The first eight movies in the Friday the 13th franchise are coming to Max (formerly HBO Max). So if you have the original VHS’s, or the indivdual DVDs, or the Blu-Rays, or the boxed set Blu-Rays or the steelbook collection — good news! You don’t have to drag them off the shelf. You can stream them on Max starting September 1. You will have to figure out where to get Freddy Vs. Jason and the remake though.
However, if you are sick of all things Voorhees then you have a whole list of other things to watch, like the Annabelle series, or all the Blades or Children of the Corns (except the first one).
The streaming services are really putting some effort into the Halloween season. Peacock even has its own bag of treats this year.
But let’s concentrate on Max for now. Below are all the horror movies coming to that platform in starting in September.
- A Discovery of Witches, Seasons 1-3 (AMC+)
- Aliens in the Attic
- Annabelle: Creation
- Annabelle Comes Home
- Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, Season 1 (AMC+)
- Blade II
- Blade: Trinity
- Carrie (1976)
- Carrie (2013)
- Cat People
- Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
- Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
- Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
- Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
- Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return
- Children of the Corn: Revelation
- The Curse of La Llorona
- Dark Winds, Season 1 (AMC+)
- Doctor Sleep
- The Exorcist
- Exorcist II: The Heretic
- Fear the Walking Dead, Seasons 1-7 (AMC+)
- Fire in the Sky
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Friday the 13th Part II
- Friday the 13th Part III
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
- Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
- Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
- The Ghost and the Darkness
- It: Chapter Two
- Killing Eve, Seasons 1-4 (AMC+)
- Little Shop of Horrors
- The Rage: Carrie 2
- Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
- THX 1138
Spooky Vibes Ahead! Dive into Huluween & Disney+ Hallowstream’s Full List of Programs
As autumn leaves fall and the nights grow longer, there’s no better time to snuggle up with some spine-tingling entertainment. This year, Disney+ and Hulu are upping the ante, bringing back the much-loved Huluween and Hallowstream events. From spine-chilling new releases to timeless Halloween classics, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or prefer a milder spook, prepare to be entertained this spooky season!
In its sixth year, Huluween remains the premier destination for Halloween enthusiasts, boasting a rich library of titles from the animated Fright Krewe series to chilling films like Appendage and The Mill. Meanwhile, Disney+’s fourth annual “Hallowstream” ups the ante with anticipated releases such as Haunted Mansion debuting on October 4, Marvel Studios’ Werewolf by Night in Color, and iconic classics celebrating milestones like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Subscribers can also enjoy hits like Hocus Pocus 2 and special Halloween episodes from The Simpsons and Dancing with the Stars.
Explore the Complete Huluween & Disney+’s Hallowstream Lineup:
- The Other Black Girl (Hulu Original) – Streaming Now, Hulu
- Marvel Studios’ Werewolf by Night (2022) – September 15, Hulu
- FX’s American Horror Story: Delicate, Part One – September 21, Hulu
- No One Will Save You (2023) – September 22, Hulu
- Ash vs Evil Dead Complete Seasons 1-3 (Starz) – October 1, Hulu
- Crazy Fun Park (Limited Series) (Australian Children’s Television Foundation/Werner Film Productions) – October 1, Hulu
- Leprechaun 30th Anniversary Film Collection – October 1, Hulu
- Stephen King’s Rose Red Complete Miniseries (ABC) – October 1, Hulu
- Fright Krewe Season 1 (Hulu Original) – October 2, Hulu
- Appendage (2023) (Hulu Original) – October 2, Hulu
- Mickey and Friends Trick or Treats – October 2, Disney+ and Hulu
- Haunted Mansion (2023) – October 4, Disney+
- The Boogeyman (2023) – October 5, Hulu
- Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2 – October 6, Disney+
- Undead Unluck Season 1 (Hulu Original) – October 6, Hulu
- The Mill (2023) (Hulu Original) – October 9, Hulu
- Monster Inside: America’s Most Extreme Haunted House (2023) (Hulu Original) – October 12, Hulu
- Goosebumps – October 13, Disney+ and Hulu
- Slotherhouse (2023) – October 15, Hulu
- Living for the Dead Season 1 (Hulu Original) – October 18, Hulu
- Marvel Studios’ Werewolf By Night in Color – October 20, Disney+
- Cobweb (2023) – October 20, Hulu
- FX’s American Horror Stories Four-Episode Huluween Event – October 26, Hulu
- Dancing with the Stars (Live on Disney+ Every Tuesday, Available Next Day on Hulu)
5 Friday Fright Night Films: Catholic Horror [Friday Sept 15th]
Catholic priests are the closest thing we have to real life wizards. They walk around with their thurible filled with calming smoke, dressed in what can only be described as magical robes. Oh, and they often speak in a long dead language. Sounds like a wizard to me.
