This Weekend's Spooktacular TV Listings

By Kelly West 2008-10-24 00:04:02 discussion comments
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Halloween is almost here and since plenty of you out there are probably looking for some great scary movies and other Halloweenish-type episodes and specials to watch this weekend. We took a look at the listings and pulled out a few things we thought you might be in the mood for.

Friday (10/24):

8:00 p.m.
Addams Family Values - ABC Family – Uncle Fester plans a wedding, Addams-style!

Halloween - AMC – Carpenter’s classic scream-flick

Doomed to Die? 13 Most Shocking Hollywood Curses - E! – Do you believe in curses? E! features thirteen supposed Hollywood curses in this new special.

Ghost Adventures - The Travel Channel – Catch the premiere of this new series, which follows Zak Bagans as he conducts paranormal investigations. The premiere is followed by an all new episode at 9:00 p.m. in which the team heads off to the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, MA to search for ghosts.

Unwrapped - Food Channel – See how some classic Halloween treats are made!

9:00 p.m.
The Haunted Mansion - Disney Channel – it’s the Disney version of scary, which means not scary but still fun.

Wicked - Lifetime – Starring Julia Stiles, this movie centers on a troubled teen who assumes her murdered mothers identity.

10:00 p.m.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers - AMC – He’s baaaack!

Saturday (10/25):

7:00 p.m.
Scooby-Doo - ABC Family – The gang investigates a spooky theme park. What else is new? While the theme remains the same, this 2002 film does transform the retro animated series to live action… mostly.

Scary Movie - Comedy Central – The Wayans brothers poke fun at some great horror movies in this hilarious spoof comedy.
Ghost Voyage - Scifi – Antonio Sabato Jr. stars in this film about a bunch of strangers who wake up on a haunted cargo ship.

8:00 p.m.
Psycho - TCM – Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film about a creepy motel.

Ghostbusters II - Bravo – Not so scary but full of laughs as the Ghostbusters attempt to reclaim some of their old NYC ghostbusting glory in a city that no longer thinks they need saving.

9:00 p.m.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed- ABC Family – Liked the first one? Catch the sequel!

Scary Movie 4 - Comedy Central – Wayans brothers spoof War of the Worlds, Saw and The Grudge.

The Ferryman - Scifi – Headed to Fiji on a charter boat, a group of passengers share a cruise with an injured survivor with a horrible secret.

MonsterQuest - History Channel – This episode of the History Channel series features stories of supposed huge snakes that eat people and large animals.

Peeping Tom - TCM – Creepy Michael Powell film about a filmmaker who is obsessed with capturing death on film.

10:30 p.m.
Even Scarier Movie Moments - Bravo – Countdown of some great scary movie moments including scenes from Dawn of the Dead, Vertigo, and A Clockwork Orange.

11:00 p.m.
Clue - ABC Family – Like the board game, only funnier! A group of seemingly unconnected people each with a secret to hide are brought together for a dinner party. The problem is, people keep dying and no one knows who to trust.

Sunday (10/26):

7:00 p.m.
Jeepers Creepers 2 - Sci Fi – The creepy monsters preys on a bus full of high school athletes.

Beetlejuice - ABC Family – He’s the ghost with the most. Just don’t say his name or he’ll haunt your house or force your dinner party to lip-sync. Scary! (not really)

8:00 p.m.
My Boyfriend’s Back - Soap – A guy dies but comes back to be with the girl he loves. Not scary. Not even really all that funny. Mostly silly.

9:00 p.m.
The Pumpkin Karver - Sci Fi – A killer with a pumpkin head shows up at a Halloween party on a deserted farm.

Halloweentown 2: Kalabar’s Revenge - Disney – Good witch Aggie attempts to save her hometown from something evil.

Poltergeist - ABC Family – Classic Spielberg movie about a family whose home gets invaded by some evil supernatural force.

Deliverance - CMT – It’s just a canoe trip! What could go wrong? If this classic scary film has anything to say about it, a lot!
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