It’s finally spooky time as Halloween is right around the corner! What better time to start watching some scary movies? Something about horror films just feels different around Halloween time, and Paramount+ is a great streaming platform for your Halloween movie needs. Need a quick list of Halloween movies on Paramount+?
Below, I share some movies that I think would be perfect for any Halloween watch party. There is a mix of all sorts of horror that would keep your experience fresh and exciting. All of these movies are worth checking out this Halloween season!
Best Halloween movies on Paramount+ to stream this season
Released in 2019, Crawl quickly became a favorite among movie goers for its ability to be both a horror film, and a spoof of horror films. This film is just as scary as it is clever. Instead of trying to flip the genre on its head, it leans into it in such a way that makes the movie exciting.
Crawl is a B-movie through and through and it knows it is. Trapped with an Alligator in the middle of a flood and a hurricane, the movie is self-aware, but not to a fault, as it uses the tropes of the horror genre in a way to build excitement and agony. Crawl is a movie that I assume many people overlooked upon release, but I promise it’s better than what you think it is.
A Quiet Place I/II
A Quiet Place I became a horror staple in no time, and has the ability to be a top horror franchise as well. John Krasinski made the move into directing and starring in horror seamlessly, and his original A Quiet Place became just as big an event film as any Marvel movie. Watching this for the first time in theaters was one of the most tense experiences ever as the film was so quiet no one wanted to make any sort of sound in fear they would be heard. Krasinski builds tension as well as anyone right now, and put it all out on full display making a terrifying, and emotional, horror film.
In A Quiet Place II, Krasinski built so cleverly on from the original and expanded this world so much. There was a lot more growth when it came to the characters, and there was a lot of unexpected scares. Since we had already seen the monsters, Krasinski had to get clever with his scares and situations, and he did as the film remained as freshly scary as the original. This is a perfect double feature of horror for any Halloween movie watching party.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
The Little Shop of Horrors is a movie that has gained cult status over the years, and it’s easy to see why. The film was made into a Broadway show, and then remade into a musical in 1986, however, the original still holds up as a wonderful horror comedy.
This film is perfect for people who like their horror with a bit of comedy added. Shot in black and white, and filled with some impressive looking designs, this film has the look of a horror with the feel of a comedy. If you’re looking for something that will make you laugh just as much as scare you, then check out The Little Shop of Horrors. Plus, you get to see the great Jack Nicholson in one of his very first roles as an added bonus.
Annihilation was an underrated movie from 2018. Directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), this film is a trippy and wild ride into a mysterious fog-like bubble that has covered the American Coast dubbed “Area X.” This film stars an AMAZING female cast of Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Natalie Portman.
Based on the book by the same name, Annihilation is one of those movies you never know what is going to happen. With every twist and turn, as more of the film unfolds the more frightening and unknown it gets. This film is filled with enough eerie moments to fit any Halloween mood, and also – in my honest opinion – has one of the scariest scenes of the past few years.
Which Halloween movies on Paramount+ will you be watching?