The Halloween Movie List—Our Annual Viewer’s Guide to the Best Holiday in Existence

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Each year for the past couple, I have scoured the websites of the world of Cable to find all the horror, sci-fi and fantasy films that are being shown on or around Halloween. This year, Halloween falls on a Monday. Most of the channels out there are showing our kind of films from breakfast on Friday to the last Hershey Bar of Halloween.

This year, instead of the earlier designs, I am listing the films alphabetically, rather than by time. It certainly is easier. Now you can find the films you want to see and block out the appropriate time. In the end, I will make some recommendations and point out other events.

So, here it is!

Please note that the listing for FX Movies is incomplete. The Halloween schedule had not been posted at the time of this article.

Days listed are for Friday Oct 28th to early Tuesday Nov 1st.

Times listed are for Eastern time zone.

MOVIE CHANNEL TIME
The Abandoned (2007) The Movie Channel Tue 1:05a
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Turner Sun 10p
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Turner Sun 6p
The Abyss (1989) StarzEncore Fri 9:05a, 10p
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) Comet TV Fri 6p
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (2005) HBO Family Fri 5:25p, Mon 12:45p
After (2012) Showtime Showcase Sat 5:45a
After (2012) Showtime Beyond Sun 10:55a, 5p
Alien Autopsy (2006) Comet TV Fri 8p, Sat 8p
All Cheerleaders Must Die (2013) Chiller Fri 11p, Sat 5p
Airborne (2012) Chiller Fri 7a
An American Haunting (2006) HBO/HBO Latino Fri 11:50a
An American Haunting (2006) HBO Zone Sun 8:30p
American Mary (2012) Chiller Sat 9p, Sun 4a
American Psycho (2000) Chiller Sun 7p
Amigo Undead (2015) Showtime Beyond Fri 12noon
Anaconda (1997) Sony Movie Channel Sun 7p, 10:15p
Anacondas: The Search for the Blood Orchid (2004) Sony Movie Channel Sun 8:35p, 1:50p
Anarchy Parlor (2015) Showtime Beyond Mon 2:20a
Anarchy Parlor (2015) StarzEncoreSuspense Fri 9p, Sat 1:55a
The Anomaly (2014) Starz in Black Mon 5:50a
Ant-Man (2015) Starz Edge Fri 7:10a, 3:05p, 11p
Ant-Man (2015) Starz Kids Mon 2:38a
A.R.C.H.I.E. Showtime Beyond Fri 7a, 3:30 p
A.R.C.H.I.E. Showtime Family Sun 10:45a
Army of Darkness (1992) StarzEncore Sat 3:55a
Army of Darkness (1992) Starz Mon 4:40a, 11:10a
Arthur & Merlin (2015) Showtime Family Sun 2:45p
At the Earth’s Core (1976) MGM HD Sat 6:30a
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Starz Sat 2:15a, 6:35p
AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem (2007) OuterMax Fri 10:50a
AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem (2007) MovieMax Sat 6:25p
AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem (2007) ThrillerMax Sun 9:30a
Awaken (2015) The Movie Channel Mon 2p
The Baby (1973) Turner Sun 12:45a
Batman (1989) OuterMax Sat 4:15p
Batman (1989) Action Max Sun 6:35a
Batman & Robin (1997) Action Max Mon 8:50a
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (2012) Action Max Sat 11:10a
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013) Action Max Sat 12:30p
Batman Forever (1995) Thriller Max Sun 12:30a
Batman Forever (1995) Action Max Mon 4:15p
Batman Returns (1992) Action Max Sat 1:15a
Batman Returns (1992) 5 Star Max Tue 3:50a
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) Action Max Sat 8:45a
Batman: Year One (2011) Action Max Sat 10:05a
Bats (1999) StarzEncore Action Mon 6:25p
Bedlam (1946) Turner Sat 9a
Beetlejuice (1988) 5 Star Max Sat 6a
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Thriller Max Fri 4:45a
Berserk! (1967) Sony Movie Channel Sat 12:30p
Berserk! (1967) Movies! Mon 10a
Big Hero Six (2014) Starz Comedy Sun 6:15p
The Black Cat (1934) Turner Sat 1:30a
Black Sabbath (1964) Turner Mon 12:45p
The Black Scorpion (1957) Turner Sat 12noon
Blade II (2002) StarzEncore Sun 7:20a, 8p
The Blair Witch Project (1999) Chiller Fri 7p, Mon 9p, Tue 1a
Bless the Child (2000) Flix Fri 5:30a, Sun 9:45a
The Blob (1958) Turner Sat 1:45p
The Blob (1958) Movies! Sun 6p
The Blob (1988) Movies! Mon 5:30p
Blood and Black Lace (1964) Turner Sat 8p
Blood Creek (2008) StarzEncoreSuspense Sat 10:45p
Blood Sand (2015) Showtime Beyond Mon 3p, Tue 12:35a
Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) Showtime Beyond Fri 8p
Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) Showtime Next Mon 6:30p
Bloodworx (2015) The Movie Channel Sat 10:30p, Sun 1:30a
Blue Velvet (1986) Flix Sun 11p
Bones (2005) Syfy Sat 1a
Boogeyman (2004) Starz Mon 9:35a
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) Chiller Fri 5p, Mon 11p, Tues 3a
The Brain Eaters (1958) IFC Sat 8a
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) StarzEncore Sun 12:50p, Mon 6:45p
Bridge to Terebithia (2007) Starz Kids Sun 1:48p, 8p, Mon 10:01a
