14 nights of halloween

As someone who has never found a sweat-soaked summer particularly enjoyable, I begin to fantasize about cooler weather the second the thermometer creeps above 75 degrees. I daydream of pumpkin-flavored everything, wearing cozy sweaters while sipping on warm apple cider, and (what I consider to be) the best holiday of the year. And though summer hasn’t technically started, my countdown to Halloween certainly has. In my opinion, a person can never be too prepared for the holiday — there’s candy to buy, costume ideas to brainstorm, spooktacular porch decor to plan, and delightfully campy movies to watch.

For anyone else who would gladly trade scorching days on the beach for chilly October nights at home watching a Freeform Halloween movie marathon, I’ve got great news: Freeform has confirmed its plans to expand its “31 Nights of Halloween” programming to include even more frightful films and, this year, it looks like it’s going to be spookier than ever.

While we can still expect to catch all of the feel-good family-friendly Halloween classics, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, and The Addams Family, Freeform is adding in a few more ghoulish flicks. And don’t worry — your favorite cult classic Hocus Pocus will be aired a record-breaking 27 times this October.

Last year, Freeform upgraded it’s much adored “13 Nights of Halloween” to “31 Nights of Halloween,” expanding its repertoire of family-friendly movies to encompass the entire month of October. Starting October 1, you can tune in throughout the day to catch one of your favorite films.

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here is Freeform’s ’31 Nights of Halloween’ schedule, based on EST:

Elissa Sanci Elissa Sanci is an Associate Staff Writer at the product review site Wirecutter.com and a former editorial assistant at Woman’s Day.

31 Nights of Halloween Is Back: Here’s the Movie Lineup

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Have no fear: Your annual movie marathon “31 Nights of Halloween” is back to haunt your days once again.

From October 1 through October 31, the network will be broadcasting Halloween-themed movies almost non-stop.

The lead-up to the big day itself includes such classics as Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown, as well as newer favorites like Iron Man. The films also vary widely on the scary spectrum, from Scooby-Doo for the younger crowd to Sleepy Hallow for older kids ready to brave the tale of the Headless Horseman.

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We’re feeling some costume inspiration coming on already and there’s still a week before the movies start airing! (And who doesn’t want to trick-or-treat with their kiddo while dressed as a throwback-to-the-90s witch?)

Some Halloween highlights include:

October 1

Zombieland

October 2

ParaNorman

October 3

Edward Scissorhands

October 4

Hook

October 5

Goosebumps

October 6

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

October 7

Ghostbusters (1984)

October 8

Iron Man

October 9

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

October 10

Toy Story of TERROR!

October 11

The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 12

Scream

October 13

Monsters Inc

October 14

Matilda

October 15

The Addams Family (1991)

October 16

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

October 17

R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

October 18

National Treasure

October 19

Ghostbusters

October 20

Ghostbusters II

October 21

Addams Family Values

October 22

Scared Shrekless

October 23

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

October 24

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

October 25

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins

October 26

Scooby-Doo

October 27

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

October 28

The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 29

Hotel Transylvania

October 30

The Corpse Bride

October 31

Hocus Pocus

If you’re dedicated (or have unlimited time every day), you could hypothetically watch a different Halloween movie on every day of October. And just in case you’re worried about missing your fave, Hocus Pocus will run 27 times over the 31 days leading up to the best holiday of the year.

Check out the full spooktacular schedule on Freeform’s website.

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The current logo for Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween.

31 Nights Of Halloween (previously known as 13 Days of Halloween and 13 Nights of Halloween) is an annual programming event that has aired on the Freeform TV network and its predecessors since 1998, created due to the success of the similar “25 Days of Christmas” block that began two years earlier. The “13 Nights of Halloween” special was created mainly due to the success of the latter. The block originally ran from October 19th through Halloween night each year from 1998 to 2017, and will be expanding to run for the whole month in 2018.

Programming

The programming block since its creation has consisted of the channel’s original programming, airing with their holiday programming. In 1998, they aired specials such as Casper: A Spirited Beginning, thus beginning the program under the name 13 Days of Halloween. Starting in the 2000s, the lineup shifted towards films, such as Hocus Pocus, The Haunted Mansion, The Addams Family, and “Harry Potter Weekends” (consisting of the first six Harry Potter films). In 2011, ABC Family switched the focus of the programming block to its original purpose (primarily Halloween/horror-related films), with more appropriately-themed content airing during the programming block. Films that air during the lineup are usually edited for time constraints and profane content, such as language or sexuality, to appeal towards all audience.

