Halloween is upon us and it’s time to watch something spooky. Horror is the best genre for this season as it has the most awesome horror-based holiday. So, cut out the pumpkin, get some candy, and see these 10 horror films on HBO Max on Halloween.
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.
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.
Malignant (Streaming until October 10)
Synopsis: Director James Wan, architect of The Conjuring universe, Insidious, and Saw, returns to his original horror roots with Malignant. Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens when she discovers that these waking dreams are really terrifying realities.
Synopsis: In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.
Synopsis: Alex Browning is among a group of high school students readying themselves for a trip to Europe. When he suddenly has a premonition their airplane will crash, he screams out in panic to warn the others but instead he is thrown off of the plane. Alex is luckily one of seven students who skip the flight getting off the aircraft moments before an explosion rips through the cabin, destroying the plane in midair. However, the seven students soon find out that the Grim Reaper doesn’t like to be cheated when the surviving students start dying mysteriously one by one.
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.
Synopsis: A teen who magically swaps bodies with a serial killer finds that she has less than 24 hours before the switch becomes permanent in this entertaining, genre-bending horror comedy. Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O’Connor, and Alan Ruck star. Directed by Christopher Landon; written by Michael Kennedy & Christopher Landon.
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.
Synopsis: In her family’s suburban home, ghosts begin communicating with five-year-old Carol Anne through the static on the television screen. At first the spirits seem to be friendly, but using the television as their portal to enter the house, they kidnap Carol Anne. As her desperate family tries to rescue the little girl, they are terrorized by the ghosts and their demonic leader, The Beast.
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.
This concludes the list of the best 10 Halloween movies on HBO Max you can watch right now. 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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