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10 Best Horror movies on HBO Max in 2022

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Another day, another streaming platform with additional horror collections for viewers to browse. There’s a sea of providers available despite the oversaturation of the streamers. But HBO Max boasts an unrivaled selection of films in its archive. HBO Max has it all, dating back almost a century to the early years of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Additionally, all the movies removed from the Netflix and Amazon library are back. Where they truly belong! Conjuring was on Netflix to stream, but it was removed a long time ago. Now you can watch Conjuring (all the movies from the Conjuring franchise) and several movies like this on HBO Max. If you are fond of horror movies, you have a wealth of options. We can tell you which HBO Max titles are the greatest ones to date. Here’s the list of the 10 best horror movies on HBO Max.


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Director: John R. Leonetti

Writer: Gary Dauberman

Cast: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard

IMDb Rating: 5.4

Runtime: 1hr. 39mins

Anabelle is an American film and a prequel to 2013 The Conjuring. It was the second installment in the Conjuring franchise based on the doll named Anabelle. Although the film received average reviews, it was successful, grossing over $257 million against its $6.5 million budget. In addition, Anabelle managed to bring the iHorror Award for Best Mainstream Horror.

It mainly revolves around a vintage doll. A couple purchased the doll to be displayed in the nursery for their first child. But they were unaware that this doll wasn’t any typical doll but a conduit for evil forces. They eventually discover the truth, but now it’s too late.

 The Conjuring

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The Conjuring

Director: James Wan

Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Runtime: 1hr. 52mins

The Conjuring is the first movie in the conjuring franchise, released in the US on July 19, 2013. Viewers took it well and praised everything from performances to direction and sound effects. The Conjuring was a box office success and won Golden Trail Awards and Empire Awards in the Best Horror category.

Ed and Lorraine Warren, who specializes in investigating paranormal activity, assist a family being tormented by a sinister entity. The Warrens are challenged to deal with a strong force and thrust into the most horrific situation of their lives.

The Conjuring 2

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The Conjuring 2

Director: James Wan

Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, James Wan

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 2hrs. 14mins

It’s an American supernatural movie and a third installment in The Conjuring franchise. Conjuring 2 premiered in the US on June 10, 2016. It was praised by the audience and critics, grossing over $320 million worldwide.

It is a story of a single mom raising four kids all by herself. However, when she senses something is off or something evil resides in their house, she asks for help from Warrens.

The Shining

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The Shining

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Runtime: 2hrs. 26mins

It’s a 1980 psychological horror inspired by a novel of the same title by Stephen King. When released, the film received mixed reviews. However, the Shining was listed in the Sight & Sound directors’ vote as the 75th best film ever made in 2012.

Torrance, a writer, gets a job as an off-season keeper of the remote ancient Overlook Hotel. He moved with his wife and son, Danny, where Torrance became violent under the influence of evil forces. On the contrary, his son, with psychic abilities, witnesses terrifying visions of the past and the future.

House Of 1,000 Corpses

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House of 1000 Corpses

Director: Rob Zombie

Writer: Rob Zombie

Cast: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Runtime: 1hr. 29mins

House of 1000 Corpses is an American black comedy horror that didn’t receive a favorable response from the audience. Yet, it grossed over $16 million globally. Moreover, ever since its release, it has attained a cult following.

It’s a story of two young couples who go to explore the Backwoods of Texas for Urban Legends of murder. But unfortunately, they are captured by a strange and sadistic family of serial killers.

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

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A Nightmare On Elm Street

Director: Wes Craven

Writer: Wes Craven

Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Runtime: 1hr. 31mins

It’s a 1984 American film and the first movie in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring serial killers. It was considered one of the greatest horror films of all time. Its success led to a franchise containing six sequels, a TV series, Friday the 13th crossover, other merchandise, and a recreation of the original.

Nancy Thompson, a teenager, uncovers the sinister truth that her parents have been hiding. She discovers this when she and her friends are targeted in their dreams by a serial killer’s ghost, wearing gloves with blades.


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Director: James Wan

Writer: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1hr. 51mins

It’s an American horror with mostly positive reviews from critics. It premiered in the US on September 10, 2021, and grossed $35 million.

The main character of Malignant is a lady who frequently has homicidal dreams. But when she learns that what she sees in her nightmares is actually occurring in real life, she gets terrified.

The Nun

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The Nun

Director: Corin Hardy

Writer: Gary Dauberman, James Wan

Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Runtime: 1hr. 36mins

It’s an American gothic horror and a spin-off of 2016 The Conjuring 2. It serves as a fifth installment in the Conjuring series. The Nun was released in theatres in the US on September 7, 2018, grossing over $365 million globally. It is the highest-grossing film in the franchise.

The Vatican sends a priest and a beginner about to take her ultimate vows on a mission. They are sent to Romania to look into the young Nun’s murder case and to fight an evil demonic nun.

Freaky (2020)

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Director: Christopher Landon

Writer: Michael Kennedy, Christopher Landon

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1hr. 42mins

It’s an American comedy slasher released in the US on September 13, 2020. Freaky received mostly positive reviews, praising Vaughn and Newton’s acting and how it successfully combined comedy with horror.

In the movie’s main plot, a teenage girl accidentally swaps bodies with a middle-aged man, a serial killer. But the twist is that she discovers the effect will be permanent in 24 hours if she wouldn’t swap bodies.

Deep Blue Sea

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Deep Blue Sea

Director: Renny Harlin

Writer: Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers

Cast: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson

IMDb Rating: 5.9

Runtime: 1hr. 45mins

It’s a 1999 Sci-Fi horror that received mixed reviews from critics, but they praised the performances and how it creates suspense. In addition, it is listed among the greatest shark films, spawning the sequels Deep Blue Sea 2 and 3.

Deep Blue Sea is set in a secluded underwater facility. It depicts a group of scientists as they study mako sharks to aid in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. But when several sharks that have been genetically altered go wild and invade the facility, the situation turns catastrophic.



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