25 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

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17. The Haunting in Connecticut

Release Year: 2009

Written By: Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe

Directed By: Peter Cornwell

Starring: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan, Amanda Crew, Elia Koteas

The only thing scarier than a scary movie is not knowing whether if the story is based on true events. The Haunting in Connecticut has been said to have derived its titular haunting from a real residence in Connecticut in 1986. But the only supernatural occurrence confirmed to have rocked New England happened thanks to movie magic.

Sara Campbell (Virginia Madsen) moves her family into a home closer to the hospital where her son (Kyle Gallner) has received cancer treatments. However, their new home used to be a mortuary and before long, the family experiences hauntings from supernatural forces still contained in the home.

Whether you believe the film’s promotional tease of semi-non-fiction or the popular claim that the “true” story of the Connecticut haunting was fabricated, The Haunting in Connecticut delivers shocking scares and terrifying twists. It’s definitely among the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video!