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Scariest Movies on HBO Max

The article is going to tell scary movie fans about the carefully picked 25 best horror movies on HBO Max.

Get ready to scream! HBO Max delivers original movies based on the most frightening and graphic stories in literature and history. From vampires, werewolves and killer clowns to ghosts and demons, these are the scariest stories ever told. The best horror movies at HBO Max will keep you up at night. You will have a rush of adrenaline and strains in your legs, but still this genre is the most entertaining one.

  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is the horror movie that features a villain named Freddy Krueger. This is the third installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Dream Warriors continues the story of Freddy Krueger, who still haunts dreams and kills his victims by burning them alive from within their dreams. Then, one of the student gets to know about his weakness.

  1. Horror of Dracula 

There are several extraordinary moments in the film that made it a bit scary, such as Dracula’s tense dialogues with Jonathan Harker (played by Louis Jourdan) and his transformation into a bat at the end of the film. The movie is the adaptation from classics.

  1.  The Conjuring

 The Conjuring on Hbo Max is a horror film directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes, David Leslie Johnson,, and Carey W. Hayes. It stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, , and Madison Wolfe as the paranormal investigators of Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie was liked by all and got positive reviews from the critics.

  1. Ugetsu

Ugetsu is the winner of three Japanese Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography. Set in 15th century Japan, the film follows two peasant families who fall prey to greed, envy and economic hardship. It’s a tragic tale about characters trying to find happiness in a world where it cannot be found.

  1. The Lure

 A sexy, suspenseful and provocative thriller from the director of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Lure promises to be a stylish, breath-taking film that will keep you at the edge of your seat for two hours. The story follows Selma Seidler, an investigative journalist who ends up investigating a bizarre murder case involving teenage boys who are lured by a beautiful woman known as ‘The Lure’.

  1.  Häxan

 Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages is a 1922 Swedish-Danish silent film directed by Benjamin Christensen. It’s regarded as one of the first feature-length documentaries and tells the story of witchcraft in a historical context, using a combination of dramatized scenes and actual medical practices from the 15th through 17th centuries.

  1.  Vampyr

The story of Vampyr follows Dr. Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has recently been turned into a vampire himself. He struggles with his newfound hunger for blood while attempting to maintain his medical practice and find his way in this strange new world he finds himself in.

  1. Hausu

The story follows a group of schoolgirls who are spending the weekend at their auntie’s house while she’s away. They’re all getting ready to go to sleep when they hear strange noises coming from downstairs. They go to investigate and find that their auntie’s entire family has been killed and stuffed into mannequins! The girls are understandably freaked out, but they decide to stick together and investigate the house further.

  1.  Scanners

Scanners is a science fiction film released in 1981. It’s directed by David Cronenberg and stars Jennifer O’Neill, Steven Lack, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan. The movie is about a group of people who have telepathic powers and have to be monitored by the government because their powers can cause them to go insane.

  1. American Psycho

 There’s a lot of graphic violence in the film, but it’s really well done and doesn’t feel gratuitous at all. The way Patrick Bateman describes things is just so disturbing, you almost can’t help but be drawn in by him and what he does. You kind of want to see him succeed at some level because you don’t know if he’s going to get caught or not—and then when he does get caught, you’re like “Oh no!” because you’ve gotten so used to watching him do these horrible things and get away with them that you actually kind of want him to get away with them again too!

  1. The Faculty

The story follows several high school students who discover that their teachers are not what they seem to be. When the kids start dying one by one, it becomes clear that not only are their teachers alien beings from another planet—they’re also here to kidnap kids for reasons unknown. The film has everything you need in a horror movie: blood, gore, and some really gross moments (don’t eat during this film!).

  1.  Carnival of Souls

The Carnival of Souls is an absolute treat for horror fans. It’s a movie that has been copied and parodied so many times, it’s almost hard to believe that it was actually made in 1962.

The plot follows a woman who wakes up in a field after being hit by a car. She doesn’t remember anything about her past, but as she continues to walk down the road, strange things begin to happen. Then meets up with some people who seem to know her, but they act like they don’t recognize her face at all! She has no idea what’s going on, but she starts to realize that something isn’t right here.

  1.  Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

 Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is a horror movie that was released in 1994. The movie is about Freddy Krueger, a man who was killed by his dreams and now haunts the people of Springwood.

The film follows Heather Langenkamp (Lily Taylor), who plays Nancy Thompson from the Nightmare on Elm Street series. She has been experiencing nightmares about Freddy Krueger, and she decides it would be best to move her family to another town. This puts her children in danger because it causes Freddy to come after them.

  1.  The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is also a documentary about three young filmmakers who go into the woods to film an urban legend called the Blair Witch. They end up losing their footage, but they don’t come back from their trip. The movie follows the remaining members of their crew as they try to find out what happened to their friends.

