Do you love scary movies? I do! Whether it’s psychological thrillers, monsters, ghosts, or maniacs, we appreciate the exhilarating rush of giving ourselves a little scare. 


Halloween is right around the corner and I dedicate much of October to watching scary movies. I’ll let you in on my secret — if you have an Amazon Prime membership, there are several scary movies available right now that you can instantly stream for FREE! (Please keep in mind that this list may change at any point, so if you see something you like, now is the time to watch it.) Military families love Amazon Prime which is why I am excited to share this list with you.

So boys and ghouls, I present to you my creepy queue. Grab a drink, pop some popcorn, snuggle under a blanket, and get ready for some creepy fun! Maybe leave a light on…


1408 (2007)

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.



carrieCarrie (1976)

Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.



everlastingEverlasting (2016)

A High School student travels from Colorado to Los Angeles to confront a serial killer responsible for the murder of his girlfriend.



final-destinationFinal Destination (2000)

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.



halloweenHalloween (2007)

From acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy that began in 1978.



interview-with-a-vampireInterview with the Vampire (1994)

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. Adapted from Anne Rice’s gothic novel.



let-the-right-one-inLet the Right One In (2008)

Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night, moves in next door. Available with English subtitles or dubbed.



miseryMisery (1990)

Based on the Stephen King novel, after a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.



stigmataStigmata (1999)

When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.



the-devils-advocateThe Devil’s Advocate (1997)

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss — the biggest opportunity of his career to date. This sexy thriller is all about temptation and ambition.




The Gift (2001)

A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared.



the-othersThe Others 

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.



the-texas-chainsaw-massacreThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals in Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece of subversive horror, now featuring a 4k digital transfer and all-new surround sound mix supervised by the director.



the-witchThe Witch (2016)

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.




The Woman in Black (2012)

A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.



tucker-dale-vs-evilTucker and Dale vs Evil (2011)

Shaun of the Dead meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre in this gory comedy about two southern guys mistaken for hillbilly psychos by a group of college kids. As the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count!



Jackie Toops Head ShotA self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Army wife Jackie Toops is a mother of two and enjoys writing, travel, art, languages, slow cooking and peaceful parenting. She studied Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. She is a contributing author for Wall Street International Magazine and has discussed her articles on-air with AFN Wiesbaden. She’s usually seen adventuring with her Canon, a coffee and two small children. Follow her on Twitter.



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A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” former Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, languages and discovering new ways to express herself. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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