New on HBO Now: All the Movies and TV Coming in October

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New on HBO Now: All the Movies and TV Coming in October

Fall has, uh, fallen, and HBO is leaning into the Halloween season with a tall pile of scary movies, as well as a number of films and TV shows that aren’t quite as frightening. Read on for our breakdown of everything the pay-cable channel’s streaming platform stands to gain (and lose) in October.

On the feature film side, HBO Now’s most enticing additions include a pair of acclaimed theatrical premieres that don’t have much else in common: Steven Spielberg’s Best Picture-nominated Pentagon Papers drama The Post, starring Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, makes its streaming debut on Oct. 27, while John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s surprise-hit dark comedy Game Nightone of Paste’s top 2018 film picks (so far)—arrives much sooner on Oct. 6. Other stand-out film additions include Kevin Costner’s Oscar juggernaut Dances with Wolves, prehistoric Aardman Animations feature Early Man, Wes Anderson’s first stop-motion film Fantastic Mr. Fox, Paul Thomas Anderson’s divisive Thomas Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice, Michael Mann-helmed crime thriller Public Enemies, Liam Neeson’s action career-launcher Taken and Terrence Malick’s masterful WWII epic The Thin Red Line, all debuting on Oct. 1. Those flicks are followed later in the month by post-apocalyptic YA action franchise finale Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Oct. 13), mandatory minimum sentencing documentary The Sentence (Oct. 15) and HBO Films’ Peter Dinklage-starring My Dinner with Hervé (Oct. 20), among others.

As for the TV side of the slate, HBO Now’s October highlights include the Oct. 7 season four finale of Dwayne Johnson-starring sports dramedy Ballers, i.e., Entourage with athletes, and the Oct. 5 season three finale of animated indie-comedy series Animals, created by Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese, and featuring an ungodly amount of comedic voice talent. New shows debuting on HBO next month include Camping (Oct. 14), in which “a group of old friends,” played by Jennifer Garner, David Tennant and others, “embark on a camping trip, sparking heightened emotions, latent tensions (sexual and otherwise) and memories they’d rather forget,” per HBO, as well as Pod Save America (Oct. 12), a new four-part series of specials based on the hit political podcast of the same name, and special presentation Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (Oct. 6), in which Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement perform both new and classic original songs for a sold-out audience at London’s Eventim Apollo.

Don’t overlook the titles leaving HBO Now’s library at the end of October, either: A bunch of scary movies are sticking around only as long as Halloween itself, including AVP: Alien vs Predator, Alien: Covenant, Hannibal, The Mummy (the good one from 1999), The Omen, Predator (the good one from 1987) and The Silence of the Lambs. Other films outbound on Oct. 31 are Avatar, The Beguiled (both the 1971 and 2017 versions), Crazy Heart, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Girls Trip, Good Will Hunting, Man on the Moon, The Theory of Everything and more.

Find HBO’s entire October lineup below.

Original Programming:
HBO First Look: First Man (10/1)
Queen of the World (10/1)
Student Athlete (10/2)
Entre Nos: A Stand-Up Comedy Special (10/5)
RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (10/8)
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (10/6)
Pod Save America (10/12)
The Sentence (10/15)
HBO First Look: Hunter Killer (10/16)
My Dinner with Hervé (10/20)
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (10/22)
HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody (10/25)
Gente De Zona: En Letra De Otro (10/26)

Series Premieres:
Camping, Series Premiere (10/14)
Magnifica ’70, Season 3 Premiere (10/14)

Series Finales:
Animals, Season 3 Finale (10/5)
Ballers, Season 4 Finale (10/7)

Theatrical Premieres:
Early Man, 2018 (10/1)
Lowriders, 2017 (10/1)
Game Night, 2018 (10/6)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 2018 (10/13)
The Post, 2017 (10/27)

El Abogada (AKA The Lawyer), 2016 (10/1)
La Gran Promesa (AKA The Big Promise), 2017 (10/12)
Las Giretas de jara (AKA Dark Buildings), 2018 (10/19)

Starting October 1:
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

Ending October 21:
Runaway Jury, 2003

Ending 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

Scary Movies Available to Stream on Halloween (Ending 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