For all the horror movie fans, below is the list of the great women-led horror movies to check out on the streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video. The library includes classic hits like The Blair Witch Project and An American Werewolf in London and recent horror movies like Hereditary and Don’t Breathe released in 2018 and 2016 respectively.
Horror Films on Amazon Prime Video
Berlin Syndrome (2017)
It is a story about an Australian photojournalist Clare who is on a vacation in Berlin meets a charming and attractive teacher Andi played by Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. The photojournalist tries to woo her with strawberries and his accent, takes the lady to his place for a one-night stand, and then horrifyingly, does not allow her to leave.
The movie shows the real fears the lady feels in an apartment, with bolted doors and double panned windows. It is very interesting to see how a gushing romance for one person could be a hostage thriller for the other.
A married couple Kate and John played by Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard adopts a nine-year-old Esther (Isabelle Furhman) from a local orphanage. And the movie shows how kids can be cruel. Her past is covered in mystery, who is masking a violent streak that leaves behind a trail of hurt in this chilling, smartly crafted film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
The movie shows how a woman( Jennifer Lawrence) and her popular older partner’s(Javier Bardem) lives get disrupted when his fanatical admirers keep turning up at their house, in this uncompromisingly frightening Darren Aronofsky work. The movie is partly Biblical and part commentary on the inherently selfish nature of the artists and part home-invasion thriller. The frightening horror in the eyes of Jennifer is as scary as what unfolds in front of the character.
The Babadook (2014)
This directorial Jennifer Kent’s haunting debut feature shows how a mother’s grief would grow to a gruesome fraction. A recently widowed Amelia played by Essie Davis is unable to adequately parent her young son due to her mounting frustration. And the problem is compounded by a bizarre malicious presence in the house. She soon realizes that the two problems are interlinked deeply than she thought.
The Luca Guadgino directorial is a remake of the 1977 Italian film. The movie has slow-burn eeriness and grotesque scenes of body horror, which are as effective as the original. The movie stars Dakota Johnson who is an American dancer getting enrolled at a high-status Berlin dance Academy, which slowly turns out to be a front for something much more threatening.