Are you in the mood for something eerie?
Making some popcorn, shutting out the lights, and settling in to watch a scary movie are among life’s greatest pleasures. To make matters more confusing, there are now an overwhelming number of options for watching horror movies on the internet.
This is not a problem, because HBO Max provides a wide selection of scary movies. Whether you’re looking for a classic or a more recent release, they’ve got you covered. There’s a wide range of genres to choose from, so you don’t have to settle for one or the other when it comes to your scares. Here are just a few of the outstanding horror films that HBO Max has to offer right now.
David Fincher is the director.
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman, and Brad Pitt are among the cast members.
Run Time: 2 hr 7 min
A chilling detective thriller, “Se7en” goes far beyond the traditional “whodunnit” format. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt are leading the investigation into a string of horrible killings, each of which was carried out in a manner that is reminiscent of one of the seven deadly sins. The movie is extremely violent and bloody. From David Fincher, I wouldn’t anticipate anything less than the best.
The Conjuring (2013)
James Wan is the director
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, and Joey King are all in the cast.
Run Time: 1 hr 52 min
The Conjuring should be at the top of your list to watch if you want to see a scary movie that is both emotional and full of jump scares. The Conjuring, which is directed by genre master James Wan, is based on the real-life cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The 2013 movie started the most successful horror franchise ever. The latest movie in the series, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, pushed the box office total for the series over $2 billion. In the first movie, a family from Rhode Island moves into a country house with a horrible past and starts to experience all kinds of scary things. Ed and Lorraine are played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as interesting, romanticised versions of themselves. Their love story is a nice balance to Wan’s masterful horror. The Conjuring brought the horror genre back to life almost ten years ago, and it’s still one of the best scary movies to watch when you want to be scared.
Scott Cooper is the director.
Scott Cooper, Nick Antosca, and Henry Chaisson are the authors of this piece.
Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, and Jeremy T. Thomas are among the cast members.
Run Time: 1 hr 39 min
Antlers is a film whose vision and a building sense of dread make for a riveting experience. The film tells the story of societal deterioration in a manner that is both profoundly gloomy and exciting. The story revolves around Keri Russell’s character, a middle school educator in a sleepy little town in Oregon who gets the sneaking suspicion that one of her pupils is hiding a dark and sinister secret.
She finds out that his home life is being haunted by both the devastation of poverty and the creeping menace of a monstrous force that threatens to consume him as she tries to support him by learning more about what is wrong. She discovers this as she attempts to provide support for him by learning more about what is wrong. The movie is unmistakably an example of the journey genre known as “horror as metaphor,” but it does so in a way that ensures the viewer never loses track of the enormous fear that has befallen the town.
The employment of particularly accurate effects and lighting contributes to the creation of a conclusion that is as stunning as it is gruesome. Even when it slips into some very awful cliches, it manages to transcend the trappings that it lays out for itself in order to become something that is uniquely its own.
John R. Leonetti is the director of photography.
Gary Dauberman is the author.
Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe, and Eric Ladin star.
1 hour and 39 minutes
A spin-off of Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson’s Conjuring flicks, Annabelle tells the story of the scary porcelain doll we saw locked up in the Warrens’ home in the first movie. For their newborn daughter, Mia (Annabelle Wallis) and John (Ward Horton) bring the doll home.
Before the doll is haunted. Unfortunately, their next-door neighbours are assassinated by a couple who break into their house that night and kill them. The cops murder the man, but Annabelle, the doll’s owner, commits suicide and clings to it. After that, strange things start to happen in the house. The film tells the genesis tale of Annabelle in a frightening, scary, and well-done way that invokes all the elements of horror movies that keep spectators enthralled. In a nutshell, it’s a nightmare… But it’s well worth it.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez are the film’s directors.
Heath Donahue, Daniel Myrick, and Eduardo Sánchez contributed to this article.
Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard round out the ensemble cast.
1 hour and 22 minutes
Blair Witch Project launched the found footage horror genre with a plausible story and marketing effort that convinced some people the subjects were genuine missing individuals. Heather Donahue directed this film as a student documentary project about the Blair Witch tale. She and two of her pals decide to go for a hike in the woods to see if they can find anything unusual.
In true horror movie fashion, they find themselves in over their head when the legend turns out to be real. Other found-footage horror films pale in comparison to The Blair Witch Project. It’s one of the few that actually feels like it’s happening, which is why it’s so frightening.
Leigh Whannell is the author.
Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Rose Byrne round out the cast.
Duration: 1 hour and 43 minutes
One of Blumhouse’s best PG-13 offerings, Insidious, is as chilling as can be. In this flick, jump scares are done perfectly. When a family moves into a new home, they begin witnessing strange phenomena—oh, no! When they find they must communicate with “The Further,” a spiritual dimension where consciousness might live, they eventually bring in paranormal investigators to assess the severity of their problem.
The family must send someone into “The Further” to rescue their son before something comes through to claim his dead body. Adding alien spirits like the Lipstick-Face Demon, played by the film’s composer, Joseph Bishara, makes for a psychedelic experience. With his screaming score, Bishara creates an atmosphere that sets the tone for this film’s first half. Rose Byrne’s performance as a despondent singer-songwriter and mother is captivating and devastating, and Patrick Wilson’s debut collaboration with James Wan is unforgettable.
Writer: Akela Cooper
James Wan is the director.
Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, and George Young are among the cast.
Run Time: 1 hr 51 min
The year 2021 was dominated by the movie Malignant. At the very least, it occurred close to Collider. In the beginning of this insane horror movie, Madison (Annabelle Wallis) is seeing what appear to be delusional visions, but she soon discovers that the images are actually true. Despite the fact that the secret of this movie is very easy to figure out, I won’t reveal it here. To say that the third act of Malignant is magnificent lunacy would be an understatement. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you should start doing so right away. – Alyse Wax
There is something that will never become obsolete about the sight of a real slimy blob making its way through a sleepy little village.
The bare bones of The Blob have been remade numerous times by horror filmmakers (and the 1988 version is great as well), but the original 1958 genre classic is currently being shown on HBO Max. This film is famous not only for its icky killer stuff but also because it is the film debut of Steve McQueen, who plays the only guy who can stop an interstellar entity that grows bigger with each life it takes.
Carnival Of Souls
Herk Harvey’s picture from 1962, which is considered to be one of the finest horror movies ever produced, is considered an early cult classic. It was made for absolutely little money, yet it went on to become an important masterpiece. Candace Hilligoss portrays the role of a lady who, after surviving an automobile accident, begins to see horrific visions. These images take her to a carnival that has been shut down. Although there have been hundreds of horror movies that have followed in this film’s footsteps, the picture is nonetheless incredibly unsettling when viewed in its own right.
This gruesome take on Freaky Friday was co-written and directed by Michael Landon (Happy Death Day), who also starred in that film. It tells the story of a young woman (Katharine Newton) who unintentionally switches bodies with a serial killer (Vince Vaughn), who is portrayed in a memorable performance. Landon is one of the few current horror directors who seems to be trying to have fun with his projects, and Newton and Vaughn are having a hell of a good time in it. The film is not flawless, but Landon is one of the few modern horror directors who is trying to have fun with it.