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With its mix of recent releases, blockbuster franchises, and movies classics, HBO Max offers a wide selection of movies for all occasions, including Halloween. Here are the best Halloween movies to watch on HBO Max . Table of contents
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How scary can a reddish gelatinous mass really be? In The Blob , the The answer is "not terribly scary," but that 1958 monster flick is still fun to watch. Steve McQueen makes his film debut as Steve Andrews, a teenager who sees a meteor crash into the sky. outside of its small town.
Inside the meteor is the titular drop, which grows exponentially as itkill and absorb the inhabitants of the city. . the special effects are charmingly dated, and there are surprisingly sharp comments in cocky adult scenes dismissing teenage concerns related to stains.
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The Brothers Grimm
The director idiosyncratic Terry Gilliam created his most mainstream movie with The Brothers Grimm , with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger as legendary fairytale chroniclers. Gilliam's film reinvents the brothers as 19th-century itinerant crooks, who useare using their magical and mystical tales to defraud naive peasants.
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So they're not prepared when they come up against an actual supernatural threat. Gilliam brings her quirky fantasy to a rousing, effects-oriented action movie with dark and twisted elements. Watch on HBO Max
The Empty Man
Dropped by his studio and despised by critics and the public when it hits theaters in 2020, David The Empty Man has been building a cult recently. Unlike its title and marketing it This isn't a teenage spinoff horror film about an urban legend.There is a story going around about the titular bogeyman, investigated by the main character, a tortured ex-cop played by James Badge Dale. But that's just a small part of this epic, eerie film that's more concerned with the malleable nature of reality than with shaken viewers. Watch on HBO Max
Cleverly combining subgenres from the film of cbody hangement and slasher movie, Freaky stars Vince Vaughn as a towering serial killer who inadvertently changes his body with a perky teenager played by Kathryn Newton. The actors do well by playing each other's characters, and director and co-writer Christopher Landon plays with familiar elements of the two subgenres to a disturbing effect. Watch on HBO Max
Horror comedy Gremlins is part of the great tradition of Christmas horror movies , but its story of mischievous creatures wreaking havoc in a small Idyllic town is also perfect for Halloween. Director Joe Dante conjures up old-fashioned monster movies in his depiction of the devious green crazy creatures in the fictional town of Kingston Falls. Gremlins mixes monster chaos with sardonic humor, and it even captures a bit of the Christmas spirit, to send viewers from one holiday season to another. Watch on HBO Max
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I married a witch
A kind of precursor to supernatural sitcoms like Ensorcele, the effervescent romantic comedy of Rene Clair I married a witch stars Veronica Lake as a witch who falls in love with the descendant of a family she has cursed centuries earlier. Lake brings a wacky but sultry presence to the witch Jennifer, and Fredric March is his perfect partner as a Wallace Wooley-loving politician. The film is full of fun magical misunderstandings on the main characters' road to romantic bliss. Watch on HBO Max
Little Shop of Horrors
A low budget Rog hebergementwebs.com/url/8177820 "target=" _ blank "> Little Shop of Horrors . of a sensitive plant named Audrey who is hungry for human blood. Nerdy Seymour (Rick Moranis) tries to appease the plant while wooing his human colleague, also named Audrey (Ellen Greene). The songs are catchy, the plant animatronic is a marvel and the story is dark and grotesque yet oddly heartwarming. Watch on HBO Max
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Still one of Halloween 's most popular costumes, Freddy Krueger has never been so terrifying as he is it 's in A Nightmare on original by Wes Craven Rue de l 'Orme . Before becoming a humorous pop culture icon, Freddy (played by Robert Englund) started out as a hidden presence in the dreams of teenagers in the peaceful little town of Springwood , Ohio.
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But when Freddyhurts them in their dreams, they get hurt or even die in real life. Craven taps into the primitive fears of this horror classic, led by a fantastic performance by Heather Langenkamp as the courageous and determined teenager Nancy Thompson. Watch on HBO Max
Trick 'r Treat
Rejected by studio executives and refused a planned theatrical release, Trick 'r Treat has always been a Halloween staple. Dougherty brings a nostalgic touch to the movieanthology style featuring multiple intersecting horror stories set on Halloween in a small town in Ohio.
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The movement meaning it has a dark sense of humor and focuses more on a scary atmosphere than on bloody murders. Sam, the mischievous masked child character, who runs through all the stories, has become a bit of a horror icon thanks to the cult of this film. Watch on HBO Max
Both versions of The Witches are available to stream on HBO Max, so parents can scare their children with two different versions of the classic novel by Roald Dahl. The 1990 version by Nicolas Roeg is superior, with a gloriously unsettling performance by Anjelica Huston as the hideous leader of a secret society of witches.
take 2020 on the material, with Anne Hathaway, is based More CGI and wacky, but both films feature the disturbing and darkly funny story of a boy turned into a mouse as he tries to stop the witches from wiping out all the children in the world. Watch on HBO Max
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