The Ultimate Halloween TV Watchlist for October 2017 – TV Insider

Get ready to set your DVRs! It is officially Halloween season, and TV Insider has combed through the entire month of October to round up all of the frights and bumps in the night you’ll need to keep you going all month. From Hocus Pocus marathons to classic TCM films, we’ve got you covered on every spook possible.

Please note: Times are subject to change as programming moves around.

Sunday, October 1
9:30am/8:30: Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween kicks off with Ominous (Syfy)
8/7c: Road to Halloween Wars special (Food Network)
8/7c: Dracula marathon (starting with the 1931 film) (TCM)
9/8c: Halloween Wars season premiere (Food Network)
10/9c: Paranormal Witness continues (Destination America)

Monday, October 2
6:30/5:30c: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Syfy)
10/9c: Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror series premiere (Food Network)

Tuesday, October 3
8/7c: Classic Horror marathon starting with 1931’s Frankenstein (TCM)
10/9c: American Horror Story: Cult continues (FX)
10/9c: Chopped Halloween episode (Food Network)
10/9c: Haunted Towns season finale (Destination America)

Wednesday, October 4
8/7c: Insidious: Chapter 3 (Syfy)
10/9c: Channel Zero: No-End House continues (Syfy)

Thursday, October 5
Streaming: Rillington Place (Sundance Now)
Streaming: Supermansion: Drag Me to Halloween (Crackle)
9/8c: Van Helsing season premiere (Syfy)
9/8c: Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum special (Travel Channel)
10/9c: Ghost Wars series premiere (Syfy)
10/9c: Beat Bobby Flay Halloween episode (Food Network)

Friday, October 6
7am/6c: Saw marathon #1-7 (IFC)
9/8c: Season 2 of The Exorcist continues (Fox)
10/9c: Superstition series premiere (Syfy)

Saturday, October 7
9/8c: House of the Witch TV film premiere (Syfy)
9/8c: Ghost Adventures: Hauntings of Vicksburg (Travel Channel)
11/10c: Jennifer’s Body (Syfy)

Sunday, October 8
8/7c: Guy’s Grocery Games Halloween episode (Food Network)
8/7c: Dracula marathon begins with Return of Dracula (TCM)
10/9c: Haunted USA (Travel Channel)

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” 1984

Monday, October 9
4/3c: A Nightmare on Elm Street (Syfy)
6/5c: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (Syfy)
8/7c: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Syfy)
10/9c: A Haunting season premiere (Destination America)

Tuesday, October 10
4/3c: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (Syfy)
6/5c: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (Syfy)
8/7c: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (Syfy)
8/7c: Classic horror marathon begins with Cat People (TCM)
10/9c: Trick R Treat (Syfy)
10/9c: Terror in the Woods series premiere (Destination America)

Wednesday, October 11
7:30/6:30c: The Sixth Sense (Syfy)

Thursday, October 12
1:40/12:40c: Orphan (Cinemax)

Friday, October 13
Streaming premiere: Lore (Amazon anthology series)
Streaming premiere: The Babysitter (Netflix original movie)
8am/7c: Hannibal (followed by Hannibal Rising) (IFC)
6:35/5:35c: Friday the 13th (Cinemax)
7/6c: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom special (Nickelodeon)

Saturday, October 14
10am/9c: Stephen King marathon kicks off with Cujo (AMC)
9/8c: The Sandman TV film premiere (Syfy)
11/10c: John Carpenter’s Vampires (Syfy)

Sunday, October 15
8/7c: Dracula marathon begins with 1958’s Horror of Dracula (TCM)

Monday, October 16
10:30am/9:30c: The Amityville Horror original (AMC)
10/9c: Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror season finale (Food Network)

Tuesday, October 17
8/7c: Classic horror marathon begins with 1968’s The Devil’s Bride (TCM)
9/8c: The Mick Halloween episode (Fox)
9:30/8:30c: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Halloween episode (Fox)

Thursday, October 19
7:30am/6:30c: Freeform’s “13 Nights of Halloween” kicks off with Spooky Buddies (Freeform)
8:50/7:50c: Hocus Pocus (Freeform)
11/10c: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Syfy)

Friday, October 20
Streaming premiere: Netflix original film 1922 (Netflix)
8/7c: Ginormous Food Halloween episode (Food Network)
8:30/7:30c: Sleepy Hollow (Freeform)

The Watcher in the Woods

(L to R) Dixie Egerickx, Tallulah Evans and Anjelica Huston star in The Watcher in the Woods, premiering Saturday, October 21st, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