Bug (1975) Movies! Tue 12mid
Bug (2007) Showtime Showcase Fri 3:15a
The Butterfly Effect (2004) Spike Fri 1:30p
Cabin Fever (2002) HBO Zone Sun 11:35p
Cabin in the Woods (2012) Syfy Mon 10:30a, 11p
Candyman (1992) StarzEncore Black Sat 2:25p, 10p
Candyman (1992) StarzEncore Mon 10:35a
Candyman 3: The Day of the Dead (1999) Epix Drive-In Mon 12:40a, 7:10a
Captivity (2007) Chiller Sat 3p, Sun 2a
Carnival of Souls (1962) Turner Sat 9:30p
Casper (1995) HBO Family Fri 2:05p, 11:40p, Mon 11a, 7p
Casper (1995) HBO/HBO Latino Sat 10a
Cat People (1942) Turner Mon 7:15a
Catacombs (2008) HBO Signature Fri 1:25a
Catacombs (2008) HBO Zone Mon 1:10a
The Cave (2005) StarzEncore Sat 2:20p
The Cell (2000) OuterMax Fri 12mid
Chappie (2015) The Movie Channel Sat 4:30p
Chappie (2015) Movie Channel Xtra Sun 7:45a
Cherry 2000 (1987) MGM HD Sat 11:45p
The Children (2008) Cinemax Mon 8:35a
Child’s Play (1988) StarzEncore Sun 10p
Christine (1983) Movies! Sat 1p
Christine (1983) Chiller Sun 2:30p
Chronicle (2012) FX Fri 7a
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) IFC Sat 8p
Cinderella (2015) Starz Kids Sun 7:38a, 3:25p
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009) Universal HD Mon 10a, 9p
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) StarzEncore Family Sat 8:56p
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Retroplex Mon 8:31a, 8p
Cloud Atlas (2012) Movie Max Sun 10p
Cloverfield (2008) Epix2 Sat 5:30p, 10:30p
Cloverfield (2008) Epix Drive-In Sun 8p, Mon 2:15a, 3:20p
Cocoon (1985) Thriller Max Sat 8:35a
Cocoon (1985) OuterMax Tue 4a
Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012) Showime Beyond Sun 8p
Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012) Showtime Extreme Tue 2a
Compound Fracture (2013) The Movie Channel Mon 5p
The Condemned (2007) Movie Channel Xtra Sat 10p, Mon 2:30p
The Condemned 2 (2015) Starz Mon 3:10a
Cool World (1992) Movieplex Fri 11p, Sat 1:15p
Cooties (2015) Starz Sun 1:35p, Mon 5p, Tue 12mid
Coraline (2009) HBO Family Sun 11a
Count Dracula (1970) Movies! Sun 8p
Crimson Peak (2015) OuterMax Fri 2:20p
Crimson Peak (2015) MoreMax Sat 7p
Crimson Peak (2015) ThrillerMax Mon 8p
Cry Wolf (2005) StarzEncoreSuspense Mon 2:35p
The Culling (2015) The Movie Channel Mon 3:30p
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) MGM HD Sat 4:50p
Cyborg 2 (1993) Showtime Beyond Fri 2:15a
Dance of the Dead (2008) Action Max Mon 4:35a
The Dark Half (1992) StarzEncoreSuspense Fri 5:10a
The Day (2012) Showtime Next Sun 6p
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Starz Fri 9:30a
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Starz Kids Sat 2:43p
Day of the Dead (2007) StarzEncore Sat 6:30a
Dead of Night (1945) Turner Mon 2:30p
The Deadly Bees (1967) Movies! Tue 2:30a
Death Do Us Part (2014) Showtime Next Mon 3:30a
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) Epix Drive-In Sat 5:50a
Deadpool (2015) HBO Latino Fri 12:30a
Deadpool (2015) HBO Signature Sat 9p
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) Epix Drive-In Sat 5:50a
The Decent (2006) Showtime Beyond Sat 8p
The Decent (2006) Showtime 2 Sun 11:30p
The Decent 2 (2010) Showtime 2 Fri 1:45a
The Decent 2 (2010) Showtime Beyond Sat 9:40p
Deep Impact (1998) Epix Drive-In Sun 11:55a, 5:55p
Déjà vu (2006) Starz in Black Sun 12:05p, 10p
Deliver Us from Evil (2006) FXX Sat 9:30a
Dementia 13 (1963) Turner Mon 9:45a
Destination Moon (1950) Comet TV Mon 2a
Devil (2010) Starz Fri 11:45a
The Devil Doll (1936) Turner Sat 6a
The Devil’s Bride (1968) Turner Mon 8p
The Devil’s Rejects (2005) Chiller Fri 1p, Sat 3:30a
Diabolique (1955) Turner Mon 2a
Die, Die, My Darling! (1965) Movies! Mon 12:30p
Disturbing Behavior (1998) MGM HD Sat 10p
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) Cinemax Sat 3:35p
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) Action Max Mon 11a
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) MGM HD Mon 10:05a
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) MGM HD Mon 11:50a
Don’t Blink (2014) The Movie Channel Mon 11a
Doomsday (2008) Action Max Mon 2:45a
Dracula (1931) Turner Fri 8p
Dracula (1979) StarzEncoreSuspense Mon 11:05a, 9pm, Tue 12:35a
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Comet TV Sun 4p
Dracula Untold (2014) HBO Signature Sat 1:10p, 11:30p
Drag Me to Hell (2009) Universal HD Mon 2p, 11p
Dragonball Evolution (2009) Outer Max Sun 5:15a
Dragonheart (1996) Starz Fri 4:10a
Dune (1984) Movieplex Mon 9:35p
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Turner Sat 6:30p
Eight Legged Freaks (2002) HBO Zone Mon 2:45a
Empire of the Ants (1977) MGM HD Mon 8:55a
End of Days (1999) Cinemax Mon 4:50a
Escape from New York (1981) Sony Movie Channel Fri 10p, 11:45p
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) ThrillerMax Sun 5:10a
