Out of all the studios, Paramount seems like they know what they’re doing with their back catalog the most. They don’t just shove it off to the background, sell it off, or act like it doesn’t exist. They actively celebrate it and give fans what they want with excellent releases. This time around, they’re celebrating their excellent horror movie catalog with Paramount Scares Vol. 1. Releasing on October 24th, 2023, this new box set features five movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. That’s not all though, it comes with hours of legacy special features and collectible items. Check out the details for each movie below.

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

  • Newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD, this iconic classic celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.  With groundbreaking camerawork and bone-chilling suspense, Rosemary’s Baby gave birth to the modern thriller.  Featuring extraordinary performances—including Ruth Gordon in an Oscar®-winning role as an eccentric neighbor—the film received extensive critical praise.  Widely considered to be one of the greatest horror films of all time, Rosemary’s Baby was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2014.

Bonus Content (on Blu-ray Disc™):

  • Rosemary’s Baby – A Retrospective                                      
  • Mia and Roman                            
  • Theatrical Trailer                                         
  • 50th Anniversary “Redband” Trailer

Pet Sematary (1989)

  • Written for the screen by internationally renowned author Stephen King and based on his iconic bestseller, director Mary Lambert’s thrilling Pet Sematary electrified audiences upon its release in 1989, earning more than $57 million to become the highest grossing horror film of the time.  The shocking depiction of unspeakable evil was remastered in 4K under the supervision of Lambert using the original film negative.

Bonus Content (on Blu-ray Disc):

  • Commentary by director Mary Lambert                                           
  • Pet Sematary: Fear and Remembrance                                             
  • Pet Sematary: Revisitation                                                     
  • Stephen King Territory                                             
  • The Characters 
  • Filming the Horror
  • Galleries                                                       
    • Storyboards Introduction by Mary Lambert                                                    
    • Storyboards                                                 
    • Behind the Scenes                                                     
    • Marketing         

Smile (2022)

  • This terrifying and inventive film from writer and director Parker Finn became a true horror phenomenon, earning more than $217 million at the global box office and becoming the #1 original horror movie of 2022.  A sequel is in development with Finn set to return as director.

Bonus Content (on 4K Ultra HD Disc):

  • Commentary by director Parker Finn      
  • Something’s Wrong with Rose: Making Smile      
  • Flies on the Wall: Inside the Score                         
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by director Parker Finn                                    
  • Laura Hasn’t Slept – Original Short with Introduction by director Parker Finn

Crawl (2019)

  • Produced by Sam Raimi and directed by Alexandre Aja, this unexpected and suspense-filled creature feature took audiences and critics by storm with its story of a father and daughter trying to survive a hurricane beneath a house filling with water…and alligators.  With a budget of $13 million, Crawl generated more than $91 million worldwide.

Bonus Content (on 4K Ultra HD Disc):

  • Intro to Alternate Opening (HD)              
  • Alternate Opening (HD)                             
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD)                                                                                
  • Beneath Crawl (HD)                                   
  • Category 5 Gators: The VFX of Crawl (HD)                                        
  • Alligator Attacks (HD)    

Mystery Title

Delivering even more suspense and surprise, the fifth film in the box set is a secret.  The fan-favorite movie makes its 4K Ultra HD debut with the release of this collection.

The PARAMOUNT SCARES VOL. 1 Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD Box Set also boasts collectible items, including an exclusive, full-size Fangoria magazine produced especially for the release.  This special edition of the celebrated publication—“first in fright” since 1979—features a curated selection of new and classic articles from the magazine’s archives.  The set also includes a Paramount Scares enamel pin, unique stickers, and access to a Digital copy of each film.

Can you guess what the mystery movie is in this set? Either way, this is an absolute must-have for horror fans that love physical media.

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