Ready for Halloween? The month of October is just a few days away; no doubt horror fans will be celebrating all month long. Whether you love violent slasher films or more PG-rated holiday fare, there’s a great selection of horror movies that only requires basic cable. If one of the many theatrical or DVD releases aren’t enough for you, take a look at some of the television specials that are sure to satisfy even the most reluctant horror watcher.
31 Days of Halloween (SyFy): The SyFy Channel is good for much more than churning out B monster movies. They’re getting the party started early with the 31 Days of Halloween. Naturally, the event begins on Saturday, October 1, with the channel premiere of My Bloody Valentine. The event continues throughout the month with movies like Skinwalkers and Thir13een Ghosts.
Hattiesburg residents: Syfy is channel 24 on Comcast, 122 on Dish Network, and channel 244 on DirecTV.
classic horror movies (TCM): Are black and white films more your thing? Turner Classic Movies is showing classic horror films all this month, kicking off on Monday, October 3 with the premiere of the documentary A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King. Other movies being shown later in the month include Cat People, The Wolf Man, and The Thing From Another World (just in time for the theatrical release of The Thing prequel on October 14).
Hattiesburg residents: TCM is channel 50 on Comcast, 132 on Dish Network, and 256 on DirecTV.
FearFest (AMC): Another classic movie channel’s annual event, FearFest, usually shows slightly more modern classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th. FearFest begins this year on October 16 with the highly anticipated season premiere of The Walking Dead.
Hattiesburg residents: AMC is channel 56 on Comcast, 130 on Dish Network, and 254 on DirecTV.
13 Nights of Halloween (ABC Family): For those who prefer their horror a little more family friendly, ABC Family has got you covered. The 13 Nights of Halloween begins on October 19 with a special Halloween episode of their popular series Pretty Little Liars (which stars Scream 4 actress Lucy Hale). This year’s movie selection includes The Initiation of Sarah and The Haunted Mansion.
Hattiesburg residents: ABC Family is channel 18 on Comcast, 180 on Dish Network, and 311 on DirecTV.
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