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New on HBO Now for October: Deadpool, By the Sea, and horror galore

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Joe Lederer; Universal Pictures

Dim the lights and start carving those Jack-o’-lanterns, HBO Now is featuring a creepy collection of horror films this October. Of course, there’s plenty of non-genre fare for the easily scared, including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s last movie as a married couple.

Both the original and extended edition remake of Poltergeist will be available on the streaming service, alongside the gritty zombie flick 28 Days Later, I Am Legend, Jeepers Creepers, An American Haunting and John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars.

More recent theatrical releases, including the fourth wall-breaking Deadpool, Joy, and Gods of Egypt join the mix to satisfy the comic book and fantasy crowds.

Jolie’s By the Sea premieres at the end of the month.

Projects levaing HBO Now include several comedies, such as Soapdish, 27 Dresses, Dumb and Dumber To and Pitch Perfect 2.

The highly anticipated premiere of Westworld, HBO’s new original series, will also lead the pack at the beginning of the month. See the full list of new and leaving programs below.

New Original Programming:

Westworld, Series Premiere (Oct. 2)

Class Divide (Oct. 3)

Divorce, Series Premiere (Oct. 9)

Insecure, Series Premiere (Oct. 9)

VICE News Tonight (Oct. 10)

Magnifica ’70, Season 2 Premiere (Oct. 17)

Tracey Ullman’s Show, Series Premiere (Oct. 28)

Sesame Street — Halloween Episode (Oct. 29)

Season Finales

High Maintenance, Season 1 (Oct. 21)

Theatrical Premieres:

Cop Car, 2015 (Oct. 1)

Deadpool, 2016 (Oct. 1)

Ride Along 2, 2016 (Oct. 8)

By the Sea, 2015 (Oct. 13)

Joy, 2015 (Oct. 15)

Mr. Right, 2015 (Oct. 18)

Gods of Egypt, 2016 (Oct. 22)

Poltergeist (Extended Edition), 2015 (Oct. 29)


Living Legend, 2015

Por amor en el caserio (AKA For Love in El Caserio), 2014

Embarazados (AKA We are Pregnant), 2016

Starting October 1:

28 Days Later, 2002

An American Haunting (Extended Cut), 2005

Balls of Fury, 2007

Bride Wars, 2009

Cast Away, 2000

Cocktail, 1988

The Cowboy Way, 1994

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, 2001

Demolition Man, 1993

Drumline, 2002

Eastern Promises, 2007

I Am Legend (Extended Cut), 2007

Jeepers Creepers, 2001

The Jewel of the Nile, 1985

John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars, 2001

A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, 1995

The Kingdom, 2007

The Place Beyond the Pines, 2012

Poltergeist, 1982

Repo Man, 1984

Romancing the Stone, 1984

Spider-Man, 2002

Spider-Man 2, 2004

We Were Soldiers, 2002

The Wedding Singer, 1998

Ending October 30:

Lucy, 2014

Ending October 31:

27 Dresses, 2008

28 Weeks Later, 2007

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 1982

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie, 1980

Dressed to Kill, 1980

Dumb and Dumber To, 2014

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, 2007

Friday Night Lights, 2004

Happy Feet, 2006

Inherent Vice, 2014

Juno, 2007

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 2015

Mean Streets, 1973

Pitch Perfect 2, 2015

Soapdish, 1991

Spy, 2015

Sudden Death, 1995

The Theory of Everything, 2015

Vacation, 2015

We Are Your Friends, 2015

Wild Wild West, 1999

Windtalkers, 2002