25 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

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15. Phenomena

Release Year: 1985

Written By: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini

Directed By: Dario Argento

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau

Phenomena is a little bit Lucy and a little bit The Craft. The 1985 film, which features Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly in her second film role ever, centers on a teenage girl with special powers. But does she use them for good or for evil?

Jennifer (Jennifer Connelly) can communicate with insects, which doesn’t seem like the most useful psychic ability, but she soon becomes a tool to catch a serial killer at her Swiss boarding school. Clearly, she uses her horrifying insect-communicating skills for good, though she could just as easily use them for the dark side.

Unlike a majority of the previous films on the list, Phenomena throws it back to the early days of horror movies. If you’re looking for a solid throwback thriller, look no further than the 1985 hidden gem now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.