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October 11th, 2014

13 Days of Halloween-Themed TV for Kids

There seems to be an almost never-ending list of Halloween TV geared for kids. Here is a list of 13 Days of Halloween-themed TV for kids that I have found thus far. Because all websites do not list all the programming for complete months, I will be adding to the bottom of the list day by day as their schedules become available. Be sure to check your local listings for any changes.

Sunday, October 19 – Day One of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A Halloween ghost. Photo by Fantasma © Wikimedia Commons

A Halloween ghost. Photo by Fantasma © Wikimedia Commons

7:00am Casper (ABCF)

7:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

7:00am Sanjay & Craig (Nick) “Tufflips’ Tales of Terror”

7:30am Blue’s Clues (NickJr) “Blue’s Big Costume Party”

9:30am Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Nickelodeon) “Scaredy Dance”

10:30am Doc McStuffins (DisneyJr) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

11:30am Scary Godmother (Cartoon Network)

1:30pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “The Little Witch”

2:00pm Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “The Halloween Scramble”

2:30pm Little Einsteins (DisneyJr) “Little Einstein’s Halloween”

3:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (DisneyJr) “Mickey’s Treat”

4:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Tricks, Treats and Treasure; Season of the Sea Witch”

5:30pm SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon) “Scaredy Pants”

6:00pm Haunted Thundermans (Nickelodeon)

7:00pm Henry Danger (Nickelodeon) “Jasper Danger”

7:30pm Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Nickelodeon) “Scaredy Dance”

7:00pm Liv & Maddie (Disney) “Howl-A-Rooney”

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! Disney/Pixar (ABCF)

7:30pm Austin & Ally (Disney) “Horror Stories and Halloween Scares”

8:00pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “Ghostly Gala”

8:00pm Ultimate Spider Man: Web Warriors (Disney XD) “Halloween Night at the Museum”

8:00pm Monsters, Inc. Disney/Pixar (ABCF)

8:00pm Girl Meets World (Disney) “World of Terror”

8:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Pirate Ghost Story”

8:30pm Dog With a Blog (Disney) “Howloween 2: The Final Reckoning”

9:00pm Liv & Maddie (Disney) “Helgaween-a-Rooney”

9:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

9:30pm I Didn’t Do It (Disney) “Next of Pumpkin”

9:30pm Gravity falls (Disney XD) “Little Gift Shop of Horrors”

10:00pm Toy Story of TERROR! Disney/Pixar (ABCF)

 

Woody from Toy Story. Photo by Deror avi © Wikimedia Commons

Woody from Toy Story. Photo by Deror avi © Wikimedia Commons

Monday, October 20 – Day Two of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

12:00pm Paw Patrol (Nickelodeon) “Pups Save a Ghost” (new)

1:00pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

1:00pm The Fresh Beat Band (NickJr) “Ghost Band”

1:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! (DisneyJr)

8:30pm Twitches (Disney) Reunited twins use magic against evil.

9:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

 

Tuesday, October 21 – Day Three of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A witchy Halloween  shadow. Photo by Immanuel Giel © Wikimedia Commons

A witchy Halloween shadow. Photo by Immanuel Giel © Wikimedia Commons

8:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Tricks, Treats and Treasure; Season of the Sea Witch”

8:30am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Mickey’s Treat”

12:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Tricks, Treats and Treasure; Season of the Sea Witch”

3:30pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

6:00pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

6:00pm Toy Story of TERROR! (DisneyJr)

7:30pm Doc McStuffins (DisneyJr) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

8:00pm I Didn’t Do It (Disney) “Next of Pumpkin”

8:30pm Twitches Too (Disney) Magical sisters learn their missing father is alive.

 

Wednesday, October 22 – Day Four of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A friendly Halloween ghost. Photo by missmeganbunn © MorgueFile

A friendly Halloween ghost. Photo by missmeganbunn © MorgueFile

7:00am Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “The Halloween Scramble”

9:00am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

9:30am Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

1:00pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “Ghostly Gala”

6:00pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

7:30pm Girl Meets World (Disney) “World of Terror”

8:00pm Liv & Maddie (Disney) “Helgaween-a-Rooney”

8:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

8:30pm Casper (Disney) A teen befriends a friendly ghost.

 

Thursday, October 23 – Day Five of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

Itsy Bitsy Halloween spider. Photo by Karla Fitch © Wikimedia Commons

Itsy Bitsy Halloween spider. Photo by Karla Fitch © Wikimedia Commons

7:00am Sesame Street (PBS) “Where’s the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

8:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

8:30am Handy Manny (DisneyJr) “Halloween; Haunted Clock Tower”

9:00am Handy Manny (DisneyJr) “Halloween”

9:00am Sesame Street (PBS) “Where’s the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

1:30pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

6:30pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (DisneyJr) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

8:00pm Girl Meets World (Disney) “World of Terror”

8:30pm Jessie (Disney) “The Runaway Bride of Frankenstein”

9:00pm Austin & Ally (Disney) “Horror Stories and Halloween Scares”

9:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (DisneyJr) “Mickey’s Treat”

9:30pm Dog With a Blog (Disney) “Howloween 2: The Final Reckoning”

 

Friday, October 24 – Day Six of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A scarecrow in a Halloween pumpkin patch. Photo by  Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot © Wikimedia Commons

A scarecrow in a Halloween pumpkin patch. Photo by Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot © Wikimedia Commons

7:00pm Monster High Freaky Fusion (Nickelodeon Special)

8:00am Jungle Junction (DisneyJr) “Lance & the Jumpy Pumpkin”

10:30am Spookley the Square Pumpkin (Disney)

11:00am Dinosaur Train (PBS) “Haunted Roadhouse; Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”

11:30am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

12:30pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

1:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Mickey’s Treat”

2:00pm Halloweentown (Disney) A girl learns she is a witch and saves a town of supernatural creatures.

2:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

3:30pm Doc McStuffins (DisneyJr) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

3:40pm Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (Disney) Two witches try to stop a villain.

4:00pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “The Little Witch”

5:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

5:15 Monstober Mash-Up (Disney-new)

5:30pm Halloweentown High (Disney) Two witches protect a group of students.

