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Here are your television tricks and treats for this Halloween

by Richard Keller, posted Oct 23rd 2006 12:23PM

HalloweenBoo! Did I scare you? Well, if I didn't that's okay. I'm not much into scaring people since I gave Uncle Barry that heart attack at last year's Halloween party by putting a bloody finger into his apple-tini. Eh, Barry deserved it; he was always a putz. And constantly asking for money. I mean, one time . . .

Sorry, wandered off for a bit there. What was I talking about? Oh, yes, scaring people. There's really no need for me to scare anyone this upcoming Halloween since my good old friend television can do it much better. In fact, now that there are so many channels to choose from, you can watch hours of blood and gore and ooze into the wee hours of the morning while noshing on all of the 'good' candy that your children bring back (this would be anything from the Hershey or M&M/Mars family of candies).

So, to make your life a bit easier while you come down from that sugar buzz, we here at TV Squad have provided you with a comprehensive list of Halloween-themed programming that will be airing on from about dinnertime on October 31st into the first of November. It's all there, from the Halloween and Friday the 13th films (and their numerous sequels) to Halloween-themed Roseanne episodes, to classic Vincent Price movies such as House of Wax. We even mention Dark Town, which airs at 3:15 am on Wednesday, November 1st. In Dark Town a lesbian and a gangbanger team up to battle vampires. Gosh, what will the entertainment industry think of next?

The complete (or as near as complete list) can be seen right after the scary jump. Ooh!

All shows listed in Eastern Standard Time

--- 5:00 pm ---

Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (Cartoon Network) -- Scooby shouldn't have drank the water.

Screamers (Cinemax) -- Killer robots try to take over the world.

Shaun of the Dead (Comedy Central)

True Hollywood Story (E!) -- An overview of the three Poltergeist films and the supposed curse behind them.

Troll2 (Flix)

Dracula (RETRO) -- Starts at 4:05. 1979 animated remake.

Freddy vs. Jason (SciFi) -- Starts at 4:00.

Most Haunted Live! (Travel Channel) -- This show, which starts at 4:00 pm, streams a live webcam of the scariest places in Edinburgh, Scotland and allows viewers to e-mail the studio with sightings. Pretty cool!

Mad Love (Turner Movie Classics)-- A pianist's crushed hands are replaced with those of a murderer.

Dawn of the Dead (USA) -- Start at 4:30. Remake of the 1979 classic.

--- 5:05 pm ---

Chronicle of the Raven (Showtime Beyond)

--- 5:15 pm ---

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (AMC)

--- 5:20 pm ---

No Telling (Independent Film Channel) -- Modern remake of the Frankenstein tale.

--- 5:30 pm ---

The X's (Nickelodeon)

--- 5:45 pm ---

Boogeyman (Starz Edge)

--- 6:00 pm ---

Even Scarier Movie Moments (Bravo)

Phil of the Future (Disney)

History's Mysteries (The History Channel) -- Exploring the origins of mythical creatures such as mermaids and Bigfoot. Hey, I just saw Bigfoot at the Wal-Mart. What gives?

King of the Hill (FX) -- With Sally Field as the voice of a religious zealot who says Halloween is evil. Well, duh!

Jeepers Creepers (SciFi)

--- 6:05 pm ---

The Final Conflict (Encore) -- The last of the original Omen trilogy.

Psycho (RETRO) -- The original, not the Vince Vaughn remake.

--- 6:10 pm ---

Shocker (Cinemax) -- I actually saw this Wes Craven movie in the theater. Quite the snoozer.

--- 6:15 pm ---

Dark City (Encore Mysteries)

--- 6:30 pm ---

The Beast With Five Fingers (Turner Movie Classics) -- A tale of a murder victim's severed hand seeking revenge. Hmm, I see a trend here.

Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular (Cartoon Network)

--- 6:40 pm ---

The Crow: City of Angels (Encore Action)

--- 6:50 pm ---

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (Cinemax)

--- 6:55 pm ---

Afraid of the Dark (Independent Film Channel)

--- 7:00 pm ---

Even Scarier Movie Moments (Bravo) -- The conclusion of the series.

