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Best Horror Films on HBO Max Right Now

Horror Movies on HBO Max

HBO Max has one of the greatest movie libraries it has something for everyone, from comedies to thrillers and from sci-fi to horror, so today we are going to list the best horror movies on HBO Max you should watch right now.

The Shining

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Synopsis: Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Doctor Sleep

Synopsis: In this sequel to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” the troubled, now-adult Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) meets a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine” and tries to protect her from a cult whose members feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal.

Scream

Synopsis: Sidney has more than her share of teenage angst to cope with. Her mom was murdered a year ago, her dad is perpetually away on business, and her boyfriend Billy is pressuring her to go all the way. As if that weren’t enough, a brilliant serial killer has begun to terrorize Sidney’s quiet hometown, including her high school classmate Casey Becker. With the calculated genius of a perfect predator, the killer is using his love of scary movies to turn the town upside down – taking everything he knows about the genre to trick his victims, outwit the police and throw his pursuers off base. Now, no one is safe – and everyone is a suspect.

IT

Synopsis: Every 27 years, an ancient evil awakens in the town of Derry, Maine…and it has an insatiable appetite for children. From the terrifying bestseller by Stephen King comes this blockbuster that follows a group of bullied kids who are forced to face the murderous, shape-shifting creature that appears in the form of a malevolent clown named Pennywise.

Trick ‘r Treat

Synopsis: Four intertwined tales of terror, all set in a town celebrating Halloween, form the basis of this scary treat. A serial killer…a young woman in search of a date for a very special party…a kids prank at the sight of a horrifying local legend…and a vile old curmudgeon who learns a holiday lesson are all brought together by the dark force behind this ancient celebration.

Night of the Living Dead

Synopsis: An army of dead bodies comes to life and terrorizes a group of friends trapped inside a rural farmhouse.

The Return of the Living Dead

Synopsis: Ghouls with an insatiable appetite for human brains go on the rampage in this outrageous horror film. When a secret military chemical is accidentally released into the atmosphere, it wakens the dead with a vengeance. There’s no stopping the famished zombies as they ravage the local populace in this hilarious and insanely gory 1985 cult classic.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Synopsis: A group of teenagers are terrorized by Freddy Krueger, an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.

Snakes on a Plane

Synopsis: When a young man witnesses a brutal mob murder, it falls to FBI agent Neville Flynn to escort his charge safely from Hawaii to Los Angeles to testify. But in an act of self-preservation, the crime boss facing prison smuggles hundreds of poisonous snakes onto the commercial aircraft in a crate timed to release its deadly cargo halfway over the Pacific. Flynn, along with a frightened flight crew and passengers, must then band together in a desperate attempt to survive.

The Brood

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Synopsis: Frank Carveth and his ex-wife Nola are locked in a brutal custody battle over their daughter. Nola seeks therapy from Dr. Raglan, whose controversial practices include Psychoplasmics, a treatment that encourages patients to give form to their inner conflicts and anger. As the fragile Nola digs ever deeper into her own psyche, she births to a series of mutant, homicidal children that carry on her wish for revenge against anyone who has ever wronged her.

Friday the 13th

Synopsis: The new terror begins as a group of college students disappear on a thrill-seeking trip to the infamous Camp Crystal Lake, a long forgotten mass-murder site that now rests deep in the overgrowth of an unforgiving woods. Now Clay Miller must find his missing sister. Against the advice of the locals, who claim a “presence” still lives within the camp, he ventures deep into the merciless forest and comes face to face with the personification of evil, the unrelenting killer Jason Voorhees!

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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Synopsis: In the folksy town of Deerfield, Wash., FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, Agent Dale Cooper chillingly predicts that the culprit will claim another life. Meanwhile, in the similarly cozy town of Twin Peaks, hedonistic beauty Lara Palmer hangs with lowlifes and seems destined for a grisly fate.

The Evil Dead Series

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The Evil Dead (Synopsis): Demons possess five friends in a remote cabin leading to a bloody night of terror and bodily dismemberment in Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic. Bruce Campbell stars in this visually stunning masterpiece of gore. Written & directed by Sam Raimi.

Evil Dead II (Synopsis): Ash is back…and his second trip to a remote cabin where the woods are infested by bloodthirsty demons proves even messier than the first! Sam Raimi’s hit sequel finds Ash (Bruce Campbell) battling evil demons, his possessed pals and even his own severed hand by way of shotgun, shovel, axe and chainsaw. ‘Never lets up’ (Los Angeles Times).

Army of Darkness (Synopsis): It’s time to kick some Ash! The relentlessly abused star of the first two ‘Evil Dead’ films returns for more punishment in this third insane installment in the series. Awakening in medieval times, the ever-resilient Ash battles countless demons and an army of the dead as he goes in search of a legendary book of the dead that is his only hope for returning to the 20th century.


This concludes the list of the best horror movies on HBO Max’. So, if you have watched them tell us in the comments and we will make a new list for you, and if you haven’t what are you waiting for.

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