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New Arrivals for HBO Max October 2022

by Andrew J. Salazar
Justin Long crawls away from terror holding a flashlight in total fear while stuck underground in BARBARIAN coming to HBO Max in October 2022.

HBO Max has a very timely treat for horror fans in October 2022. Just in time for Halloween night, subscribers will be able to enjoy one of this year’s largest breakout hits in the genre, Zach Cregger’s Barbarian. The original horror tale has built quite a reputation mainly from word of mouth and a very positive critical consensus, resulting in an impressive box office that is just about to reach 40 million worldwide, multiplying its 4 million budget tenfold. Needless to say, you would have to be crazy not to stream Barbarian on HBO Max in October 2022, whether it be your first time or going back for seconds.

Moving away from horror, the second most anticipated title on HBO Max this October is the season premiere of the next installment of The White Lotus. The show just swept the Limited Series category at the 2022 Emmys, winning 5 statues total for Best Limited Series, Supporting Actress (Jennifer Coolidge), Supporting Actor (Murray Barlett), and Directing and Writing for series creator Mike White. Season 2 moves the exotic getaway antics from Hawaii to an exclusive Sicilian resort, with new visitors played by F. Murray Abraham (who was also just nominated for an Emmy for voicing Khonshu on Moon Knight), Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame, and the one and only Aubrey Plaza.

Read more on our monthly recs below and see the full list of everything coming to HBO Max in October 2022 as well as everything leaving the service this month. You can also find what’s new and about to expire from Disney+ and Netflix this October right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Folklore: Season 2

Although this HBO Asia original anthology series has been released for some time, it is only now available to stream on HBO Max, and just in time for the horror season’s peak. Folklore showcases multiple horror stories from prominent or rising Asian filmmakers, all with a focus on local superstitions or myths from their designated countries. More often or not in the West, Asian tales are just lumped into one category, but this program shines a light on cultural uniqueness.

Both seasons of Folklore are on HBO Max, and jumping back and forth between each individual entry makes no difference since it’s an anthology. Season 2, specifically, features tales from Taiwan and the Philippines, while Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia are highlighted across both editions. If you’re looking to grow your experience with the genre, especially with international horror, then look no further than Folklore. As they say, the best stuff always comes from outside of Hollywood.

Folklore Seasons 1 & 2 are now streaming on HBO Max!


What is without a doubt one of the most unpredictable horror films of the year, Barbarian works best when you know little to absolutely nothing going in. Thanks to a successfully vague and mysterious marketing campaign, the film has soared to new heights and is still attracting curious minds to the box office. If you would rather wait until Halloween weekend though, HBO Max has got you covered.

All that needs to be known about Barbarian is that an unfortunate series of events kicks off when two unlikely strangers discover that they’ve mysteriously booked the same Airbnb at the same time in a shady neighborhood. It was recently reported that no one in Hollywood wanted to make Barbarian, with both NEON and A24 even passing it over, which just makes this film’s long journey the latest perfect example of how powerful horror can be when more than enough faith is put into it.

Barbarian hits HBO Max October 25, 2022!

The White Lotus: Season 2

Season 2 of the fan-favorite anthology series moves the setting from Hawaii to Italy. The White Lotus Sicily boasts all the luxury you could want, and double the drama. Jennifer Coolidge reprises her Emmy-winning role and is now joined by F. Murray Abraham, Michael Imperioli, Aubrey Plaza, Cameron Babcock, and Haley Lu Richardson.

Similar to the first season, we’ll follow new groups of vacationing, troubled families as their personal lives cross over in more than a few unexpected ways during their stay at the White Lotus. Ultimately, they are all bound to leave as different people from when they first arrived. Could The White Lotus Season 2 see the same award-winning success as before? We’ll soon know for sure.

The White Lotus Season 2 debuts on HBO Max October 30, 2022!