Saturday, October 21
7am/6c: Edward Scissorhands (Freeform)
7:10/6:10c: The Addams Family (Freeform)
8/7c: The Watcher in the Woods remake premiere (Lifetime)
8/7c: Silence of the Lambs (Reelz)
9/8c: The Last House on the Left (HDNET Movies)
9/8c: Stickman TV film premiere (Syfy)

Sunday, October 22
12:10/11:10c: Hocus Pocus (Freeform) (and again at 9:15/8:15c)
7:30/6:30c: Bob’s Burgers new Halloween episode (Fox)
8/7c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXVIII (Fox)
8/7c: TCM’s Dracula marathon continues (TCM)
9/8c: Silence of the Lambs (HDNET Movies)
9/8c: Good Witch: Spellbound two-hour special (Hallmark Channel)

Monday, October 23
6am/5c: Salem’s Lot Part 1 and Part 2 (IFC)
9am/8c: Halloween marathon kicks off with Halloween (AMC)
2/1c: Carrie (2013 version) (Syfy)
4:30/3:30c: The Omen (Cinemax)
6/5c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon Kang and Kodos episodes (FXX)
9/8c: The Blob (HDNET Movies)
9/8c: Scared Famous series premiere (VH1)
9:20/8:20c: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

Tuesday, October 24
6/5c: AMC FearFest’s Chucky-thon begins with Child’s Play (AMC)
8/7c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon classic horror monsters episodes (FXX)
8/7c: Classic horror marathon begins with 1961’s The Innocents (TCM)
8:50/7:50c: Hocus Pocus (Freeform)
12/11c: Teen Witch (Freeform)


The Sanderson Sisters are 17th century witches who were conjured up by unsuspecting pranksters in present-day Salem. The key to their immortality involves three children and a talking cat, who also turn out to be their biggest obstacles. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy

Wednesday, October 25
8/7c: Annabelle (AMC)
8/7c: Poltergeist (FXX)
10/9c: Channel Zero: No-End House season finale (Syfy)

Thursday, October 26
8/7c: Jeepers Creepers (AMC)
8/7c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon episodes set at Springfield Elementary (FXX)
8:20/7:20c: Dark Shadows (Freeform)

Friday, October 27
Streaming premiere: Stranger Things Season 2 (Netflix)
5:30/4:30c: AMC FearFest Freddy Friday kicks off with Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (AMC)
6/5c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon devil/witches/occult episodes (FXX)
7/6c: Drag Me to Hell (Syfy)
8/7c: Michael Jackson’s Halloween animated special premiere (CBS)

Saturday, October 28
1:30/12:30c: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (FX)
3/2c: AMC FearFest’s Leprechaun-a-thon begins with Leprechaun: Origins (AMC)
3:30/2:30c: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)
6/5c: The Purge (followed by The Purge: Anarchy) (FX)
8/7c: Split (HBO)
9/8c: Ghost Adventures: Museum of Madness special (Travel Channel)
11:30/10:30c: The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special (NBC)

Sunday, October 29
6am/5c: Stephen King all-day marathon kicks off with Cujo (SundanceTV)
7:30am/6:30c: AMC FearFest Day of the Undead marathon kicks off with Night of the Living Dead (AMC)
3/2c: Trick R Treat (Syfy)
4/3c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes with elements of body horror (FXX)
5:45/4:45c: Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000 (IFC)
6/5c: Hotel Transylvania (followed by Hotel Transylvania 2) (FX)
9/8c: Carrie (original) (SundanceTV)
9/8c: Halloween Wars season finale (Food Network)
9/8c: Joy Ride marathon (Syfy)
9/8c: Helltown two-hour special (Destination America)

Monday, October 30
9am/8c: AMC FearFest all-day Halloween marathon (AMC)
6/5c: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon movie parody episodes (FXX)
9/8c: American Masters: Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive (PBS)
9/8c: Halloween Baking Championship finale (Food Network)

Tuesday, October 31
5am/4c: Saw-O-Ween Saw marathon (IFC)
7:30am/6:30c: An all-day Hocus Pocus marathon (Freeform)
9am/8c: AMC FearFest all-day Halloween marathon (AMC)
11am/10c – 11/10c: A Nightmare on Elm Street marathon (Syfy)
1/12c – 1am/12c: Beetlejuice marathon back-to-back airings (SundanceTV)
8/7c: TCM’s Classic Horror marathon begins with 1932’s The Old Dark House (TCM)

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