Halloween (2015) Fun For TV

Halloween Television Programming

So say you want to stay indoors and scare the crap out yourself instead of going to a local fright house or amusement park. Cool. If that's the case, I started looking around for things to eat your popcorn to while sitting on your couch with the lights down low and the curtains drawn!


First, don't forget Syfy Channel's 31 Days of Halloween, TCM's Horror Fest, AMC's classically good Fear Fest, FX will also be having a Twilight Saga marathon Oct 30-31, along with Cinemax, IFC holding their own fearful programming on the 31st.

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“Expedition Unknown” – “Hunting Vampires”

Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

An archeological dig in Bulgaria has revealed what appears to be the 700-year-old skeletal remains of real-life vampires.


“Ghost Adventures” Marathon – Zak Bagans’ Favorite Episodes

Friday, October 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. ET/PT

A special “Ghost Adventures” marathon will feature episodes hand-picked by the show’s host and lead investigator, Zak Bagans.


“Ghost Adventures” – “Extra Pulses: Exorcist House”

Friday, October 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

The “Ghost Adventures” team investigates the Exorcist House in St. Louis, Mo., site of the most famous demonic possession in paranormal history.


“Ghost Adventures” Marathon – Fan Favorite Top 10 Episodes

Saturday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

This Halloween-day marathon looks to “Ghost Adventure” fans to choose the lineup! A 10-hour marathon will feature the top 10 “Ghost Adventures” episodes as voted on by the fans.


“Ghost Adventures” *Two-Hour Halloween Special* – “Deadwood: City of Ghosts”

Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

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“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”
Season Two Marathon airing Tuesday, October 27 beginning at 12 p.m. ET/PT and leading into the season two finale at 9 p.m. ET/PT


Join El Rey Network as they bring the terror this Halloween with ‘The Puppet Master Marathon’ hosted by Puppet Master producer, writer, and horror aficionado Charles Band. Prepare to welcome the frights as the marathon begins on October 31 at 12AM/ET with the first five classic Puppet Master films including Puppet Master, Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creation, Puppet Master III: Tourlon’s Revenge, Puppet Master 4: The Demon and Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter.

While watching be sure to enter El Rey Network and Full Moon Entertainment’s “The Puppet Master Time-To-Die Sweepstakes” which offers one lucky winner the chance to die in the next installment of the Puppet Master franchise. For additional details please click here.   All entries must be received by 11:59 ET on October 31.


“Puppet Master” at 12:00 AM

Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches.

“Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creation” at 2:00 AM

The puppets return, this time they hunt some Paranormal Researchers to take their brain fluid for the dead/living puppet master, Andre Toulon.

“Puppet Master III: Tourlon’s Revenge” at 4:00AM

Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, Toulon's beautiful wife is murdered. Toulon vows revenge, with the help of his animated puppets. This movie gives a new perspective on Toulon and his "friends".

“Puppet Master 4: The Demon” at 6:00 AM

A young scientist working on an artificial intelligence project is the target of strange gremlin-like creatures, who are out to kill him and thus terminate his research. By coincidence, in one of the rooms he uses, there's a mysterious case containing the puppets of the "puppet master". When the puppets are brought to life, they help destroy the creatures.

“Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter” at 7:45 AM

The puppets battle their most powerful enemy yet as they protect the new puppet master from the demon God that created the Secret of Life.

“Puppet Master” at 9:45 AM

“Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creation” at 11:45 AM

“Puppet Master III: Tourlon’s Revenge” at 1:45 PM

“Puppet Master 4: The Demon” at 3:45 PM

“Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter” at 5:30 PM

“Puppet Master” at 7:30 PM

“Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creation” at 9:30 PM

“Puppet Master III: Tourlon’s Revenge” at 11:30 PM


“Puppet Master 4: The Demon” at 1:30 AM

“Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter” at 3:15 AM

“Puppet Master” at 5:15 AM

To find El Rey Network in your area please check out the channel finder at http://bit.ly/ElReyChannelfinder

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“Ash vs Evil Dead” – Series Premiere

Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

The first season of “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be a 10-episode, half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, “Ash vs Evil Dead” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead.

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“Stephen King Thriller Week” – Movie Marathon

Sunday, October 25 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and leading into the season two premiere of “The Returned”

In the spirit of the Halloween season, and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Stephen King’s The Shining, SundanceTV will air a “Stephen King Thriller Week,” featuring King’s fan-favorite films, beginning Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.  The films will culminate with an airing of The Shining, which will then lead into the highly anticipated season two premiere of SundanceTV’s International Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning French drama, “The Returned,” on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. 

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“The Returned” – Season Two Premiere

Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

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“Halloween Hangover” – Movie Marathon

Sunday, November 1 beginning at 6:00 a.m. ET/PT

Sundance TV has the "cure" for those who just can't get enough holiday scares, with a holiday hangover ‎marathon featuring all five original Halloween titles airing all day, including “Halloween,” “Halloween II,” “Halloween III: Season of the Witch,” “Halloween 4: Return of Michael Myers” and “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.”

