For the rest of the month, TV is all Halloween, all the time
by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 16th 2009 2:04PM
I visited the pumpkin patch last weekend and totally massacred a 30 lb. pumpkin and feasted on its flesh, so I am officially in the Halloween spirit. Luckily, there's a crapload of TV to help sustain my ghoulish mood. TV Tango has compiled a pretty comprehensive list of Halloween-themed programming starting today and going through the rest of the month.
Some of the highlights include a Moonlight marathon starting today on SyFy, as part of their "31 Days of Halloween" programming. On Sunday, The Simpsons is airing their 20th "Treehouse of Horror" episode, while Monday has a some good kids' fare, with Halloween-themed America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC Family, and Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie on Disney.
The weekends are all about movie marathons with family-friendly movies like The Addams Family and Hocus Pocus on ABC Family, and scarier stuff on AMC, with Return of the Living Dead and The Shining, among other horror flicks. One thing that I'm pretty excited about, is that the October 30th episode of Medium is a special Night of the Living Dead episode, in which the characters are all inserted into the classic George A. Romero film.
As for the day itself, well, you can't throw a rotting corpse around without hitting a marathon on a cable network. Fine Living is devoting the day to haunted homes, while SyFy is hosting a Ghost Hunters marathon. If you're not all horror-movied out, TCM is having a mega-marathon of old movies, including The Haunting and The Curse of the Cat People. All in all, it's a pretty scary month we have ahead of us.
What do you plan on watching this Halloween?