Halloween Favorites: Movies, Shows and Specials for Kids & Adults


After all of that trick or treating tonight, it’s time to sit back and relax to a Halloween-themed TV special while you munch on your sweet treats.

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Halloween is officially here which means tonight is going to be a full, fun packed night of trick or treating, costume parties, haunted houses and other spooky festivities. Even after all of the fun is up you can keep the Halloween spirit alive by watching the various Halloween movies, shows and specials on TV! Almost every channel has some sort of special show schedule going on tonight, some all throughout the day!

If you’re looking to wind down after a full night of Halloween fun, or simply prefer to spend a quiet night at home, be sure to turn on one of these channels to get in your fill of Halloween themed entertainment. From hide-your-face-under-a-blanket type scary movies, to not-so-spooky kid’s specials, today/ tonight’s television line-up has a little something for everyone.

Just For Kids

ABC Family is currently at the tail end of their 13 Nights of Halloween seasonal special schedule, so you know they have some tricks and treats up their sleeves for the kid’s to watch tonight.

  • 4:30 PM - Dark Shadows (2012) Rating: PG - 13
  • 7 PM - Beetlejuice (1988) Rating: PG
  • 9 PM - Casper (1995) PG

From Austin & Ally, to Girl Meets World, the Disney Channel has a full line-up of not-so-spooky shows with a Halloween twist.

  • 7 PM - Austin & Ally: Horror Stories and Halloween Scares
  • 7:30 PM - Girl Meets World: of Terror
  • 8 PM - Dog With a Blog: Howloween 2 the Final Reckoning
  • 8:30 PM - I Didn’t Do It: Next of Pumpkin
  • 9 PM - Girl vs. Monster

Today, all day and night, Nickelodeon has Spongebob Squarepants, Henry Danger & other various Halloween themed specials going on for the kids to enjoy.

  • 4 PM - The Fairly Oddparents: Scarily Odd Parents
  • 4:30 PM - Spongebob Squarepants: Squidward, The Unfriendly Ghost
  • 5 PM - Spongebob Squarepants: Born Again Krabs
  • 5:30 PM - Spongebob Squarepants: The Graveyard Shift
  • 6 PM - Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Scaredy Dance
  • 6:30 PM - Henry Danger: Jasper Danger
  • 7 PM - Haunted Thundermans

Just For Adults

Starting at 9 AM through 4PM The History Channel will be running episodes of Haunted History: covering topics ranging from the Salem Witch Trials to the Ghosts of Gettysburg!

  • 9 AM to 4 PM - Haunted History
  • 11 PM - The Real Story of Halloween

Today on AMC it’s all about the Halloween series and Mike Meyers!

  • 3 PM to 9 PM - Halloween marathon

SyFy has quite the mixed bag of horror movies to pick from today with the first one starting at 10 AM.

  • 10 AM - Hostel: Part II
  • 12 PM - 430 Days of Night
  • 2:30 PM - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  • 4:30 PM - Halloween II

Take a step back in time with these horror film classics tonight on TCM.

  • 8 PM - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • 10 PM - Curse of the Demon (1958)
  • 11:45 PM - House of Wax (1953)
  • 1:30 AM - Poltergeist (1982)

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