Halloween Picks for HBO Max Subscribers

HBO Max subscribers have access to some of the best Halloween content in October which includes new and iconic horror films, spooky cartoons, TV episodes, and cult classics. There is some crossover with titles available on other streaming services, but you can be certain there is more than enough to fill your Halloween calendar just by subscribing to HBO Max.

Click the links below to add our picks to your HBO Max queue.

New This Month

IT Chapter Two (2019)

Continuing the reboot of the Stephen King story, IT Chapter Two picks up 27 years the supernatural entity Pennywise terrorized the members of the Losers’ Club. Now grown up and moved away from Derry, they are brought back together by a devastating phone call. Both the sequel and 2017 remake are available on HBO Max.

Add IT Chapter Two to your HBO Max queue

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

HBO Max will be screening the new third installment in The Conjuring franchise beginning today (Oct 21.) “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”

The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 are also both available on HBO Max.

Add The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It to your HBO Max queue

Horror Franchises

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Welcome to Prime Time! Six films in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise are available to binge which includes the first five films and 2010 remake. Add A Nightmare on Elm Street to your HBO Max queue.

Evil Dead

Grab your boomstick and watch the Evil Dead films including Evil Dead 1 & 2 and Army of Darkness. Add Evil Dead to your HBO Max queue.

Final Destination

Do you have a premonition to watch the Final Destination film series? Then your vision will come true as all five installments in the franchise which began in 2000 are available to binge. Add Final Destination to your HBO Max queue.


They’re here! All three films in the Poltergeist series, created by Steven Spielberg in 1982, can be streamed on HBO Max this month.

Add Poltergeist to your HBO Max queue

Hammer Horror

Watch classic 1950s horror produced by Hammer Films including their first film in color, The Curse of Frankenstein. Also available featuring the prolific duo of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are The Mummy, Dracula, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, and Dracula A.D. 1972. Add The Curse of Frankenstein to your HBO Max queue.

TV Episodes

Scooby-Doo Where Are You!

I dare say there is a better television show to watch during the Halloween season, live-action or animated, than the classic 1969 Scooby-Doo Where Are You! series. Monsters, mysteries, and midnight snacks await with the first two season of episodes at your fingertips. Join Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo for a hauntedly good time. Add Scooby-Doo Where Are You! to your HBO Max queue.

The Middle

A Halloween tradition for the sitcom The Middle began in Season 2 and lasted through the series run. Eight episodes in all were produced, simple numbered, and can be found for your viewing enjoyment.

Add The Middle to your HBO Max queue

Introduce Your Kids To Horror

The Blob (1958)

The classic tale from 1958 of the red slime that lands in Pennsylvania and attacks the local town. Starring Hollywood icon Steve McQueen, The Blob is fun way to introduce a teen audience to classic creature films. Add The Blob to your HBO Max queue.

The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)

With a new trailer recently released for The Batman film, check out the animated feature which pits the Caped Crusader against ol’ Fang Face himself. While it’s definitely not the classic tale of Dracula, kids will get a good dose of vampires for the Halloween season.

Add The Batman vs. Dracula to your HBO Max queue
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'80s Kid. '90s Grad. '00s Dad. Favorite films include Ghostbusters, Christmas Vacation, Back to the Future, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, James Bond (Roger Moore era), the original Star Wars trilogy, Rounders, Boiler Room, Shawshank Redemption, and The Usual Suspects.