  1. Malignant

The show features interviews with patients, doctors, researchers, caregivers, and others who have been affected by cancer in some way. These interviews are followed by segments where Dr. Gupta explains what we know about each topic currently or what new research is being done to help improve patient outcomes and quality of life during treatment for those living with cancer today or into the future (if possible).

  1. Gremlins

Gremlins is a great movie. It’s funny, it’s scary, and it’s got some good lessons in it that will help you navigate adulthood. The main character is a kid who wants to be cool and fit in with the older kids, so he goes to go see Gremlins with them. He ends up bringing home one of the gremlins and keeps it in his room. As you can imagine, things don’t go well after that.

  1.  From Dusk Till Dawn

The movie is about two brothers who rob banks and then go to Mexico, where they meet up with some vampires. The movie is fun, and it has a lot of humor to balance out all of the intense violence. It also has some really great music throughout.

  1. The Shining

The Shining on HBO Max, based on the novel by Stephen King, is a horror film that has been adapted into a television series. The show is set in the 1980s, which makes it feel new but also familiar at the same time. The plot of The Shining follows Jack Torrance (played by Steven Weber), who takes over as caretaker of an isolated hotel and starts seeing ghosts. His son Danny (played by Wyatt Oleff) also sees these ghosts and helps his father try to stop them.

  1.  28 Days Later

The movie 28 Days Later is a horror film about a man who wakes up from a coma after being infected by the Rage virus, which causes him to become violent and rage-filled. He goes on a mission to find his wife and daughter, but instead encounters people who are infected with the virus. The plot is interesting and keeps you at the edge of your seat, especially when he meets up with some survivors.

  1.  Poltergeist 

 Poltergeist on Hbo Max is a horror series that follows the story of the Freeling family, who move into a new house and discover it’s haunted by an evil spirit called the Poltergeist. The series follows the family as they attempt to solve the mystery of why their house is haunted and what they can do to stop it, while also dealing with the everyday problems of being a teenager and living under one roof with your parents.

  1. Kwaidan

 Kwaidan is a Japanese anthology film directed by Masaki Kobayashi, adapted from a collection of supernatural stories written in the early 1800s by Lafcadio Hearn. The film follows four different stories, each with its own distinct style, tone, and color palette. The first story is about a samurai who loses his wife to an evil spirit and goes on an epic quest to get her back. The second is about a man who comes across a beautiful woman who turns out to be a snake spirit in disguise. The third story is about a woman whose husband has disappeared into the afterlife but returns as a ghost to haunt her. The final story involves a samurai who must fight demons that have taken over his village.

  1. The Haunting

 The Haunting of HBO Max is an excellent movie. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think it would be that good when I started watching it. But then I got to about the midway point and realized that it was actually pretty terrifying. The scariest part of all was probably when we found out what happened to poor little Mattie’s family at the end of their vacation at this house in California…

  1.  Night of the Living Dead

The plot centers around a group of survivors in an abandoned farmhouse that are trapped by zombies who want to eat them. The film is notable for its gore and for establishing many tropes that would become staples of zombie movies for decades.

  1. Eraserhead

In Eraserhead, a man named Henry Spencer and his wife live in a small apartment with their deformed baby. Their lives are interrupted by the arrival of a woman named Mary X, who claims that she is pregnant with Henry’s child.

  1. Les Diaboliques

The movie takes place at a boarding school for girls who have been orphaned or whose parents are too poor to afford them an education. The headmistress is Madame Fauville (Vera Clouzot), who has no children of her own but treats the girls in her care like they were her own daughters. While this seems like a positive thing, it quickly becomes clear that she is controlling and abusive.

Frequently asked Questions

What is the #1 scariest movie?
The #1 scariest movie is “The Shining.”
It’s based on a Stephen King novel of the same name, and it stars Jack Nicholson as the main character, who goes crazy and tries to kill his family. It was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

What are the top 10 movies on HBO Max right now?
Batman Returns. Warner Bros. …
The World’s End. Focus Features. …
The Heat. 20th Century Studios. …
13 Going on 30. Sony Pictures. …
A Star Is Born. Warner Bros. …
Colossal. Neon/Voltage Pictures. …
The Firm. Paramount Pictures. …
The Fugitive. Warner Bros.
The Matrix: Resurrections (HBO)
The Card Counter (HBO)

What good movies came out on HBO Max?
Bringing Out the Dead. Year: 1999. …
Spirited Away. Year: 2001. …
The Passion of Joan of Arc. Year: 1928. …
8 1/2. Year: 1963. …
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Year: 1964. …
Seven Samurai. Year: 1956. …
Casablanca. Year: 1942.

What is the scariest movie on Netflix based on a true story?
The Conjuring is a horror film that follows the real-life story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, famous paranormal investigators and is available on Netflix.

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