Scary Movie Marathons and TV Shows to Watch on Halloween

by | October 24, 2013 | Comments

You’ve got to do something to fill the time between visits from trick-or-treaters, so why not curl up on the couch with a good Halloween special? We at RT have made things easy for you with our rundown of the finest in late October programming for audiences of all ages.

13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family, complete schedule here
For some family-friendly fare, ABC Family is the place to go; 13 Nights of Halloween features a selection of ghoulish-but-groovy flicks from Tim Burton (including Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Beetlejuice); the Addams Family movies; and the premiere of Dr. Seuss’ Halloween Is Grinch Night.

31 Days of Halloween
SyFy, complete schedule here
The good folks over at SyFy have some spooky stuff on the calendar; in addition to the Nightmare on Elm Street series, An American Werewolf in London, and the recent Fright Night remake, they’ve got three original horror flicks and a Ghost Mine/Ghost Hunters marathon.

AMC Fearfest
AMC, complete schedule here
For the rest of October, AMC is offering up a heaping helping of slasher classics. They’ve got your Halloweens, your Omens, your Friday the 13ths, plus a stray Alien and The Exorcist tossed in for good measure.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
ABC, Oct. 31 at 8/7 p.m.
ABC already got in the spirit of the season with Toy Story of Terror! earlier this month (an encore presentation is slated for Halloween on the Disney Channel), and they’ll be running It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 8/7 p.m. on All Hallow’s Eve. You should watch it. It’s awesome.

Disney Channel, complete schedule here
In addition to a bunch of Halloween-themed episodes, the Disney Channel will be running all four of its Halloweentown movies and Toy Story of Terror!

Turner Classic Movies
TCM, complete schedule here
TCM’s late October lineup is a veritable murderer’s row of classic horror. Each Thursday, the channel is playing a marathon of Vincent Price classics, with other days devoted to Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Freaks, and other old-school chillers.

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