With women behind the lens, these films are prime spooky viewing indeed!

By: Rachel Shatto

Love women-created horror and instant gratification? Yeah, us too, and we’ve got you covered with our list of lady-directed horror movies streaming for free (if you have a subscription) on Amazon Prime.

Some of these films are fan favorites and a few are a little off the radar, but all are awesome examples of why women belong both in front of and behind the camera! Can I get an Amen?!

Happy streaming and happy Women In Horror Month!


1. Carrie

Directed by: Kimberly Pierce
“A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.” (Stream on Amazon)


2. Trouble Every Day

Directed by: Claire Denis
“American newlyweds Shane and June Brown go to Paris on their honeymoon. Shane begins a search for his former colleague Leo, who might be in possession of a cure for a tropical virus that has transformed both Shane and Leo’s wife into greedy sexual cannibals. Shane meets Leo’s wife and triggers an event so cataclysmic it might just lead him to rediscover the peace he seeks to restore his marriage.” (Stream on Amazon)


3. Black Rock

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Directed by: Katie Aselton
“Three women fight to survive when they find themselves the targets of a hunt on an empty island.” (Stream on Amazon)


4. Messiah of Evil

Directed by: Gloria Katz & Williard Huyck
“A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.” (Stream on Amazon)


5. The Hitch-Hiker

Directed by: Ida Lupino
“Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.” (Stream on Amazon)


6. See No Evil 2

Directed by: Jen & Sylvia Soska
“A group of friends pays visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Danielle Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (WWE superstar “Kane”) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub- basement slab.” (Stream on Amazon)


7. The Voices

Directed by: Marjane Satrapi
“A dark comedy about a likeable guy (Ryan Reynolds) pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets – but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.” (Stream on Amazon)


8. Strigoi: The Undead

Directed by: Faye Jackson
“In an Eastern European town, as Vlad, a local, looks for his grandfather’s stray dog, he unravels a mysterious death. As the investigation turns into a murder mystery, Vlad is led to the Tirescus, an ex-Communist couple who are the richest landowners in town. Though Vlad wants to face the Tirescus, he takes a detour when he learns that the two bullies may be bloodsuckers in more ways than one.” (Stream on Amazon)


9. Goodnight Mommy

Directed by: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
“In this terrifying thriller, twin boys play a dangerous game of make-believe that blurs the line between nightmare and reality as they start to doubt whether their mother, recovering from cosmetic surgery, is really who she says she is.” (Stream on Amazon)


10. Nothing Bad Can Happen

Directed by: Katrin Gebbe
“Inspired by horrifying true events, Nothing Bad Can Happen follows Tore, a young lost soul involved with an underground Christian punk movement who falls in with a dysfunctional family who test his seemingly unwavering faith.” (Stream on Amazon)

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments. And don’t miss our list of 10 Best Streaming Horror Movies on Netflix by Female Directors and 10 Best Streaming Horror Movies on Netflix That Ace The Bechdel Test