E.T.–The Extraterrestrial (1982) HDnet Sat 9p
Evidence (2013) Chiller Fri 9a
Evil Dead (1981) StarzEncore Mon 10:50p
Evil Dead II (1987) ThrillerMax Fri 8:05a
Evil Dead II (1987) MovieMax Mon 3:30a
Excalibur (1981) Cinemax Fri 3:35a
Excalibur (1981) 5 Star Cinemax Sun 3:45a
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) StarzEncore Mon 1:45p
Extinction (2014) Starz Fri 12:15a
Extinction (2014) Starz Edge Mon 1a
Exists (2014) Showtime Extreme Sat 4p
The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Sony Movie Channel Fri 12:50p, Mon 1:30a
The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Movies! Fri 8p
The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) MGM HD Mon 11:50p
Fantastic Four (2015) HBO2 Fri 8:45a, Mon 6:15p
Fantastic Four (2015) HBO Zone Sun 6a
The Fifth Wave (2016) Starz Kids Sat 12:35a, 8p
The Fifth Wave (2016) Starz Mon 1p
Final Destination (2000) Spike Sat 9a
Final Destination 2 (2003) Spike Sat 11:30a
Final Destination 3 (2006) Spike Sat 1:30p
The Final Destination (2009) Spike Sat 3:30p
Final Destination 5 (2011) FX Fri 9a, Sat 2a
Final Encounter (2000) Comet TV Sun 6p
Flatliners (1990) Chiller Sun 4:30p, Mon 6a
The Flinstones (1994) Starz Edge Fri 5:35a
The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) Starz Comedy Mon 6:40a, 1:10p
The Fly (1958) StarzEncore Sat 8:10a
Fly Me to the Moon (2008) HBO Family Sat 11a
The Fog (1980) Sony Movie Channel Sat 6:45p, Mon 10p, Tue 1:10a
The Fog (1980) Movies! Mon 8p
The Forest (2016) HBO2 Fri 6:25p
The Forest (2016) HBO Zone Sun 9:30a, 10p
Frankenhooker (1990) Flix Mon 9:40p
Freaks of Nature (2015) Starz Sat 3:30a
Freaks of Nature (2015) Starz Comedy Mon 1:10a
Frequencies (2014) Showtime Family Fri 10a, 4:45p
Frequencies (2014) Showtime Beyond Sun 4:10a
Frequencies (2014) Showtime Women Mon 10:45a
Frequency (2000) MoreMax Fri 6:50a
Frequency (2000) ThillerMax Mon 1:35p
Friday the 13th (1980) AMC Fri 6p, Sat 5p
Friday the 13th–Part 2 (1981) AMC Fri 8p
Friday the 13th–Part 3 (1982) AMC Fri 9:59p
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) AMC Sat 3:04a
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) AMC Sat 5:04a
Friday the 13th–Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) AMC Sat 7:04a
Friday the 13th–Part VII: The New Blood (1988) AMC Sat 9:04a
Friday the 13th–Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) AMC Sat 11:04a
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) AMC Sat 1:04p
Jason X (2001) AMC Sat 3p
Freddy vs. Jason (2003) AMC Fri 4p
Fright Night (1985) StarzEncore Mon 9p
The Funhouse Massacre (2015) Showtime Beyond Sun 11p
The Gallows (2015) HBO Zone Fri 12:05p, Mon 8:05a
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1965) StarzEncore Family Mon 8:30p
Ghost Squad (2014) StarzEncore Family Mon 5:35p
Ghoulies II (1988) AMC Fri 9a
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) MovieMax Fri 3:05a
The Giver (2014) Showtime 2 Sat 7:20a, 2:40p
The Giver (2014) Showtime Family Mon 12:15a
The Giver (2014) Showtime Showcase Mon 3:45p
The Gods of Egypt (2016) HBO Zone Sat 3:30p, 11:55p
The Gods of Egypt (2016) HBO Signature Sun 10:25a, 8p
The Gods of Egypt (2016) HBO Mon 5:20p, 11:45p
The Gods of Egypt (2016) HBO Latino Mon 5:50p
Godsend (2004) Cinemax Mon 10a
Godzilla (1998) StarzEncore Fri 1:40p
The Good Dinosaur (2015) Starz Edge Fri 5:05p
The Gorgon (1965) Sony Movie Channel Sat 2:10p
Grave Encounters (2011) Chiller Fri 11a, Sat 6:30a
Grave Halloween (2013) Syfy Mon 1a, 6:30a
The Green Inferno (2013) More Max Fri 10p
The Green Inferno (2013) OuterMax Tues 2:15a
The Grudge (2004) AMC Fri 12noon
The Grudge 2 (2006) Chiller Sat 11a
The Grudge 3 (2009) Chiller Sat 1p
Halloween (1978) AMC Sat 7p, Sun 9:55a, Mon 2p, 10p
Halloween (2007) AMC Sun 4:58a, Mon 9a
Halloween II (1981) AMC Sat 9p, Sun 7:28a, 11:55a
Halloween II (1981) AMC Mon 11:30a, 4p, Tue 12mid
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) AMC Sat 11p, Sun 1:55p
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) AMC Sun 1a, 3:55p, Mon 6p, Tue 2a
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) AMC Sun 2:58a, 5:55p, Mon 8p, Tue 4a
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) StarzEncore Mon 9p
Halloween H20 (1998) StarzEncore Mon 12:10p, 7:30p
Hannibal (2001) StarzEncore Classic Mon 4:45p, Tue 12:25a
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (2013) Chiller Fri 3p
Happy Feet (2006) HBO Family Sun 5:10p
Harry and the Hendersons (1987) HDnet Fri 7:05a, Sat 6a
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) HBO2 Fri 4p
Hatchet (2006) StazEncoreSuspense Fri 10:45p
The Haunted Mansion (2003) HBO/HBO Latino Sat 11:45a
The Haunted Palace (1963) MGM HD Mon 6:35p
The Haunting (1963) Turner Mon 6p
Hearts of Atlantis HBO2 Sun 2:10a
Heavy Metal (1981) Sony Movie Channel Sat 5:05a
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) StarzEncoreSuspense Sat 12:10a
