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


HBO has a pretty big October ahead of it: The premium network is debuting a number of new shows next month, including the J.J. Abrams-produced Westworld, and web star Issa Rae’s Insecure. All of those new series—including Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce and the debut of its nightly newscast, Vice News Tonight—will be available next month to subscribers to the network’s HBO Now service.


Of course, it wouldn’t be October without a few horror films to back up those brand new shows, and HBO’s offering up some suitably spooky movies to serve as a backdrop for your Halloween. There’s the 2015 Poltergeist movie, for instance (and the 1982 original), or the old Justin Long screamer Jeepers Creepers. If you want a little silent melancholy with your horror, meanwhile, you could dip into I Am Legend or 28 Days Later, or go loud with An American Haunting.

And if you just want the costumes without the creeps (at least, that kind of creep), the service is also offering up this year’s blockbuster superhero quip fest, Deadpool, plus Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, in case Ryan Reynolds’ hit didn’t sate your need for fast-talking red-clad superhero fare. The complete list is posted below:

Available October 1:

Cop Car


28 Days Later

An American Haunting (Extended Cut)

Balls of Fury

Bride Wars

Cast Away


The Cowboy Way

Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles

Demolition Man


Eastern Promises

I Am Legend (Extended Cut)

Jeepers Creepers

The Jewel Of The Nile

John Carpenter’s Ghost Of Mars

A Kid In King Arthur’s Court

The Kingdom

The Place Beyond The Pines

Poltergeist (1982)

Repo Man

Romancing The Stone


Spider-Man 2

We Were Soldiers

The Wedding Singer

Available October 2:

Westworld Series Premiere

Available October 3:

Class Divide

Available October 8:

Ride Along 2

Available October 9:

Divorce Series Premiere

Insecure Series Premiere

Available October 10:

Vice News Tonight

Available October 13:

By The Sea

Available October 15:


Available October 17:

Magnifica ’70 Season Two Premiere

Available October 18:

Mr. Right

Available October 21:

High Maintenance Season One Finale

Available October 22:

Gods Of Egypt

Available October 28:

Tracey Ullman’s Show Series Premiere

Available October 29:

Poltergeist (Extended Edition), 2015

Sesame Street Halloween Episode

Leaving October 30:


Leaving October 31:

27 Dresses

28 Weeks Later

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie

Dressed To Kill

Dumb And Dumber To

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer

Friday Night Lights

Happy Feet

Inherent Vice


Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Mean Streets

Pitch Perfect 2



Sudden Death

The Theory Of Everything


We Are Your Friends

Wild Wild West