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Halloween TV Calendar 2021

Every Halloween episode, new horror series and film, special, marathon, and more you can watch this spooky holiday season.

by | October 10, 2021 | Comments

It’s official: Spooky Season has begun. Even if pumpkin spice and crisp autumn leaves aren’t your thing, the arrival of autumn means that it’s almost Halloween. Naturally, we’ve rounded up all of the Halloween-focused content hitting streaming services, TV networks, and more throughout the month of October. Read on for hubs, marathons, specials, series, films, episodes, and anything else that will get you in the mood to celebrate all things scary.


MARATHONS AND STREAMING HUBS


Hocus Pocus (1993)

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31 Nights of Halloween, Freeform
As always, Freeform’s returning with nonstop airings of Halloween classics, including Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many, many more. This year’s new additions include Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Jaws and Men in Black II, among many others. Click here for the full schedule.

Netflix & Chills, Netflix
Netflix is releasing a new spooky movie every Wednesday, and has gathered its “hair-raising, door-locking, keep-the-lights-on treats to get you in the spooky season mood” in its annual Netflix & Chills collection accessible through the streaming service.

Hallowstream, Disney+
The second annual Halloween celebration at the streaming service will include a Halloween collection of spooky films (Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas), beloved Halloween-themed episodes (The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror installments, classic sitcoms and more), and new specials (Muppets Haunted Mansion, Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales, Just Beyond).

61 Days of Halloween, Shudder
Running through October 31, the horror-centric streaming service’s annual event includes its most ambitious lineup yet. New seasons of series including Creepshow, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula and Behind the Monsters will debut alongside new film premieres (V/H/S/94, The Medium, Horror Noire and more), a slew of new library content (Brian De Palma’s Carrie and Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist), a “Ghoul Log” and even a live-phone in recommendation line from Shudder’s curator.

Now Screaming, Amazon Prime Video
Prime’s first-ever genre-based community focused on horror, thrillers and all things spooky launches Oct. 1, and includes a curated Now Screaming collection on Prime Video, dedicated social accounts and bespoke events and partnerships, all of which will delight horror fans with content year-round. New content includes original Blumhouse films Bingo Hell and The Manor, the original I Know What You Did Last Summer series (premiering 10/15), along with the entire I Know What you Did Last Summer film series and other cult classics.

Huluween, Hulu
Hulu’s Halloween hub is back with classics (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), classic episodes curated into hand-picked collections like “Humorous Horror,” Frights for the Whole Family,” “Terrifying TV” and “Foreign Frights,” and more bone-chilling content.


Ryan Hurst as Beta - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

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Fearfest, AMC
The 25th anniversary of the horror and genre celebration returns to AMC and AMC+ with more than 600 hours of iconic films, series favorites and more. Catch films from the Halloween franchise and the Stephen King library, pivotal episodes from the Walking Dead universe, and the season 3 premiere of Eli Roth’s History of Horror.

Peak Screaming, Paramount+
This month-long Halloween event will showcase the best in pumpkin season programming, from originals like Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin to a special Halloween Rugrats episode and the season 2 finale of Evil.

Ghostober, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel
These three lifestyle sister networks, all owned by Discovery, Inc., are teaming together to produce 14 Halloween series and specials for a “cross-brand, cross-platform viewing extravaganza.” With more than 50 hours of programming airing on linear channels and Discovery+, viewers will be able to watch content led by fan-favorite celebrities and supernatural experts.

Syfy Halloween, Syfy
The month of October will be filled with original series (Chucky, Day of the Dead), new movies, classic characters, themed marathons and more.

Peacocktober, Peacock
The streaming service’s Halloween destination will feature dozens of curated collections and new titles, including all eight Harry Potter movies, the release of Halloween Kills, fan-favorite franchise films, classic Halloween episodes and more.

Scoobtober, HBO Max and Cartoon Network
This first-ever Halloween event celebrates the spookiest month of the year with all things Scooby-Doo, which will include new episodes of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, Scooby-Doo movies from the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment library, the Cartoon Network premiere of Scoob! and more.

Terror on Tubi, Tubi
Thousands of hours of scares are available for free on the streaming service, including four original series and a library of haunting and heart-pounding films.

Fall-O-Ween, TBS, TNT, truTV
The TNets are celebrating spooky season with the launch of a programming block of favorite Halloween classics to keep the Fall vibes going. Catch the network TV premiere of IT: Chapter 2, a new American Dad Halloween special, the network TV premiere of The Witches and more.

