Scariest horror movies on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more

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From "The Amityville Horror" to "The Conjuring," here are the best horror movies available to stream, just in time for Halloween.

HULU: "Buried" (2010)

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"Buried" (2010, rated R, 95 minutes): Ryan Reynolds stars in this little-known horror movie about a man who finds himself buried alive. With nothing but a lighter and cell phone, he must race against time to escape a claustrophobic death.

HBO: "Resident Evil" (2002)

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"Resident Evil" (2002, rated R, 100 minutes): It may be the fifth highest-grossing moving in the "Resident Evil" franchise but it's certainly one of the best. Watch as a stand alone or binge the entire series.

HBO: "The Amityville Horror" (2005)

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"The Amityville Horror" (2005, rated R, 99 minutes): The 1979 original is scarier, but currently unavailable on Netflix. As remakes go, this one isn't bad -- especially since it features a young Ryan Reynolds. Rachel Nichols (pictured), Melissa George and Chloë Grace Moretz also star.

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AMAZON: "The Witch" (2015)

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"The Witch" (2015, rated R, 92 minutes): From the mind of Robert Eggers, this horror movie will keep troubling you even in broad daylight.

NETFLIX: "The Shining" (1980)

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"The Shining" (1980, rated R, 146 minutes): Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a man slowly going insane after moving himself and his family into an isolated hotel for the winter.

HBO: "The Conjuring" (2013)

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"The Conjuring" (2013, rated R, 112 minutes): There's a reason why James Wan's 2013 horror film managed to created a franchise that includes a sequel, "The Conjuring 2" (also available on HBO) and two spin-offs: it's truly terrifying.

AMAZON: "Night of the Living Dead" (1968)

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"Night of the Living Dead" (1968, not rated, 96 minutes): While zombie movies seem to be everywhere these days, nothing compares to George A. Romero's original.

HULU: "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

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"The Silence of the Lambs" (1991, rated R, 118 minutes): Jodie Foster plays a young FBI cadet who must work with Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), an incarcerated killer and cannibal, in order to catch another serial killer.

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AMAZON: "The Woman in Black" (2012)

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"The Woman in Black" (2012, rated PG-13, 95 minutes): In this eerie period piece, Daniel Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps, a single father who discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman in his new home.

NETFLIX: "The Babadook" (2014)

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"The Babadook" (2014, rated R, 93 minutes): You might call this one a psychoanalytic horror film, as the story starts out familiar (a widow's young son discovers a children's book with a curious character who mysteriously appears on his bookshelf) and dives further into its twisted, haunting symbolism.

HBO: "The Ring" (2002)

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"The Ring" (2002, rated PG-13, 115 minutes): In this thrilling remake, Naomi Watts plays a detective who must investigate a possessed tape whose evil spirit is killing people a week after they view it.

NETFLIX: "Jaws" (1975)

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"Jaws" (1975, rated PG, 123 minutes): More than 40 years and many special-effects advances later, Steven Spielberg's masterpiece still manages to scare.

AMAZON: "10 Cloverfield Lane" (2016)

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"10 Cloverfield Lane" (2016, rated PG-13, 104 minutes): After a car accident, a woman is held in a doomsday shelter by a man who claims the outside world has been affected by a widespread chemical attack. Partially a sequel to "Cloverfield," but without the shaky found footage.

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AMAZON: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974)

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"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974, rated R, 83 minutes): Even with numerous remakes, this classic horror movie starring Marilyn Burns holds up through the years. Remastered for the 40th anniversary, this version available for streaming features 4K resolution and an all-new surround sound mix.

NETFLIX: "It Follows" (2014)

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"It Follows" (2014, rated R, 107 minutes): Maika Monroe plays a young woman who is continuously followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

AMAZON: "Carrie" (1976)

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"Carrie" (1976, rated R, 98 minutes): Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie White, a shy, sheltered teenage girl who unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates.

HBO: "Krampus" (2015)

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"Krampus" (2015, rated PG-13, 98 minutes): This campy horror film might not seem terrifying, but it will definitely make you want to work extra hard to end up on the "Nice" list for Christmas.

SHOWTIME: "The Others" (2001)

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"The Others" (2001, rated PG-13, 104 minutes): Nicole Kidman stars as a World War II military wife and mother who suspects she's being haunted in her own house.

NETFLIX: "The Rite" (2011)

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"The Rite" (2011, rated PG-13, 113 minutes): Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins is intense, as usual, playing a veteran priest teaching a young seminary student how to perform exorcisms. Here, Hopkins is no Hannibal Lecter, but he'll still get under your skin.

HBO: "The Blair Witch Project" (1999)

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"The Blair Witch Project" (1999, rated R, 82 minutes): The low-budget film with the stellar marketing campaign centered around a singular, and singularly creepy idea we can all identify with: getting lost alone in the woods. In this, the first installment, coeds film a video project about a string of murders connected to the Blair Witch legend.

HULU: "Rosemary's Baby" (1968)

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"Rosemary's Baby" (1968, rated R, 137 minutes): Director Roman Polanski's 1968 masterpiece centers around a pregnant woman (Mia Farrow) who slowly learns her unborn child is possessed, and who's behind it all.

NETFLIX: "V/H/S" (2012)

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"V/H/S" (2012, rated R, 112 minutes): A group attempts to find a rare VHS tape when they discover a corpse surrounded by haunted videos.

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