Current programming (2019)

  • The Addams Family
  • Addams Family Values
  • Corpse Bride
  • Dark Shadows
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters 2
  • Goosebumps
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Monster House
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
  • Mostly Ghostly: One Night at Doom House
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • ParaNorman
  • Scared Shrekless
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Scream trilogy
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Toy Story of Terror!
  • Zombieland

Former programming

The logo for the 13 Days of Halloween from 1999.

The logo for Freeform’s 13 Nights of Halloween used in 2017.

The following are Halloween related films and specials which have previously aired apart of the lineup, but have since been removed.

  • Addams Family Reunion
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • An American Haunting
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Boogeyman
  • Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh
  • Casper
  • Casper: A Spirited Beginning
  • Casper Meets Wendy
  • Coraline
  • The Craft
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Donald Duck and the Gorilla
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
  • The Final Girls
  • Frankenweenie
  • Fun Size
  • Halloween Is Grinch Night
  • Halloweentown
  • Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • The Haunting of Seacliff Inn
  • The Hollow
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • The Initiation of Sarah
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • The Lake
  • The Little Vampire
  • Lonesome Ghosts
  • Lost Souls
  • Mad Monster Party
  • Maggie
  • The Mummy
  • Nature of the Beast
  • The Others
  • Poltergeist
  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side
  • Practical Magic
  • R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Scary Movie
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Scary Movie 3
  • Scary Movie 4
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
  • Spiral Staircase
  • Spooky Buddies
  • Teen Witch
  • Teen Wolf
  • Teen Wolf Too
  • Tower of Terror
  • Trick or Treat
  • Twilight
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • Van Helsing
  • The Village
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Warm Bodies
  • When Good Ghouls Go Bad
  • The Witches
  • The Witches of Eastwick

Ratings

In 2008, viewers averaged 1.2 million. For 2009, the lineup averaged 1.4 million viewers, up from the previous year. Hocus Pocus drew record numbers of near 2.5 million, while Edward Scissorhands drew over 1 million viewers. Total viewers dropped in 2010, averaging just 1.2 million viewers. In 2011, the Pretty Little Liars Halloween themed episode, “The First Secret” was, at the time, the lineup’s most watched program. The special episode aired with more than 2.5 million viewers. Viewers for the entire lineup broke record, averaging 1.6 million viewers in 2011, thanks to debuts such as Coraline. The October 29th airing of Hocus Pocus drew the 13 Nights of Halloween’s highest viewers ever, with 2.8 million.

2012

In 2012, the second Halloween-themed episode of Pretty Little Liars, “This is A Dark Ride” guest-starring former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert drew 2.8 million viewers. ABC Family announced that the episode had become the lineup’s most watched programming in their key demographics in the block’s fourteen-year history. Due to the success of previous years airings of Hocus Pocus, multiple airings were scheduled throughout the 2012 lineup. The first initial broadcast of the film on October 23 was watched by 1.6 million viewers. Broadcasts of the film on the nights of October 28 and October 31 were watched by 1.9 million and 1.3 million viewers respectively. The network premiere of the film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on October 28 was watched by 2.1 million viewers. Overall viewers for the 2012 season were down from the previous year, with an average of 1.5 million viewers.

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At first glance, Freeform’s annual 31 Days of Halloween lineup looks like it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus — and that’s not entirely false.

Over the next month, the cable network will broadcast the beloved 1993 Walt Disney film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy a total of 30 — yes, 30! — times.

In addition, Freeform will debut 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest. Airing Saturday, Oct. 5 (at 8/7c), the 90-minute special will pay tribute to Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family, and celebrate both the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters and the 50th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion. Vanessa Hudgens and Jordan Fisher will preside over the broadcast, which is set to feature appearances by Dan Aykroyd and Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman; Hocus Pocus‘ Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw, Doug Jones, Larry Bagby and Tobias Jelenik; and performances by Christina Aguilera, Kristin Chenoweth and JD McCreary, In Real Life, Salt-N-Pepa and Ray Parker Jr.