7:05pm Monstober Mash-Up (Disney-new)

7:20pm Return to Halloweentown (Disney) A witch must stop a plot to destroy Halloweentown.

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! (DisneyJr)

8:00pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

8:30pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “Ghostly Gala”

9:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

 

Saturday, October 25 – Day Seven of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

Halloween Boo! ghost. Photo by SDR and Co © MorgueFile

Halloween Boo! ghost. Photo by SDR and Co © MorgueFile

6:00am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Mickey’s Treat”

6:30am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

7:00am Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “The Halloween Scramble”

7:30am Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “New Monsterkid on the Block; The Mighty Heromonsters”

7:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

7:30pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

8:00am Doc McStuffins (Disney) Donny & Alma create a monster.

8:30am Sofia the First (Disney) “Ghostly Gala”

9:00am Sesame Street (PBS) “Where’s the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

10:30am Dinosaur Train (PBS) “Haunted Roadhouse; Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”

 

Sunday, October 26 – Day Eight of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

Scooby Doo actors at a park. Photo by Stephen Collins © Wikimedia Commons

Scooby Doo actors at a park. Photo by Stephen Collins © Wikimedia Commons

Ghost Skeleton by L?u Ly

8:30am Sid the Science Kid (PBS) “Halloween Spooky Science Special”

9:00am Dinosaur Train (PBS) “Haunted Roadhouse; Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”

10:00am Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

 

Monday, October 27 – Day Nine of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

10:00am Curious George (PBS) “A Halloween Boo Fest”

7:00pm ParaNorman (ABCF)

 

Tuesday, October 28 – Day Ten of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A house decorated for Halloween. Photo by Dmitri Lytov © Wikimedia Commons

A house decorated for Halloween. Photo by Dmitri Lytov © Wikimedia Commons

6:00pm Adventure Time with Finn and Jake(Cartoon Network) “Ghost Fly”

6:15pm Uncle Grandpa (Cartoon Network) “Haunted RV”

8:00pm The Great Halloween Fright Fight (ABC Special)

 

Wednesday, October 29 – Day Eleven of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

6:00pm Regular Show (Cartoon Network) “Terror Tales of the Park IV”

 

Thursday, October 30 – Day Twelve of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

6:00pm Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network) “Halloween”

 

Friday, October 31 – Day 13 of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

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October 11th, 2014

13 Days of Halloween Themed TV in October 2014

Here is my list of 13 Days of Halloween-Themed TV in October 2014 beginning on October 19. For more fright-filled TV, click these links for AMC’s Fear Fest schedule and Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween.  Always check your local listings for complete up-to-date scheduling. At the bottom of this article you will find just the listings without the descriptions.

Sunday, October 19 – Day One of Halloween Themed TV

Anjekica Huston stars in "The Addams Family" Photo by Mingle Media TV © Wikimedia Commons

Anjekica Huston stars in “The Addams Family” Photo by Mingle Media TV © Wikimedia Commons

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Monday, October 19 @ 7:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 9:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 11:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 (ABCF)

2010, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 1:00pm

(Adventure/Fantasy) As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 (ABCF)

2011, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 4:30pm

(Adventure/Fantasy/Mystery) Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Tim Allen is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story of Terror” Photo by Alan Light © Wikimedia Commons

Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF)

2013, G, Disney/Pixar, Sunday, October 19 @ 7:30pm

(Animated Adventure) What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story of Terror.” Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers and Timothy Dalton.

Monsters, Inc (ABCF)

2001, G, Disney/Pixar, Sunday, October 19 @ 8:00pm

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs.

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 7 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 8:00pm

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 5 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 9:00pm

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 6 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 10:00pm

Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF)

2013, G, Disney/Pixar, Sunday, October 19 @ 10:00pm

(Animated Adventure) What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story of Terror.” Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers and Timothy Dalton.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Sunday, October 19 @ 10:30pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 1 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 11:00pm

Monday, October 20 – Day Two of Halloween Themed TV

 The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Monday, October 20 @ 6:30pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

Jennifer Lawrence stars in "The Hunger Games" Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Jennifer Lawrence stars in “The Hunger Games” Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

The Hunger Games (ABCF)

2012, PG 13, Monday, October 20 @ 8:00pm

(Sci-fi Adventure) Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Twitches (Disney)

2005, PG, Monday, October 20 @ 8:30pm

(Comedy/Drama) Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives. Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Kristen Wilson.

 

Tuesday, October 21 – Day Three of Halloween Themed TV

Eddie Murphy stars in "The Haunted Mansion." Photo by David Shankbone © Wikimedia Commons

Eddie Murphy stars in “The Haunted Mansion.” Photo by David Shankbone © Wikimedia Commons

The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Tuesday, October 21 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

The Hunger Games (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Tuesday, October 21 @ 5:00pm

(Sci-fi Adventure) Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Pretty Little Liars (ABCF)

Tuesday, October 21 @ 8:00pm

 “We Love You to Death (2014)”

Twitches Too (Disney)

2007, PG, Tuesday, October 21 @ 8:30pm

(Drama/Fantasy) After using their powers to battle the forces of darkness, the sisters settle down to lead normal lives. However, the discovery that their biological father may not be dead, but residing in New York, causes confusion for the pair. Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Kristen Wilson.

Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Tuesday, October 21 @ 9:00pm (new)

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

 

Wednesday, October 22 – Day Four of Halloween Themed TV

 

A Beetlejuice character at Universal Studios. Photo by Erwin Soo © Wikimedia Commons

A Beetlejuice character at Universal Studios. Photo by Erwin Soo © Wikimedia Commons

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Wednesday, October 22 @ 6:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Wednesday, October 22 @ 8:00pm

“Witch Came First”

Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Wednesday, October 22 @ 8:30pm

“Strip or Treat”

Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Wednesday, October 22 @ 9:00pm (new)

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

 

Thursday, October 23 – Day Five of Halloween Themed TV

 Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Tuesday, October 23 @ 5:30pm

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Thursday, October 23 @ 6:30pm

“Witch Came First”

Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Thursday, October 23 @ 7:00pm

“Strip or Treat”

Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Thursday, October 23 @ 7:30pm

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Thursday, October 23 @ 9:30pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

Teen Wolf (ABCF)

1985, PG, Thursday, October 23 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie features Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox), a high school loser on a basketball team that never wins, has a crush on the cutest girl in school, Pamela Wells (Lori Griffin), who is dating Mick McAllister (Mark Arnold), the most popular hunk in school. Something odd happens to Scott one night when he is at a party with best friends Boof (Susan Ursitti) and Stiles (Jerry Levine) – he starts turning into a werewolf! Being a werewolf is a hard secret to keep, especially when the transformation happens in the middle of a basketball game which takes his game – and popularity – to a whole new level.