That 70's Show (FX)

Haunted History of Halloween (The History Channel)

SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

Dark Water (Sundance Channel)

Wicker Park (The Movie Channel Xtra)

America's Scariest Halloween Attractions (The Travel Channel)

--- 7:15 pm ---

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (AMC) -- Not a movie about the actor who plays Austin Powers!

--- 7:20 pm ---

Full Moon High (INDIE) -- 1981 movie starring Adam Arkin and . . . Ed McMahon?

--- 7:30 pm ---

Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (Cartoon Network)

That's So Raven (Disney)

Unwrapped (Food Network) -- Featuring crazy candy like Gummi army men.

Unfabulous (Nickelodeon)

Pyrokinesis (Showtime Next)

Ghostbusters (The Movie Channel) -- A most excellent movie!

--- 8:00 pm ---

The Sixth Sense (ABC Family) -- A nice family movie about a boy who can see dead people. Makes me all warm and fuzzy.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (AMC) -- Once again, not the actor from Wayne's World.

Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (BET) -- No, seriously.

NCIS (CBS) -- One of only two Halloween-themed episodes on the major networks this evening.

War of the Worlds (Cinemax Action) -- The Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise remake.

20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders (E!) -- Includes the cases of Nicole Simpson and Sharon Tate.

The Dark Half (Encore)

Emeril (Food Network) -- Winners of Emeril's Halloween contest prepare their creations.

Night of the Living Dead: Live from Wisconsin (G4)

Exorcism: Driving Out the Devil (The History Channel) -- The history of the ritual of exorcism.

Night of the Living Dead (RETRO)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Logo) -- Ah, Dr. Frank-n-Furter, how we miss ye.

Is It Real? (National Geographic Channel) -- Ghosts are discussed.

Zoey 101 (Nickelodeon)

Kappa Mikey (Nick Toons)

Jeepers Creepers 2 (SciFi)

The Masque of Red Death (Turner Classic Movies) -- Vincent Price as a devil-worshiping prince.

Most Haunted Live! (Travel Channel) -- Either this is the earlier broadcast, or they're doing another live one for the West Coast.

Little House on the Prairie (TV Land) -- Albert has a Halloween dream.

--- 8:05 pm ---

Hocus Pocus (Starz Family) -- Bette Midler as a 17th century witch.

--- 8:15 pm ---

Dark Water (Showtime Beyond) -- Just in case you miss it an hour earlier on the Sundance Channel.

--- 8:30 pm ---

Seed of Chucky (Cinemax) -- Gotta love that demonic, little doll.

Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (Cartoon Network)

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (Nickelodeon)

SpongeBob SquarePants (Nick Toons)

--- 9:00 pm ---

The Unexplained (The Biography Channel) -- Examining the truth behind the house in The Amityville Horror.

Ed, Edd n Eddy (Cartoon Network)

Twitches (Disney) Tia and Tamara Mowry (from Sister, Sister) as twin witches.

The Addams Family (HBO Family)

Vampire's Kiss (INDIE)

Is It Real? (National Geographic Channel) -- Ghosts are discussed.

Christina's House (Lifetime)

Is It Real? (National Geographic Channel) -- Vampires are featured.

Edgar & Ellen (Nick Toons)

Dexter (Showtime)

Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (Showtime Too) -- American college students face off against Irish cannibals.

The Hazing (Showtime Xtra) -- American college students unleash evil spirits on Halloween. Why aren't these kids studying for mid-terms?

Scream Awards 2006 (Spike)

Red Dragon (USA) -- Featuring Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

--- 9:15 pm ---

Godzilla (The Movie Channel) -- The 1998 remake with Matthew Broderick.

--- 9:30 pm ---

Camp Lazlo (Cartoon Network)

Hi-Jinks (Nickelodeon) -- Halloween prank special.

My Dad the Rock Star (Nick Toons)

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (FLIX)

--- 9:40 pm ---

It Came From Beneath the Sea (RETRO)

--- 9:45 pm ---

Little Monsters (Showtime Family)

House of Usher (Turner Classic Movies) -- Vincent Price in the Edgar Allen Poe classic.

--- 10:00 pm ---

Boston Legal (ABC)

Halloween: Resurrection (AMC) -- How many sequels of this movie were there, anyway?

Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E) -- Celebrity seance

The Unexplained (The Biography Channel) -- Taking a look at exorcisms.

