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
|1||Stephen King’s IT! (1990)|
|4||The Autopsy of Jane Doe|
|7||The Girl With All the Gifts|
|8||Ouija: Origin of Evil|
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
|1||The Girl With All the Gifts|
|3||Hell House LLC|
|5||Them (English subtitled)|
|6||The Pheonix Tapes ’97|
|8||The Neon Demon|
|9||Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse|
|10||The 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
which were the most watched on the Channels platform this year.
Most-watched horror movies on Amazon Channels
|1||Don’t Breathe (Starz)|
|2||The Covenant (Starz)|
|3||Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (Starz)|
|4||The Purge: Election Year (HBO)|
|5||The Conjuring (HBO)|
|8||Lights Out (HBO)|
|9||No One Lives (Starz)|
|10||The Boy (2016) (Showtime)|
All data: Amazon US only from January-October 2017.