As October looms closer, Halloween programming begins to fill up the airwaves. Halloween may technically be Oct. 31, but why celebrate with just one night? Instead, take the entire month to celebrate. Freeform announced their great family-friendly 13 Nights of Halloween lineup which for 2016 looks phenomenal.
More hardcore horror fans however should tune into Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween event. The fun kicks off on Oct. 1, and runs through Oct. 31. There’s an excellent mix of original content and syndicated films and shows. Highlights include “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Strangers,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Drag Me to Hell,” and “I, Frankenstein.”
As for original Syfy productions, five new made-for-TV movies debut, and the horror-tinged series “Channel Zero: Candle Cove” hits the telly on OCt. 11 at 9/8c. Check out Syfy’s website for the full schedule.
Forthcoming Syfy original movies are as follows:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 9/8c – “The Crooked Man”
Original Syfy Movie Starring Michael Jai White (“Spawn”) and Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). Singing a nursery rhyme summons a demonic figure known as Crooked Man. Once you sing the rhyme, everyone in the house is cursed to die by his hands.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 9/8c – “Day of Reckoning”
Original Syfy Movie — Some years ago, the world experienced a “day of reckoning” when creatures came up from below and purged humanity of evil…now, it is happening again.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 9/8c – “Channel Zero: Candle Cove”
Syfy Original Anthology Series — CANDLE COVE centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP),”Channel Zero: Candle Cove” is from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”), who wrote the “Channel Zero” pilot, and Max Landis (“Chronicle,” “American Ultra”). The six-part anthology series will continue on Tuesdays at 9/8c through November 22.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 9/8c – “Stake Land 2”
Original Syfy Movie Starring Nick Damici (“Stake Land”) and Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”). Vampires have evolved, and Mister must save a young woman from an evil brotherhood.
SATUDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 9/8c – “Shadows of the Dead”
Original Syfy Movie — A group of teenagers try to escape a creature that lives among the shadows and is hunting them down one by one.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 9/8c – “The Night Before Halloween”
Original Syfy Movie Starring Bailee Madison (“The Fosters,” “Good Witch”) and Anthony Lemke (“Dark Matter”, “American Psycho”). When a Halloween prank goes wrong, it unleashes a creature that will hunt each of the participants down and kill them, unless they can figure out how to transfer the curse to someone else.