It's that time of year where some of my favorite programming starts to kick in. The scary, frightful or just plain entertaining onslaught of aliens, monsters, murderers and what not that come out of the woodwork on Halloween each year.
As you may or may not know, Syfy is already in full swing with their 31 Days of Halloween programming, but other networks like AMC, Crackle, SundanceTV, Sundance Now and WGN America have their own offerings.
via press release
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A marathon of all seven seasons of “The Walking Dead” started Monday, October 16 at 1pm ET/PT, leading into the season eight premiere/100th episode on Sunday, October 22 at 9pm ET/PT. A more specific breakdown is below.
-Monday, October 16 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 101 – 207
-Tuesday, October 17 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 208 – 308
-Wednesday, October 18 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 309 – 406
-Thursday, October 19 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 407 – 504
-Friday, October 20 at 12pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 505 – 601
-Saturday, October 21 at 6am ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 601 – 704
-Sunday, October 22 at 6am ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” 704 - 801
Additionally, AMC’s Fearfest Halloween movie marathons begin Monday, October 23 at 9am ET/PT. A more specific breakdown is below.
- Monday, October 16 at 1pm ET/PT, the “Halloween Marathon” including: Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.
-Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm ET/PT, the “Chucky-thon” begins with Child’s Play, Curse of Chucky and the world TV premiere of Cult of Chucky
-Friday, October 27 at 5:30pm ET/PT, the “Freddy Friday” movie marathon begins including Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy vs Jason and A Nightmare on Elm Street
-Saturday, October 28 at 3pm ET/PT, the “Leprechaun-a-thon” begins with Leprechaun: Origins, Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2, Leprechaun 3, Leprechaun 4, Leprechaun in the Hood and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood
-Sunday, October 29 at 7:30am ET/PT, the “Day of the Undead” movie marathon begins with Night of the Living Dead, Army of Darkness, House of the Dead, House of the Dead 2, Land of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead
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Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free, ad supported streaming network, brings thrills and Halloween haunts to the network this October with killer programming, including the all-new “SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween” (starring series regulars Bryan Cranston & new “SNL” cast member Heidi Gardner, guest starring Lake Bell & Phil LaMarr) original special, the 2004 cult film Exorcist: The Beginning, the horrifying thriller Fright Night, plus many more noteworthy titles. A specific breakdown of all the October Halloween themed programming is below.
New Crackle Originals
SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween
New on Crackle
Urban Legend – New
Available One Month Only
Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist
Exorcist: The Beginning
Isle of The Dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
The Devil Insider
The Exorcist III
The Lazarus Project
Ghost Stores S1
Seinfeld Theme: Scary Dates
The Busboy (203)
The Nose Job (309)
The Watch (406)
The Opera (409)
The Masseuse (509)
The Stand-In (516)
The Secret Code (707)
The Van Buren Boys (814)
The Strongbox (914)
The Burning (916)
*Note the above is subject to change.
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A three day Halloween movie marathon begins on Sunday, October 29 at 6am ET/5am CT with “Sunday Bloody Sunday: Stephen King Marathon” begins with Cujo, Firestarter, Silver Bullet, Christine, Carrie and Misery. On Monday, October 30 at 12pm ET/11am CT the “Sci Fi Monday” movie marathon begins with The Omega Man, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Westworld, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Escape from New York. On Halloween Day, October 31, at 1pm ET/12pm CT, the “Beetlejuice Marathon” begins, airing the fan favorite movie back-to-back six times.
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Sundance Now celebrates Halloween by adding fan-favorite chillers which are available to stream now! The line-up includes; Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th (2013), a chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise; The award-winner documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010), which explores the origins of Freddy Krueger and takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history; The Tall Man (2012) – a spine-tingling film that follows a mother (Jessica Biel) looking for her missing child which leads her to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children; The Violence Movie (Sundance Now Short), a regionally famous, cult VHS horror short from the late 1980s that features a brand new, never released score from legendary horror film composer Harry Manfredini; and the three-part Sundance Now exclusive drama, Rillington Place, which follows serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s (starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton).
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On Halloween Day, a “Monster M*A*S*H Halloween Horror Night” begins with five hours of M*A*S*H’s biggest Halloween tricks from 2-7pm, followed by Chucky in Child’s Play 2 at 7pm, Child’s Play 3 at 9pm and a second showing of Child’s Play 2 at 11pm.
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