Here’s When (and Where!) You Can Catch All Your Favorite Halloween Flicks on TV
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Here’s When (and Where!) You Can Catch All Your Favorite Halloween Flicks on TV

Now that you’ve cycled through all nine of the best Halloween flicks on Netflix RN, you’ll want to mark your calendars for October 19 to November 1, when Freeform (formerly ABC Family) will be screening all of your fave holiday flicks with its killer “13 Nights of Halloween” lineup. A venerable ode to Tim Burton, all of your most beloved spooks are here (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Sleepy Hollow), along with Disney (soon to be owners of Netflix?) classics such as Hocus Pocus and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. We couldn’t have hand-picked a better schedule ourselves, so read on to find out when you can catch all 20+ films!

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas: The ultimate Halloween flick, Freeform kicks things off with The Nightmare Before Christmas. This Tim Burton masterpiece has it all: ghosts (Zero), ghouls (Oogie Boogie), goblins and talking skeletons to boot? What more could you ask for? Oh, yes: Two holidays wrapped into one. Check! (Photo via The Nightmare Before Christmas/Buena Vista Pictures)

(October 19: 5:30pm/4:30c; October 20: 3pm/2c; October 28: 6:45pm/5:45c; October 29: 11am/10c)

2. Hocus Pocus: With 10 chances to watch this Halloween classic (by far more than any film featured in the lineup), there’s no excuse not to catch your annual dose of Thackery Binx as he attempts to escape the curse of three wicked (albeit hilarious) witches played by Better Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Nijimy. After all — you’ve already got the perfect shirt for your viewing part(ies)! (Photo via Hocus Pocus/Disney)

(October 19: 9pm/8c; October 20: 4:35pm/3:35c; October 23: 9:50pm/8:50c; October 24: 8:50pm/7:50c; October 27: 8:50pm/7:50c; October 28: 4:40pm/3:40c; October 29: 9:25p/8:25c; October 30: 7:25p/6:25c; October 31 9pm/8c; November 1: 12am/11c)

3. Corpse Bride: While Corpse Bride never quite reached the level of fanaticism that its predecessor, The Nightmare Before Christmas, did, we must admit: We like it just as much, if not better. This tale of true love from beyond the grave has just enough spooky to make it seasonally appropriate while still satisfying our inner romantic. Perfect. (Photo via Corpse Bride/Warner Bros. Pictures)

(October 20: 12am/11c; October 23 12am/11c; October 28: 2:40pm/1:40c; October 29: 12:30pm/11:35c)

4. The Addams Family + Addams Family Values: Your favorite creepy family hits Freeform hard, with both The Addams Family and Addams Family Values playing in heavy rotation. Watch the all-star cast, including Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci, thwart off would-be looters and murdering seductresses for the zillionth time, because, hey, it’s Halloween! (Photo via The Addams Family/Paramount)

(The Addams Family: October 20: 6:40pm; 5:40c; October 21: 4pm/3c; October 24: 4:35pm/3:35c; October 25: 4pm/3c; October 29: 5:15pm/4:15c; October 30: 3:15pm/2:15c; October 31: 5pm/4c; Addams Family Values: October 20: 8:50pm/7:50c; October 21: 6:10pm/5:10c; October 24: 6:40pm/5:40c; October 25: 6pm/5c; October 29: 7:20pm/6:20c; October 30: 6:20pm/5:20c; October 31: 7pm/6c)

5. Scooby-Doo: The Movie + Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: Scooby and the gang get not one, but two slots on the lineup with Scooby-Doo: The Movie and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The first sees them exploring a mysterious horror resort dubbed Spooky Island (the perfect setting for a Halloween film, no?), while the second has them dealing with real-life monsters. (Photo via Scooby-Doo: The Movie/Warner Bros. Pictures)

(Scooby Doo: The Movie: October 22: 4:40pm/3:40c; October 23: 12:20pm/11:20c; October 25: 12am/1c; October 30: 11:05am/10:05c; October 31: 1pm/12c; Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: October 22: 6:50pm/5:50c; October 23: 2:30pm/1:30c; October 30: 1:10pm/12:10c; October 31: 3pm/2c)

6. Sleepy Hollow: Because what better time to watch the classic mystery of the headless horseman being solved by none other than Christina Ricci and Johnny Depp in period-piece garb? (Bonus points for a villainous Christopher Walken.) (Photo via Sleepy Hollow/Paramount Pictures)

(October 21: 8:20pm/7:20c; October 22: 11:20am/10:20c; October 26: 8:20pm/7:20c; October 27: 6:10/5:10c; October 29: 11:30pm/10:30c; October 30: 9:30pm/8:30c) 

7. Frankenweenie: Tim Burton’s heartwarming tale of a boy and his dead mutt prove that some love lasts longer than just one lifetime. Oh, and fair warning? It’s kind of a tearjerker. (Photo via Frankenweenie/Disney)

(October 22: 12am/11c; October 29: 7am/6c) 

8. Dark Shadows: For those who haven’t seen Tim Burton’s relatively new (2012) vampire flick, do yourself a favor and watch one of its showings. A reVAMPed tale for the ages, we like to think of this one as the Corpse Bride come to life. (Bonus points for a random-but-glorious Alice Cooper appearance.) (Photo via Dark Shadows/Warner Bros.)