Keep scrolling to see the complete 31 Days of Halloween schedule…

Tuesday, Oct. 1
12:30 pm Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
3 pm Monster House
5:05 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
6:45 pm Monsters, Inc.
8:50 pm Hocus Pocus
12 am Zombieland

Wednesday, Oct. 2
11:30 am Scared Shrekless
12 pm Monster House
2:05 pm R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House
4:10 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
5:50 pm Hocus Pocus
8 pm The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon
12 am ParaNorman

Thursday, Oct. 3
12:30 pm Edward Scissorhands
2:40 pm ParaNorman
4:45 pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
6:50 pm The Addams Family (1991)
8:55 pm Addams Family Values
12 am Edward Scissorhands

Friday, Oct. 4
11 am Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins
11:30 am Hook (1991)
2:35 pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
4:40 pm The Addams Family (1991)
6:45 pm Addams Family Values
8:50 pm Hocus Pocus
12 am The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Saturday, Oct. 5
7 am ParaNorman
9 am Hocus Pocus
11:10 am The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon
1:40 pm Scooby-Doo (2002)
3:45 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
5:50 pm Hocus Pocus
8 pm 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest special
9:30 pm Goosebumps
12 am Monster House

Sunday, Oct. 6
7 am Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
9:30 am Monster House
11:30 am Scooby-Doo (2002)
1:30 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
3:35 pm Hocus Pocus
5:45 pm Goosebumps
8:15 pm Hotel Transylvania
10:20 pm Hocus Pocus
12:30 am 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest

Monday, Oct. 7
11:30 am Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
12:30 pm 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest
1:30 pm Dark Shadows (2012)
4:10 pm Hocus Pocus
6:20 pm Hotel Transylvania
8:25 pm Ghostbusters (1984)

Tuesday, Oct. 8
11 am The Haunted Mansion (2003)
1 pm The Corpse Bride
3 pm Ghostbusters (1984)
5:30 pm Ghostbusters II
8 pm Iron Man
12 am Scooby-Doo (2002)

Wednesday, Oct. 9
11 am The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:40 pm Scooby-Doo (2002)
2:45 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
4:55 pm Iron Man
8 pm The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon
12 am Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Thursday, Oct. 10
11 am Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins
11:30 am R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House
1:40 pm Monster House
3:45 pm Finding Nemo
6:15 pm Hocus Pocus
8:25 pm Hotel Transylvania
10:30 pm Toy Story of TERROR!
12 am Monster House

Friday, Oct. 11
11 am Scared Shrekless
11:30 am Finding Nemo
2 pm Hocus Pocus
4:05 pm The Incredibles
6:45 pm Toy Story of TERROR!
7:15 pm Hotel Transylvania
9:20 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
12 am The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Saturday, Oct. 12
7 am Ghostbusters (1984)
9:30 am The Incredibles
12:10 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
1:50 pm The Addams Family (1991)
3:55 pm Addams Family Values
6 pm Scream
8:40 pm Scream 2
11:20 pm Scream 3

Sunday, Oct. 13
7 am Ghostbusters II
9:35 am The Corpse Bride
11:10 am The Addams Family (1991)
1:15 pm Addams Family Values
3:20 pm Finding Dory
5:25 pm Monsters, Inc.
7:30 pm Moana
10 pm Hocus Pocus
12:10 am The Corpse Bride

Monday, Oct. 14
11:30 am Hocus Pocus
1:40 pm Monsters, Inc.
3:45 pm Matilda
5:50 pm Mrs. Doubtfire
8:55 pm Hotel Transylvania

Tuesday, Oct. 15
11:30 am Matilda
1:40 pm Mrs. Doubtfire
4:45 pm Hotel Transylvania
6:50 pm The Addams Family (1991)
8:55 pm Addams Family Values
12 am Hocus Pocus

Wednesday, Oct. 16
11 am Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
1:40 pm Hocus Pocus
3:50 pm The Addams Family (1991)
5:55 pm Addams Family Values
8 pm The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon
12 am The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Friday, Oct. 18
11 am 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest
12 pm National Treasure
3 pm Scream
5:40 pm Scream 2
8:20 pm Scream 3
12 am The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Saturday, Oct. 19
7 am ParaNorman
9:05 am Hocus Pocus
11:15 am The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon
4:15 pm Zootopia
6:45 pm Hocus Pocus
8:55 pm Ghostbusters (1984)
11:25 pm Ghostbusters II

Sunday, Oct. 20
7 am 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest
8 am Hocus Pocus
10:05 am Zootopia
12:35 pm Ghostbusters (1984)
3:05 pm Ghostbusters II
5:35 pm Hocus Pocus
7:45 pm Hotel Transylvania
9:50 pm The Addams Family (1991)
11:55 pm Addams Family Values

Monday, Oct. 21
11 am The Corpse Bride
12:35 pm The Addams Family (1991)
2:40 pm Addams Family Values
4:45 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
6:25 pm Hotel Transylvania
8:30 pm Goosebumps

