25 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

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18. Deadly Blessing

Release Year: 1981

Written By: Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr, Wes Craven

Directed By: Wes Craven

Starring: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East, Lisa Hartman, Ernest Borgnine

Following his back-to-back iconic directorial feature films The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, legendary horror film director Wes Craven returned with Deadly Blessing. Still over a decade from helming the Scream franchise, Craven’s complex storytelling scared through in his early chillers.

Martha (Maren Jensen) and Jim (Douglas Barr) call an off-the-beaten-path farm home, but most of the community’s residents are militantly religious. A “mysterious figure” later kills Jim in the barn, leading to an unraveling of death and unforeseen evil circumstances that leave Martha, Lana (Sharon Stone), and Vicky (Susan Buckner) fearing a deadly “blessing.”

Wes Craven left behind a vast and unique legacy of horror films, staking his ground in the slasher genre with A Nightmare on Elm Street and the aforementioned Scream franchise. Deadly Blessing, a film about a cult, became a cult favorite, and it ranks among the best horror movies on Amazon Prime Video!