Networks and streaming services have begun airing scary, anticipated Halloween films and shows. New horror films like the forthcoming “Five Nights at Freddy’s” adaptation and reality shows like the Kristen Stewart-narrated “Living for the Dead,” which follows a group of homosexual men on their quest for ghosts, ensure that every ghost and ghoul can find something to their liking.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
(Oct. 4; SYFY and USA Network) “Chucky”
Built as an extension of its earlier “Child’s Play” film series, the third season of Don Mancini’s “Chucky” will see the famed doll return—to the White House!—in October.
Monster High 2 (Paramount+, 5)
In this sequel to the live-action musical film, the famous toy line returns to the big screen.
“Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” (Paramount+, Oct. 6)
This horror film is a prelude to the 2019 film based on Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” and it’s based on a previously untold chapter from the book.
Season premiere of “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” (ABC, Oct. 8)
The series comes from the same people who brought you “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” and it follows four families as they create elaborate Halloween displays in their homes to fight for $50,000 and the Fright Fight trophy. Allegiances between the Britt, Dunahee, McCabe, and Herman families will be tested in the season opener as they compete for the favor of Judge Carter Oosterhouse. The airtime for the show is 10:00–11:00 PM EST.
“A Really Haunted Loud House” (Nickelodeon, September 28)
Lincoln Loud, star of the upcoming film based on the “Loud House” series, together with his sisters and closest buddy Clyde, must defend Halloween from the new guy at school, Xander, and his followers.
“Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog” (Netflix, Oct. 2)
In this animated family special, Strawberry and her pals face their phobias in order to defeat the Beast of Berry Bog and preserve the carnival.
“Make Me Scream” (Prime Video, October 3)
Hosted by Tempestt Bledsoe and Darryl M. Bell, this Halloween special pits three celebrity teams, captained by Jaleel White, Shoniqua Shandai, and Lil Xan, against one another as they attempt to remain silent while through a series of terrifying scare zones.
“The Fall of the House of Usher” (Netflix, October 12)
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name from 1839, this Netflix original features Bruce Greenwood in a special directed by Mike Flanagan.
Season 2 of “Wolf Like Me” (Peacock, Oct. 19)
This season, the main issue for Mary (Isla Fisher) and Gary (Josh Gad) is whether their kid will be human or wolf.
“American Horror Stories” (Oct. 26 on Hulu)
Each episode of the “American Horror Story” offshoot anthology series introduces a brand-new terrifying premise. The first four episodes of Season 3 will be released on October 26 as part of a “Halloween” promotion. Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” actress Lisa Rinna will be featured in an episode titled “Tapeworm.”
“The Enfield Poltergeist” (Apple TV+, Oct. 27)
The four-part documentary will include authentic recordings, commentary from a paranormal investigator, and interviews with people impacted by the 1977 case of a family in Enfield, London, who were plagued by a poltergeist.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” (Peacock, Oct. 27)
Animated figures that were violent confronted players in the original Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza video game brand. The film will be shown in theaters and on Peacock, which is notable.
“The Great Halloween Fright Fight” Season Finale (ABC, Oct. 29)
The season finale has the Gentry, Hoke, DeMatteo, and Roa-St. Pierre’s family is vying for Judge Taniya Nayak’s approval and a chance at the big prize. The airtime for the show is 10:00–11:00 PM EST.
“The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula” (Shudder, October 31)
The most unsettling day of the year is Halloween, the day when the yearly event known for the reoccurring theme of a certain legendary drag duo returns to the stage for its fifth season of the drag competition known as “Dragula.”
“Goosebumps” (Disney+ and Hulu, October 13)
Starring Justin Long, Ana Yi Puig, and Miles McKenna, the horror comedy is adapted from R.L. Stine’s spooky book series of the same name.
“Shining Vale” Season 2 (Starz, October 13)
After nearly murdering her family, Courteney Cox’s character, Pat, leaves a mental hospital only to find that Ruth, her made-up alter ego, has come back to life and moved in as the family’s new neighbor.
“John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams” (Peacock, 13 Oct.)
John Carpenter’s newest anthology horror series is set in the apparently beautiful suburbs, but it tells the terrible, often secret lives of actual people who live there.
“Living for the Dead” (Hulu, Oct. 18)
Starring Kristen Stewart as the show’s narrator, “Living for the Dead” follows a group of gay ghost hunters as they travel to various haunted sites in an effort to cure the living by appeasing the dead.