HBO Max gets in the spooky spirit with an extensive catalog of great horror and Halloween content, plus a wickedly cool interactive element.
HBO Max has already firmly cemented its place as one of the premier streaming networks. With its diverse catalog, ranging from blockbuster hits to a large selection of arthouse essentials — including an extensive Studio Ghibli and Criterion Collection offering — it’s at the very top of my go-to platforms when I’m looking for something great to watch.
But, with the launch of its “House of Halloween” spotlight page on Saturday, October 1, my love for this stellar streaming platform has grown exponentially.
House of Halloween brings an interactive Halloween experience to fans all month long. And even though we’re all rabid horror fans here, we know that Halloween goes beyond the horror genre. So, it’s appropriate that HBO Max’s spotlight page offers frights for all ages, including costume ideas, animated episodes, and more.
Last year, HBO Max had three doors to celebrate the season, labeled “Not Scary,” “Scary,” and “Very Scary,” which suggested a title to stream based on the door that was chosen.
This year, the House of Halloween ramps up the fun and the serious cool factor by featuring an interactive tarot card element to help fans pick their next title to stream.
Fans can click on one of the tarot cards on the screen, which will lead to a recommended title based on the card. The tarot cards include:
The Fool reveals a surprise curated title related to horror comedies.
The Magician reveals a surprise curated title related to fantasy/magic.
The Devil reveals a surprise curated title related to demons/possessions.
The Executioner reveals a surprise curated title related to slashers.
The Lovers reveals a surprise curated title related to romance-related titles.
The Creature reveals to a surprise curated title related to creature features.
In addition to the tarot-based recommendations, fans can enjoy curated collections, including Spirit of the Season, Family-Friendly Frights, Scoobtober, Very Scary, Costume Ideas, and more.
Select Halloween episodes from series including South Park, Looney Tunes, The Middle, and Courage The Cowardly Dog will also be featured in the collections.
Below is a list of some of the titles available to stream on HBO Max’s “House of Halloween” spotlight page.
28 Days Later, 2003
30 Coins (HBO)
A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
A Nightmare on Elm Street, 2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, 1985
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, 1987
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, 1989
Annabelle Comes Home, 2019
Annabelle, 2014 (HBO)
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Damien: Omen II, 1978 (HBO)
Doctor Sleep, 2019
Final Destination, 2000
Final Destination 2, 2003
Final Destination 3, 2006
Final Destination 5, 2011
Freddy vs. Jason, 2003
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, 1991
Friday the 13th, 2009
Ghosts (BBC version)
Halloween Kills, 2021 (HBO)
I am Legend, 2007
It: Chapter Two, 2019
Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1998
Little Shop of Horrors, 1986
Los Espookys (HBO)
Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil
Malignant, 2021 (HBO)
Night of the Living Dead, 1968
Old, 2021 (HBO)
Omen IV: The Awakening, 1991 (HBO)
Practical Magic, 1998
Scooby-Doo: The Movie, 2002
Scooby-Doo Where Are You!, 1969
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007 (HBO)
Texas Chainsaw 3D, 2013 (HBO)
The Baby (HBO)
The Blair Witch Project, 1999
The Conjuring, 2013
The Conjuring 2, 2016
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, 2021 (HBO)
The Curse of La Llorona, 2019
The Exorcist, 1973
The Final Conflict, 1981 (HBO)
The Final Destination, 2009
The Fly, 1986
The Forever Purge, 2020 (HBO)
The Omen, 1976 (HBO)
The Purge, 2013 (HBO)
The Shining, 1980
The Vampire Diaries
The Witch, 2015 (HBO)
The Witches, 1990
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, 2005
True Blood (HBO)
Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995 (HBO)
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, 1994
Young Frankenstein, 1974 (HBO)