Tuesday, Oct. 22
11 am Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
12:03 pm Scared Shrekless
12:35 pm Monster House
2:40 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
4:20 pm Goosebumps
6:50 pm Scooby-Doo (2002)
8:55 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
12 am Monster House

Wednesday, Oct. 23
11 am Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
1:30 pm Scooby-Doo (2002)
3:30 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
5:30 pm Moana
8 pm The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon
12 am Matilda

Thursday, Oct. 24
11 am Matilda
1:10 pm Moana
3:40 pm Ghostbusters (1984)
6:15 pm Ghostbusters II
8:50 pm Hocus Pocus
12 am The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Friday, Oct. 25
11 am Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins
11:32 am Ghostbusters (1984)
2:05 pm Ghostbusters II
4:40 pm The Haunted Mansion (2003)
6:45 pm Hocus Pocus
8:55 pm Monsters, Inc.
12 am The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Saturday, Oct. 26
7 am Monster House
9:10 am Hocus Pocus
11:20 am Scooby-Doo (2002)
1:25 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
3:30 pm Monsters, Inc.
5:35 pm The Addams Family (1991)
7:40 pm Addams Family Values
9:45 pm Hotel Transylvania
11:50 pm Hocus Pocus

Sunday, Oct. 27
7 am Scooby-Doo (2002)
9 am Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
11:05 am Hocus Pocus
1:15 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
2:55 pm The Addams Family (1991)
5 pm Addams Family Values
7:05 pm Hotel Transylvania
9:10 pm Hocus Pocus
11:20 pm Dark Shadows (2012)

Monday, Oct. 28
7 am Dark Shadows (2012)
11:30 am The Haunted Mansion (2003)
1:30 pm The Nightmare Before Christmas
3:10 pm Scream
5:40 pm Scream 2
8:20 pm Scream 3

Tuesday, Oct. 29
7:30 am The Haunted Mansion (2003)
11 am The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:35 pm Scooby-Doo (2002)
2:40 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
4:45 pm The Addams Family (1991)
6:50 pm Addams Family Values
8:55 pm Hotel Transylvania
12 am The Corpse Bride

Wednesday, Oct. 30
7:30 am Scooby-Doo (2002)
11 am The Corpse Bride
12:30 pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
2:35 pm The Addams Family (1991)
4:40 pm Addams Family Values
6:45 pm Hotel Transylvania
8:50 pm Hocus Pocus
12 am Scooby-Doo (2002)

Thursday, Oct. 31
11 am 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest
12:30 pm Hocus Pocus
2:35 pm Hocus Pocus
4:40 pm Hocus Pocus
6:45 pm Hocus Pocus
8:50 pm Hocus Pocus
12 am Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

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A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel Is Coming to Television

A beloved Hallowen classic is getting a sequel.

Walt Disney Studios is developing a new update to the 1993 film “Hocus Pocus,” according to Deadline.

This latest incarnation won’t be on the big screen and instead will eventually air on the new Disney+ streaming service.

Little is known about the project other than that the studio has hired Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics”) to write the script.

Whether it will be a direct sequel or feature an entirely unrelated storyline has not been revealed. The movie’s original stars, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, are not currently attached to the project, but there’s hope they may get involved.

The OG film featured the actresses as a trio of Salem witch sisters in 1693 who are resurrected 300 years later by a boy whose family moves from Los Angeles to the Massachusetts town.

Millennials may be shocked to realize that when “Hocus Pocus” was released – in the middle of the summer and not anywhere near Halloween – the film was a critical and financial disappointment. It premiered in fourth place at the weekend box office before disappearing shortly thereafter. In total, it earned just $39 million worldwide.

Its cult status emerged from annual TV airings on Disney Channel and ABC Family (now Freeform) and DVD/BluRay sales.

Add to that society’s current love for any and all ‘90s nostalgia, it’s no surprise “Hocus Pocus” is now considered the “It’s A Wonderful Life” of Halloween.

In a special that aired for the film’s 25th anniversary last year, Parker discussed the movie’s unexpected legacy.

“I don’t think any of us who were making it at the time thought ‘Hocus Pocus’ would have such a long life,” the former “Sex and the City” star said. “People tell me all the time they grew up watching it, and that they still watch it. I think it’s wonderful.”

Until more information about the sequel is announced, fans can catch the classic during Freeform’s all-day marathon of “Hocus Pocus” on Halloween.