Hellraiser: Deader (2005) StarzEncoreSuspense Sun 9p
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) StarzEncoreSuspense Mon 2:25a
Highway to Hell (1991) Chiller Sun 10:30a
Highway to Hell (1991) Comet TV Sat 12noon
The Hill Have Eyes (1972) Showtime Beyond Fri 4a, Mon 8p, Tue 2a
The Hills Have Eyes (1972) Showtime Fri 1:30p
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) StarzEncore Tue 1:55a
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) IFC Sun 3:15p
The Hitcher (2007) OuterMax Fri 5:30a, Sun 12:10p
The Hitcher (2007) ThrillerMax Sat 1:20a
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) MovieMax Fri 8:25a, Mon 11:45p
The Hollow Man (2000) Starz Tue 2:35a
Hostel (2005) IFC Sun 8p, 10p
Hostel, Part II (2007) The Movie Channel Mon 11:30p
Hostel, Part III (2011) Sony Movie Channel Sat 10p
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Epix Sat 1:35a, 4:30p
Hotel Transylvania (2012) FX Fri 8p, 10p, Mon 8p, 10p
House on Haunted Hill (1958) Turner Mon 4:30p
House of Wax (1953) Turner Mon 11:15a
Howard the Duck (1986) Action Max Sat 3:45p
The Howling (1981) Chiller Sun 8:30a
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Turner Sun 1:30p
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) Epic Hits Mon 7:55a, 4:10p, Tue 12:20a
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Epix Hits Sat1:10a, 11:30a, 8p
The Hunters (2013) Showtime Next Fri 6:45a
The Hunters (2013) Showtime Beyond Sun 9:25a, 3:30p
I Am Legend (2007) HBO/HBO Latino Sat 2:15p
I Am Legend (2007) HBO Signature Sun 10:15p
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) StarzEncore Sat 4p
I, Robot (2004) StarzEncore Action Sun 5;55a, 8p, Tue 1:45a
I Spit on Your Grave (1978) StarzEncore Sat 12:22a
I Spit on Your Grave (2010) StarzEncore Sat 2:04a
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) StarzEncore Sat 5:45p
I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2015) Showtime Next Mon 9:30p
I Walked with a Zombie (1943) Turner Mon 8:30a
Independence Day (1996) HBO Signature Fri 6:30p
Inside Out (2015) Starz Comedy Sun 8p
Insidious 3 (2015) More Max Fri 11:45p, Mon 8:20a
Into the Grizzle Maze (2015) Starz Mon 3:25p
Into the Woods (2014) StarzEncore Family Fri 5:45a, 12:54p, 11:49p
Intruders (2015) Starz Mon 1:45a
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Epix Drive-In Fri 3:20a, 2:25pm
Invisible Invaders (1959) Comet TV Sat 10a
The Invisible Man (1933) Turner Fri 11p
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) MovieMax Sun 3:30a
Island of Lost Souls (1933) Turner Sat 4:30a
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) Sony Movie Channel Sat 8:20a
It Follows (2015) Showtime Showcase Sat 10:15p
It Follows (2015) Showtime Beyond Mon 6:15p
It’s Alive (1974) Turner Sat 11p
J.D.’s Revenge (1976) Comet TV Sat 2p
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Syfy Sun 7p, Mon 5p
Jessabelle (2014) Showtime Next Sat 9:30a, 4p
Jessabelle (2014) Showtime Beyond Mon 12noon
John Carpenter’s Vampires (1997) StarzEncore Sat 10:50p
Judgement Day (1999) Flix Mon 3:30p
Jurassic World (2015) HBO/HBO Latino Fri 2:50p
Jurassic World (2015) HBO Zone Sat 5:40p
Jurassic World (2015) HBO Signature Mon 3:50p, 11:05p
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) Chiller Sun 12:30p
Krampus (2015) Action Max Fri 11:35p
Krampus (2015) Cinemax Mon 11:50p
L.A. Apocalypse: San Andreas (2014) Movieplex Mon 5:05p
Lady in the Water (2006) 5 Star Max Fri 5p
Lady in the Water (2006) Action Max Sun 8p
The Land that Time Forgot (1974) MGM HD Sat 11:10a
The Langoliers (1995) IFC Sun 8:15a, 10:15a
Lara Croft:Tomb Raider (2001) Showtime Showcase Fri 7:15p, Sat 4a
The Last House on the Left (2009) Spike Fri 11a, Mon 6:30p
The Last Mimzy (2007) HBO Family Sat 3:40p, 10:35p, Mon 5:20p
The Last Survivors (2014) Showtime Next Sat 9:30p
The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Action Max Fri 9:45p
The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Cinemax Mon 10p
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Action Max Sat 1:50p
Legion (2010) Syfy Fri 4a
Lemora: The Lady Dracula (1973) Comet TV Sun 2a
The Leopard Man (1943) Turner Sat 7:30a
Leprechaun (1992) StarzEncore Sun 12:40a
Leprechaun 2 (1994) StarzEncore Sat 5:15a, Sun 2:15a
Leprechaun 3 (1995) StarzEncore Sun 3:25a
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) StarzEncore Action Mon 2:05a
Let Us Prey (2015) Showtime Women Fri 2:35a, Mon 1:30a
Let Us Prey (2015) Showtime Showcase Mon 10:45p
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) Movies! Fri 10:30p
Lifeforce (1985) MGM HD Tue 1:25a
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) MGM HD Sat 6:15p
The Little Vampire (2000) Starz Kids Mon 4:19p
The Lords of Salem (2013) StarzEncoreSuspense Mon 10:50p, Tue 2:25a
Lost in Space (1998) HBO Family Sat 3:30m
