2018 Halloween TV & Movie Schedules

Cozy up on the couch with some popcorn (or candy corn, if you’re feeling festive) and catch a family friendly flick this October! Here’s the spook-tacular TV lineup for 2016. Be sure to check back for updates and new schedules as they become available.

FREEFORM’s 13 Nights of Halloween

(formerly ABC Family)

Monday, October 1

  • 5pm ParaNorman
  • 7:10pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 8:50pm Hocus Pocus
  • 12am ParaNorman

Tuesday, October 2

  • 5pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 6:30pm Hocus Pocus
  • 8:30pm Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 12am Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wednesday, October 3

  • 4pmWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 6:30pm Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 9pm Monster House
  • 12am The Final Girls

Thursday, October 4

  • 5pm ParaNorman
  • 7pm Monster House
  • 9pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am Teen Spirit

Friday, October 5

  • 12:30pm The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 3:30pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • 6:10pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 8:20pm The Goonies
  • 12am The Breakfast Club

Saturday, October 6

  • 7am The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 10:10am Monster House
  • 12:20pm Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 2:50pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 4:55pm The Goonies
  • 7:35pm Hocus Pocus
  • Freeform Premiere 9:45pm Maleficent
  • Freeform Premiere 11:50pm Warm Bodies

Sunday, October 7

  • 7am Monster House
  • 9:10am Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 11:40am The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 1:50pm Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • 4:25pm Hocus Pocus
  • 6:35pm Maleficent
  • Freeform Premiere 8:40pm/7:40c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 11:20pm Dark Shadows (2012

Monday, October 8

  • 4pm Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 6:30pm Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am Clue (1985)

Tuesday, October 9

  • 3pm Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 6pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 8pm Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 12am Warm Bodies

Wednesday, October 10

  • 3pm The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 6pm Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 9pm Hocus Pocus
  • 12am ParaNorman

Thursday, October 11

  • 4:30pm ParaNorman
  • 6:40pm Hocus Pocus
  • 8:50pm Despicable Me
  • 12am The Boxtrolls

Friday, October 12

  • 2pm The Boxtrolls
  • 4:10pmc Disney’s Bolt
  • 6:20pm Despicable Me
  • 8:30pmc Disney’s Frozen
  • 12am Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Saturday, October 13

  • 7am ParaNorman
  • 9:05am Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 11:10am Disney’s Bolt
  • 1:15pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 2:50pm Hocus Pocus
  • 5pm Disney’s Frozen
  • 7:25pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 9:30pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 12am The Addams Family (1991)

Sunday, October 14

  • 7am Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 9:30am The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 11:10am The Addams Family (1991)
  • 1:15pm Hocus Pocus
  • 3:25pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 5:30pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters University
  • Freeform Premiere 8pm Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • Freeform Premiere 9pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 11pm The Parent Trap (1998)

Monday, October 15

  • 4pm ParaNorman
  • 6pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 8pm The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 12am Monster House

Tuesday, October 16

  • 3:30pm Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 4:30pm Monster House
  • 6:30pm Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 8:55pm Hocus Pocus
  • 12am Disney’s Mulan

Wednesday, October 17

  • 2pm Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 4:30pm Disney’s Mulan
  • 6:30pm Hocus Pocus
  • 8:30pm Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 12am The Addams Family (1991)

Thursday, October 18

  • 4pm Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 6:30pm Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • Freeform Premiere 12am/11c Maggie

Friday, October 19

  • 3:30pm Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 6:10pm The Goonies
  • 8:50pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 12am  Monster House

Saturday, October 20

  • 7am Monster House
  • 9:05am ParaNorman
  • 11:10am Hocus Pocus
  • 1:20pm The Goonies
  • 4pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5:35pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 7:40pm Hocus Pocus
  • 9:50pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 11:55pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Sunday, October 21

  • 7am ParaNorman
  • 9am Spooky Buddies
  • 11:05am Hocus Pocus
  • 1:15pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 3:20pmThe Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 7:05pm Hocus Pocus
  • 9:15pm Maleficent
  • 11:20pm Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Monday, October 22

  • 4pm Maleficent
  • 6:10pm Hocus Pocus
  • Freeform Premiere 8:20pm The Witches of Eastwick
  • 12am Warm Bodies