 

Friday, October 24 – Day Six of Halloween Themed TV

 Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Friday, October 24 @ 5:00pm

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Friday, October 24 @ 7:00pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

A Barnabus Colins Cosplayer. Photo by Pop Geek Culture © Wikimedia Commons

A Barnabus Colins Cosplayer. Photo by Pop Geek Culture © Wikimedia Commons

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Friday, October 24 @ 8:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Friday, October 24 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

 

Saturday, October 25 – Day Seven of Halloween Themed TV

 Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Saturday, October 25 @ 7:00am

“Witch Came First”

Batman (ABCF)

1989, PG-13, Tim Burton, Saturday, October 25 @ 7:30am

(Action/Adventure) The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger.

A Batman Cosplayer. Photo by Ssteph 13 © Wikimedia Commons

A Batman Cosplayer. Photo by Ssteph 13 © Wikimedia Commons

Batman Returns (ABCF)
1992, PG-13, Tim Burton, Saturday, October 25 @ 10:30am

(Action/Adventure) When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Good Witch (Hallmark Special Presentation)

2008, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 11:00am

 (Drama/Fantasy) Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale is a raven-haired enchantress with a hint of magic who moves into the town of Middleton’s haunted Grey House. As if that weren’t unusual enough, she also opens “Bell, Book and Candle,” a wondrous shop full of unique items. For some, including the captivated Police Chief Jake Russell, Cassie is a breath of fresh air and a love potion that spreads throughout the town. But before she can truly become part of Middleton, she will need to win over some of the more skeptical neighbors who don’t approve of her unique ways. Is the town’s new “witch” the real deal, or does her vibrant personality just have the neighborhood spellbound? Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

The Good Witch’s Garden (Hallmark Movie)

2009, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 1:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Good witch Cassie Nightingale has finally found a home at stately Grey House and her relationship with handsome police chief Jake Russell is blossoming when mysterious stranger Nick Chasen arrives in town. Nick claims to be a long lost relative of the house’s original owner and soon threatens the new life Cassie has found. Sequel to the popular Hallmark Channel original The Good Witch. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 1:30pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Saturday, October 25 @ 3:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Good Witch’s Charm (Hallmark Movie)

2012, G, Saturday, October 25 @ 5:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Good witch Cassie Nightingale has her hands full juggling her job as mayor and new motherhood so she is looking forward to a planned family vacation. However, a crime wave in town and a reporter threaten the plans and even cause her to consider stepping down as mayor. With encouragement from her friends and a little magic, Cassie finds a way to solve their problems and bring her family together. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Saturday, October 25 @ 6:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

The Good Witch’s Destiny (Hallmark Movie)

2013, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 7:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) All Good Witch Cassie wants for her birthday is for her family and friends to be together, but new family member Gwen’s estranged son makes trouble for Cassie while her own stepson seems determined to take a step neither Cassie nor her husband think he is ready for. Meanwhile, stepdaughter Lori discovers disturbing parallels between Cassie and the original Grey Lady who disappeared at her own birthday party years before. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Saturday, October 25 @ 8:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark)

2014, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 9:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon’s (Matthew Knight) wedding to Tara (Ashley Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Catherine Disher), the newly elected mayor of Middleton has roped Cassie into chairing the silent auction to raise much-needed funds for her pet project, the Middleton Botanical Gardens. Audrey (Rachel Wilson), a new arrival in town, pops in to Cassie’s store Bell, Book & Candle and the two instantly bond. Needing help in the store, Cassie immediately hires Audrey as her new store associate and she even pitches in and helps Cassie organize the auction. But, Audrey is hiding a secret past and suspicions start to swirl around her when the donated auction items are missing. With the use of her “special” powers, as well as some teamwork by the Mayor and Jake (Chris Potter), her husband, and local Chief of Police, will they conjure up the truth before it’s too late?

Hocus Pocus (ABCF)

1993, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 10:00pm

 (Comedy/Fantasy) Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with 3 witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.

Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Saturday, October 25 @ 12:00am

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

 

Sunday, October 26 – Day Eight of Halloween Themed TV

 Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Sunday, October 26 @ 7:00am

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

Coraline (ABCF)

2009, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 8:00am

(Animated/Fantasy/Mystery) An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French.

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

2004, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 10:00am

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy) Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to “unmask” the gang. Starring Freddie Prinz Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo.

The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 12:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Sunday, October 26 @ 2:00pm

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Sunday, October 26 @ 4:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Sunday, October 26 @ 6:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Hocus Pocus (ABCF)

1993, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 8:00pm

 (Comedy/Fantasy) Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with 3 witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.

The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark)

2014, PG, Saturday, October 26 @ 9:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon’s (Matthew Knight) wedding to Tara (Ashley Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Catherine Disher), the newly elected mayor of Middleton has roped Cassie into chairing the silent auction to raise much-needed funds for her pet project, the Middleton Botanical Gardens. Audrey (Rachel Wilson), a new arrival in town, pops in to Cassie’s store Bell, Book & Candle and the two instantly bond. Needing help in the store, Cassie immediately hires Audrey as her new store associate and she even pitches in and helps Cassie organize the auction. But, Audrey is hiding a secret past and suspicions start to swirl around her when the donated auction items are missing. With the use of her “special” powers, as well as some teamwork by the Mayor and Jake (Chris Potter), her husband, and local Chief of Police, will they conjure up the truth before it’s too late?

ParaNorman (ABCF)

2012, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 10:00pm

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

 

Monday, October 27 – Day Nine of Halloween Themed TV

 ParaNorman (ABCF)

2012, PG, Monday, October 27 @ 7:00pm

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Monday, October 27 @ 9:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

2004, PG, Monday, October 27 @ 12:00am

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy) Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to “unmask” the gang. Starring Freddie Prinz Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo.

