20 Scary Movies On HBO For Halloween 2019 That Will Freak You Out

There's a very specific chill in the air that comes once October hits. Yes, the leaves are on the brink of changing and the temperatures are just staring to fall to true autumnal levels, but the chill of October comes not from weather patterns, but from the spooky spirit of Halloween season. October is basically just a month-long countdown to the fan-favorite holiday, and each of the month's 31 days can be filled with festive activities to ramp up the spirit. These 20 scary movies on HBO for Halloween 2019 are sure to do the trick.

Halloween is only one night of the year, but that doesn't stop true fans from turning the entire month of October into a weeks-long celebration. The best way to kick off that celebration is with a scary movie marathon — and with all the movies on this list, you have enough material to keep the frights going with multiple marathons this month. The movies on this list range from horror classics to gory slasher flicks to psychological thrillers. But no matter what category they fall in, they're all guaranteed to make that Halloween chill feel even spookier. Plus, you might even get some Halloween costume ideas from some of the iconic characters in these flicks.

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1. 'Halloween'

Why not start the marathon off with the movie that shares the holiday's name? This classic 1970s slasher flick is on HBO along with its equally-scary sequels.

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2. 'Happy Death Day'

Is there anything more terrifying than reliving the day you died over and over again? Maybe trying to figure out how to stop it.

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3. 'Dracula'

Dracula is one of the most classic horror characters of all time, which makes this vampiric film perfect for Halloween.

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4. 'Black Swan'

Black Swan proves there's nothing scarier than the pressures of perfection and your own mind.

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5. 'The Lost Boys'

If you're looking for a few laughs along with your frights, then this 1980s comedy-horror movie is the perfect choice.

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6. 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'

Freddy Krueger is haunting the nightmares of teens everywhere, and he just might haunt yours after you watch this movie.

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7. 'Truth Or Dare'

Truth or Dare can be scary enough when it's just a normal game. It's even scarier in this movie, when the teens playing realize their seemingly innocent game has deadly consequences.

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8. 'Stay Alive'

Dying in a video usually isn't that big a deal, but it's fatal for the characters in this flick.

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9. 'Signs'

M. Night Shyamalan gives audiences a real mind-bender in this movie, in which a farmer discovers something mysterious in his field. Trust me, you don't want to know the story behind those crop circles.

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10. 'Skinwalkers'

As a young boy prepares for his 13th birthday, so do a bunch of werewolves who are wary of his developing powers.

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11. 'Victor Crowley'

In the fourth movie in the Hatchet series, Victor Crowley himself is accidentally resurrected and goes on yet another killing spree. TBH, the picture is enough to give you a Halloween fright.

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12. 'Jessabelle'

When a woman (Succession's Sarah Snook) returns home to recover from an accident, she gets haunted by mysterious spirits.


13. 'The Invisible'

After a boy is attacked, his ghost needs to investigate the crime... before it's too late.

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14. 'The Invasion'

Nicole Kidman stars in this sci-fi horror movie, in which she learns everyone around her is turning into emotionless beings.

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15. 'Insidious: The Last Key'

In the fourth installment of the Insidious franchise, a parapsychologist must return home to face and defeat a demon from her past.

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16. 'The Predator'

The fourth Predator film shows the titular alien creatures once again terrorizing the Earth. It's not your typical horror film, but it's pretty spooky all the same.

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17. 'My Little Eye'

This movie depicts a nightmarish reality show, in which people have the chance to win a million dollars for lasting the longest without leaving a mansion. However, staying there is a lot harder than they realize.

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18. 'Phantoms'

A group of people (including Ben Affleck) need to investigate supernatural events after nearly everyone in a small town mysteriously goes missing.


19. 'Cabin Fever'

Cabin fever literally takes hold of a group college students when they're attacked by a flesh-eating virus. This one's not for the faint of heart.


20. 'The Meg'

Jason Statham needs to face off against a giant shark in this modern take on a shark movie.

With this list of scary movies, your entire October is set to filled with Halloween frights and fun. Get that HBO queue ready!

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