Flick or Treat: Halloween Horror, MUBI
Throughout the month, the streaming service will add new films to its spooky lineup, including Ozploitation horror classic Wake in Fright, Fabrice Du Welz’s Belgian-French horror film Alleluia, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Fear X starring John Turturro, and Ben Wheatley’s historical British Civil War shocker A Field in England.

31 Nights of Horror, Pluto TV
Beginning at 8 p.m. ET every night throughout October, Pluto TV Horror will air scary movies. At the same time on Pluto TV True Crime, watch true crime documentaries followed by movies based on those true crimes. And on Pluto TV Drama Life, catch mini-marathons of Charmed.


SPECIALS



Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special, Shudder
Horror icon Elvira lends her own blend of witty commentary to a horror movie lineup that includes Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, House on Haunted Hill, The City of the Dead and Messiah of Evil.

Friday, Oct. 1

The contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic of the same name follows three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold. Together, they must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals who are determined to sell the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches, 7 p.m., Disney Junior
On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful, and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn’t confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with Count Mickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost.

Friday, Oct. 8

On Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth: The Haunted Mansion. Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the special includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween, Peacock
This competition special, hosted by Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, features teams of three bakers tasked with baking and building a full-sensory 12×12 Halloween world that people can literally explore, all inspired by the concept of fear.


NEW TO STREAMING: SERIES


Midnight Mass

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Slasher: Flesh & Blood, Shudder
Addison’s Monster Mystery Shorts, Disney Channel
Paranormal Caught on Camera, Thursdays at 9 p.m., Travel Channel
These Woods Are Haunted, Fridays at 9 p.m., Travel Channel
The Alaska Triangle, Fridays at 10 p.m., Travel Channel
Halloween Wars, Sundays at 9 p.m., Food Network
Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption 2, 10 p.m. Food Network


NEW TO STREAMING: FILMS
















PREMIERE DATES CALENDAR



Friday, Oct. 1



Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel, Discovery+

Saturday, Oct. 2

The Haunted Museum, Discovery+

Sunday, Oct. 3

Outrageous Pumpkins, 10 p.m., Food Network

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Escape the Undertaker, Netflix

Wednesday, Oct. 6


Meet, Marry, Murder, Tubi

Thursday, Oct. 7


Create the Escape, Peacock
House Haunters, Discovery+

Friday, Oct. 8



Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life, Discovery+
Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown, 9 p.m. ET, Shudder
A Tale Dark and Grimm, Netflix

Sunday, Oct. 10

Tuesday, Oct. 12



Wednesday, Oct. 13

Just Beyond, Disney+
Fever Dream, Netflix

Thursday, Oct. 14

The Medium, Shudder

Friday, Oct. 15



Sharkdog’s Fantastic Halloween, Netflix
Day of the Dead, 10 p.m., Syfy
Famously Haunted: Amityville, Tubi

Monday, Oct. 18

Kids Baking Championship: Oh My Gourd!, 8 p.m., Food Network

Tuesday, Oct. 19

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Season 4, Shudder
In for a Murder (2021) Netflix [movie]

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Night Teeth, Netflix [movie]
Found, Netflix [movie]
Secrets of the Dead, 10 p.m., PBS

Thursday, Oct. 21

The Girl in the Woods, Peacock

Friday, Oct. 22

Celebrity Exorcism, Tubi

Saturday, Oct. 23

The Dead Files, 10 p.m., Travel Channel

Sunday, Oct. 24

Jack and Kelly Osbourne: Night of Terror — “The Queen Mary,” Discovery+ 



Wednesday, Oct. 27

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight: Part 2, Netflix [movie]
Behind the Monsters, Shudder

Thursday, Oct. 28

Horror Noire, Shudder

Friday, Oct. 29

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, Paramount+ [movie]
Harland Manor, Tubi
Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity, Paramount+ [movie]

Sunday, Oct. 31

Ghost Hunters, Discovery+


EPISODES


Friday, Oct. 1

Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends, “Trick or TRACE-E” — Team Spidey must stop Green Goblin’s tricks at the Halloween Parade. 9 a.m., Disney Channel.

The Chicken Squad, “T-Wrecks / Trick or Eek” — In the first story, Sweetie and Little Boo both want to dress as a T-Rex for Halloween, so Coop referees a contest to decide who is the winner. In the second story, the squad helps their friends track down a candy-stealing ghost on Halloween night. 11:30 a.m., Disney Junior.

