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15 Best Horror Movies To Watch On Paramount+ (And 15 Bonus Mentions)

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Paramount+ offers an extensive library of content including a decent selection of horror movies and shows. For those looking for a scary movie to watch, here are 15 of the best horror movies to watch on Paramount Plus right now (and another 15 bonus mentions for good measure).


A Quiet Place (2018)

  • Runtime: 1h 30m | Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou

A Quiet Place focuses on a family that must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. A Quiet Place Part II was released in 2021 and is also available to stream on Paramount Plus.

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

  • Runtime: 1h 35m | Starring Rachel Sennott, Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Chase Sui Wonders, Lee Pace

If you prefer your horrors with a side of comedy then Bodies Bodies Bodies might be for you. After a group of 20-somethings find themselves trapped at a remote mansion during a hurricane, they also find themselves having to deal with a killer as well.

Note: Requires Paramount+ with Showtime plan

Orphan: First Kill (2022)

  • Runtime: 1h 39m | Starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Hiro Kanagawa

Orphan: First Kill tells the origin story of Esther, who impersonates a missing daughter to travel to America. Once there, the issues start to surface.

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)

  • Runtime: 1h 38m | Starring: Emily Bader, Kirby Johnson, Jaye Ayres-Brown, Dan Lippert, Roland Buck III

In the latest installment of the popular supernatural horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin sees Margot traveling to a secluded Amish community with a documentary film crew to look for answers about her mother.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (2023)

  • Runtime: 1h 24m | Starring Natalie Alyn Lind, Jackson White, David Duchovny, Henry Thomas, Pam Grier

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is the latest movie from the Pet Sematary franchise. Set in 1969, the latest installment tells the story of what happened when Jud Crandall first encontered the ancient burial ground.

Scream VI (2023)

  • Runtime: 2h 2m | Starring Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Hayden Panettiere, Samara Weaving, Courteney Cox

Scream (2023), also known as Scream VI, sees a familiar killer emerge in a new city after the four Woodsboro survivors move to New York City for a fresh start.

Significant Other (2022)

  • Runtime: 1h 24m | Starring Maika Monroe, Jake Lacy, Youssef Kerkour

While taking a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, a couple finds themselves facing sinister events, and growing increasing distrustful of each other in the process.

Smile (2022)

  • Runtime: 1h 55m | Starring Sosie Bacon, Caitlin Stasey, Kyle Gallner, Jessie T. Usher, Kal Penn, Robin Weigert

Smile if you dare during this horor movie that tells the story of Dr. Rose Cotter who begins experiencing frightening occurrences after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

  • Runtime: 1h 21m | Starring Rei Hance, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

The Blair Witch Project tells the story of three film students who travel to a small town to collect documentary footage about legendary local murderer – the Blair Witch. This movie should need no introduction considering how influential it has been on the found footage category.

The Ring (2002)

  • Runtime: 1h 55m | Starring Naomi Watts, Daveigh Chase, David Dorfman, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox

The Ring is yet another classic horror movie and one that has spawned a number of sequels. In the original, teenagers meet with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching a videotape.

The Ruins (2008)

  • Runtime: 1h 33m | Starring: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson

While on a sunny vacation in Mexico, a group of friends decide to check out an archaeological dig in the jungle. That was a bad idea considering something deadly lives among the ruins.

The Woman in Black (2012)

  • Runtime: 1h 35m | Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Ciarán Hinds

For those that prefer gothic horror movies, The Woman in Black tells the story of a young lawyer who travels to a remote village only to discover the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Train to Busan (2016)

  • Runtime: 1h 58m | Starring: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Yeon Sang-ho, Jung Yu-mi, Choi Woo-shik

Train to Busan is one for the zombie movies fans and tells the story of a man, his estranged daughter, and other passengers becoming trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

Note: Requires Paramount+ with Showtime plan

Wrong Turn (2021)

  • Runtime: 1h 50m | Starring: Charlotte Vega, Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Daisy Head

Wrong Turn is a reboot of the popular movie series and sees a group of hikers making a terrifying discovery while hiking the Appalachian Trial.

Note: Requires Paramount+ with Showtime plan

X (2022)

  • Runtime: 1h 45m | Starring Jenna Ortega, Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Stephen Ure, Kid Cudi

While X is a new movie, it is also a throwback to the horror movies of the 1970s. In terms of the plot, a group of actors making an adult film end up in a desperate fight for their lives.

Note: Requires Paramount Plus with Showtime plan

Bonus horror movies you can watch on Paramount+ right now

While the 15 movies listed above are all worth a watch, here are another 15 horror movies that you can stream on Paramount Plus right now.

  • Becky (2020)
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
  • Event Horizon (1997)*
  • Men (2022)*
  • Mimic (1997)
  • Mother! (2017)
  • Pet Semetary (2019)
  • Scream (2022)
  • Teeth (2007)
  • The Devil Inside (2012)
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • The Grudge (2004)
  • The Host (2007)
  • The Lighthouse (2019)
  • World War Z (2013)

*requires Paramount+ with Showtime plan

If not already subscribed to Paramount Plus, subscriptions start at $5.99 a month. However, a number of titles, including some on this list, require access to the more expensive Paramount+ with Showtime plan. This plan not only adds Showtime content, but also removes the ads, and costs $11.99 a month.

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