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- “Malignant” premiered on September 10 in theaters and on HBO Max.
- The horror movie is the latest release from James Wan, director of “The Conjuring” and “Saw.”
- You need the HBO Max ad-free plan ($15/month) to stream it.
Fall is creeping in, and with it, comes a new batch of scary movies to enjoy at home and on the big screen. Kicking off the Halloween season’s frightful lineup is “Malignant,” a horror flick now playing in theaters and on HBO Max.
Subscribers to HBO Max’s ad-free plan can stream the movie for no additional charge, but it will only be available through October 10. After that, the film will be exclusive to theaters until its official home video release.
“Malignant” is directed by James Wan, the mastermind behind “The Conjuring,” “Insidious,” and “Saw.” The supernatural horror film follows Madison (Annabelle Wallis), a woman plagued by vivid dreams of murders — dreams that prove to be reality.
In addition to “Malignant,”
subscribers can currently stream “Reminiscence” while it’s still in theaters. The sci-fi flick stars Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson.
Where to watch ‘Malignant’
“Malignant” premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on September 10. HBO Max subscribers have until October 10 to stream the movie before it’s removed from HBO Max’s library.
The release is limited to members of HBO Max’s ad-free plan ($15 a month). The cheaper, ad-supported plan is only $10 a month, but doesn’t include access to theatrical releases like “Malignant” or “Reminiscence.”
HBO Max itself can be streamed on its official website through any internet browser, or through the HBO Max app. The app is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Chromecast, Playstation, Roku, Xbox, and LG and Samsung smart TVs.
Is there an HBO Max free trial?
If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you can get a free one-week trial of HBO Max as an add-on. The trial is limited to new HBO Max members only.
What else can I watch on HBO Max?
While you’re using your HBO Max ad-free plan to catch “Malignant,” you’ll find plenty of other great releases and horror films.
The next three in-theater releases coming to HBO Max are the following:
- “Cry Macho,” starring Clint Eastwood, on September 17
- “The Many Saints of Newark,” the prequel to “The Sopranos,” on October 1
- “Dune,” starring Timothée Chalamet, on October 22
If horror movies are more your speed, HBO Max has them in spades. From classics like “The Evil Dead” and “The Shining,” to newer films like “Doctor Sleep” and “It,” you’re sure to find the right flick for your next movie night.
For more HBO Max details, check out our guide and review of the service.