(October 26: 5:40pm/4:40c; October 28: 8:20pm/7:20c)

9. Death Becomes Her: You can never really go wrong with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, but this sordid tale of eternal youth (and love!) gone awry has to be one of our all-time movie faves. Sadly, there’s just one chance to see it this year, and it’s early, so we highly suggest having those DVRs at the ready. (Photo via Universal Studios)

(October 25: 7am/6c)

10. Matilda: Mara Wilson may be all grown up (and doling out the best career advice) now, but back in 1996, she was just an adorable little girl, plotting her revenge on her adult tormentors with her powers of telekinesis. (Photo via TriStar Pictures)

(October 24: 2:30pm/1:30c; October 25: 4:40pm/3:30c)

11. The Goonies: Okay, okay, so it’s not the most obvious choice for Halloween, but with a pirate ship and three bad guys on the loose, there’s definitely an element of “scary” — we don’t know about you, but we’d probably be a litttttttle creeped out to be stuck underground in a cave with those three! (Photo via The Goonies/Warner Bros.)

(October 22: 2pm/1c; October 23: 7:30am/6:30c; October 27: 3:30pm/2:30c; October 28: 12pm/11c; October 31: 7am/6c)

12. Practical Magic: While this one is also currently on Netflix for your viewing pleasure, watching witches work their magic (particularly when those witches just so happen to be Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) never gets old, so we’ll go ahead and screen it again via Freeform. (Photo via Hulton Archive/Getty)

(October 24: 7am/6c)

13. Monsters University: For those that want to get into the Halloween Spirit but aren’t quite ready for oh, say, The Exorcist, there’s Monsters University. A prequel to the beloved Monsters, Inc., this family-friendly flick sees our favorite lovable monsters in their glory days of college. (Photo via Monsters University/Disney)

(October 22: 9pm/8c; October 23: 7:20pm/6:20c)

14. Halloweentown Series: Disney’s own spin on Teen Witch, in which a teenage girl (what else?) discovers she’s a witch and travels to a magical land full of Halloween-esque characters, was so beloved that it spawned not one, not two, but three spin-offs, all of which are playing on Freeform — eeee! (Photo via Disney)

Halloweentown: October 26: 12am/11c; October 27: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge: October 27: 12am/11c; Halloweentown High: October 28: 12am/11c; Return to Halloweentown: October 29: 12a/11c

15. R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls: ’90s fans of Goosebumps‘ older sibling Fear Street (say you remember Fear Street!) will likely enjoy the teenage master of horror’s take on an evil carnival out to get its attendees. (Photo via Universal Studios)

(October 19: 7pm/6c; October 23: 10:10am/9:10c; October 29: 9am/8c)

16. The Final Girls: Starring all your favorite teen queens (Taissa Farminga of AHS, Nina Dobrev), The Final Girls is gratification for anyone (read: all of us) who have ever watched a scary movie and yelled out at the screen not to go in that room/alley/whatever. The main characters are thrown into a real-life version of a slasher flick, and they have to use their wits to change the ending — no dum-dum moves here! (Photo via The Final Girls/Stage 6 Productions)

(October 21: 12am/11c) 

17. Spooky Buddies: Uh, cute dogs in Halloween costumes. What more do you want? (Photo via Disney)

(October 22: 7am/6c; October 30: 9am/8c) 

18. ParaNorman: Making history as the first stop-motion film to use a 3D printer to create its characters faces and only the second to be shot in 3D, ParaNorman makes its animated spooks all the more realistic, which is good, ’cause there’s a lot of them — 11-year-old Norman can speak with the dead. (Photo via ParaNorman/Focus Features)

(October 22: 9:10am/8:10c; October 30: 7am/6c; October 21: 11am/10c) 

19. Toy Story of TERROR!: This is pretty much exactly what you’d expect a Halloween spoof of Toy Story to be: Woody, Buzz and Jessie on a mission to save their missing toy pal after a chance encounter at a creepy motel while roadtrippin’. (Never mind that there’s a gang of toys roadtrippin’.) (Photo via Disney/Pixar)

(October 22: 11:30pm/10:30c; October 23: 6:50pm/5:50c)

20. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Full of magic, Fantasia references and Nicholas Cage with flowing locks (yes, really!), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes a single appearance in the lineup as an afternoon delight. (Photo via Walt Disney Studios)

(October 26: 3:30pm/2:30c) 

Which of these Halloween classics is your favorite? Share @BritandCo.

(Feature photo via Hocus Pocus/Disney)