AFN has a smorgasbord of Halloween programs for the entire month of October. Since the Holiday is on the 31st, all this programming should drive you into a Halloween frenzy by costume day. So dive in, there’s plenty on the menu for everyone.
Tim Burton’s reimagining of the popular 1966 to 1971 soap opera is given a humorous twist with Barnabas being freed from his tomb into the changed world of 1972. Once a rich powerful man, he was turned into a vampire centuries earlier by a jilted witch, who also arranged for his premature burial. He finds that his estate has fallen into ruin, and the remnants of his family have fared little better. Stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Thomas McDonell and Gulliver McGrath.
Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months—only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism wasn’t the last one after all. Stars Ashley Bell.
Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural thriller tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to tuck them in at night, after all, a mom’s love is forever. Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nellsse.
This horror film is the terrifying story of a family who shortly after moving discover that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor and Leigh Whannell.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
The terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey and Barbara Hershey.
In the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.
Here’s a very fictional account of the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Or is this revisionist history? Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead. Stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Halloween Wars is back for a fourth hair-raising season. Over the course of four deliciously frightening episodes, five teams consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake artist, and candy craftsman battle it out to create heart-stopping Halloween themed displays out of pumpkin, cake, and sugar.
AFN|spectrum 2:00 pm Saturdays starting 10/11/14 for four weeks.
We all know that kids love Halloween , so AFN|family will deliver what it takes for a fulfilling experience in October. We’ve got movies, new series, new seasons and Halloween episodes of many favorite shows to get the job done. We have something every day, all month long including preschool Halloween-Themed Episode Premieres like Henry Hugglemonster, Julius Jr., Dinosaur Train and Transformers Rescue Bots.
Sunday Together Time Movie Premieres
To save their world, Percy and his friends must find the fabled and magical Golden Fleece. Embarking on a treacherous odyssey into the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle), they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate Evil. Stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Douglas Smith, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head and Nathan Fillion.
A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only the misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman.
…and more for the family:
The American fashion doll franchise gets animated with 3 tales from New Salem (the fictional home of humans and monsters). Join Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Dracilaura, Cleo de Nile and more teenage monsters attending Monster High.
• Monster High: Ghouls Rule – Sunday, October 19th at 4:30pm
• Monster High: 13 Wishes – Sunday, October 26th at 3:30pm
• Monster High: Friday Night Frights – Sunday, October 26th at 5:00pm
New episodes all October Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30pm
New episodes all October every Thursday & Friday at 6pm
New episodes all October every Thursday at 5:30pm
New episodes all October every Thursday at 6:30pm
Season 2 Premiere
New episodes all October every Friday at 5:00pm
New episodes all October every Friday at 5:30pm
AFN|family’s Scooby-Doo Marathon
Friday October 31st starting at 11:00am
• Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
• Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
• Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
• Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster
• Scooby-Doo (2002 live-action movie)
AFN|movie’s Halloween B Movie Cringefest is a watch at your own risk collection of the campiest TV movies featuring monsters, aliens and freaks of nature from the last couple of years. AFN does not take any responsibility for any unwanted side effects.
Friday, October 31st, at Noon on Halloween day through 8:00am the next morning.
Originally titled “Deadly Decent,” this movie contains very little backstory, and even less plot as a group of professional snowboarders and skiers take to the mountains to look for a couple of missing friends. Soon they run into a hairy problem. Stars Chick Campbell, Adrian Paul and Lauren O’Neil.
When a tornado appears in the waters south of Boston, a former storm chaser realizes this is no ordinary thing. As the storms threaten to move inland, the citizens of Boston find themselves pummeled by lots and lots of fake Styrofoam stage rocks. Stars Paul Johansson, Sebastian Spence and Miranda Frigon.
Bigfoot is usually portrayed as a meek and elusive forest creature. But here is one that goes outrageously bonkers. This fake CG monster looks like a spawn from hell, as it goes on a rampage against humanity. With a cast that is more fitting a 1970’s pop culture “Teen Scene” magazine cover, old teen icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the very angry and confused creature. Also stars Bruce Davison.
Air Force One goes down in a storm over the Bermuda Triangle along with an escape pod holding the president. Since the Air Force messed up, it’s up to The Navy to save the day. Only problem there’s a giant monster with huge tentacles in the way… as in super giant squid. Stars Linda Hamilton, Trevor Donovan and John Savage.
Sharknado 2: The Second One, 7:00pm
Described as THE mega viral hit with over a billion (yes, that’s a b!) social media impressions, and a favorite of slackers and people who generally have terrible taste everywhere. This movie has tons of cheapish CG sharks inside freak tornados in New York City. Stars Ian Zeiring, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox.
Digging deep into the movie database barrel, we bring you this “Old-Timey” classic… yes, it’s the black & white talkie, from the days when the monster’s head was still flat. This is the first one that was made, so it’s like a film school classic, right? Sorry, we feel apologies are still due to Mary Shelley. Stars Boris Karloff.
Tim is a far from normal 20-something guy who has a serious hang-up with the Boogeyman. The monster lives in his memory as the creature that took away his father 16 years earlier. He sleeps with a night light. Stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel and Lucy Lawless.
The Day the Earth Stood Still, 11:30pm
This remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film is played by a dead-pan Keanu Reeves as “Klaatu” the space alien. You may notice that the giant robot “Gort” has better emotional reach. Also stars Jennifer Connolly and Kathy Bates.
Big Ass Spider, 1:30am
Alex, from a product placed Exterminator Company goes head to head with a giant alien spider infestation originating from a compromised military lab. BTW, what is the darn deal with secret military labs and Hollywood? Stars Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg and Ray Wise.
The Dead Zone, 3:00am
A man can see everything you have done, and will do, by touching you. One day he decides to shake a shady senator’s hand. Bad call. Stars Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams and Tom Skeritt.
New Orleans gets some potential additional gumbo ingredients as an earthquake triggers a giant spider attack on the city. Stars Megan Adelle and Gralen Bryant Banks.
The internet viral hit movie that started it all, and a favorite of adults that still mooch off their parents. Basically, the Sushi is cut with chainsaws, and served so raw it can still eat you. Stars Ian Zeiring, Tara Reid and John Heard.