HBO Now October Highlights (Including ‘Camping’ And ‘My Dinner With Hervé’)


HBO Now plans to ring in Halloween with a collection of thrillers and scary titles like The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Omen that disappear once October ends. HBO also has a few new shows and films like Camping (with Jennifer Garner and David Tennant) and My Dinner with Herve (with Peter Dinklage) to keep you entertained. And if you’re a fan of the animated comedy series, Animals, or Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, now’s the time to catch up on the latest seasons of both shows before their seasons come to a close.

Good luck fitting these and the myriad of other options onto your watchlist.


Jennifer Garner and David Tennant star in this new series from writing duo Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. The two have a knack for writing about women behaving badly, but Garner takes that notion to a whole new level as Kathryn, a neurotic wife and mother who plans a camping trip to celebrate her husband’s (Tennant) birthday with some of their closest friends. Garner’s at her comedic best when she plays these kinds of phobic control-freaks, and she gets plenty of material to work with here as the group ultimately strays from their strict itinerary, and Kathryn officially loses her sh*t.

My Dinner with Hervé

Chronicling the true story of the unlikely friendship between a struggling journalist and the “most famous dwarf in the world,” My Dinner with Herve delves into the life of Fantasy Island actor Hervé Villechaize. Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage plays Villechaize, a Frenchman indulging in all the benefits that come with fame — mainly sex, money, and drugs. Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan plays the journalist, Danny Tate, who follows Villechaize around L.A. for one night, which has life-changing consequences for them both.

Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

The almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand is back with a one-night special filmed live at the Eventim Apollo in London. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement gained a cult following thanks to their music and a short series on HBO way back when. The Kiwis tried to make it in America on Flight of the Conchords, and there were rumors that a follow-up movie might be in the works before we were treated to the news that their quirkiest, most beloved tunes would be played during an hour-long special. That’s right, an hour of sonic seduction awaits.

Ballers (Season 4 finale)

Someone warn Senator Elizabeth Warren because season four of Ballers is ending. This season, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry) have been struggling to manage a new extreme sports company, contain marketing crises, and weigh new career moves. In other words, it’s been a season of upheaval and even more outrageous suits courtesy of Johnson and the show’s stylist, and the finale looks to be much of the same with drama happening on and off the field.

The Post

This Oscar-nominated film starring the incomparable Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks lands on HBO this month. The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, follows the true story of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the executive editor of The Washington Post. Graham fought against sexism and the prejudice of her era to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents that revealed the U.S. government’s role in the Vietnam War. Streep is brilliant as always, and Hanks is dependable as an ally who helps her defy some of the most powerful men in the nation in order to bring the truth to the paper’s readers.

Game Night

Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman star in the ensemble comedy filled with some pretty heavy talent like Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemmons, and Lamorne Morris. It follows a group of friends who gather for their weekly game-night and are instead forced to solve a mystery with dangerous consequences when one of their own is kidnapped.

Here are all the titles coming and going on HBO NOW in October:

Series Premieres:
Camping (10/14)
Magnifica ‘70, Season 3 (10/14)

Season Finales:
Animals, Season 3 (10/5)
Ballers, Season 4 (10/7)

Original Programming:
HBO First Look: First Man (10/1)
Queen of the World (10/1)
Student Athlete (10/2)
Entre Nos: A Stand-Up Comedy Series (10/5)
RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (10/8)
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (10/6)
Pod Save America (10/12)
The Sentence (10/15)
HBO First Look: Hunter Killer (10/16)
My Dinner with Hervé (10/20)
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (10/22)
HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody (10/25)
Gente De Zona: En Letra De Otro (10/26)

Theatrical Premieres:
Early Man, 2018 (10/1)
Lowriders, 2017 (10/1)
Game Night, 2018 (10/6)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 2018 (10/13)
The Post, 2017 (10/27)

El Abogada (AKA The Lawyer), 2016 (10/1)
La Gran Promesa (AKA The Big Promise), 2017 (10/12)
Las Giretas de jara (AKA Dark Buildings), 2018 (10/19)

Starting October 1:
A Perfect Getaway, 2009
Analyze That, 2002
The Cooler, 2003
Dances with Wolves (Extended Version), 1990
The Descent (Extended Version), 2006
The Descent: Part 2, 2010
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut), 2005
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009
Fifty Shades Darker, 2017
The Guru, 2003
House of 100 Corpses, 2003
House of D, 2005
The Human Stain, 2003
Inherent Vice, 2014
The Lost Boys, 1987
Man on Fire, 2004
The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version), 2008
Public Enemies, 2009
Romeo Must Die, 2000
The Singing Detective, 2003
Starter for 10, 2007
Taken (Unrated Version), 2009
Taking Woodstock, 2009
The Thin Red Line, 1998
Underworld (Unrated Version), 2003

Ending October 21:
Runaway Jury, 2003

Ending October 31:
Absolute Power, 1997
Avatar, 2009
The Beguiled, 2017
The Beguiled, 1971
The Book of Henry, 2017
Crazy Heart, 2009
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
Eurotrip, 2004
Garfield, 2004
Girls Trip, 2017
Good Will Hunting, 1997
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, 2009
In the Cut, 2003
Julia, 1977
Kill the Messenger, 2014
Man on the Moon, 1999
My Life Without Me, 2003
Nine to Five, 1980
O, 2001
The Postman, 1997
The Theory of Everything, 2014

Scary Movies Available to Stream on Halloween (Ending October 31):
AVP: Alien vs Predator, 2004
Alien: Covenant, 2017
Damien: Omen II, 1978
The Final Conflict, 1981
The Fly II, 1989
From Hell, 2001
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 1992
Hannibal, 2001
Incarnate, 2016
The Last House on the Left, 2009
The Mummy, 1999
The Mummy Returns, 2001
Omen IV: The Awakening, 1991
The Omen, 1973
Predator, 1987
Predator 2, 1990
The Scorpion King, 2002
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991