 

Tuesday, October 28 – Day Ten of Halloween Themed TV

 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

2004, PG, Tuesday, October 28 @ 5:00pm

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy) Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to “unmask” the gang. Starring Freddie Prinz Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo.

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Tuesday, October 28 @ 7:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Tuesday, October 28 @ 8:00 & 9:00pm

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

The Great Halloween Fright Fight (ABC Special)

Tuesday, October 28 @ 8:00pm

This new special, based on the success of The Great Christmas Light Fight, will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize. The producer of last year’s holiday special, Thom Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia North America commented, “We scoured the country last year showcasing some of the most incredible Christmas displays, and taking this amazingly creative competition to Halloween has been equally breathtaking. We’re delighted to have Sabrina and Michael back as our judges and look forward to celebrating another holiday on ABC.” For the Halloween special, the families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Halloween displays, incredible set decorations and over-the-top designs.

The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Tuesday, October 28 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

 

Wednesday, October 29 – Day Eleven of Halloween Themed TV

 The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Wednesday, October 29 @ 5:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Wednesday, October 29 @ 9:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

ParaNorman (ABCF)

2012, PG, Wednesday, October 29 @ 12:00am

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

 

Thursday, October 30 – Day Twelve of Halloween Themed TV

 The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Thursday, October 30 @ 4:30pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Thursday, October 30 @ 6:30pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Thursday, October 30 @ 8:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Thursday, October 30 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

 

Friday, October 31 – Day Thirteen of Halloween Themed TV

 Poltergeist (ABCF)

1982, PG, Friday, October 31 @ 2:00pm

 (Horror) A family’s home is haunted by a host of ghosts. Starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, and Oliver Robins.

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Friday, October 31 @ 4:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Friday, October 31 @ 7:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Friday, October 31 @ 9:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

TV LISTINGS (No Descriptions)

 Sunday, October 19

12:00am The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

7:00am Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

9:00am The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

11:00am Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

1:00pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 (ABCF) 2010, PG-13

4:30pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 (ABCF) 2011, PG-13

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF) 2013, G, Disney/Pixar

8:00pm Monsters, Inc (ABCF) 2001, G, Disney/Pixar

8:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 7 (Travel)

9:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 5 (Travel)

10:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 6 (Travel)

10:00pm Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF) 2013, G, Disney/Pixar

10:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

11:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 1 (Travel)

 

Monday, October 20

6:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

8:00pm The Hunger Games (ABCF) 2012, PG 13

8:30pm Twitches (Disney) 2005, PG

 

Tuesday, October 21

12:00am The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

5:00pm The Hunger Games (ABCF) 2012, PG 13

8:00pm Pretty Little Liars (ABCF) “We Love You to Death (2014)”

8:30pm Twitches Too (Disney) 2007, PG

9:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation-new)

 

Wednesday, October 22

6:00pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

8:00pm Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Witch Came First”

8:30pm Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Strip or Treat”

9:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation-new)

 

Thursday, October 23

5:30pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

6:30pm Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Witch Came First”

7:00pm Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)“Strip or Treat”

7:30 Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

9:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

12:00am Teen Wolf (ABCF) 1985, PG

 

Friday, October 24

5:00pm Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

7:00pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

8:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

12:00pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

 

Saturday, October 25

7:00am Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Witch Came First”

7:30am Batman (ABCF) 1989, PG-13, Tim Burton

10:30am Batman Returns (ABCF) 1992, PG-13, Tim Burton

11:00am The Good Witch (Hallmark Movie) 2008, PG

1:00pm The Good Witch’s Garden (Hallmark Movie) 2009, PG

1:30pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

3:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

5:00pm The Good Witch’s Charm (Hallmark Movie) 2012, PG

6:00pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

7:00pm The Good Witch’s Destiny (Hallmark Movie) 2013, PG

8:00pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

9:00pm The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark Movie) 2014, PG

10:00pm Hocus Pocus (ABCF) 1993, PG

12:00am Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

 

Sunday, October 26

7:00am Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

8:00am Coraline (ABCF) 2009, PG

10:00am Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF) 2004, PG

12:00pm The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

2:00pm Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

4:00pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

6:00pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

8:00pm Hocus Pocus (ABCF) 1993, PG

9:00pm The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark Movie) 2014, PG

10:00pm ParaNorman (ABCF) 2012, PG

 

Monday, October 27

7:00pm ParaNorman (ABCF) 2012, PG

9:00pm Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

12:00am Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF) 2004, PG

 

Tuesday, October 28

5:00pm Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF) 2004, PG

7:00pm Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

8:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

8:00pm The Great Halloween Fright Fight (ABC Special)

9:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

12:00am The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

 

Wednesday, October 29

5:00pm The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

7:00pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

9:00pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

12:00am ParaNorman (ABCF) 2012, PG

 

Thursday, October 30

4:30pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

6:30pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

8:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

12:00am Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

 

Friday, October 31

2:00pm Poltergeist (ABCF) 1982, PG

4:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

7:00pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

9:00pm Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

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September 9th, 2014

Funny Halloween Movies Rated PG

 Comedic PG-Rated Halloween Movies for Young and Old Alike

Not all Halloween movies are hide your eyes and bite your nails scary. Some Halloween movies are actually quite hilarious, with maybe just a tiny touch of a scary surprise mixed in. These are some of my favorite funny Halloween movies rated PG that are sure to get a chuckle from young and old alike.

Beetlejuice (1988, PG)

Rated PG for coarse language, frightening images and sexual innuendo.

Beetlejuice_@_Hollywood_(Universal_Studios_Singapore) by Erwin Soo

Beetlejuice as portrayed at Hollywood Universal Studios Singapore. Photo by Erwin Soo © Wikimedia Commons

This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Casper (1995, PG)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements.

This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991, PG)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements.

Ernest (Jim Varney), our favorite lunkhead, accidently releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb that then goes on a devastating rampage of the town. It’s up to the bumbling Ernest and his faithful dog Rimshot to save the town from total destruction. Ernest Scared Stupid is loaded with uproarious hilarity, and a host of outrageously kooky characters!

Ghost Dad (1990, PG)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements.