Lost Souls (2000) StarzEncoreSuspense Mon 4:10p
Lumberjack Man (2015) Showtime Beyond Sat 2:30a
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ThrillerMax Fri 2:40a
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Cinemax Fri 5:35p
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) OuterMax Sat 2:10p
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) MoreMax Sun 9:55p
Maggie (2015) Epix Mon 11:35p
The Man with Two Brains (1983) Cinemax Sun 6a
Man-Thing (2005) Chiller Sun 6:30p
Mannequin (1987) Retroplex Sat 6:25p, Sun 4:05a
Mark of the Vampire (1935) Turner Mon 6a
Masque of the Red Death (1964) MGM HD Mon 10p
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) HBO2 Sun 4:30a
Men in Black II (2002) OuterMax Sun 9:50p
The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Movies! Sat 12:30a, Mon 3p
The Mermaid (2016) Starz Cinema Sat 12:05p, 8:25p
Mighty Morphin Power Ranger: The Movie (1995) HBO Family Fri 10p, Mon 2:20p
Mimic (1997) OuterMax Fri 3:40a, Mon 2:50p
Mimic (1997) ThrillerMax Sat 2:45p
Mimic 2 (2001) IFC Sat 3:15p
Mirrors (2008) OuterMax Sun 10:15a, Mon 2:10a
Mirrors (2008) ThrillerMax Mon 10p
Mission to Mars (2000) ThrillerMax Fri 9:30a
Mission to Mars (2000) MovieMax Mon 4:55a
The Mist (2007) IFC Sat 5:15p
The Monster (1925) Turner Sun 12mid
Monsters, Inc (2001) Starz Comedy Sat 9:25a
Monsters, Inc (2001) StarzEncore Family Mon 10:30a, 7p
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) HBO Family Fri 12:30p, Sun 3:35p
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) HBO/HBO Latino Sat 7:25p
Moon of the Wolf (1972) Comet TV Fri 4p, Mon 10a
The Mothman Prophecies (2002) MovieMax Sun 8p
Mothra (1962) Sony Movie Channel Sat 6:45a
Mothra (1962) Movies! Mon 12:30a
The Mummy (1932) Turner Fri 9:30p
The Mummy (1959) Turner Mon 9:45p
Muppets from Space (1999) StarzEncore Family Fri 7:55a, 6p
Near Dark (1987) StarzEncoreSuspense Fri 3:35a
Near Dark (1987) StarzEncore Mon 5:05a
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) HBO Family Sun 4:20a
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) HBO2 Sun 9a
The Night Before Halloween (2016) Syfy Sat 9p
Night of the Comet (1984) Starz Comedy Fri 1:50a
Night of the Demons (1988) Comet TV Tue 12mid
Night of the Living Dead (1968) StarzEncore Mon 8:55a
Nightlight (2015) Showtime Beyond Sat 8:30a, 3p
Nightlight (2015) Showtime Next Mon 2a
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) AMC Fri 2pm
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) AMC Fri 12mid
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master (1988) AMC Fri 2a
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child (1989) AMC Fri 4a
Night Watch (2004) Indieplex Mon 10:35p
9 (2009) Action Max Sat 9p
976-EVIL (1988) StarzEncore Tue 12:20a
1984 (1984) Epix Hits Fri 6:20a
No Man’s Land (2008) HBO2 Mon 4:45a
Once Bitten (1985) Starz Comedy Tue 12mid
One Missed Call (2008) OuterMax Sun 1:35p
The Order (2003) Cinemax Mon 5p
Orphan (2009) IFC Sun 5:15p
Outland (1981) Comet TV Fri 12noon
Pan (2015) HBO Family Sat 7p
Paranormal Activity (2007) FXX Sat 12noon
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) FXX Sat 2p
Paranormal Activity 3 (2013) FXX Sat 4p
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) FXX Sat 6p
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) FXX Sat 8p, 10p
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Epix Drive-in Mon 8p, Tue 2:35a
Patrick (2013) Showtime Beyond Fri 12:35a, Mon 9:30p
Patrick (2013) Showtime Next Sun 3:30a
The People that Time Forgot (1977) MGM HD Sat 8:20a
Pet Cemetery (1989) StarzEncore Sun 11:30p
Pet Cemetery II (1992) StarzEncoreSuspense Sat 9p
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) Syfy Fri 11a
Piranha (2010) Spike Fri 9a
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) Starz Sat 1:10p, Sun 4:45a
The Pit & the Pendulum (1961) MGM HD Mon 4:55p
Pitch Black (2000) IFC Sat 10:30p
Pixels (2015) Starz Kids Fri 1:25a, 1:09p, 7:55p
Pixels (2015) Starz Comedy Mon 9:40a
Planet of the Apes (2001) MovieMax Sat 8p
Play Misty for Me (1971) ThrillerMax Fri 6:20a
Poltergeist (1992) HBO/HBO Latino Sun 5:25p
Poltergeist (1992) Comet TV Fri 10p, Mon 4p
Poltergeist (2015) HBO/HBO Latino Sat 8p, Sun 1:45a, 7:20pm
Poltergeist (2015) HBO/HBO Latino Mon 1:10P, 8p
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) Chiller Sun 9p, Mon 4:30p
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) Comet TV Sat 10p, Mon 6p
Poltergeist III (1988) Chiller Sun 11p, Mon 6:30p
Powder (1995) OuterMax Fri 6:55a
Predator (1987) StarzEncore Classic Sat 1:50a, 3:05p
Predator (1987) Starz Mon 6:10a
Predator 2 (1990) StarzEncore Black Fri 3:30a
Premature Burial (1962) MGM HD Mon 3:15p
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2015) Starz Sat 9p, Sun 1:30a, 9:45a
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2015) Starz Sun 5:40p, 11:55p