Not to mention they always seem to be tied up with battling the evil forces that wait in the dark. For all of these reasons, and many more, Catholosism has dominated the Western world’s depiction of religious horror. With The Nun II making it clear that it’s just as viable an option today as it was in 1973.
So, if you are looking to spend some time delving into the darker parts of this ancient religion, then do we have a list for you. And don’t worry, we didn’t just fill it with The Exorcist sequels and spin offs.
The Cleansing Hour
Ok, the two things every horror fan knows about catholic priests is that they are sad and perform exorcisms. But what if there was a priest who had those equalities while also yelling at you to smash that subscribe button? That’s right, it’s time for catholic horror to meet streamer horror.
The Cleansing Hour gives us the story of two millennial entrepreneurs who host livestream exorcisms, which obviously go very wrong. I do love it when people who mess with the supernatural for profit get their comeuppance.
This surprise Netflix film somewhat flew under the radar. Which is a shame, if nothing else this film gets an A for originality. Writers David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills), Ian Goldberg (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), and Richard Naing (The Nun II) craft an ingenious tale of mystery in this film.
Eli follows the story of a little boy in a bubble seeking medical treatment for an auto immunedisease, but things aren’t exactly as they seem. If you want some M. Night Shyamalan twists with your catholic horror, go watch Eli.
What would a list of catholic horror films be without one set in a monastery? Set in 1987 Poland, Hellhole follows the story of a police officer investigating a reclusive clergy. This film delves into the more primordial side of the Catholic faith, the parts that are all prophecy and hellfire.
Writer/Director Bartosz M. Kowalski (Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight) manages to make this film not only terrifying but also somewhat hilarious. If you want to see a darker depiction of catholic horror, check out Hellhole.
The concept of good versus evil is complicated. The answer is always a bit muddier than we would like it to be. Consecration spends ninety minutes going over this nuanced idea and comes out the other side with a fantastic film.
Writer/Director Christopher Smith (The Black Death) does an amazing job of never letting the audience fully in on the plot. If you like your catholic horror with some twists and turns, go check out Consecration.
I could write endlessly about my love for everything Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) creates. His ability to create a suspenseful narrative puts him up there with some of the greatest horror directors of all time.
Midnight Mass shows his ability to make his audience alternative between crying and screaming better than most. Even if you are not a fan of most catholic horror, Midnight Mass should be on every horror fan’s watchlist.
Horror Movie Theater Crawl From Now Till Halloween, Which One Will Gross the Most?
From now until Halloween, horror movie fans are getting treated to some big-name films in very short increments which equates to a theater crawl every weekend for the next two months.
This weekend the positively rated The Nun II kicks off the lineup, next weekend A Haunting in Venice, and after that, It Lives Inside.
Then each weekend (except Oct. 20) until October 27 a new horror movie gets theater screen time including Saw X, Exorcist: Believer, Dear David, and finally Five Nights at Freddy’s.
This is great for horrorphiles looking to celebrate the season by way of popcorn, a reclining seat, and Dolby Atmos, preferably at the local theater chain.
The question is: which movie will take in the most revenue when it is all said and done? Our money is on Exorcist: Believer. The movie is a legacy sequel with a legacy character and a legacy villain. Anyone over the age of 50 is going to be curious about the sequel to “The Scariest Movie Ever Made,” and their millennial counterparts are going to want to judge it for themselves as a stand-alone.
Then I predict Saw X for about the same reasons as above, but the generation gap isn’t as expansive: Gen X and Millenials actually share this one.
Then the Nun II because it’s getting good word of mouth despite the widely panned original. We call that the Ouija: Origin of Evil effect.
Number four in revenue will probably be Five Nights at Freddy’s because it is based on a relatively newish video game and also has a same-day release on Peacock.
Rounding out the top 5 in sales will probably be Dear David. It’s a “true story” based on a creepy social media diary that went viral.
At the bottom of the list are A Haunting in Venice and It Lives inside. Venice is a niche crossover that has limited appeal, and no one has heard of It Lives Inside until probably this writing.
So tell us who you think will win the box office this Halloween season. Here is the list of horror’s major motion pictures coming up in the next two months.
- Sept. 8 — “The Nun II” (Warner Bros.)
- Sept. 15 — “A Haunting in Venice” (Disney/20th Century Studios)
- Sept. 22 — “It Lives Inside” (Neon/Brightlight Pictures)
- Sept. 29 — “Saw X” (Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures)
- Oct. 6 — “The Exorcist: Believer” (Universal/Blumhouse)
- Oct. 13 — “Dear David” (Lionsgate/BuzzFeed Studios)
- Oct. 27 — “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (Universal/streaming same day on Peacock)