This TV station will play ‘Hocus Pocus’ 28 times during October

It looks like Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy have Freeform to thank for the giant royalty checks they’re going to get after Halloween, because Freeform (formally ABC Family) unveiled its “31 Nights of Halloween” schedule and its playing the classic Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus” 28 times.

Even though summer technically hasn’t ended, that didn’t stop Freeform from reminding us that fall is on its way with the “31 Nights of Halloween” schedule.

All of your favorite Halloween movies will be played during the month of October on Freeform, such as “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Addams Family” and all three “Scream” movies.

The Halloween movie marathon will conclude on Oct. 31 with an all-day marathon of “Hocus Pocus,” which is arguably the best Halloween movie ever made.

Freeform has exclusive broadcast rights to “Hocus Pocus,” so it’s no surprise they’re making the most of it. You may think that playing the movie all day long on Halloween is excessive, but if “A Christmas Story” gets to play all day on Christmas, “Hocus Pocus” deserves the spotlight on Halloween.

You can see the full schedule for the “31 Nights of Halloween” below.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

12:30 p.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

3:00 p.m. Monster House

5:05 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:45 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Monster’s Inc.

8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Wednesday, Oct. 2

11:30 a.m. Scared Shrekless

12:00 p.m. Monster House

2:05 p.m. R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

4:10 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

5:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

8:00 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror marathon

Thursday, Oct. 3

12:30 p.m. Edward Scissorhands

2:40 p.m. ParaNorman

4:45 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

6:50 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

8:55 p.m. Addams Family Values

Friday, Oct. 4

11:00 a.m. Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins

11:30 a.m. Hook (1991)

2:35 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

4:40 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

6:45 p.m. Addams Family Values

8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Saturday, Oct. 5

7:00 a.m. ParaNorman

9:00 a.m. Hocus Pocus

11:10 a.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror marathon

1:40 p.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

3:45 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

5:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

8:00 p.m. 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest

9:00 p.m. Goosebumps

11:30 p.m. Monster House

Sunday, Oct. 6

7:00 a.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

9:30 a.m. Monster House

11:30 a.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

1:30 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

3:35 p.m. Hocus Pocus

5:45 p.m. Goosebumps

8:15 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

10:20 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Monday, Oct. 7

11:30 a.m. Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic

12:30 p.m. 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest

1:30 p.m. Dark Shadows (2012)

4:10 p.m. Hocus Pocus

6:20 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

8:25 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

Tuesday, Oct. 8

11:00 a.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

1:00 p.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

3:00 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

5:30 p.m. Ghostbusters II

8:00 p.m. Iron Man

Wednesday, Oct. 9

11:00 a.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:40 p.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

2:45 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

4:55 p.m. Iron Man

8:00 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror marathon

Thursday, Oct. 10

11:00 a.m. Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins

11:30 a.m. R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

1:40 p.m. Monster House

3:45 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo

6:15 p.m. Hocus Pocus

8:25 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

10:30 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!

Friday, Oct. 11

11:00 a.m. Scared Shrekless

11:30 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo

2:00 p.m. Hocus Pocus

4:05 p.m. Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles

6:45 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!

7:15 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

9:20 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Saturday, Oct. 12

7:00 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

9:30 a.m. Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles

12:10 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1:50 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

3:55 p.m. Addams Family Values

6:00 p.m. Scream

8:40 p.m. Scream 2

11:20 p.m. Scream 3

Sunday, Oct. 13

7:00 a.m. Ghostbusters II

9:35 a.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

11:10 a.m. The Addams Family (1991)

1:15 p.m. Addams Family Values

3:20 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory

5:25 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.

7:30 p.m. Disney’s Moana

10:00 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Monday, Oct. 14

11:30 a.m. Hocus Pocus

1:40 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.

3:45 p.m. Matilda

5:50 p.m. Mrs. Doubtfire

8:55 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

Tuesday, Oct. 15

11:30 a.m. Matilda

1:40 p.m. Mrs. Doubtfire

4:45 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

6:50 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

8:55 p.m. Addams Family Values

Wednesday, Oct. 16

11:00 a.m. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

1:40 p.m. Hocus Pocus

3:50 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

5:55 p.m. Addams Family Values

8:00 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror marathon

Thursday, Oct. 17

11:00 a.m. ParaNorman

1:05 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

3:10 p.m. Disney’s 101 Dalmatians (1996) (Live Action)