Primeval (2007) StarzEncore Action Fri 12:05a, 6:30p
Primeval (2007) StarzEncore Black Tue 1:40a
Prom Night (2008) StarzEncore Sat 9:50a, 7:30p
The Prophecy (1995) StarzEncoreSuspense Mon 12:55a, 7:30p
The Prophecy (1995) StarzEncore Sat 12:40p
Prophecy II (1997) StarzEncoreSuspense Sun 2:30a
The Prowler (1981) Flix Sun 9:30p
The Psychopath (1966) Movies! Sun 10:30p
Pumpkinhead (1988) Chiller Mon 1:30a, 12:30p
Pumpkinhead (1988) Comet TV Sun 10a
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993) Chiller Mon 3:30a, 2:30p
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993) Comet TV Sun 12noon
Pumpkinhead IV: Blood Feud (2007) Sony Movie Channel Sat 8p
The Purge (2013) FX Sat 6p
The Purge: Anarchy (2014) FX Sat 8p, 10p
Puss in Boots (2011) FX Fri 6p, Sat 7:30a
The Pyramid (2014) Cinemax Mon 6:45p
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) StarzEncoreSuspense Sun 9:30p
The Raven (1963) MGM HD Mon 1:30p
The Raven (2011) Starz Fri 2:35p
The Raven (2011) Starz Edge Mon 5:20p
The Reaping (2007) Thriller Max Sat 6:30p
The Reaping (2007) Movie Max Mon 8:50a
Red Dragon (2002) IFC Sun 12:30p
Reign of Fire (2002) Starz Edge Sun 5:005a
Resident Evil (2002) Cinemax Mon 8:15p
Resident Evil–Apocalypse (2004) Syfy Sat 3p, Sun 1a
Resident Evil–Afterlife (2010) Syfy Sat 5p, Sun 3a
RIPD (2013) Spike Fri 4p, Sat 2a, Mon 9p, 11p
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) Sony Movie Channel Sun 1a
Robocop (1987) StarzEncore Action Mon 3:35a, 12:50p, 8p
Robocop II (1990) StarzEncore Action Fri 3:25a, 12:45p, 8p
Rollerball (2002) StarzEncore Action Fri 11:05a, Mon 9:25a
The Roost (2005) The Movie Channel Sat 9p, Sun 12:10a, Mon 12:35p
Route 666 (2001) Cinemax Tue 3:20a
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (1995) Movieplex Fri 1:40a, 8p
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (1995) StarzEncore Family Mon 9:30a
Salem’s Lot (1979) IFC Mon 8a, 10:15a
Salem’s Lot (2004) IFC Mon 12:30p, 2:30p
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Claus (2006) StarzEncore Family Sun 4:56p
Saw (2004) The Movie Channel Mon 8p
Saw II (2005) The Movie Channel Mon 9:45p
Saw VI (2007) Epix Drive-in Sun 9:30a, Mon 8:45a
Saw-The Final Chapter (2010) Epix Drive-in Sun 11:05p, Mon 10:20a, 6:25p
Scar Tissue (2015) Movie Channel Xtra Sat 12mid
Scar Tissue (2015) The Movie Channel Tue 4:10a
Scarecrows (1988) Comet TV Mon 12noon
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Epix Hits Fri 2:40a, 1:40p, 8p
Scream (1996) More Max Sun 9p
Scream 3 (2000) Cinemax Mon 11:45a
Scream 4 (2011) Spike Sat 11p, Mon 4p
Scream of the Banshee (2011) Syfy Sat 3a
Scream of Fear (1961) Turner Tues 1:15a
Secret Window (2004) Starz Edge Mon 3:40p
See No Evil (2006) Movie Channel Xtra Fri 10:30p, Sat 1:40a
Serenity (2005) HDnet Sat 7p
Session 9 (2001) Indieplex Tue 2:15a
Seventh Moon (2009) Showtime Beyond Mon 1:30p, Tue 5a
Seventh Son (2015) HBO/HBO Latino Sat 6:15p
Seventh Son (2015) HBO Signature Mon 2:05p
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) Sony Movie Channel Sun 9:10a
Shadow Zone: The Undead Express (1996) Showtime Family Fri 3a, Mon 1:15p
Shadow Zone: The Undead Express (1996) Showtime Beyond Sat 6a
The Shining (1980) IFC Mon 4:30p, 7:45p
Shrek Forever After (2010) FX Mon 6p
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000) Showtime Beyond Fri 10a, 9:30p
Signs (2002) Starz Fri 6:15p, Sat 10:20a
Silence of the Lambs (1991) Spike Mon 11a
Silent Hill (2006) StarzEncore Mon 3:50p, Tue 3:45a
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) Flix Mon 11:05p
Sinister (2012) Syfy Mon 2:30p, Tue 1a
Sinister 2 (2015) Action Max Sun 4:55a
Sinister 2 (2015) Cinemax Mon 3:20p
The Sixth Sense (1999) Thriller Max Sat 12:55p
The Sixth Sense (1999) MovieMax Mon 10:30a
Skeleton Key (2005) StarzEncore Sat 9p
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) Epix Drive-In Fri 11:40p
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) Epix Drive-In Sat 1:05a
Sleepy Hollow (1999) Spike Tue 1a
Sorority Row (2009) Chiller Fri 9p, Sat 7p
Space Warriors (2013) Showtime Family Sat 9a, 4:15p
Space Warriors (2013) Showtime Beyond Mon 7a
Species (1995) HDnet Sun 1:20a
Species II (1998) HDnet Sun 3:15a
Species III (2004) HDnet Sat 1:30p
Spiderman 2 (2004) HBO/HBO Latino Sun 7:20a
Spiderman 3 (2007) StarzEncore Family Fri 3:25a, 9:28p
Spiderman 3 (2007) StarzEncore Classic Mon 10:45a
Stake Land (2010) Syfy Fri 2p, Sat 11a
The Stand (1994) IFC Mon 6a
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Epix Drive-in Fri 12:35p, 6:10p
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Movies! Sat 3:30p
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Starz Edge Fri 6:40p, Sat 9a, 3:55p
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Starz Edge Mon 4:45a, 1:20p
Starship Troopers (1997) HDnet Sun 4:50a
Stephen King’s It (1990) Spike Fri 8p, Sun 11a
