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The most-watched horror movies on Amazon in 2017

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  • Ashley Rodriguez
By Ashley Rodriguez


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With Halloween almost here, US audiences are scouring streaming services to get their spooky fix. On Amazon, they’re flocking to older hits that were rebooted or revived this year and newer, acclaimed fare.

Stephen King’s IT!—the original 1990 mini-series, which was remade in September—is the most-watched horror title in the US on Amazon Video, where viewers buy or rent titles. It’s followed by Jordan Peele’s Get Out, a new release that also brought in scary returns at the box office, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and the low-rent supernatural thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe, the company revealed.

Most-watched horror movies on Amazon Video

1Stephen King’s IT! (1990)
2Get Out
4The Autopsy of Jane Doe
7The Girl With All the Gifts
8Ouija: Origin of Evil
9Don’t Breathe
10The Conjuring

Some of these movies, like 


, are being promoted on Amazon to buy for 30% off during the month of October.

Amazon Prime, where streaming titles are included with a $99-a-year Prime shipping subscription or $8.99-a-month Prime Video subscription, doesn’t have as vast a movie selection as Amazon Video. So audiences took more shots on lesser-known horror films with good reviews.

Flicks like the 2016 British zombie thriller The Girl With All the Gifts and A24’s The Witch, which made its $4-million budget back ten-fold at the box-office last year, were the most streamed on Amazon Prime.

Most-watched horror movies on Amazon Prime

1The Girl With All the Gifts
2The Witch
3Hell House LLC
4The Monster
5Them (English subtitled)
6The Pheonix Tapes ’97
7Green Room
8The Neon Demon
9Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
10The Woman in Black

Amazon also streams movies from third-party networks like HBO, Starz, and Showtime, which customers subscribe to individually through Amazon Channels. Starz’s horror selection came out on top here. The network has the streaming rights to movies like 

Don’t Breathe 


The Covenant, 

which were the most watched on the Channels platform this year.

Most-watched horror movies on Amazon Channels

1Don’t Breathe (Starz)
2The Covenant (Starz)
3Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (Starz)
4The Purge: Election Year (HBO)
5The Conjuring (HBO)
6Jaws (Showtime)
7Intruders (Starz)
8Lights Out (HBO)
9No One Lives (Starz)
10The Boy (2016) (Showtime)

All data: Amazon US only from January-October 2017.

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