5:15 p.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

6:50 p.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

8:55 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Friday, Oct. 18

11:00 a.m. 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest

12:00 p.m. National Treasure

3:00 p.m. Scream

5:40 p.m. Scream 2

8:20 p.m. Scream 3

Saturday, Oct. 19

7:00 a.m. ParaNorman

9:05 a.m. Hocus Pocus

11:15 a.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror marathon

4:15 p.m. Disney’s Zootopia

6:45 p.m. Hocus Pocus

8:55 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

11:25 p.m. Ghostbusters II

Sunday, Oct. 20

7:00 a.m. 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest

8:00 a.m. Hocus Pocus

10:05 a.m. Disney’s Zootopia

12:35 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

3:05 p.m. Ghostbusters II

5:35 p.m. Hocus Pocus

7:45 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

9:50 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

11:55 p.m. Addams Family Values

Monday, Oct. 21

11:00 a.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

12:35 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

2:40 p.m. Addams Family Values

4:45 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:25 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

8:30 p.m. Goosebumps

Tuesday, Oct. 22

11:00 a.m. Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic

12:03 p.m. Scared Shrekless

12:35 p.m. Monster House

2:40 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4:20 p.m. Goosebumps

6:50 p.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

8:55 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Wednesday, Oct. 23

11:00 a.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1:30 p.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

3:30 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

5:30 p.m. Disney’s Moana

8:00 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror marathon

Thursday, Oct. 24

11:00 a.m. Matilda

1:10 p.m. Disney’s Moana

3:40 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

6:15 p.m. Ghostbusters II

8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Friday, Oct. 25

11:00 a.m. Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins

11:32 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

2:05 p.m. Ghostbusters II

4:40 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

6:45 p.m. Hocus Pocus

8:55 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.

Saturday, Oct. 26

7:00 a.m. Monster House

9:10 a.m. Hocus Pocus

11:20 a.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

1:25 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

3:30 p.m. Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.

5:35 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

7:40 p.m. Addams Family Values

9:45 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

11:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Sunday, Oct. 27

7:00 a.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

9:00 a.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

11:05 a.m. Hocus Pocus

1:15 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:55 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

5:00 p.m. Addams Family Values

7:05 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

9:10 p.m. Hocus Pocus

11:20 p.m. Dark Shadows (2012)

Monday, Oct. 28

7:00 a.m. Dark Shadows (2012)

11:30 a.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

1:30 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

3:10 p.m. Scream

5:40 p.m. Scream 2

8:20 p.m. Scream 3

Tuesday, Oct. 29

7:30 a.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

11:00 a.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:35 p.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

2:40 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

4:45 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

6:50 p.m. Addams Family Values

8:55 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

Wednesday, Oct. 30

7:30 a.m. Scooby Doo (2002)

11:00 a.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

12:30 p.m. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

2:35 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)

4:40 p.m. Addams Family Values

6:45 p.m. Hotel Transylvania

8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

Thursday, Oct. 31

11:30 a.m. 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest

12:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus

2:35 p.m. Hocus Pocus

4:40 p.m. Hocus Pocus

6:45 p.m. Hocus Pocus

8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus

13 Days Left to Experience Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

Eek! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will be materializing in 13 days – our worst nightmare! Don’t wait any longer… now is the time to appear!

Check out these 13 frightfully fun experiences during Halloween:

  1. “Fall” for “gourd-geous” seasonal décor: Don’t wait until you turn into a pumpkin! Hurry to the pumpkin festival on Main Street, U.S.A in Disneyland park to see sweet seasonal décor. Everyone will love taking a photo with the enormous Mickey-shaped pumpkin!
  2. Cruise by Radiator Screams in Cars Land: The “Haul-O-Ween” season at Disney California Adventure park has taken over Radiator Screams with transformed attractions such as Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Enjoy “spoke-y” décor and fun chances to appear next to Lightning McQueen, Mater and friends in their “car-stumes” before they rev their engines into the night.
  3. Brave the Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark: Make time to drop on down this monstrous thrill ride as the Guardians of the Galaxy continue their mission in the Collector’s Fortress at Disney California Adventure park. This evening attraction will be the biggest thrill and chill of your life!
  4. Scare Disney villians in their tracks: Now is your chance to spook out with your favorite Disney villains at their stomping grounds throughout the Disneyland Resort! Take a photo while you’re at it and show off your most devious smiles.
  5. Romp around the Villains Dance Party: You will want to boogie on down with those vile villains at the Villains Dance Party located in Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland park! Everyone is invited to move and groove with the evil team. It’s spook-tacular fun for everyone.
  6. Sink your teeth into Halloween-themed food and beverages: Come try all the festive foods that are “haunting” Halloween throughout the Disneyland Resort. For more information on the excitingly eerie eats, visit our Foodie Guide to Halloween Time 2019 at Disneyland Resort.
  7. Find the sweetest candies of all: Mirror, mirror on the wall; find me sweets before the end of fall! Halloween would be nothing without candy, so to find your favorite dastardly desserts, check out our Candy Guide to Halloween Time 2019 at Disneyland Resort.
  8. Snap a Halloween photo with Mickey Mouse and Friends: Hurry down to see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and the whole gang’s Halloween costumes this year! You may want to take a photo with them in your freakishly fun attire for the ultimate Halloween memory.
  9. See stunning projections during “Halloween Screams”: Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a “ch-eerie” version of the projection and special effects show “Halloween Screams,” available for all Disneyland park guests. This nighttime spectacular at Disneyland park is hosted by “Master of Scare-emonies” Jack Skellington and can be viewed throughout the park. “Halloween Screams” goes sky high with fireworks on select nights, so make sure to plan your trip soon!
  10. Dare to discover what’s appearing around the Downtown Disney District: When you find yourself strolling through the Downtown Disney District, make sure to capture all the gourd-geous, candy-themed pumpkin displays all around you. While you’re there, enjoy the musical stylings of the SCAREolers, our our very own undead a capella performers, on select evenings, including Halloween night!
  11. Drag home wonderfully wicked seasonal merchandise: Take your bat wings and show your spirit with fang-tastic clothing and merchandise! Satisfy any sweet cravings with candy corn-inspired merchandise, including the newest candy corn headband, spirit jersey and black sequin Loungefly backpack! For wicked home décor, pick up a votive poison apple — perfect to set on your windowsill for all trick-or-treaters to see.
  12. Trick-or-treat at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort: Why trick-or-treat only on Halloween night? If you are staying on property, the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort offers trick-or-treating fun on select afternoons in October. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will have treat maps of locations, so everyone staying at the hotels can make the most of their candy collecting adventures!
  13. Haunted Mansion Holiday: See the limited-time transformation of Haunted Mansion Holiday as Pumpkin King Jack Skellington turns the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland park into a wonderfully wicked, holiday-infused attraction inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Thankfully, you’ll get to enjoy Haunted Mansion Holiday through the holiday season ending Jan. 6, 2020.

Well, what are you waiting for, scaredy cats? Visit the Disneyland Resort this Halloween season before Oct. 31!

Freeform’s 13 Days Of Halloween Is Officially Turning Into A Month-Long Event

Just because you have nearly six months to decide on a Halloween costume (please don’t be Yodeling Walmart Kid) doesn’t mean you can’t get pumped for October’s spookiest holiday now. Freeform — everyone’s fave festive network — always knows how to do Halloween right and this year they’re making a change to their programming slate that will have you celebrating all month long. Freeform’s 13 Days of Halloween is being extended to 31 Days of Halloween as of 2018, so mark your calendars and clear your fall schedule.

If sipping pumpkin spiced everything and watching creepy movies throughout October is your thing, you’re in luck. Freeform announced May 15 at their upfront presentation that the eeriest month of the year is going to be even more full of Halloween-centric classics from now on. And in addition to dominating your autumn TV time, the network will also air its cozy 25 Days of Christmas block throughout December, plus a Kick Off to Christmas lineup in November. Aaaand I officially have plans for three months. Nice. Hold my calls, please.

2017’s 13 Days of Halloween schedule included movies like The Addams Family, Teen Witch, ParaNorman, Sleepy Hollow, and the ultimate trick or treat adventure, Hocus Pocus.

Speaking of Hocus Pocus, Freeform’s official 31 Days of Halloween account tweeted that fans should expect a “25th Anniversary Extravaganza” this fall.

31 Nights of Halloween will also debut the new series Decorating Disney: Halloween, which “will reveal all the tricks and treats behind the transformation of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts into the scariest, yet still magical, places on Earth.”

As for later in the year, Freeform stated that two original films will be a part of their holiday lineup — Life-Size 2 and Sleeping Together. Life-Size 2, of course, is the highly anticipated follow-up to the very important 2000 Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan comedy where a doll is transformed into a live human.

Banks herself recently confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will indeed be returning for the long-awaited sequel. The star and exec producer also divulged to Buzzfeed in April that the second film is more grown up than the original. “Life-Size is going to be different. So, if you were a little girl or little boy like, ‘Oh my God, I love Eve. She’s so cute,’ and you have kids now, you might need to use a little parent discretion on whether they should be watching Life-Size 2 or not.”