Puppy Dog Pals, “Halloween Puppy Fashion Show Party” – When Puppy Playcare throws a Halloween costume party, the pugs help the little puppies go all out. 9:30 a.m., Disney Channel.

Muppet Babies, “Oh My Gourd / The Curse of the Wereanimal” – In the first story, Kermit borrows Bunsen and Beaker’s Grow-inator Ray to make his Halloween pumpkin grow faster. Then, when Animal eats too much candy, he transforms into Wereanimal and the rest of the Muppet Babies have to figure out a way to get him back to normal before the Halloween party starts. 5 p.m., Disney Junior.

The Ghost and Molly McGee, “The Curse / First Day Frights” – In the first story, Molly and the McGees move into their forever home, only to discover that it’s already occupied by a grumpy ghost. In the second story, Molly is determined to make a good first impression on her first day of school. 9:35 p.m., Disney Channel.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Rugrats, “The Werewoof Hunter” – Tommy will need his friends’ help to save Angelica after she turns into a werewolf at a scary Halloween party where their parents seem to be disappearing one by one. Paramount+.

Friday, Oct. 8

Disney’s Magic Bake-Off, “Zombies” — Lid bakers must design a spooktacular cake featuring cake pop pom poms, a glow in the dark element and a fault line showcasing the vastly different monster worlds of Zombietown or the Werewolf Den in the Forbidden Forrest. 7 p.m., Disney Channel.

Sydney to the Max, “The Hunt for the Rad October” – Sydney and her friends are excited about Halloween and their peanut butter and jelly group costume until they discover they are the only eighth graders in costumes at school. Embarrassed that their peers think the holiday is just for “little kids,” they change their costumes so they won’t be recognized by any of their classmates when they go trick-or-treating one last time. 8 p.m., Disney Channel.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, “Beware the Fright Master” – After exposing Jace as Havensburg’s long-time “Fright Master,” an unknown entity that haunts the school, Gabby becomes obsessed with scaring him, but she goes a little bit too far in her efforts. Meanwhile, Swift and Jeremy are excited for their first Halloween. 8:30 p.m., Disney Channel.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Thursday, Oct. 21

Jellystone!, “Spell Book.” HBO Max.

Friday, Oct. 22

Minnie’s Bow-Toons, “Minnie’s Halloween Spook-tacular” – Minnie, Daisy and Cuckoo Loca are hired to decorate an old house for a Halloween Boo Bash, but they discover that they are the intended party guests. 8:25 a.m., Disney Channel.

Monday, Oct. 25

Dancing With the Stars, “Horror Night.” 8 p.m., ABC.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

The Goldbergs, “The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin” – Missing his Pops, Adam finds himself disenchanted with his once favorite time of year, Halloween. Beverly tirelessly tries to resurrect Adam’s Halloween spirit from the dead, encouraging Pop Pop (Judd Hirsch) to spend some quality time with his grandson. A night of mishaps and chaos turns out to be just the adventure Adam needs. Meanwhile, with the push and support from Joanne, Barry decides to bring his former alter ego, rapper “Big Tasty,” back to life; and a chance encounter with the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings Barry and Joanne closer together. 8 p.m., ABC.

The Conners, “Peter Pan, The Backup Plan, Adventures in Babysitting, and A River Runs Through It” – The Conner home is decked out for Halloween despite the leak in the roof that forces Dan and Louise to cancel their honeymoon. But all is not lost when Becky surprises the newlyweds and takes them on a virtual adventure around the world. Meanwhile, Darlene continues her spiritual journey, and Harris introduces Aldo’s children to the family, where more tricks than treats await. 9 p.m., ABC.

Home Economics, “Box of King-Size Candy Bars, $48.99” – Trick or treat is not the only question on the Hayworths’ minds as they debate the best neighborhood for a spooktacular Halloween. Meanwhile, Connor navigates sharing the holiday with his ex-wife, Emily. 9:30 p.m., ABC.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Ghosts, “Halloween” — On Halloween at Woodstone Mansion, the ghosts try to help Sam and Jay protect their home from the neighborhood kids who annually vandalize the house. 9 p.m., CBS.

Friday, Oct. 29

Ridiculousness, “Halloween VI.” 8 p.m., MTV.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Frankie Drake Mysteries, “Ghost in the Machine” – Convinced she was visited by the ghost of a murdered woman, Nora (Wendy Crewson) makes Frankie (Lauren Lee Smith) and Trudy (Chantel Riley) search their building leading to a shocking discovery. 7 p.m., Ovation TV.


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