Tuesday, October 23

  • 4pm Hocus Pocus
  • 6:10pm The Witches of Eastwick
  • 8:50pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am Monster House

Wednesday, October 24

  • 4pm Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 5pm Monster House
  • 7pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 9pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 12am Spooky Buddies

Thursday, October 25

  • 4pm Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 7pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 9pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 12am The Final Girls

Friday, October 26

  • 12:30pm Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 3:35pmThe Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 6:40pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 8:50pm Hocus Pocus
  • 12am Teen Spirit

Saturday, October 27

  • 7am Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9:40am Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • 12:20pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 2:30pm Hocus Pocus
  • 4:40pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 6:50pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 9:20pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 11:25pm Disney Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 11:55pm ParaNorman

Sunday, October 28

  • 7am Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • 9:40am The Addams Family
  • 11:50am Hocus Pocus
  • 2pm Disney Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 2:30pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 4:35pm Disney Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 7:05pm Hotel Transylvania
  • 9:10pm Hocus Pocus
  • 11:20pm The Goonies

 Monday, October 29

  • 4:30pm The Goonies
  • 7:10pm Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • 9:20pm 25th Anniversary Release – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 12am The Addams Family (1991)

Tuesday, October 30

  • 2:30pm Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • 4:40pm Hocus Pocus
  • 6:45pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 8:25pm Disney Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 8:55pm The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am Warm Bodies

Wednesday, October 31

  • 7:30am Hocus Pocus
  • 11am/10c Disney Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 11:30am Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
    Hocus Pocus Marathon
  • 12:30pm Hocus Pocus
  • 2:40pm Hocus Pocus
  • 4:45pm Hocus Pocus
  • 6:50pm Hocus Pocus
  • 8:55pm Hocus Pocus
  • 12am Hocus Pocus

PBS Kids Halloween Specials and Episodes

Ready Jet Go
Premieres October 15, Streams October 15
“That’s One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion!” – The kids are attempting to grow prize-winning pumpkins in the back yard. Jet gets carried away and uses his Bortronian Grow-Lamp to grow a huge pumpkin. Now they just have to get his enormous pumpkin downtown to win the contest!

Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures
Premieres October 22, Streams October 22
The Wild Kratts aren’t too sure what to do for Halloween. Should they go trick or treating or just have a Halloween party? The Kratt bros decide that the best thing to do is to discover some new “creepy cool” creatures. Heading off to find these new animal friends, Martin and Chris don’t realize that Zach and the other villains have come up with a plan to ruin Halloween. Can the Wild Kratts defeat the villains and still celebrate Halloween?

Pinkalicious & Peterrific
Premieres October 22, Streams October 22
“Pink or Treat” – A huge storm has knocked out Pinkville’s power lines just days before Halloween! It looks like the holiday will be canceled — that is unless Pink-a-girl and Pirate Peter can find a way to save the day!
“Berry Scary” – Pinkalicious, Peter, Rafael, and Frida are off to collect berries for their homemade smoothies. But when they arrive at the community garden, they find birds have eaten almost all the berries! To keep the birds away, the kids build a scarecrow – but will it be scary enough?

Returning Favorites

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about Halloween!
Airs October 19 and 29, Streams October 12

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest!
Airs October 19, 21 and 30

Arthur & the Haunted Tree House
Airs October 25 and 30, Streams October 26

Halloween-themed episodes from PBS KIDS favorites will also be streaming all month long on PBS KIDS digital platforms.

PBS KIDS Family Night Schedule – These specials will air on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream in October.

Super Spooky Halloween Marathon
Airs/streams October 19, 20, 21

DINOSAUR TRAIN “Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”
SPLASH AND BUBBLES “Yuck or Treat/The Thing From Above the Reef”
NATURE CAT “Runaway Pumpkin/Lady Bug Tough”
ODD SQUAD “Haunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods”
READY JET GO! “That’s One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion!”
WILD KRATTS “A Bat in the Brownie”
WORDGIRL “Tobey’s Tricks and Treats/Escape Wham”
CYBERCHASE “The Halloween Howl”

Halloween Double Feature
Airs/streams October 26, 27, 28