4K Ultra HD Release: Paramount Scares Vol.1

4K Ultra HD Release Date: Oct. 24, 2023
Price: 4K Ultra HD $111.99
Studio: Paramount

Fans can plumb the depths of the horror genre (are they looking for plumbers?) with Paramount Scares Vol. 1, the studio’s inaugural, limited-edition collection of chilling films.

The set features five horror movies, all in 4K Ultra HD, and over four hours of archival special features and a handful of collectible items.  It’s housed in handsome packaging, with each of the films presented in a special sleeve with artwork exclusive to the collection:

  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)—Newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD, this iconic movie celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.  Featuring extraordinary performances—including Ruth Gordon in an Oscar-winning role as an eccentric neighbor—the film is a bona fide classic.  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 Stephen King and based on his 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 4K remastering was done 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/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. Finn is set to return as the director of the inevitable sequel.

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.

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.  Hahahahaah – I know what it is! I will offer that it’s a fan-favorite movie that’s  makes its 4K Ultra HD debut with the release of this collection!

Collectible items include 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.

Buy or Rent Paramount Scares Vol.1

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.