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Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) HBO in October

The Descent
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October is a spooooooky month, and HBO has reacted accordingly. For Halloween, subscribers will be able to watch The Descent, Predator, The Silence Of The Lambs, From Hell, Hannibal, The Fly II, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and other spine-chilling (or attempted spine-chilling) affairs. But if purportedly scary movies aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other top-tier films headed to the service, including Inherent Vice, the unrated version of Taken, The Thin Red Line, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, to name a few.

One of the titles in among that number is also one of the year’s best comedies: The Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams-starring Game Night, which is stylish, sharp, and surprisingly suspenseful.


Subscribers will also be able to welcome the gentlemen of Pod Save America into their homes—the podcast, like 2 Dope Queens before it, is getting a series of specials on the network. Camping, the Jennifer Garner-fronted series from Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham, also debuts.

Sadly, this will also be your last chance to watch (on HBO) both versions of The Beguiled, the absolutely bonkers The Book Of Henry, Nine To Five, and Girls Trip, so if you’ve yet to experience Tiffany Haddish teaching the world about grapefruiting, there’s no time like the present.

The full list of what’s coming to (and going from) HBO Go and HBO Now in October is below.

Available October 1:

HBO First Look: First Man

Queen Of The World

Early Man, 2018 (10/1)

Lowriders, 2017

El Abogada (AKA The Lawyer), 2016

A Perfect Getaway, 2009

Analyze That, 2002

The Cooler, 2003

Dances With Wolves (Extended Version), 1990

The Descent (Extended Version), 2006

The Descent: Part 2, 2010

The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut), 2005

Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009

Fifty Shades Darker, 2017

The Guru, 2003

House Of 100 Corpses, 2003

House Of D, 2005

The Human Stain, 2003

Inherent Vice, 2014

The Lost Boys, 1987

Man On Fire, 2004

The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version), 2008

Public Enemies, 2009

Romeo Must Die, 2000

The Singing Detective, 2003

Starter For 10, 2007

Taken (Unrated Version), 2009

Taking Woodstock, 2009

The Thin Red Line, 1998

Underworld (Unrated Version), 2003

Available October 2:

Student Athlete

Available October 5:

Entre Nos: A Stand-Up Comedy Special

Available October 6:

Flight Of The Conchords: Live In London

Game Night, 2018

Available October 8: 

RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee

Available October 12:

Pod Save America

La Gran Promesa (AKA The Big Promise), 2017

Available October 13:

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 2018

Available October 14:

Camping, Series Premiere

Magnifica ’70, Season 3 Premiere

Available October 15:

The Sentence

Available October 16: 

HBO First Look: Hunter Killer

Available October 19: 

Las Giretas de jara (AKA Dark Buildings), 2018

Available October 20:

My Dinner With Hervé

Available October 22: 

Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped By Boko Haram

Available October 25:

HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody

Available October 26:

Gente De Zona: En Letra De Otro

Available October 27:

The Post, 2017

Leaving October 21:

Runaway Jury, 2003

Leaving October 31:

Absolute Power, 1997

Avatar, 2009

The Beguiled, 2017

The Beguiled, 1971

The Book Of Henry, 2017

Crazy Heart, 2009

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982

Eurotrip, 2004

Garfield, 2004

Girls Trip, 2017

Good Will Hunting, 1997

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, 2009

In The Cut, 2003

Julia, 1977

Kill The Messenger, 2014

Man On The Moon, 1999

My Life Without Me, 2003

Nine To Five, 1980

O, 2001

The Postman, 1997

The Theory Of Everything, 2014

A Very Special Scary Movie Section For Halloween (Leaving October 31):

AVP: Alien Vs. Predator, 2004

Alien: Covenant, 2017

Damien: Omen II, 1978

The Final Conflict, 1981

The Fly II, 1989

From Hell, 2001

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, 1992

Hannibal, 2001

Incarnate, 2016

The Last House On The Left, 2009

The Mummy, 1999

The Mummy Returns, 2001

Omen IV: The Awakening, 1991

The Omen, 1973

Predator, 1987

Predator 2, 1990

The Scorpion King, 2002

The Silence Of The Lambs, 1991


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