March Madness: Horror hitting premium cable this month


March Madness is upon us which means it’s time to plan a horror movie binge to feel extra creepy when daylight savings time hits.

If you’re planning to party on St. Paddy’s Day and want a pick-me-up while you’re nursing your hangover, or maybe you just need a horror fix to jumpstart you into spring, I’ve got you covered!

As long as you subscribe to HBO, Showtime, and/or Starz, then you’re in for a great March full of classic horror films like The Grudge, Resident Evil, The Strangers, and Let Me In. Check out the list of all horror coming to premium cable this March below!


The Grudge (Extended Version) (2004)The Grudge is the American remake of the Japanese film. It is about an entity created when someone dies in the midst of terrible sorrow or rage. The curse passes on from victim to victim. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars. Available on HBO.

Sinister 2 (2015) – The film series about the creepily realistic home movies and a demon named Bughuul returns for a second outing and this time the focus is on some seriously evil children. Available on HBO.

Resident Evil (2002) – Based on the incredibly popular horror video games of the same name, Resident Evil is about the evil Umbrella Corporation and a zombie-like T-Virus. The film stars Mila Jovovich and has spawned an elaborate franchise featuring five sequel films. Available on Starz.

Also streaming on March 1: The Wicker Man (Director’s Cut) (2006) on HBO, Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) on HBO, The Curse (1986) on Starz, The Curse II: The Bite (1989) on Starz, Nurse (2013) on Starz, and The Wolfman (2010) on HBO.

The Happening (2008) – Image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


The Happening (2008) – Widely criticized as one of M. Night Shyamalan’s worst films, The Happening is about a strange phenomenon where people begin committing suicide for seemingly no reason. The story is a little similar to Bird Box, but while many aren’t fans of the movie, you should check it out and decide for yourself. Available on Starz.

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Let Me In (2010) – A remake of the Swedish film, Let the Right One In, this movie is widely considered to be one of the best horror movies of all time, and one of the scariest. It’s about a young boy who develops a friendship with a vampire. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins. Available on Starz.


Winchester (2018) – The film stars Helen Mirren as the fictional counterpart of Sarah Winchester, an heiress to the fortune of the Winchester gun manufacturer, as she battles the spirits haunting her within her opulent San Jose manor. Available on Showtime.


Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – If you already planned on doing a Resident Evil rewatch then you won’t have to wait too long after the first movie becomes available for the third to debut. Extinction follows Alice and a group of Raccoon City survivors trying to escape the T-virus outbreak.  Available on Starz.


The First Purge (2018) – A movie about exactly what it sounds like, the first ever Purge night. If you’re a fan of the Purge franchise then you’ll want to make sure you watch this film about its origins. Available on HBO.


The Strangers (2008) – “Why are you doing this?” “Because you were home.” The Strangers is still one of the most terrifying home invasion/slasher flicks ever. Liv Tyler rocks in this movie and if you haven’t seen it yet I definitely recommend checking it out. Plus the film got a follow-up sequel: The Strangers: Prey at Night, you can check out afterwards. Available on Starz.

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Which of these movies are you planning to watch this March? Are any of them favorites of yours? Let us know what you think in the comments!