Indie horror movies are hit or miss, mostly miss. In general, it’s difficult to find a good scary movie. I lean towards indie because Amazon Prime has more of them. Some are also better than blockbusters. If you have Amazon Prime, here are some movies for you.
For their ghost-hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that’s supposedly haunted – and it might prove to be all too true.
One of my favorite horror movies. The sequel was okay but not good enough that I’d watch it again. Still hoping for a third one, though.
A mysterious stalker plagues a reality tv survivalist during his five days alone for a new season of his show in the northern Ontario wilderness; and the figure may not be human.
I mostly started watching Man Vs. to have something playing in the background. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
The House on Mansfield Street
Nick Greene is a documentary filmmaker recording his move from London to a smaller city. As he films his life he starts to notice paranormal activity in his new house and a possible demonic presence. The House on Mansfield Street is a chilling found footage to keep you awake at night.
I reviewed this movie in an earlier post. The House on Mansfield Street has some issues but it’s still pretty watchable. I return to it often.
After 20 years of living in Washington, D.C., Mark Klein seeks much-needed solace by moving to the remote wilds of West Virginia. To ease his loneliness, he sends regular video updates to members of his OCD-support group back in the city. But Mark gradually realizes that despite his new, isolated setting, he may not be alone. From the endless woods surrounding his home, something else is watching
I usually avoid movies with only one person on camera mostly because I assume it would be boring. Leaving DC is definitely not boring. I wish I remember what led me to watch this movie. The poster design isn’t the best.
Taking of Deborah Logan
An elderly woman battling Alzheimer’s disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.
Another movie I usually don’t watch. I like haunted location stories but I don’t gravitate toward possession movies. The Taking of Deborah Logan is so good.
Hell House LLC
Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Another favorite. Until recently, you could only rent it and I was totally okay with that. Hell House LLC is super creepy.
If you feel like renting movies, I highly recommend these.
The Blackwell Ghost
A journalist goes on an adventure to prove that ghosts exist.
Right now, this series has 5 movies. The 3rd one is probably my favorite. I didn’t want it to end. I just found out about number 5 and I’m so excited to watch it. I love this movie series. If I had the money, I’d buy all of them.
Hell House LLC 3
Hell House LLC 1 and 2 are free with an Amazon Prime membership but you have to rent 3. I loved the third movie far better than the second. I’d own it if I have the funds. I barely remember Hell House 2 but I had no trouble following 3.
Survive the Hollow Shoals is another scary low budget horror movie. I didn’t include it because I feel it goes on a bit too long. No matter how many times I watch it, I usually tune out at around the 3rd act. The first half has some good scares. The Kaos Brief is a watchable alien horror movie.
I had to include this. Silent Hill is not an indie horror movie but it is awesome and it’s now on Amazon Prime. It’ll be free to watch with a Prime membership until November 1.