HBO Max Arrivals for October 2022

Coming October 1

Æon Flux, 2005 (HBO)
Along Came A Spider, 2001 (HBO)
Bad News Bears, 2005 (HBO)
Bad Teacher, 2011
Before I Fall, 2017 (HBO)
Before Mickey Mouse: A History of American Animation
Black Nativity, 2013 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
Blackthorn, 2011 (HBO)
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, 1969
C.R.A.Z.Y., 2005
Call Me By Your Name, 2017
Century of Animation Showcase: 1922, 2022
Charlie St. Cloud, 2010 (HBO)
Christmas in Connecticut, 1945 
Coneheads, 1993 (HBO)
Disclosure, 1994 (HBO)
District 9, 2009 (HBO)
Down Terrace, 2009 (HBO)
Dude Where’s My Car?, 2000 (HBO)
Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), 2020
Fair Game, 2010 (HBO)
Federico Fellini’s Intervista, 1987
Frank, 2014 (HBO)
Freedomland, 2006 (HBO)
Grand Piano, 2013 (HBO)
Hoosiers, 1986 (HBO)
Hot Summer Nights, 2017 (HBO)
Hotel Mumbai, 2018 (HBO)
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, 1988 (HBO)
Jumper, 2008 (HBO)
Juno, 2007 (HBO)
Kiss The Girls, 1997 
La ronde, 1950
Let’s Be Cops, 2014
Little Women, 1933
Luci del Varieta, 1950
Max Steiner: Maestro of Movie Music, 2019
Meet the Spartans, 2008 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Miracle in Milan, 1951
My Best Friend’s Girl, 2008 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Navy Seals, 1990 (HBO)
Nightcrawler, 2014 (HBO)
No Place on Earth, 2012 (HBO)
Nothing But Trouble,1991 (HBO)
Oliver!, 1968
Open Season 2, 2008
Open Season, 2006
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 2016 (HBO)
Promised Land, 2012 (HBO)
Rock Dog, 2016 (HBO)
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob! 
S.W.A.T. (Movie), 2003
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, 2012 (HBO)
Slacker, 1990
Spotlight, 2015 (HBO)
Terms of Endearment, 1983 (HBO)
The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996
The American President, 1995
The Bad News Bears, 1976 (HBO)
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan, 1978 (HBO)
The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training, 1977 (HBO)
The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957
The Eye, 2008 (HBO)
The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia , 2013
The Perfect Host, 2010 (HBO)
The Perfect Storm, 2000
The Swimming Pool, 1969
The Two Faces of January, 2014
The Witch, 2015 (HBO)
Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, 2012 (HBO)
To The Wonder, 2012
Twisted, 2004 (HBO)
Waist Deep, 2006 (HBO)
Whose Line is It Anyway?, Season 9
Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me, Special Premiere (HBO)

Coming October 2

101 Places to Party Before You Die, Season 1
Housing Complex C 

Coming October 5

Eraser: Reborn, 2022

Coming October 6

Folklore, Max Original Season 2 Premiere
Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, Max Original Season 3 Premiere 
Wahl Street, Max Original Season 2 Premiere

Coming October 7

Habla Loud, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Coming October 8

Straight Out of Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog, 2021

Coming October 9

We Baby Bears S1E

Coming October 10

Avenue 5, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Oh Hell, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming October 11

38 at the Garden, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Coming October 14

Blippi Wonders, Season 2A
Fixer Upper: The Castle 

Coming October 15

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!, 2022

Coming October 17

Mr. Pickles
The Vow, Part Two Documentary Series Premiere (HBO)

Coming October 18

Batwheels, Season 1B Premiere
By Design: The Joe Caroff Story
Mama’s Boy, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
Meet the Batwheels, Season 1A

Coming October 19

Year One: A Political Odyssey, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Coming October 20

Legacy, Max Original Season 1 Premiere
The Fastest Woman on Earth, 2022

Coming October 21

Restoration Road with Clint Harp Season 3
Teen Titans Go! Season 7D
Vale Dos Esquecidos, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming October 23

La Pitchoune: Cooking in France Season 1

Coming October 24

Green Lantern: Beware My Power, 2022

Coming October 25


Coming October 26 

A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

Coming October 28

Garcia, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

Coming October 30

The Lost Kitchen, Season 3 
The White Lotus, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)

Leaving HBO Max in October 2022

There are plenty of must-see horror films to catch on HBO Max before they expire from the service at the very end of October 2022. For starters, 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are not to be missed, the same goes for Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects if you’re in the mood for some killer double features. The Blair Witch Project is another iconic release that every horror fan should at least see once. More recent hits like The Purge and Annabelle: Creation will be leaving as well.

Moving away from horror, James Mangold’s The Wolverine will be moving out of HBO Max once again. A slew of Comedy Central favorites like Key & Peele, Nathan For You, & Reno 911! will be departing too, which might be confusing to many subscribers but they will probably be back eventually as a result of complicated streaming service contracts. There’s way more to cover, so check out the entire list of everything leaving HBO Max in October 2022 below.