Life and Times of Juniper Lee (Cartoon Network)

Jack the Ripper (National Geographic Channel) -- Theories on Jack the Ripper.

Masters of Horror (Showtime)

The Hills Have Eyes II (Showtime Beyond)

Saw (Showtime Next)

She Killed In Ecstasy (Sundance Channel)

--- 10:30 pm ---

Whose Line is it Anyway? (ABC Family) -- A Halloween-themed episode. I like the British version of the show better.

Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E) -- Halloween-themed special.

Phil of the Future (Disney)

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster (Showtime Too)

The Shaft (The Movie Channel) -- Even if it weren't a horror movie, the title just scares me for other reasons.

--- 10:35 pm ---

Interview With The Vampire (The Movie Channel) -- Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Swoon!

--- 10:40 ---

Wolf (Starz Edge) -- Jack Nicholson as a werewolf.

--- 10:45 pm ---

Addams Family Values (HBO Family)

--- 10:50 pm ---

Cape Fear (INDIE) -- The 1991 remake with Robert DeNiro.

--- 11:00 pm ---

The Unexplained (The Biography Channel) -- An investigation of poltergeists.

Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)

Is It Real? (National Geographic Channel) -- Ghosts are discussed.

Roseanne (Nick at Nite) -- A classic Halloween episode.

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (Starz) -- A documentary on the rise of the slasher film in the 1980's.

Most Haunted Live! (Travel Channel) -- They do it one more time on The Travel Channel.

--- 11:05 pm ---

Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Event (SciFi) -- A visit to the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the Stephen King novel The Shining.

Flesh & Blood (Flix)

Damnation Alley (RETRO)

--- 11:15 pm ---

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Turner Classic Movies) -- Another Vincent Price classic.

--- 11:30 pm ---

That's so Raven (Disney)

Vampyros Lesbos (Sundance Channel) -- Yep, better warm up the ol' DVR for that one!

Roseanne (Nick at Nite) -- Roseanne dresses as a lumberjack.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (HBO Comedy)

Elvira's Haunted Hills (Starz Family) -- Can you say innuendo?

--- 11:40 pm ---

House of Wax (Cinemax) -- The classic Vincent Price horror flick.

Ichi the Killer (Showtime Beyond)

--- 11:45 pm ---

Halloween (AMC)

--- 12:00 am ---

Roseanne (Nick at Nite) -- Another Halloween-themed episode.

Infection (Showtime Too)

--- 12:30 am ---

Vlad (The Movie Channel Xtra)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC) -- The entire episode will be in 'Skelevision'. Conan, band members, guests, and even the audience will be appearing a skeleton puppets.

The Amityville Horror (Showtime) -- The 2005 remake.

Roseanne (Nick at Nite) -- A Halloween take of A Christmas Carol.

--- 1:00 am ---

Diary of a Madman (Turner Movie Classics) -- Vincent Price plays a magistrate possessed by an evil spirit. So, what's new?

The Devil Came from Akasava (Sundance Channel)

--- 1:35 am ---

Busty Cops 2 (Cinemax) -- Excuse me, but after watching several hours of horror and mayhem, you need a break.

--- 1:40 am ---

Toolbox Murders (Showtime Beyond)

--- 2:00 am ---

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Bravo) -- Sigh!

--- 2:05 am ---

Friday the 13th --- A New Beginning (HBO Zone) No more! Make it stop!

--- 2:30 am ---

Firestarter (Cinemax 5-Star)

--- 2:45 am ---

Village of the Damned (Turner Classic Movies)

--- 3:05 am ---

Madhouse (Showtime Next)

--- 3:15 am ---

Dark Town (Showtime Beyond) -- A lesbian and a gangbanger team up when her community becomes infected with vampires. I swear I am not making this up!

--- 3:50 am ---

Embrace The Darkness II (Showtime)

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Tammy

What I always love on Halloween is when talk show host dress up. I tape the Today show, Regis, Ellen, The View, etc. on Halloween just so I can see how creative they get.

October 29 2006 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Keller

We don't have 'Great Pumpkin' or 'Nightmare Before Christmas' because this is only showing shows on Halloween evening itself.

October 26 2006 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linus

How can you blog about Halloween programming and say nothing about when "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is airing? BTW, its Friday October 27 at 8/7c.

October 26 2006 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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