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Halloween 2017 Programming: Here’s What To Watch
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A lot of networks have been running Halloween and horror-themed programming all through October. And since Halloween is only days away, the next few days are packed with great movies and TV shows to watch for the season.

Below are a few standout selections to watch this weekend and leading up to Halloween this Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

AMC’s Fearfest

-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


We have to mention that NBC will be airing their David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special on Saturday, October 28 at 11:30/10:30c. This is a spin-off of the Saturday Night Live sketch that featured Tom Hanks as the title character.


– New Crackle Originals
SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween

– New on Crackle
Urban Legend – New

– Available One Month Only (Streaming)
Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist
Exorcist: The Beginning
Flatliners (1990)
Fright Night
Isle of The Dead
Prom Night
Termination Point
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
The Detonator
The Devil Insider
The Exorcist III
The Fan
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.


– 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.

– 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.

– Halloween Day, October 31, at 1pm ET/12pm CT, the “Beetlejuice Marathon” begins, airing the fan favorite movie back-to-back six times.

Sundance Now (Streaming)

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th (2013),
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010),
The Tall Man (2012)
The Violence Movie (Sundance Now Short),
Rillington Place (3-part Sundance Now exclusive)

WGN America

– Halloween Day 2-7pm: “Monster M*A*S*H Halloween Horror Night” begins with five hours of M*A*S*H’s biggest Halloween tricks

– Halloween Evening “Chucky” programming: Child’s Play 2 at 7pm, Child’s Play 3 at 9pm and a second showing of Child’s Play 2 at 11pm.

Freeform’s 13 Nights Of Horror

Saturday, October 28

7am/6c Spooky Buddies
9:05am/8:05c R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
11:10am/10:10c The Addams Family
1:20pm/12:20c Addams Family Values
3:30pm/2:30c The Nightmare Before Christmas
5:10pm/4:10c Hocus Pocus
7:20pm/6:20c Disney”¢Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
9:25pm/8:25c Disney”¢Pixar’s Monsters University
11:55pm/10:55c ParaNorman

Sunday, October 29

7am/6c R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
9:10am/8:10c ParaNorman
11:20am/10:20c The Nightmare Before Christmas
1pm/12c Hook
4:15pm/3:15c Disney”¢Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
4:45pm/3:45c Hocus Pocus
6:55pm/5:55c Disney”¢Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
9pm/8c Disney”¢Pixar’s Monsters University
11:30pm/10:30c Disney”¢Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
12am/11c Frankenweenie

Monday, October 30

7am/6c Sleepy Hollow
11am/10c The Middle
11:30am/10:30c The Middle
11:30am/10:30c Dark Shadows
2pm/1c Sleepy Hollow
4:30pm/3:30c The Addams Family
6:40pm/5:40c Addams Family Values
8:50pm/7:50c Hocus Pocus
12am/11c Hocus Pocus

Tuesday, October 31

7am/6c Last Man Standing
7:30am/6:30c Hocus Pocus
11am/10c The Middle
11:30am/10:30c The Middle
Hocus Pocus Marathon
12pm/11c – 11pm/10c Hocus Pocus

See the full schedule.

AMC’s horror-thriller streaming network has tons of great selections, including their own original films, along with the movies of the Classic Universal Monsters franchise, Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and The Wolf Man (1941). Head to Shudder to browse their vast selections.


Amazon Prime streaming recently launched their 6-episode series Lore, terrifying stories based on real people and events,


Hulu has offered up a bunch of stuff to stream for Halloween in their annual programming event Huluween. Check out the list of movies and TV shows over at Hulu.

El Rey Network

The network is running nearly 100 hours of Halloween-themed programming, including episodes of The Crow, along with movies from the franchises Evil Dead, Boogeyman, Hellraiser, Puppet Master, and much more. See the full schedule.


The Netflix streaming network has tons of movies and television shows to choose from this Halloween season, but the one to watch this weekend would definitely be Stranger Things 2, the second season of their breakout hit show. Season 2 just launched, so go get your binge on!


Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive: PBS will air the next installment of their American Masters documentary series on Monday, October 30 on 9pm, and will release it to streaming the next day, on Halloween. Kathleen Turner narrates the film, while Denis O’Hare stars as the title legendary writer.


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  1. Great list, thanks for posting. FearFest has really been a let down this year, sadly. Luckily other channels and sites are picking up the slack!

    Comment by Caffeinated Joe — October 28, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

  2. Not much use to me in the UK, but thankfully I always do a film marathon at Halloween, so got that to look forward to

    Comment by Rodj71 — October 30, 2017 @ 4:59 am

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