This is a very funny Halloween movie that is ghostly and silly that’s fun for the whole family. Elliot (Bill Cosby) is a widower with three children who goes into a coma after an accident. During this time, his spirit leaves his body and turns into a ghost who can roam around but can only be seen in the dark. His children figure this out and fix up a spot in the house where they can visit their ghost dad.

Ghostbusters (1984, PG) & Ghostbusters 2 (1989, PG)

Rated PG for mild language, mild supernatural violence, scary scenes and sexual innuendo.

Ghostbusters_ECTO1_by The Community Pop Culture Geek

ECTO 1 – The Ghostbusters car. Photo by The Community – Pop Culture Geek © Wikimedia Commons

The original Ghostbusters movie generated two of the most famous lines of all time: “Who you gonna call?” Answer: “Ghostbusters!” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” It also spawned a television cartoon series, “The Real Ghostbusters,” a top ten hit for Ray Parker, Jr. appropriately titled “Ghostbusters” and their very own line of toys. We learned from this funny Halloween movie that “ghosts” can actually slime us live people and that the Ghostbusters have contraptions (proton packs and ghost traps) that can catch the ghosts. The Ghostbusters have a “pet” ghost that goes by the name of Slimer. In addition to the slimy ghosts, a giant Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man makes an appearance towards the end of the film. The stars for Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 are Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddmore), Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz).

On a side note: My family saw the real, live “Ghostbusters” at Universal Studios Florida in the 1980’s, and while our youngest son was getting all their autographs we almost lost my oldest son (he was 8 at the time) as he went running away down the street to catch Slimer who was riding in the Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters’ car. Our oldest also dressed up like the Marshmallow Man for Halloween.

The Goonies (1985, PG)

Rated PG for coarse language, frightening images and sexual innuendo.

What young boy (or girl) doesn’t at one point in their lives dream of finding a pirates treasure map and going on an adventure to find the buried treasure? These young guys in Oregon and their families are about to be evicted from their homes to make way for the new country club that is going in unless they can come up with an outrageous amount of money. Two of the boys, Mikey (Sean Astin) and Brandon Walsh (Josh Brolin) are brooding in their home when Mouth (Corey Feldman), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), and Data (Ke Huy Quan) drop by. In their boredom, they decide to explore Mikey’s dad’s attic where he keeps all of the rejected museum items. There, they find a map showing where the kids can find pirate One Eyed Willie’s buried treasure on the coast. The “Goonies“, as they call themselves, follow the mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

The Haunted Mansion (2003, PG)

Rated PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language.

Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

Little Monsters (1989, PG)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements.

Haunted_Mansion Disney by Benjamin D. Esham

The Haunted Mansion at Disney Photo by Benjamin D. Esham © Wikimedia Commons

A child’s worst nightmare comes alive when young Brian Stevenson (Fred Savage) discovers there really is a monster named Maurice (Howie Mandel) under his bed. Brian quickly discovers that this monster cannot be exposed to bright light and blackmails him into teaching him how to sneak into other houses and causing all the mischief you swore wasn’t your fault when you were younger. Little Monsters is the coolest funny Halloween movie for kids to watch. It has everything in it – imagination, fun, excitement and a monster under the bed.

Teen Wolf (1985, PG)

Rated PG for mild language, thematic elements and teen drinking.

This funny Halloween movie features Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox), a high school loser on a basketball team that never wins, has a crush on the cutest girl in school, Pamela Wells (Lori Griffin), who is dating Mick McAllister (Mark Arnold), the most popular hunk in school. Something odd happens to Scott one night when he is at a party with best friends Boof (Susan Ursitti) and Stiles (Jerry Levine) – he starts turning into a werewolf! Being a werewolf is a hard secret to keep, especially when the transformation happens in the middle of a basketball game which takes his game – and popularity – to a whole new level.

Film ratings provided by the Motion Picture Association of America Film Ratings

Also Read:

Funny Movies for Halloween Rated PG-13

At the Movies with Creepy Kids

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Werewolf & Vampire Halloween-Themed Cartoons for Kids

 

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September 8th, 2014

Werewolf & Vampire Halloween Cartoons for Kids

Halloween-Themed Cartoons for Kids

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A Halloween cartoon vampire, Photo by Mushii © Wikimedia Commons

Most everyone loves to watch scary flicks during Halloween. But for those that are too young for really scary shows, there are child-safe Halloween cartoons starring fang-tastic characters such as werewolves and vampires. Here are seven retro cartoons featuring those fang-faced characters. Some of these howling good shows can be found on DVD at your local store or online at favorite shopping sites such as Amazon or possibly E-Bay.

Count Duckula (1988)

He is a green-skinned, vegetarian vampire duck who likes to eat ketchup and broccoli and resides in Castle Duckula in Transylvania. He is Count Duckula! If you’re wondering how a vampire could possibly be a vegetarian, well, I’ll tell you. It goes something like this:

If a vampire is destroyed by a wooden stake or sunlight there is hope for them to come back to life using a secret ritual. To complete this ritual, first you need some blood. Unfortunately, in Count Duckula’s case, a bottle of ketchup was mistaken for a bottle of blood and thus was born the vegetarian vampire, Count Duckula. Now instead of lusting after blood, the Count lusts after healthy vegetables along with money and power which was always slipping through his fingers, but he always has plenty of vegetables. Count Duckula’s biggest enemy is Dr. Von Goosewing who has a specially sharpened wooden stake ready to use on the Count. In order to escape the clutches of the evil doctor, the Count has devised a teleportation device to transport Castle Duckula anywhere on the planet, but always returns to Transylvania at dawn.

The Count Duckula series is a spin off from the Dangermouse cartoon, specifically the episode titled “The Four Tasks of Danger Mouse” where super-agent DangerMouse was tasked with retrieving a feather from a vampire duck.

Count Duckula was produced by Cosgrove Hall Productions for Thames Television and aired from 1988-1993.

