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Slashers, psychological thrillers, supernatural gems, cult-camp classics, and end-of-the-world dramas—we’ve rounded up the best horror and subgenre films available to stream on Paramount+. But just how terrifying are our picks? Lock the doors, grab some popcorn and a blanket, and put our spooky ratings to the jump-scare test this Halloween season. BY MICHELLE DARRISAW
BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer Newlyweds Rosemary (Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse (Cassavetes) move into their dream New York City apartment at the Bramford. Soon Rosemary’s fears about her neighbors’ malicious intentions become a dreadful reality.
MIND-BENDING THRILLERS: Saint Maud (2019)
Case 39 (2010) The Gift (2000)
BEST APOCALYPTIC DISASTER A Quiet Place (2018) Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Krasinski pulls double duty as director and actor in this post-apocalyptic offering. In the role of Lee Abbott, he’s tasked with keeping his family safe in silence amid noise-sensitive creatures.
BEST CLASSIC HORROR Friday the 13th (1980) Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Kevin Bacon One fateful summer, counselors at Camp Crystal Lake discover how cursed Friday the 13th is when they’re stalked by a relentless killer. And, thus, the masked Jason Voorhees’ obsession begins.
BEST SCI-FI TERROR Night of the Living Dead (1968) Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman “They’re coming to get you, Barbra!” The “they” in this famous line is up for interpretation, depending on whether your greatest fear is the flesh-eating undead or the degradation of humanity.
METAPHYSICAL DREAD: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) The Angry Red Planet (1959) Creature (1985)
VINTAGE CLASSICS: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Stephen King’s Silver Bullet (1985) Tales of Terror (1962)
CATASTROPHES: World War Z (2013) A Quiet Place Part II (2021) American Refugee (2021)
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER • 2022
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