Full Line Up For Turner Classic Movies’ Halloween Programming in October!

October TV programming is nothing to fool around with. Go big or go home is the way to go without several hundred repeats of the same movie the entire month. We need variety and with respect, Turner Classic Movies never seems to fail when it comes to classic horror for their October Halloween programming and they never go overkill on the same franchise or flick; and I appreciate the hell out of that.

From classic horror like Hammer and Universal to 80s Carpenter classics, TCM is bringing the good starting October 1. 2022 straight through Halloween along with Creepy Cinema every Monday, co-hosted by TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz and actor/comedian Mario Cantone.

Certain days focus on such gems as 60s Sci-Fi films, women in horror, and the star of the month goes to ROBOTS- which highlights such movies as Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) and Deadly Fiend (1986).

So let us all thank the trusty TCM for giving us a full month of non-repetitive classic horror that is like that old friend you can rely on.

Check out the full schedule!

Saturday, October 1

8:00 PM Metropolis (1926)

10:45PM Forbidden Planet (1956)

Monday, October3

TCM Morning Movies:

Devils and Ghosts 6:00 AM

Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

8:45 AM La Main du Diable (1943)

10:15 AM Angel on MyShoulder (1946)

12:15 PM Sylvia and the Phantom(1946)

2:15 PM The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

4:15 PM The Devil and DanielWebster (1941)

6:15 PM Blithe Spirit (1945

TCM Spotlight: Creepy Cinema Night 1-Bette & Joan

8:00 PM Dead Ringer (1964)

10:15PM Possessed (1947

More Women in Horror

12:15 AM The Devil’s Own (aka The Witches) (1966)

2:00 AM The Haunting(1963)

4:00 AM Night Watch (1973)

5:45 AM The Spiral Staircase (1975)

Tuesday, October4

Pick Your Poison

8:00 PM Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

10:15PM The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

12:15 AM D.O.A. (1950)

2:00 AM The Casino Murder Case (1935)

3:30 AM The Falcon Out West (1944)

Friday, October 7

TCM Underground

2:30AM The Velvet Vampire (1971)

Saturday, October8

Star of the Month: Robots

8:00 PM The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

10:00 PM Westworld (1973)

Sunday, October 9

TCM Imports

2:45AM Village of the Damned (1960)

4:15AM Children of the Damned (1964)

Monday, October 10

TCM Morning Movies: 60s Sci-Fi

6:00 AM Five Million Years To Earth (1968)

7:45 AM Battle Beneath The Earth (1967)

9:15 AM The Time Machine(1960)

11:15 AM War of the Planets (1965)

1:00 PM The Wild, Wild Planet (1965)

2:45 PM The Green Slime (1969)

4:30 PM The Illustrated Man (1969)

6:30 PM Body Snatcher From Hell (1968)

Creepy CinemaNight 2-De Palma & Hitchcock

8:00 PM Rope (1948)

9:45 PM Obsession (1976)

More Horror Directors

11:45 PM The Fog (1980)

1:30AM The Howling (1980)

3:15AM The Brood (1979)

5:00AM Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Saturday, October 15

Star of the Month: Robots

8:00 PM THX 1138 (1971)

10:00 PM Robocop (1987)

Monday, October 17

TCM Spotlight: Creepy CinemaNight 3-“Screamin’” Shelley Winters

8:00 PM What’s the MatterwithHelen? (1971)

10:00 PM Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

More People on the Verge

11:45 PM Masque of the Red Death(1964)

1:30 AM House of Wax (1953)

3:15 AM The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

4:45 AM Mad Love (1935)

6:00 AM The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

Thursday, October 20

TCM Morning Movies: Tod Browning

6:00 AM The Thirteenth Chair(1929)

7:30 AM Freaks (1932)

8:45 AM Mark of the Vampire (1935)

10:00 AM The Devil-Doll (1936)

11:30 AM Miracles for Sale (1939)

TCM Afternoon Movies: Val Lewton Horror

1:00 PM The Leopard Man (1943)

2:15 PM Isle of the Dead (1945)

3:30 PM The BodySnatcher (1945)

