The Best Halloween Movies On HBO Max

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Vote up your favorite HBO Max movies to watch on Halloween.

The best HBO Max Halloween movies can mostly be found in their horror section but you can't forget about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. There are plenty of great Halloween movies to choose from on HBO Max, it all just depends on what you want to watch on Halloween. The Craft and The Witches of Eastwick are great choices if you want some supernatural magic. Freaky and Trick 'r Treat are fun HBO Max films to watch on Halloween if you like a little humor with your horror. But which one of these films should top the list? You can help decide by voting up your favorites.

HBO Max subscribers have access to Halloween cult classics like David Cronenberg's The Brood or Trick 'r Treat. You can also try to escape your fate by watching the first Final Destination starring Devon Sawa. Use this list to pick the perfect movie to watch on HBO Max during Halloween.

  • Scream
    Photo: Scream / Dimension Films
    17 votes

    Having a few friends over for Halloween? Scream is a great Halloween movie to have on during a party. Be sure to follow the rules outlined in the film and hopefully you'll make it through Halloween alive.

    The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody...
    • Actors: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Wes Craven
  • The Craft
    Photo: The Craft
    15 votes

    Want a crash course in what it meant to be tragically hip in the '90s? Then The Craft is the film you want. Press play on this cult classic and form your own coven this Halloween.

    After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.
    • Actors: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Andrew Fleming

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  • It
    Photo: It / Warner Bros. Pictures
    22 votes


    Bill Skarsgård gives Tim Curry a run for his money in this well crafted reboot of this Stephen King classic. Rejoin The Losers Club this Halloween and face your fears to help make Derry safe again.

    Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.
    • Actors: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Andy Muschietti

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  • Trick 'r Treat
    Photo: Trick 'r Treat / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Trick 'r Treat is not only a great horror movie, it also takes place on Halloween. You'll be frightened by several vignettes that are interconnected by the creepy guy (known as Sam) on the poster.  It's a great film to watch while you sort through Halloween candy.

    Interwoven stories demonstrate that some traditions are best not forgotten as the residents (Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker) of a small town face real ghosts and goblins on Halloween. Tales of terror reveal the consequences of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight and a grumpy hermit's encounter with a sinister trick-or-treater.
    • Actors: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Leslie Bibb, Rochelle Aytes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Michael Dougherty

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  • 5
    19 votes

    James Wan took details from the cases of paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren and made truly chilling films as a result. Watch The Conjuring if you don't feel like sleeping on Halloween.

    In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) 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.
    • Actors: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: James Wan

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  • Freaky
    Photo: Freaky
    11 votes

    Want to watch a funny slasher where Vince Vaughn switches body with a shy high school senior? This is the movie for you. It also takes place on Halloween which will keep you in the mood as you wait for trick-or-treaters to knock on your door.

    Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher, the town's infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher's mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever.
    • Actors: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor, Alan Ruck
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Christopher Landon