Leaving October 6

If I Can’t Have Love I Want Power (Halsey), 2021

Leaving October 7 

The God of High School (Dubbed) & (Subtitled)

Leaving October 14

Point Break, 2015 (HBO)
Tom & Jerry, 2021 (HBO)

Leaving October 18

The Price of Freedom, 2021

Leaving October 19

Annabelle: Creation, 2017

Leaving October 25

The Bronx, USA, 2019 (HBO)

Leaving October 31

28 Days Later, 2002 (HBO)
28 Weeks Later, 2007 (HBO)
71, 2014 (HBO)
A Cry in the Dark, 1988
All My Life, 2020
America, America, 1963
American Pastoral, 2016 (HBO)
Anchors Aweigh, 1945
Angels and Demons, 2009
Angels in the Outfield, 1994
Anger Management, 2003
Assassins, 2014
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction, 2006, Extended VersionBlood on the Moon
Blood Ties, 2013
Book of the Shadows: Blair Witch 2, 2000
Breaking Away, 1979
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, 2004
Capote, 2005
Captain Blood, 1935
Chappelle’s Show, Season 1-2
Chateau Vato, 2020
Coma, 1978
Crossing Delancey, 1988
David Copperfield, 1935
De Lo Mio, 2019
Deception, 2008
Domino, 2019
Elvis: That’s The Way It Is, 1970
Equilibrium, 2002
Evolution, 2001
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 2011
Father of the Bride, 1950
Fire With Fire, 2012 (HBO)
Flying Leathernecks, 1951
Good News, 1947
Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1969
Guess Who, 2005
Half Brothers, 2020
Hall Pass, 2011
Happily N’Ever After, 2006
Happily N’Ever After 2, 2009
Hard Rain, 1998 (HBO)
Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man, 1991
High Fidelity, 2000
Hooper, 1978
Hostel, 2005
House of 1,000 Corpses, 2003
Ice Station Zebra, 1968
Igby Goes Down, 2002
Inside Amy Schumer
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, 1993
Jerry Maguire, 1996
Key & Peele
Key Largo  1948
Kin, 2018 (HBO)
Linda and the Mockingbirds, 2020 (HBO)
Lisztomania, 1975
Little Women, 1994
Machine Gun Preacher, 2011
Master Of Disguise, 2002 (HBO)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller, 1971
Modern Problems, 1981 (HBO)
Moonstruck, 1987
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, 2007
Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, 1968
My Favorite Year, 1982
Nathan For You
Night Moves, 1975
Night Owls, 2015 (HBO)
North Dallas Forty, 1979 (HBO)
Now, Voyager, 1942
On the Town, 1949
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975
Original Sin, 2001 Unrated Version (HBO)
Outbreak, 1995
Pecado Original (AKA Original Sin), 2018 (HBO)
Porno Para Principiantes (Porno For Newbies), 2018 (HBO)
Protocol, 1984
Racing Stripes, 2005 (HBO)
Reno 911!
Room for One More, 1952
Runaway Train, 1985 (HBO)
Say Anything…, 1989 (HBO)
Six Degrees Of Separation, 1993 (HBO)
Snakes on a Plane, 2006
Speedway, 1968
Splendor in the Grass, 1961
Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye, 1985]
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2003
Terminator Salvation, 2009
The Assignment, 2016
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, 1947
The Blair Witch Project, 1999
The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1968
The Cincinnati Kid, 1965
The Command, 2018
The Confirmation, 2016
The Da Vinci Code, 2006
The Dark Half, 1993
The Devil’s Rejects, 2005
The Falcon And The Snowman, 1985
The Final Cut, 2004
The Great American Pastime, 1956
The Hunger, 1983
The Legend of the Zorro, 2005
The Mighty Quinn, 1989 (HBO)
The Mystery of the Wax Museum, 1933
The Notebook, 2004
The Pact, 2012 (HBO)
The Perfect Storm, 2000
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1981
The Public Enemy, 1931
The Purge, 2013 (HBO)
The Replacements, 2000
The Sapphires, 2012 (HBO)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula, 1973
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 2005
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, 2008
The Spirit, 2008 (HBO)
The Switch, 2010
The Taking of Pelham 123, 2009
The Wolverine, 2013
Thelma & Louise, 1991
This is Elvis, 1981
Top Secret!, 1984 (HBO)
Una Semana, 2017 (HBO)
Viva Las Vegas, 1964
W.E., 2011 (HBO)
War, 2007
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,1991
William Faulkner’s The Long, Hot Summer, 1958
Woodstock: The Director’s Cut, 1994
Zoo Animals, 2018 (HBO)

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