5:00 PM The Ghost Ship (1943)

6:30 PM Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows

Friday, October 21

TCM Underground

2:00 AM It’s Alive (1974)

3:45AM It Lives Again (1978)

Saturday, October 22

Star of the Month: Robots

8:00 PM Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

10:00 PM Making Mr. Right (1987)

Monday, October 24

TCM Spotlight:Creepy CinemaNight 4-Creepy Loners

8:00 PM The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (1977)

9:45 PM Alice,Sweet Alice (1977)

More Creepy Horror

11:45 PM The Haunting of Julia (1977)

1:30 AM Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

3:15 AM Carnival of Souls (1962)

4:45 AM Spider Baby (1964)

6:15AM Freaks (1932)

Tuesday, October 25

TCM Morning Movie: Christopher Lee

9:00AM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1965)

10:45 AMThe Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

12:30 PM Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966)

2:15 PM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969)

4:00 PM Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

5:45 PM The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

Friday, October 28

Paranormal Pictures

8:00 PM Poltergeist (1982)

10:15 PM The Innocents (1961)

12:15 AM Don’t Look Now (1973)

Saturday, October 29

TCM Weekend Movie

12:00 PM Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

1:45 PM Dial M for Murder (1954)

3:45 PM What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)

6:15 PM House of Dark Shadows (1970)

Star of the Month: Robots

8:00 PM Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

9:45PM Deadly Friend (1986)

Noir Alley

12:00 AMEl Vampiro Negro (1953)

Overnight Features

4:00AM Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Sunday, October30

Happy Halloween-A-Thon

6:00 AM Two on aGuillotine(1965)

8:00 AM It! (1967)

10:00 AM El Vampiro Negro (1953)

12:00 PM Cat People (1942)

1:30 PMI Walked with a Zombie (1943)

2:45 PM The Seventh Victim (1943)

4:15 PM Return to Glennascaul (1953)

4:45 PM Eye of the Devil (1966)

6:30 PM Curse of the Demon (1958)

8:00 PM Peeping Tom (1960)

10:00 PM The Tenant (1976)

12:15 AM Haxan (1922)

2:15 AM Cronos (1993)

4:00 AM Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Monday, October 31

Happy Halloween-A-Thon Continued

6:00 AM The Bat (1959)

7:30 AM House on Haunted Hill (1958)

9:00 AM Horror Hotel (City of the Dead) (1960)

10:30AM Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

12:00 PM Horror of Dracula (1958)

1:30 PM The Mummy (1959)

3:00 PM The Devil Rides Out (1968)

4:45PM Dracula AD 1972 (1972)

6:30PM Plague of the Zombies (1966)

TCM Spotlight: Creepy CinemaNight 5–Universal Horror

8:00 PM The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

9:30 PM The Son of Frankenstein(1939)

11:15PM Frankenstein (1931)

12:30 AM The Invisible Man (1933)

2:00 AM The Wolf Man (1941)

3:15 AM Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

4:30 AM The Black Cat (1934)

Zak Bagans and Ghost Adventures Crew Team Up With Eli Roth For ‘Ghostober’ on Travel Channel and Discovery+

In what is becoming an annual tradition with the Ghost Adventures crew, the paranormal thrill-seekers are back this October to scare up some new frights and this time, teaming up with Hostel director Eli Roth for an all new Halloween special airing on Travel Channel and discovery+

“Ghostober” begins with highly anticipated premieres from stars Zak BagansAaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley across the teo sister networks. The scares begin with the launch of a new season of GHOST ADVENTURES on Thursday, September 15, the two-hour special GHOST ADVENTURES: DEVIL’S DEN on Thursday, September 29 and the nightmare-inducing Halloween special THE HAUNTED MUSEUM: 3 RING INFERNO, produced by Bagans in collaboration with acclaimed director Eli Roth, on Monday, October 31.

