8 suspenseful movies available on HBO Now

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is available on Hulu continuously. (Courtesy of IMDb)

HBO Now is equipped with movies to satisfy your Halloween scary movie marathon needs. These eight movies will get your blood pumping, so you probably shouldn’t watch them too close to bedtime if you’re hoping for a good night’s sleep.

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Humanity’s reign has fallen after the Simian Flu leads to a global pandemic, killing the majority of the human population and genetically enhancing apes. The apes have established a colony in the Muir Woods, and tensions between the apes and the remaining human faction run high. Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell star in the film. This film will be continuously available.

2. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Zombies take over a suburban town, forcing the town’s residents to fight for their survival. Very few places are safe as the zombie apocalypse forces them to their breaking point. Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber and Mekhi Phifer star in this remake. This film is available until Oct. 31.

If you’ve seen a zombie while on the road, tell “Truckers News” about it for our Haunted Highways feature coming up during Halloween week.

3. Devil’s Due (2014)

Zach (Zach Gilford) and Samantha McCall (Allison Miller) are enjoying their honeymoon when they are captured to an underground chamber, where Sam is forced to be a part of an odd ritual. They wake up in their hotel room, unsure of what happened the night before. Sam realizes she is pregnant, but the couple’s happiness at the news fades as they slowly realize their unborn child is the devil. Sam Anderson, Aimee Carrero and Vanessa Ray star in the film alongside Gilford and Miller. This film is available until Feb. 29.

4. Gothika (2003)

Miranda Grey (Halle Berry), a psychiatrist at a mental hospital, finds herself in her own hospital after she’s involved in a car accident and possessed by a ghost. When she wakes up in the hospital, she has no memory of the accident and finds out that her husband Douglas (Charles Dutton) has been murdered and she is the main suspect. Robert Downey, Jr., John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill and Penelope Cruz star in the film. This film is available until Oct. 31.

5. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

This four-part Halloween horror anthology centers around Sam, a young and mysterious trick-or-treater donning orange pajames with a burlap sack placed over his head. Sam shows up whenever someone dares to break a Halloween tradition. The film stars Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin and Brian Cox. This film is available until Jan. 31.

6. Siren (2010)

A group of friends enjoying a weekend getaway find themselves in high waters after they discover a young woman waving for help off the shore. Their attempt to rescue her encounters a plot twist when she turns out to be the deadliest part. Eoin Macken, Anna Skellern and Tereza Srbova star in the film. This film is available until Jan. 31.

7. Shocker (1989)

A serial killer receives the death penalty and is sent to the electric chair. He returns from the dead using electricity and sets out to get vengeance on the young football player who originally turned him in to the police. The film is directed by notable director and writer Wes Craven and stars Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi and Peter Berg. This film is available until Dec. 31.

8. Dark City (1998)

After John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes up with amnesia, he gets a phone call from Dr. Daniel Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland) urging him to run away because a group of men are after Murdoch. Murdoch learns he is a suspect in several murders, and he also discovers that he has mind powers. He uses these powers to hide from the men looking for him as he explores the city, which is stuck in perpetual nighttime. Jennifer Connelly, Richard O’Brien, Ian Richardson and William Hurt star in this film. This film is available until Nov. 30.