The Best Horror Movies on Max to Watch Right Now – CNET

Max hosts a ton of content, but how’s its horror selection? If you like flicks like Carrie, Midsommar and Evil Dead Rise, it’s worth scanning the streamer’s library for a title to spend a creepy evening with. 

Here are nine standout scary movies on Max. All these films received generally favorable reviews or better, according to Metacritic. If you’re wondering what Max is all about, here’s more on the streaming service, which unites the HBO Max and Discovery Plus libraries. 

Reserve your seat for this surreal psychological horror movie about a talented ballerina’s unraveling. Natalie Portman’s character Nina feels pressure to embody not only the innocent and elegant White Swan but the dark and sensual Black Swan for the leading part in a production of Swan Lake. But she doesn’t fit the latter swan’s mold as much as newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) does. The film follows her obsessive hunt for perfection.

Libra Films

Eraserhead (1977)

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‘Midsommar’ (2019).

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Horrors take place in broad daylight in this haunting film from Ari Aster. Set at a midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village, Midsommar has plenty of disturbing surprises in store for its guests. Prepare for some shocking scenes and a gripping performance from Florence Pugh.

A24

Hereditary (2018)

This grim horror film is about a family living in a secluded home in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm and what happens when a desperate couple with a young child enters the picture. The terrors aren’t supernatural, but this harrowing flick will haunt you.

Red Bank Films

Carrie (1976)

A family accidentally unearths some unimaginable evils in this gory supernatural horror story. It’s the fifth entry in the film franchise after The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (’87), Army of Darkness (’92) and Evil Dead (2013).

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The Witch (2015)

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George A. Romero’s classic horror film \"Night of the Living Dead\" is more than a monster movie about zombies, it put society under a masterful magnifying glass.&nbsp;

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George Romero’s first horror film is an easy recommendation. A group of survivors take refuge in a house while members of the undead swarm outside. The influential flick is often regarded as the first modern zombie movie, and while it may not offer Freddy Krueger-level frights, you’ll be drawn in by the characters at the center of its story. You’re going to want to leave the door open for this one (but in the case of an actual apocalypse, keep it very, very shut).

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