting hallucinations. Before becoming fully aware of being spiked with LSD, they all begin wreaking havoc. The group had unsolved quarrels between themselves, which turned violent and deadly due to the drug. The horrifying night needs no supernatural entity to play the evil character when each character unleashes their inner devil.

9- Gretel and Hansel

Director: Oz Perkins

Producer/Production Company: Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Dan Kagan

Cast: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw

IMDb ratings: 5.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 6.3/10

“Gretel and Hansel” is a movie that will reawaken our childhood memories of our favorite fairy tales. This underrated movie portrays the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel with significant twists and more backstories of the characters. The true story of the witch is revealed. The familiar yet downright terrifying storyline of this movie makes it a cannot miss movie for nostalgic viewers. This movie was highly anticipated at the time of its release and is now especially featured on Amazon Prime for online streaming.

Plot Synopsis:

“Gretel and Hansel” movie is inspired by the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel but with many new twists. The film’s opening is a small tale of a girl who gains supernatural abilities after being cured by a witch. But the girl soon becomes evil and kills her father and many villagers, so she’s shunned from the forest by her mother. Afterward, the story shifts to Gretel and Hansel, who only have their mother alive and struggle to fend for themselves. After strange events, the siblings find shelter in a lady’s hut who provides them with food and shelter in return for small words. The siblings soon discover that the lady is a witch who wants Gretel to cannibalize and eat her brother. This is because the witch is the mother of the abandoned supernatural girl who haunts and forces the witch to trap children. The movie continues with many reveals and battles between the spiritually powerful Gretel and the witch.

10- Jennifer’s Body

Director: Karyn Kusama

Producer/Production Company: Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, Mason Novick, Daniel Dubiecki

Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody

IMDb ratings: 5.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 4.6/10

The movie “Jennifer’s Body,” starring Megan Fox, follows her story as a girl facing repercussions from the failure of a forced satanic ritual that forever changes her fate. The story is narrated by Jennifer’s best friend, Needy. This movie is a must-watch for those who crave a different and modern take on horror movies.

Plot Synopsis:

“Jennifer’s Body” follows the tale of two best friends, narrated by one of them years later, when she’s confined to a solitary mental asylum. One of her best friends, Jennifer, falls victim to a sacrificial ritual to satan, whose failure permanently marks her. This ritual occurs after a bar is set on fire and the best friends have separated in a rush to escape. After reappearing from the incident, Jennifer and her best friend “Needy” face terrifying situations.

So there you have it, movie enthusiasts!

Considering the thousands of available options, selecting horror movies nowadays takes a lot of work. Even Amazon Prime is home to those thousands of options, making it a genuine dilemma. 

But worry not; we’ve come up with this list of the best-underrated horror movies you can easily stream through Amazon Prime. These movies have enormous audience satisfaction and a powerful and unique storyline, making them ultimately appear on our list.

You cannot miss out on these 10 of the best-underrated horror movies on Amazon Prime!

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Al Amin Sagor is simply a movie freak who is passionate about writing entertainment content. He loves to watch web series, and movies and write on celebrity gossip or trendy movie news. He also covers media and entertainment news on various online platforms. He is one of the "Jewel" of The News Titan.


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