Stigmata (1999) Epix 2 Sun 6:15p
Stigmata (1999) Epix Drive-in Mon 11:10p
Stir of Echoes (1999) Chiller Mon 8:30a
Stir of Echoes–The Homecoming (2007) Chiller Mon 10:30a
Strange Days (1975) Starz in Black Tue 3:10a
Strange Invaders (1983) Movieplex Mon 5:42a, 8p
Strange Magic (2015) StarzEncore Family Fri 9:21a, Sun 3:16p
The Strangers (2008) Syfy Sun 9p, Mon 7p
Sugar Hill (1974) Comet TV Sat 4p
Summer of Blood (2014) Showtime Next Mon 8p
Summer’s Moon (2009) Indieplex Mon 5:45a, 7:25p
Swamp Thing (1982) Sony Movie Channel Sat 5:10p, Mon 11:35p, Tue 2:45a
Swamp Thing (1982) Movies! Mon 10p
Switch (1991) Cinemax Sun 4:15a
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) Epix Drive-in Mon 5:35a, 1:45p, Tue 12:55a
Teen Wolf (1985) Retroplex Sat 8p
Teen Wolf (1985) StarzEncore Family Mon 10:05p
Teeth (2007) StarzEncore Mon 1:15a
Terminator Genysis (2015) Epix Hits Sat 7:40a, 3:35p, Sun 12mid
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1972) Flix Sun 8p
The Thaw (2009) Showtime Beyond Sat 11:40a, Sun 1a
Theater of Blood (1973) Epix Drive-in Mon 3:45a, 11:55a
The Thing from Another World (1951) Turner Sat 4:45p
Thir13en Ghosts (2001) Spike Fri 6p, Sat 12mid, Sun 1:30a
Thir13en Ghosts (2001) Spike Mon 2p, 9p
Thirst (2009) StarzEncore Mon 2:50a
This is the End (2013) FXX Sun 8p, 10:30p
The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) Sony Movie Channel Sun 10:40a
Ticks (1992) Flix Mon 6:30p
The Tingler (1959) Turner Sun 12noon
The Tingler (1959) Sony Movie Channel Sat 9:40a
The Tingler (1959) Movies! Mon 8a
30 Days of Night (2007) StarzEncore Sun 5:20a, 3p
Thunderbirds (2004) HBO Family Sat 8:55p
To the Devil a Daughter (1976) Turner Tues 4:30a
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) MGM HD Mon 8:20p
Topper (1937) Turner Sun 6a
Total Recall (1990) StarzEncore Action Sat 6p, Sun 2:21a, 2:05p
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Epix Hits Sun 2:10a, 11:40a, 8p
Tsui Haik’s Vampire Hunter (2003) Sony Movie Channel Sat 11:25p
Twelve Monkeys (1996) HDnet Sat 11:05p
28 Days Later (2003) HBO Zone Sun 4:50p
28 Days Later (2003) HBO2 Sun 9p
28 Weeks Later (2007) HBO2 Fri 1:50a, Sun 11p
28 Weeks Later (2007) HBO Zone Fri 6:20a, Sun 6:50p
Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) FX Sun 5p, Mon 7a
Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012( FX Sun 7:30p, Mon 9:30a
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1961) Turner Tues 2:45a
Unbreakable (2000) OuterMax Fri 1:50a
Unbreakable (2000) Movie Max Fri 11:50p
Unbreakable (2000) More Max Sat 8:35a
Undead (2003) IFC Sun 6a
Underdog (2007) Starz Comedy Mon 8:15a, 4:25p
Unearthed (2007) Epix Hits Fri 3:45p
Unfriended (2014) More Max Sat 10:25a
The Uninvited (1944) Turner Sat 2:45a
Unnatural (2015) Showtime Next Fri 1:30p
Unnatural (2015) Showtime Extreme Sun 12:45p
The Vampire and the Ballerina (1962) Comet TV Sun 12mid
Vampire Bats (2005) Sony Movie Channel Fri 3a, Sat 3:35p
Vampires on Bikini Beach (1988) Comet TV Sat 12mid
Van Helsing (2004) HBO/HBO Latino Mon 7:30a
Venom (2005) Flix Mon 2p
VHS (2012) Chiller Sat 1a, 8:30a
Victor Frankenstein (2015) 5 Star Max Sat 7:05p
Victor Frankenstein (2015) Cinemax Tue 1:30a
The Village (2004) Outer Max Sat 12noon, Mon 9:35a
The Village (2004) Thriller Max Sun 5:55p
Village of the Damned (1961) Turner Sat 3:15p
Village of the Damned (1995) Cinemax Mon 6:55a
The Visit (2015) Cinemax Mon 1:45p
Voodoo Island (1947) Comet TV Fri 10a, Tue 2a
War of the Worlds (1952) Movieplex Mon 1:45a, 11:45a, 5:30p
Wargames (1983) Retroplex Sat 9:35p, Sun 9:06a, 5:35p
Warlock (1989) Retroplex Mon 4:52a, 10:20p
The Werewolf (1956) Sony Movie Channel Sat 11:05a
What We Do in the Shadows (2014) OuterMax Fri 10:30p
What We Do in the Shadows (2014) More Max Sun 10:55p
When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001) StarzEncore Family Mon 4p
Why Horror? (2015) Showtime Beyond Sun 6:30p
The Wicked Within (2015) Showtime Women Sun 3:05a
The Wicked Within (2015) Showtime Beyond Mon 10:30a, 11:10p
The Wicker Man (1973) StarzEncore Sun 6:30p
Willow Creek (2014) Showtime Extreme Mon 5:05a
Without Warning (1980) Comet TV Sun 2p
Wolf (1994) StarzEncoreSuspense Sun 12:20a, 7:35a, 2:55p
The Wolf Man (1941) Turner Sat 12:15a
Wonder Woman (2009) Cinemax Sat 8a
The Woods (2006) Indieplex Mon 9p
the Wraith (1986) Showtime Extreme Fri 4a
the Wraith (1986) Showtime Beyond Sat 6:25p, Sun 2:35a
Wrong Turn (2003) Syfy Sun 5p, Mon 12:30p
Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginnings (2011) Syfy Sat 9a, Sun 3a
The X-Files (1998) HDnet Fri 9p, Sat 12:40a
Young Frankenstein (1974) Turner Sun 8p
You’re Next (2011) Syfy Sun 3p, 11p, Mon 3a, 8:30a
Zombie Honeymoon (2006) Showtime Beyond Sun 9:30p, Mon 4a
Zombie Nation (2004) Epix Hits Mon 6:30a
Zombieland (2009) Syfy Sat 7p, 11p, Mon 9p
Zone Troopers (1985) Comet TV Sat 6p

HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS

Halloween Staples

There are a number of “must haves” for any Halloween. Among the notable are Carnival of Souls, Evil Dead, The Hills Have Eyes (the original), Night of the Living Dead (the original), and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original).  However, there are a couple of Halloween movies that were left off the list. Most visible (invisible?) are Trick or Treat, Freaks, Eraserhead, and Godzilla (the original).

Franchises

Lots of franchises are getting a great view. Included are, as usual, Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, except for the original. Added this year is Final Destination, Paranormal Activity, plus Hostel, Saw, The Purge, Species, Wrong Turn, Pumpkinhead, Hellraiser, and The Decent.

What to Avoid

Overall, I see myself hitting the DVD’s this year, rather than watching Cable. Really bad movies include Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (this film has a couple of incredibly offensive scenes that I really can’t get past. Period humor is not funny.), Pixels, remakes of Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street, as well as both Salem’s Lots, the remake of One Missed Call. And, the 1998 version of Godzilla is also on the list.

What to See

If you find that your remote is not working, or that switching channels is among your taboos, I recommend Turner Classic Movies, which is showing all manner of classics, including Carnival of Souls, The Mummy, both Dr. Phibes films, Diabolique, The Haunting, The Wolf Man, and more. If that is not to your liking, MGM HD is showing nothing but Vincent Price all day Halloween, with most of the Edgar Allan Poe movies, along with both Dr. Goldfoot movies.

Others that you should try to see…

 

blue-velvet

 

girlwholivesdownthelane

 

berserk

mephisto-waltz

 

mermaid

The Mermaid

 

wickerman

 

thirst

 

frankenhooker

So, that’s the skinny on the Halloween Holiday Weekend! There is a choice of about 600 films. What will you watch?

 

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About Ernie Fink

Ernie Fink has been a fan of film, mainly in the genres of horror and mystery, in equal parts, for over fifty years. His love of horror in the cinema begins with "King Kong" and in literature with Edgar Allan Poe and Bernhardt J. Hurwood.  With mysteries, he skipped from the Hardy Boys right to Hercules Poirot, only to find John Rebus and Harry Hole waiting in the wings. He has been known to read subtitles extensively, and rarely leaves a theater until the lights come up.
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