There are many streaming platforms available for movie lovers, but not all platforms are made the same when it comes to horror films. Fans of spooky season should absolutely look to horror movies on Max this October because the digital library is one of the largest available — with top films from from almost every decade.
From thrillers, to monster movies, to psychological horror films, and other terrifying stories, there are many amazingly creepy films available to stream this Halloween. Grab your popcorn and favorite trick-or-treat candy, and let’s get into it!
In no particular order, here are 7 of the best horror movies on Max currently available to stream.
7 of the best horror movies on Max to watch now
Taking critics and horror-movie lovers by surprise, Barbarian was an instant hit with audiences. The film centers around the guests of a rental home, who discover a disturbing secret about what (or who) else is living in the home. The film was praised for its horror elements, unpredictable twists, and performances, as well as for its examination of more modern, complex themes.
It is a supernatural horror movie based on the hit Stephen King novel of the same name. It follows the story of an evil clown, Pennywise, who terrorizes a group of children in Maine with the intent to kill them. The film was a hit when it was released in 2017, and was followed by a thrilling sequel that is also currently available to stream on the platform. Its visual horror elements, performances, and truly chilling story make it one of the best horror movies on Max.
The Conjuring (2013)
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, The Conjuring has remained a fan-favorite horror film over the past decade. With the Perron family at the center of the story, the movie follows the parents and their five young daughters who have moved into a haunted rural farmhouse. As they encounter unexplained activity in the house, but even leaving the house won’t keep the Perrons safe. The Conjuring and its sequels are available to stream on Max.
The Exorcist (1973)
The first horror movie to be nominated for an Oscar, The Exorcist is still considered to be one of the scariest and best well-made movies in its genre 50 years after its release. The film’s story and many of its scenes have become iconic and have given inspiration other horror films. If you’ve never seen this classic flick in its entirety, you should add it to your watch list this Halloween season.
The Cabin In The Woods (2011)
Described as a science fiction comedy horror film, The Cabin in the Woods is a remote-location story where five college-age friends encounter zombies while on vacation. Audiences learn that there is more at play here than a surface-level zombie story, and it’s those twists along with the horror elements that have led this movie to be a fan favorite over the past decade.
Directed by Ari Aster, Hereditary is a chilling look into family secrets and the traumas we inherit from older generations. Audiences quickly realize that after the death of the grandmother character in the movie, there is a horrifying legacy and a supernatural entity that seeks to be passed on to the next generations. Fans love that Hereditary has strengths both in its family drama elements, but also in its fantastical, unsettling and gory horror elements as well.
Evil Dead Rise (2023)
The newest movie on our list, Evil Dead Rise is a supernatural horror film with flesh-possessing demons as its gory monsters. The story follows two estranged sisters, who must battle the demons for their own survival, facing the “most nightmarish version of family imaginable.” Though audiences felt mixed about the story, it’s the intense horror that earns Evil Dead Rise a place as one of the best horror movies on Max.