The Best Horror Movies on Paramount Plus (Paramount+) in March 2024

Here are a few of the best horror movies on Paramount Plus.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (2023) debuts on Paramount Plus in October.

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Paramount+ (aka Paramount Plus) has a large library of new/recent horror movies. Launched in March 2021, Paramount+ is a newer video streaming platform. Yet it already has almost 50 million subscribers. Here are all the best horror, spooky, creepy and sci-fi movies you can find on the platform right now.

Best Horror Movies on Paramount+

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

Jackson White stars as a young Jud Crandall in Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.
Jackson White stars as a young Jud Crandall in Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.

Release Date: October 6, 2023

Why Watch It? Pet Sematary: Bloodlines examines the history of one of the most interesting characters in the original movie/book: Jud Crandall. Also, David Duchovny co-stars.

Official Description: In 1969, a young Jud Crandall and his childhood friends band together to confront an ancient evil that has gripped their hometown. Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is a terrifying prequel based on chapters from Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary.

Organ Trail

Michael Patrick Jann (of the comedy troupe The State) directed Organ Trail. (pictured: Olivia Grace Applegate)

Release Date: May 12, 2023

Why Watch It? Horror westerns are a rare sight these days, though Organ Trail may be better described as a grueling thriller rather than a straightforward horror movie.

Official Description: A ruthless band of bloodthirsty bandits terrorizes a family on the treacherous Oregon Trail, and challenge’s one woman’s will to survive.

Scream VI

A subway scene that takes place near Halloween leaves the characters (and viewers) unsure whether they’re seeing people in costumes… or a real Ghostface killer.

Release Date: March 10, 2023

Why Watch It? Moving to New York City helps Scream VI feel fresh, though the movie itself will feel comfortably familiar for longtime fans. The kills are brutal, and the continuation of Sam (Melissa Barrera) and Tara’s (Jenna Ortega) story is well done.

Official Description: The four survivors from the most recent Woodsboro Ghostface killings have moved to New York City for a fresh start. Just as they begin to feel a sense of normalcy, they receive that infamous call. Ghostface is more brutal and relentless than ever and will stop at nothing to hunt them down.

Significant Other

Significant Other
Jake Lacy and Maika Monroe star in Significant Other.

Release Date: October 7, 2022

Why Watch It? Significant Other is a sci-fi survival movie that is built around interesting characters. Well acted and tense, it is a gem of a movie that might have gotten overlooked by many people since it came out in 2022 among LOTS of great horror and thriller films.

Official Description: Follows a young couple who take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest and face sinister events leading them to realize that everything about the place is not as it seems.

Smile

Smile (2022) is one of the best horror movies of 2022.

Release Date: September 30, 2022

Why Watch It? Smile is a psychological horror movie that has become a viral sensation and the highest grossing horror movie of 2022.

Official Description: Smile follows Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon), a psychiatrist working in a psych ward, who has a traumatic experience with a patient. Afterwards, Rose begins experiencing a terrifying supernatural phenomena.

Pearl (2022)

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Pearl (2022)
A sequel to Pearl and X titled Maxxxine is on the way.

Release Date: September 16, 2022

Why Watch It? Mia Goth absolutely shines in Pearl as a young woman with darkness inside her. As a prequel to Ti West’s X, Pearl is quite different, but feels like it fits in perfectly with the saga of its title character.

Official Description: Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide in the stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X‘s iconic villain.

Orphan First Kill

Release Date: August 19, 2022

Why Watch It? Orphan is an emerging and extremely promising horror franchise about a child female serial killer. The first Orphan, released in 2009, also streams on Paramount+.

Official Description: Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

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Bodies, Bodies, Bodies
The emsemble cast of Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is excellent. (seen here: Maria Bakalova, Chase Sui Wonders, and Rachel Sennott)

Release Date: August 5, 2022

Why Watch It? Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is a darkly funny murder mystery. It’s not really a slasher movie like some descriptions suggest. It’s really more akin to an Agatha Christie story told through the filter of its (mostly) Gen Z characters.

Official Description: A group of 20-somethings get stuck at a remote family mansion during a hurricane, and a party game ends with a dead body on the ground and fingers pointed everywhere.

X

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X (2022)
X and its prequel Pearl were filmed back to back. (pictured: Jenna Ortega in X)

Release Date: March 18, 2022

Why Watch It? X is a phenomenal film that is an homage to old-school slasher movies with a modern sensibility. And with a cast including Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, and Brittany Snow, X is a must-watch for any horror fan.

Official Description: A group of actors set out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts: an elderly couple with a farm and boarding house for rent. But when the couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives.

Scream (aka Scream 5)

Release Date: January, 2022

Why Watch It? “If you ever been a fan of a Scream movie and haven’t seen Scream (2022) yet, you should. It’s also a good jumping-on point for people new to the franchise.” — Chris Catt, Best Horror Movies of 2022

Official Description: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a terrifying new killer resurrects the Ghostface mask. As the deaths mount, Woodsboro’s new targets must seek help from the survivors of the original Ghostface attacks. Now, only Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), former sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette), and reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) can find a way to stop the killer when everyone is a suspect.

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

Release Date: October, 2021

Why Watch It? This Paramount Orignal movie was panned by critics. However if you pay for Paramount+, and are a fan of the Paranormal Activity franchise, it’s worth watching for the interesting cinematography. Otherwise just watch the original Paranormal Activity movies that all stream here.

Official Description: A documentary filmmaker follows Margot (Emily Bader), as she heads to a secluded Amish community in the hopes of meeting and learning about her long-lost mother and extended family. Following a string of strange occurrences and discoveries, she soon realizes this community that welcomed them into their home might be hiding something sinister…

A Quiet Place

Release Date: March, 2018

Why Watch It? Have you seen a sensory-deprivation horror movie yet? No. Then watch A Quiet Place and experience an innovative new take on the horror/alien genre.

Official Description: If they hear you, they hunt you. In this terrifyingly suspenseful thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) Abbott are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Hailed by critics and audiences around the world, experience the must-see movie of the year.

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later

Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween H20 (1998).
Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the Halloween franchise after 17 years away (16 if you count her voice-only cameo in Halloween III:Season of the Witch) for 1998’s Halloween H20.

Release Date: August 5, 1998

Why Watch It? Halloween H20 has a nostalgic appeal for fans of 1990s horror. It also works really well as a look at a “final girl” dealing with her traumatic experiences later in life, only to be once again confronted by the source of her fear.

Official Description: Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers…when he suddenly reappears with a vengeance! Laurie’s rebellious son, his girlfriend, and the school security guard will become Michael’s newest victims unless Laurie can conquer her greatest fears and put evil in its place once and for all!

Event Horizon

Sam Neill in Event Horizon (1997).
Sam Neill (pictured) stars alongside Laurence Fishburne in Event Horizon, one of the best outer-space horror movies.

Release Date: August 15, 1997

Why Watch It? Event Horizon is part space horror, part psychological horror, and part gory body horror. It’s also fantastic.

Official Description: Set in the year 2046, a rescue team investigates a spaceship that has been missing for seven years when it suddenly reappears through a black hole with its entire crew missing and inhabited by a strange new presence.

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