Drak Pack (1980)

Known as the Drak Pack, these animated teenage descendants of famous monsters join forces to try to atone for the sins of their ancestors. Members of the Drak Pack include Drak (Dracula’s son), Howler (Wolfman’s progeny), and Frank (Frankenstein’s son). The teens morph into monsters by clasping hands and shouting, “Drak Pack Wacko!” Drak’s great-grandfather, Dracula, doled out assignments to the Drak Pack to fight evil against adversaries such as their nemesis O.G.R.E. (The Organization of Generally Rotten Endeavors.) Led by the villainous Dr. Dred, O.G.R.E. was based in a flying dredgible. members of O.G.R.E. consisted of creeps such as Vampira, Toad, Mummy Man, Fly and Big D.

Drak Pack was produced by Hanna-Barbara and aired on CBS from 1980-1982.

Fangface (1978)

In real life, Sherman “Fangs” Fangsworth is a cowardly teenager who turns into the friendly werewolf Fangface when the moon is full, or even if he just sees a picture of a full moon. It’s not a stretch to say this show was inspired by the hit teenage sleuth show Scooby Doo, but the bad guys on Fangface don’t wear ghostly masks; these are genuine bad monsters Fangface is facing in this Halloween cartoon. Friends Kim, Biff and Pugsy help Sherman investigate day-to-day mysteries and troubles faced in high school and drive around in the coolest orange convertible dubbed the Wolf Buggy. To change back from Fangface to the human Sherman, the loveable werewolf must see the sun or something that resembles the sun. Sherman has no memories of the activities he pursues when he is Fangface and dismisses what he does remember as weird dreams.

Sherman has a baby cousin known as Baby Fangs who also turns into a werewolf who goes by the name of Fangpuss and appeared on the cartoon Fangface & Fangpuss on ABC in 1981.

Fangface aired on ABC from 1978-1979 and was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions.

Gravedale High (1990)

Gravedale High is another ghoulish cartoon that features offspring of famous monsters, only this time they are teenagers in high school. The high school is located inside an old cemetery and is run by a human named Max Schneider (voiced by Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters) who helps these friendly monsters with life lessons, as well as various social activities and sporting events. Also on staff are Ms. Crone, the spooky headmistress, and Coach Cadaver. The big man, umm, vampire, on campus is none other than Vinnie Stoker himself. Other teen monsters attending Gravedale High includes Sid the Invisible Kid, Cleofatra, J.P. Blanche, Frankentyke, Gill Waterman, and Duzer.

Gravedale High  aired on NBC from 1990-1991 and was produced by Hanna-Barbera.

The Groovie Goolies (1971)

In this Halloween cartoon, Horrible Hall is the monstrous boarding house which is run by Tom Drac. He lives there with his wife, Hagatha; their son, Frankie; Hagatha’s enchanted broom named Broom Hilda; and their two pets, Salem the cat and Rover the dinosaur. Monsters boarding at Horrible Hall, aka The Groovie Goolies, include Bella La Ghostly, Ratzo and Batzo the vampire twins, Wolfie the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll/Hyde, the Thing-Eating Plant, the two-headed switchboard operator, the disembodied Ghoulihand, a skeleton called Napoleon Boneapart, Orville Mummy, and the Ask-It Casket.

The Groovie Goolies was originally teamed with Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies (CBS, 1970-71). Later, the show ran in syndication under the title Groovie Goolies and Friends (SYN, 1972-75). The Groovie Goolies also teamed with Looney Toons characters in the ABC Saturday Superstar movie, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies. In the last five minutes of the film, The Goolies became live-action characters when they entered the “Mad Mirror Land.”

The Groovie Goolies aired on CBS from 1971-1972 and was produced by Filmations.

Little Dracula (1991)

Little Dracula has green skin and hangs out with his best bunny friend Werebunny. Children can relate to this 8-year-old vampire as he faces some of the same things children do such as starting school, celebrating Christmas, gong on vacations, and holding down his first job at a fast food restaurant. But things aren’t as easy for Little Dracula as they are for kids in real life. His vacation was ruined by an evil villain made of garlic (vampires don’t like garlic), and it turned out that the fast food restaurant was owned by the evil garlicky villain and sold dangerous-to-vampires garlic burgers. Little Dracula is based on the children’s books by Martin Waddell and Illustrated by Joseph Wright.

Little Dracula aired on Fox in 1991, and on Fox Family in 1999.

Teen Wolf (1986)

Teen Wolf was a popular movie film in 1985 starring Michael J. Fox who was a teenage werewolf in high school. Then in 1986, the cartoon spin-off came to life with the not-so-original title of, you guessed it, Teen Wolf. This Halloween cartoon mainly follows the movie outline featuring a teenager named Scott living in the werewolf-obsessed town of Wolverton who is suddenly turning into a real-life werewolf. Only Scott’s girlfriend and best friend know the secret being kept by Scott and his family. His grandfather is constantly chasing the neighbor-ladies cat and she in turn is constantly spying on the family vowing to learn the secret she just knows they must be keeping. Scott’s younger sister Lupey can’t wait to become of werewolf age so she can transform but for now she has to pretend with plastic fangs.

Teen Wolf (the cartoon) aired on CBS from 1986-1988 and was produced by Southern Star Productions and Atlantic Entertainment Group.

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October 12th, 2010

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Guest post from: Issac Bird

Charlie Brown Pumpkin Patch Photo by Kevin Dooley © Wikimedia Commons

Charlie Brown Pumpkin Patch
Photo by Kevin Dooley
© Wikimedia Commons

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a great children’s Halloween program to watch that is often shown on satellite TV from http://www.cannonsatellite.com. This movie is very popular for both children and adults to watch because children love the cartoon characters and their parents remember Charlie Brown when they were young kids. There is nothing better than snuggling on a couch during a cool fall night watching this movie.

There are many popular characters in this movie that most parents remember including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Pigpen. The plot of the story is about a tale that is going around the neighborhood about a mysterious pumpkin. None of the friends believe in the tale except for Linus.