Per the press release:

“‘Ghost Adventures’ is a staple of the Halloween season, and the investigations that Zak and the team bring to ‘Ghostober’ evoke a new caliber of fear,” said Matthew Butler, group senior vice president, Travel Channel and Paranormal Streaming Content. “Our ghost-loving fans can look forward to the biggest, scariest and most intense paranormal events to date. And for those who want even more, Zak and Eli’s Haunted Museum Halloween special, ‘3 Ring Inferno,’ is a cinematic horror experience that redefines what it means to be scared.”

In the new season of GHOST ADVENTURESlaunching Thursday, September 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and discovery+, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley push their boundaries to the max as they tackle their most powerful and high-stakes paranormal investigations to date. In a groundbreaking two-part episode airing on Thursday, October 20 and Thursday, October 27, the crew are the first to investigate inside Los Angeles’ infamous Los Feliz Murder House, a home with a gruesome and violent history that has been closed off for years. The team are quickly caught in the grip of a dark and dangerous presence that incites unsettling behavioral reactions and mind-blowing evidence.

The team continue their haunted journey to search for evidence of the afterlife in a two-hour “Ghostober” special, GHOST ADVENTURES: DEVIL’S DENpremiering Thursday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and discovery+. Bagans, Goodwin, Tolley and Wasley go behind the barbed wire of the shuttered Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey, California, a facility given the ominous designation “Devil’s Den” by both guards and inmates. During their petrifying lockdown, the crew explore the presence of a lingering dark and disturbing energy that still resides inside the building’s eerie halls, seeking to uncover whether it is from the real-life horrors of detention, or worse – the devil itself.

“Aaron, Billy, Jay and I pushed ourselves to the extreme with these investigations, physically and mentally, more than anything we’ve ever done before,” said Bagans. “There was an underlying level of evil we couldn’t evade, which was truly terrifying.”

The scares culminate on Halloween night with a tale of terror like no other as Bagans and filmmaker Eli Roth team up once again to produce the scripted two-hour special film, THE HAUNTED MUSEUM: 3 RING INFERNO, airing Monday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and discovery+. Based off the concept of THE HAUNTED MUSEUM horror film anthology series that presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum, 3 RING INFERNO features the terrifying story of a boy and his father who steal an old suitcase from an antique market and soon discover a weathered tent inside that opens a portal to a cursed circus world from the past. In this mysterious and haunted place, they encounter a terrifying entity that will stop at nothing to capture their souls.

Bagans adds, “Creepy clowns, portals to a dark and evil circus underworld, ‘3 Ring Inferno’ hosts all the classic horror people yearn for on Halloween. It’s what nightmares are made of! And what better partner to team up with again than the incredible Eli Roth.”

You can also catch Zak Bagans returning in his role as co-host with Eddie Jackson for Food Network’s HALLOWEEN WARS at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network and discovery+.

It Looks As If McDonald’s Halloween Pails Could Be Returning For Halloween 2022!

Well, folks, it may be unofficial for now. But, I have it on good authority that McDonald’s may have FINALLY heard our cries of justice for the triumphant return of the McDonald’s Halloween Pail for the 2022 spooky season!

For the past few weeks, an article I had written last year outlining the history of the beloved Halloween buckets has been circulating through the internet community and via the power of social media, McDonald’s employees have chimed in revealing that there are INDEED plans that the fast-food giant is resurrecting the nostalgic Halloween Happy Meal starting on October 18th, 2022 and ending on the holiday itself October 31, 2022.

This photo was sent by an employee of the company from the official office corporate calendar of events. Now, keep in mind McDonald’s hasn’t released this information to the public nor is this official in any way. However, more than a few employees from McDonald’s have confirmed this is indeed true so I’m happy to run with this for now in anticipation of a long overdue comeback of these national Halloween treasures!

I have been championing the return of McBoo and friends for as long as I have been horror blogging, so if this indeed does happen, I’ll sure as shit be one happy nostalgic nugget. Speaking of nuggets, if they also include Halloween McNugget toys, I might just lose my ever-loving shit and officially mandate Halloween 2022 to be the greatest yet.

While we do have an inkling here they ARE on the way, I have no idea what they will look like. That being said, we will have to wait for the official announcement. In the meantime let’s bask in this glorious news and just hope McBoo makes an appearance for the 2022 Halloween season!

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