Paramount+ Announces Return of Peak Screaming for the Halloween Season

Paramount+ has announced the return of its Peak Screaming collection for the 2023 Halloween season. The updated collection returns to the service today and features over 400 fan-favorite horror movies, series, and episodes. The seasonal event will also include the debut of “Bargain,” (Thursday, October 5), a festival award-winning South Korean dystopian thriller series; the premiere of “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” (Friday, October 6), a horror film based on the never-before-told chapter from the novel “Pet Sematary;” and the release of “Monster High 2” (Thursday, October 5), the sequel to the hit musical film inspired by the beloved children’s toy line.

From child-sized scares to pulse-pounding terrors, the Peak Screaming collection connects each member of the household with bespoke frights from more than 25 expertly curated carousels. New and returning subgenres include “Flash Frights: 90 Minutes or Less,” “True & Terrifying,” “ExtraTerrorestrial,” “Based on BOOks,” and more, such as the following:

  • Big Screen’s Big Screams: Blockbuster hits, such as “Scream VI,” “Smile,” “Paranormal Activity,” “Mother!,” and “Orphan: First Kill”
  • Slash Hits: Spine-chilling slashers, such as “Pearl,” “Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers,” “X,” and “Scream”
  • Horror Heroines: Iconic films and series featuring scream queens, such as “A Quiet Place,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” “YELLOWJACKETS,” and “10 Cloverfield Lane”
  • Supernatural Scares: Otherworldly oddities with “The Ring” (2002), “The Grudge” (2004), “The Blair Witch Project” and “Pet Sematary” (2019)
  • Family Fright Night: Family favorites and kids titles, such as “The Addams Family” (1991 and 2019), “Monster High: The Movie,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and “A Really Haunted Loud House,” which debuts on the service on Thursday, September 28
  • Coming of Rage: High-school horrors like “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” “Wolf Pack,” “School Spirits,” “Teeth,” “Firestarter,” and “My Dead Ex”
  • Critically Acclaimed: Praised scares, such as “Arrival,” “District 9,” “Rosemary’s Baby, “Annihilation,” and “Suspiria” (1977)
  • Creature Features: Monsters take center stage in iconic films, such as “King Kong” (1976), “Cloverfield,” “Crawl,” and “Congo”
  • A24 Horror: Peak A24 thrillers, such as “Midsommar,” “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” and “Men”
  • Costume Goals: Cosplay contenders, such as “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Sonic 2,” “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” and “Babylon”
  • Halloween Nickstalgia: Nostalgic episodes from Nickelodeon favorites, including “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Hey Arnold!,” “Rugrats” (1991), “iCarly” (2007), and “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”
  • Suspenseful Series: Darkly captivating seasons of “Evil,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Dexter,” and “Twin Peaks: The Return”
  • International Horror: Terrors from around the globe with “Train to Busan,” “The Host,” “Death’s Roulette,” and Curandero”

Paramount+ will also be the streaming home to CBS’ seasonal content, including the first-ever “Big Brother” primetime Halloween episode on October 31; a wrestling-themed Halloween episode on “The Price Is Right” on October 31; and a spooky celebration on “Let’s Make a Deal” on October 31.

This season, the Peak Screaming offering will come to life with the first-ever Paramount+ Peak Screaming-themed celebration at the Javits Center on Saturday, October 14, from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., exclusively to New York Comic Con badge holders.

In addition, Paramount+ will present The Haunted Lodge, an immersive, pop-up Halloween experience riddled with some of the scariest films and series from Paramount+. Visitors can step inside their favorite shows and movies, from “SpongeBob SquarePants” to “Yellowjackets” to “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” at The Haunted Lodge inside the Westfield Century City mall from October 27-29.

The Peak Screaming collection is available to stream now (Some titles only available to Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan subscribers). Don’t have Paramount+? Try it free for a week, or sign up today!

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