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September 29th, 2009

At the Movies with Creepy Kids

Creepy Kids at the Movies

Macaulay Culkins plays a creepy kid  Henry Evans in  "The Good Son." Photo by Alan Light (C) Wikimedia Commons

Macaulay Culkins plays a creepy kid Henry Evans in “The Good Son.”
Photo by Alan Light (C) Wikimedia Commons

Do you get “scared” watching a horror flick? Or, do you get “startled?” There’s a difference between being truly scared and jumping when something unexpected jumps out at you. Forget about the bloodthirsty monsters or unstoppable serial killers in these horror flicks, it’s the creepy kids that are the real stars of horror films. Do you think the creepy kid at the heart of Orphan‘ is frightening? Here’s a ghastly collection of worse than ornery on-screen creepy minors that makes her look angelic — from Damien Thorn to Draco Malfoy. And here’s another thought: Have you ever noticed that most all the blonde kids are always bad news? Which creepy kid gives you the heebie-jeebies the most?

Abby / Lucinda (Lara Robinson)

Knowing (2009) – Why do all the aliens send the earth messages through kids? It must be easy to program their minds like when Abby starts writing numbers that turn into disastrous worldly events – even the eventual end of the world.

Barto (Ethan Cutkosky)

The Unborn (2009) – We all know younger siblings can be a pain in the butt – even the unborn ones. Barto, the unborn twin, stalks his older twin sister in hopes of being born into the world where his evil nature will reign supreme.

Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke)

Poltergeist (1982) – “They’re heeeere.” announces Carol Anne while watching late night TV. The Beast, the tree trying to eat the little boy, the chicken that came alive on the counter – they all stemmed from Carol Anne and her not knowing any better than to talk to strangers through the television.

Carry White (Sissy Spacek)

Carrie (1976) – A bullied high school girl develops telekinetic powers just before her senior prom. She exacts revenge, killing them all, at their senior prom.

Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore)

Firestarter (1984) – When you participate in experiments for extra money while in college, there are possibilities of side effects, like, say, mind control. And what happens to your offspring? They develop pyrokinetic abilities, so don’t make her mad. Charlie can set you aflame just by looking at you.

The Children

Children of the Corn (1984) – If just one murderous creepy kid, such as the ones in The Omen and The Good Son aren’t scary enough for you, how about a whole crop of them that are out to kill all the adults?

Claudia (Kirsten Dunst)

Interview with the Vampire (1994) – Typically young bad kids will bite. Child vampire Claudia however, goes straight for the jugular and asks for more.

Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment)

The Sixth Sense (1999) – Even though we know Haley Joel Osment is going to say, “I see dead people,” it still sends shivers up our spine when he says it. Osment gives a terrifying performance not because Cole is an evil kid, but because he’s a genuinely good-hearted youngster being terrorized by this fourth dimension.

Damien Thorn (Harvey Stephens)

The Omen (1976) – It must be frustrating to pretend to be occupied with kid stuff like Legos and scooters when you are the son of the Antichrist. People should know to beware of children with numbers inscribed on their heads – especially “666”. They are most likely the devil’s child and sooner or later they will start killing people.

Danny Torrance and The Grady Children (Danny Lloyd and Lisa Burns and Louise Burns)

The Shining (1980) – Before daddy starts chasing him with an axe, little Danny has a psychic connection with the demons of the Overlook Hotel. He channels their voices, screaming “REDRUM!” The Grady sisters haunt the hotel halls and taunt, “Come play with us.”

David Zellaby (Martin Stephens) & All the Other Kids

Village of the Damned (1960) – When an army of blonde-haired, blue-eyes, British-speaking kid-demons are all born on the same day they all have telepathic powers that are accompanied by glowing alien eyes. Some call children a gift from God, but these little bundles of terror have clearly been sent by a far more insidious power.

Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton)

The Harry Potter sagas – Blonde-headed Draco has been Harry’s number one rival since they first met on the Hogwart’s Express. He’s obnoxiously snobbish, rude, and extraordinarily wealthy, which makes him think he is better than everyone else.

Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman)

Orphan (2009) – Polite, artistic and warm…everything you’d hope for when adopting a child. But not everything is as it seems.

Girls Skipping

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – The grotesquely-disfigured maniac with knives on the end of his fingers is not the scariest bit in the film. It’s the skipping girls who sing that horrible “Freddie’s coming for you” song.

Henry Evans (Macaulay Culkin)

The Good Son (1993) – This flick is both hilarious and disturbing the way Henry expertly holds a cigarette. This blonde bad-boys favorite line that sends shivers down the spine is, “I cause dead people.” He’s a wolf in s- eep’s clothing, willing to kill anyone to keep his secret.

Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair)

The Exorcist (1973) – Linda Blair’s transformation is still arguably the scariest movie ever made. When you’re possessed by Satan anything goes, including killing babysitters and priests, spewing vomit on your decor, and speaking in tongues. Tied to a bed, her face deformed and her mouth spewing forth an array of vulgar insults, her goals seem to be both homicide and suicide. Part of the reason why “The Exorcist” is often held up as the best horror film of all time is because such utter loss of control is a gut-wrenching prospect.

Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack)

The Bad Seed (1956) – Girls will be girls—and in the case of young pigtailed Rhoda being a girl involves murder, mayhem, and baubles like pendants, jewelry and penmanship awards. “The Bad Seed” is not just about a naughty little girl but a perverse universe in which parents defer to children, and where children do pretty much anything they want.

Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase)

The Ring (2002) – Samara is kept locked in an attic and then thrown down a well, why shouldn’t she be pissed at the world? Now a member of the living dead, she jumps out of televised wells and scared people to death, while tracking dirty well water onto their carpets.

[Sources: Internet Movie Data Base]

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September 14th, 2009

Funny Movies for Halloween Rated PG-13

Some people love to get scared. That’s why they go to haunted houses and watch scary movies at Halloween. But others will not watch any type of scary movie whatsoever. Here are four funny movies for Halloween rated PG-13 that were made just for them. They may sound scary, but really, they are hilarious.

Gremlins (1984, PG) & Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990, PG-13)

Rated PG-13 for mild violence, language and frightening elements.