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 It took 12 Jesuit priests four months to exorcise Roland Doe of the demons that possessed him. The real-life horror story went on to inspire the book and the movie The Exorcist. Now, 66 years after the original event, a new generation of paranormal experts will return to the home where it all happened to conduct the first-ever live televised exorcism in U.S. history and cleanse the house once and for all. EXORCISM: LIVE! airs Friday, October 30 at 9/8c on Destination America, the #1 home for paranormal programming this fall.

Actor and media correspondent Chris Jacobs has signed on as host of the two-hour live special, bringing with him an extensive career in live television as former host of The Insider, correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, and currently the host of Overhaulin’ on Velocity. In EXORCISM: LIVE!, Jacobs will anchor the action as it unfolds and introduce viewers along the way to key commentators including paranormal experts, historians, and descendants of the original team that exorcised Roland Doe.

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ABC Family

(I missed the first seven nights... )

Night Eight – Monday, October 26th

    * Sleepy Hollow 5:30- 8 PM EST/PT
    * Toy Story of Terror 9- 9:30 PM EST/PT
    * The Nightmare Before Christmas 9:30-11:00 PM EST/PT
    * Frankenweenie 12AM-2AM

Night Nine – Tuesday, October 27th

    * Frankenweenie 4PM-6PM EST/PT
    * The Nightmare Before Christmas 6-7:30 PM EST/PT
    * Toy Story of Terror 7:30- 8 PM EST/PT
    * Hocus Pocus 9PM-11:30 PM EST/PT
    * ParaNorman 12-2AM EST/PT

Night Ten – Wednesday, October 28th

    * ParaNorman 4-6PM EST/PT
    * Hocus Pocus 6PM-8:15 PM EST/PT
    * Dark Shadows 8:15-11 PM EST/PT
    * Casper 12-2 Am EST/PT

Night Eleven – Thursday, October 29th

    * Casper 5-7 pm EST/PT
    * The Addams Family 7-9 PM EST/PT
    * Addams Family Values 9-11 PM EST/PT
    * Hocus Pocus 12 AM-2 AM EST/PT

Night Twelve – Friday, October 30th

    * The Addams Family 2:30-4:30 PM EST/PT
    * Addams Family Values 4:30-6:30 PM EST/PT
    * Hocus Pocus 6:30 PM-8:30 PM EST/PT
    * Poltergeist 8:30 PM – 11Pm EST/PT
    * Poltergeist II The Other Side 12 AM- 2AM EST/PT

Night Thirteen – Saturday, October 31st

    * Batman 7AM-10AM EST/PT
    * Batman 10AM- 12pm EST/PT
    * Poltergeist 12:30 PM – 3 Pm EST/PT
    * Sleepy Hollow 3:00- 5:30 PM EST/PT
    * The Nightmare Before Christmas 5:30-7:00 PM EST/PT
    * Hocus Pocus 7:00 PM-9:15 PM EST/PT
    * Hocus Pocus 9:15 PM-11:30 PM EST/PT
    * Sleepy Hollow 11:30PM- 2 AM EST/PT

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The Huffington Post has a great, HUGE list of scary things to watch for...


Here's a snippet for the last few days of this "horrific month:"

Thursday, Oct. 30

    "ParaNorman" at 12:00 a.m. ET on ABC Family
    "Ghoulies" at 1:00 a.m. ET on AMC
    "Ghoulies II" at 3:00 a.m. ET on AMC
    "Creation of the Humanoids" at 5:00 a.m. ET on AMC
    "The Addams Family" at 4:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family
    "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974) at 5:00 p.m. ET on Syfy
    "Addams Family Values" at 6:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family
    "Saw III" at 6:30 p.m. ET on IFC
    "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
    "Dark Shadows" at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family
    "Saw IV" at 9:00 p.m. ET on IFC
    "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (2003) at 9:10 p.m. ET on Syfy
    "Saw V" at 11:00 p.m. ET on IFC
    "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974) at 11:10 p.m. ET on Syfy

Friday, Oct. 31

    "Beetlejuice" at 12:00 a.m. ET on ABC Family
    "The Haunting" (1963) at 1:00 a.m. ET on TCM
    "Saw VII" at 1:10 a.m. ET on Syfy
    "Children of the Corn" at 8:00 a.m. ET on Syfy
    "Hostel: Part II" at 10:00 a.m. ET on Syfy
    "Cat People" at 11:00 a.m. ET on TCM
    "30 Days of Night" at 12:00 p.m. ET on Syfy
    "Poltergeist" at 2:00 p.m. ET on ABC Family
    "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" Marathon at 2:00 p.m. ET on El Rey Network
    "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003) at 2:30 p.m. ET on Syfy
    "Dark Shadows" at 4:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family
    "Halloween II" (2009) at 4:30 p.m. ET on Syfy
    "A Nightmare On Elm Street" at 6:30 p.m. ET on IFC
    "Beetlejuice" at 7:00 p.m. ET on ABC Family
    "Halloween" at 8:30 p.m. ET on IFC
    "Casper" at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC Family

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