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.

Monstober
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.

Tag Cloud

Emmys Nominations Thanksgiving TIFF Esquire Ghostbusters The Arrangement Food Network Comedy crime thriller BBC America Lifetime FOX Nickelodeon TLC Marathons Valentine's Day Box Office Netflix Extras science fiction Premiere Dates Animation Year in Review PBS biography American Society of Cinematographers Action Starz Sci-Fi Dark Horse Comics Reality Competition 2016 Countdown TBS GLAAD Winners FXX OWN USA Mary Tyler Moore travel Election A&E Fox News Super Bowl Sneak Peek Watching Series Spring TV MTV Podcast Star Trek CBS Teen Exclusive Video Tumblr Schedule 2017 Horror dramedy 007 TNT cops Winter TV SundanceTV ABC Family boxoffice supernatural psycho Pop Trivia Trailer History vampires CNN GIFs Polls and Games Rom-Com Music VICE sports Video Games Opinion comiccon TV Land 24 frames ABC politics TV Oscars HBO DirecTV cinemax Superheroes Hulu LGBTQ Freeform Cartoon Network singing competition Marvel zombie The CW Amazon Syfy CMT APB discovery Set visit Grammys Masterpiece Logo sitcom harry potter period drama Character Guide Fall TV Best and Worst police drama SDCC Country serial killer ESPN Comedy Central Mystery Martial Arts thriller TCA war ITV IFC Bravo Red Carpet NYCC Universal Musicals based on movie Adult Swim Infographic Drama social media TruTV El Rey Cosplay VH1 Crackle Star Wars WGN Disney Channel cooking Sundance RT History Fantasy TCM technology Holidays FX Disney Tomatazos AMC Awards CBS All Access E! adventure Showtime TCA 2017 BBC Rock NBC President Summer PaleyFest diversity DC Comics First Look GoT MSNBC Interview Biopics Rocky Photos X-Men Lionsgate Writers Guild of America Certified Fresh Calendar 2015 docudrama Reality Toys BET Pirates Comic Book Kids & Family Nat Geo crime drama aliens crime