Gremlin Stripe Photo by Inti © Wikimedia Commons

Gremlin Stripe
Photo by Inti
© Wikimedia Commons

Billy (Zack Galligan) has received a special Christmas gift from his dad. It’s a furry Chinese creature called a Mogwai. There are 3 basic rules young Billy must follow to take care of his new pet. 1. Keep the pet away from water, 2. Keep him out of the light and 3. Never, ever, EVER feed it after midnight. Billy tries his hardest to follow all the rules but one day the Mogwai gets wet which causes him to replicate others just like him. Then one night Billy accidently feeds all the Mogwai, except for one called Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel), and they all turn into scary, ghastly reptilian ghouls called Gremlins that wreak havoc all over town. It’s up to Billy, his friend Kate (Phoebe Cates) and Gizmo to save the town from the scary and evil green slimy little monsters. Today’s generation may wonder where all the special 3D effects are for the loveable furry creatures in this film. There are none. Yes, Gizmo and the Gremlins are all handmade – done up by terrific make-up artists.

Young Frankenstein (1974, PG-13)
Rated PG-13 for sexual innuendo and mild language.

Young Frankenstein will forever be one of the classics. By spoofing classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Mel Brooks put together a loving tribute and a respectful parody turning what should be a horror movie into a funny movie. Frankenstein’s laboratory was re-created using the same equipment in the original Frankenstein. This attention to such physical and stylistic detail creates a foundation for nonstop comedy. After finding a book titled “How I Did It” left behind by his late father, Frederick Frankenstein – that’s Fronkensteen – (Gene Wilder) begins to resume experiments in re-animation. Assisting him is the unfortunate hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his not so scary monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity.

The Willies (1990, PG-13)
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements.

Here’s another film with spooky stories that aren’t really scary. The concept is simple. Let the kids have a campout and try to scare each other with their best horror story. The boys share their scary stories about a Kentucky-fried rat and the woman who eats it, a dog in the microwave and a boys’ obsession with flies. Only these scary stories that are told come to life for us on the big screen and it’s not as scary as it may sound. The Willies stars a young Sean Astin with James Karen, Kathleen Freeman, and Jeremy Miller rounding out the cast.

Ghoulies (1984, PG-13)
Rated PG-13 for mild violence, drug use, brief sexuality, and crass language.

The Ghoulies is one of best scary B-movies of the 1980s. The cover art on the video says it all – there are scary-looking little green ghouls coming up put of the toilet. What more could you ask for? Ghoulies is largely a tale revolving around black magic and satanic rituals. Ghoulies has some of the cheesiest special effects considering all the Ghoulies are mostly puppets. There’s also plenty of bad acting and ridiculous jokes involved so have a good time watching this funny movie for its grand entertainment.

Film ratings and descriptions provided by the Motion Picture Association of America Film Ratings.

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August 28th, 2009

10 Best of the Worst Horror Villains

A Freddy Krueger Cosplayer Photo by Nicholas Gemini © Wikimedia Commons

A Freddy Krueger Cosplayer
Photo by Nicholas Gemini © Wikimedia Commons

With Halloween II (H2) hitting the theaters today (August 28, 2009), I thought it would be a good time to visit some of the best of the worst horror villains that have hit the big screen. This are my picks for the best of the worst horror villains that have hit the big screen.

10. Chucky (Brad Dourif) Child’s Play (1988)

This was a creepy movie in 1988 and scary for a young child. But now, as an adult, it’s a funny movie. Only toys from movies like “Toy Story” are allowed to come alive these days.

9. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) Psycho (1960)

A boy’s best friend is his mother. Who doesn’t know about the famous stabbing shower scene from “Psycho” with the screeching music playing in the background?

8. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) The Shining (1980)

Jack becomes the wintertime caretaker at the Overlook Hotel in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Cabin fever takes control and Jack goes crazy and tries to kill his family in the same manner the previous caretaker did. The most famous scene and line from the movie is where Jack puts an ax through a door trying to get to his family, sticks his head through the cracks and with this eerie, leering look says, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” But what are even creepier than him are the ghosts of children, that Jack’s son Danny can see, that haunt the hallways of the hotel.

7. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) Misery (1990)

When I think about the movie “Misery,” I see Kathy Bates with a sledgehammer. Not only will she break your ankles with a sledgehammer, but she will also ruin a perfectly good sheepskin coat with a shotgun without the blink of an eye.

6. Pinhead (Doug Bradley) Hellraiser (1987)

In the original film, Pinhead did not have a name, but was simply credited as the “Lead Cenobite,” an extra-dimensional being. Pinhead was a name coined by the Make-up Department, who needed reference terms.

5. Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

People today still use the sound of a chainsaw being fired up as a part of a scary Halloween Haunted House. What’s a Haunted House one without it?

4. Jason Voorhees (Ari Lehman, Steve Daskewisz, Warrington Gillette, Richard Brooker, Ted White, Tom Morga, C.J. Graham, Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger, Derek Mears) Friday the 13th (1980), Part II (1981), Part III (1982), The Final Chapter (1984), A New Beginning (1985), Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2002), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Friday the 13th (2009)

There have been almost as many actors playing Jason as there have been sequels. The actions of Jason can be summed up by a quote from a witness to his destructive ways in 2003’s “Freddy vs. Jason,” where he says, “Dude, that goalie was pissed!”

3. Hannibal Lechter (Anthony Hopkins) Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lechter isn’t actually onscreen for all that long, yet the acting skills of Hopkins make Lechter such a memorable character that he won an Oscar for his performance of Lechter. The freaky voice with its charming ways will pull you in and you begin to like him. But when he gets you close enough all he wants to do is eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

2. Michael Myers (Tony Moran) Halloween (1978)

Michael grew up as your normal everyday boy next door. Normal, that is, until something inside him snapped and he became the evil Michael we all know and love who wears that eerie mask all the time. After watching the movie in 1978, my brother and I checked under the car and behind the seats before we got in to go home. By-the-way, the mask was a spray-painted facsimile of William Shatner’s face, better known as Captain James T. Kirk.

1. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

If the boogey man were real he would look like Freddy Krueger. Just ask my son who, when he was 4-years-old, was being a little monster while we were visiting a friend. It just so happened that said friend had a life-sized cutout of Freddy that she got from the local theater. We warned my son to be good or the boogey man would get him and that he was in the next room. My friend went to get the Freddy cutout and when she came around the corner hiding behind Freddy, of course my son screamed. We calmed him down by letting him touch and play with the Freddy cutout to see that it wasn’t real. He told us later that he was “so scared that his knees were knocking.” And, yes, he still remembers that night. Now we all get a good laugh from it.

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