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Sleeping Together is described as “an unexpected and whimsical holiday rom-com about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. After a brief meeting, they discover that they can only fall asleep if they are sleeping next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they’d like to admit.”

Put whimsical and holiday and rom-com in the same sentence and you’ve already got a viewer in me. Check! Check! Check!

Freeform shared that it has another comedy from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris in the works. Barris is already behind the collegiate spinoff Grown-ish, which premiered on the network in January. The new series Besties “explores friendship, identity, race, and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face — figuring out who they are and who they want to be.”

If you’re a Siren fan, Freeform’s got more good news. The network revealed they’re picking up the mermaid drama for a second season.

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It isn’t even officially summer yet and now I’ve got colder months on the brain. Here’s to another year of watching Hocus Pocus and Home Alone 2 on repeat.

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Don’t blink, y’all! We’re rolling quickly into Fall. Signs of fall are popping up everywhere around here: I spied pumpkins, witches, and spiderwebs on front porches already. You know what that means: Halloween Time is just around the corner! Which also means it’s the perfect time to start working your way through the ultimate list of Disney Halloween movies including the Disney Channel Halloween Movies.

When I think of Halloween, I think Disney.

Okay, to be honest: I think Disney pretty much year-round. Guilty!

But really: the holidays are my favorite time to visit the Disney parks but of course, we can’t always make the trips I want!

What’s a Disney family to do?

We settle in front of the tv from September through October with some Disney Halloween movies.

Hey, when you can’t Halloween at Disney, you bring Disney to your house with these Halloween Disney movie marathon ideas.

Grab your popcorn and let’s do this!

Grab some popcorn and settle in for this list of Disney Channel Halloween Movies. You wont want to miss these!

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Disney Channel Halloween Movies

We are definitely Team Disney Channel over here. And it’s not *just* the kids who are obsessed.

Ahem.

Hi, I’m Shenanigans and I have an obsession with Disney Channel Original Movies.

You can find me watching High School Musical (1, 2, or 3) whenever Disney Channel hooks a mom up with a rerun!

It’s not just the movies either; we’re huge fans of the most recent show, Big City Greens, that’s playing now. Be sure to check it out!

So it makes total sense that we mark these Disney Channel Halloween Movies down as must-see during the months leading up to Halloween.

Here are my personal top Disney Channel Halloween Movies (in no particular order). You can find most of them on Amazon (affiliate links included) if you need to rent or purchase the movies.

Disney Channel Halloween Movies: Halloweentown is a HUGE hit in our house!

1. Return to Halloweentown

2. Halloweentown High

3. The Scream Team

4. Girl vs. Monster

5. Twitches

6. Smart House

7. Tower of Terror

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8. Under Wraps

9. Don’t Look Under The Bed

10. Phantom of the Megaplex

Disney Channel Halloween Movies you don’t want to miss: Phantom of the Megaplex. Photo Disney Channel

11. Now You See It

12. Halloweentown

13. Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire

14. Descendants

You know you love them, too! Disney Channel Halloween Movies includes The Descendants (1 and 2 AND 3) : Photo Disney Channel

15. Descendants 2 and Descendants 3

I know… I know… FULL STOP.

You noticed that Hocus Pocus, the hands-down favorite of the Disney Channel Halloween Movies is not on the list.

Why? Why on earth would I leave that one off?!

(whispers…) because I haven’t seen Hocus Pocus yet… don’t take my Dis-nerd card away, please!

I know, I know.

All I can say, in my defense, is that I was a poor college freshman when this movie came out and didn’t have cable.

And I just haven’t made a point to sit and watch it since then!

We’re making sure to get this one in this year as it’s also the 26th anniversary of Hocus Pocus.

I need to see what all the amuck is about, right? RIGHT!

If you need more Disney Halloween movies then the Disney Channel Halloween Movies have to offer, don’t worry! I’ve got that covered on this next set of kid-friendly Halloween movie lists.

More Disney Halloween Movies: Some Classics

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Y’all, this one? Scared the poo out of me when I was a kid!

Check out that trailer, and I think you’ll agree. Ray Bradbury is a genius!

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Return to OZ (1985)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)

The Poof Point (2001)

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

Spooky Buddies (2011)

Frankenweenie (2012)

Into the Woods (2014)

Maleficent (2014)

(Did you know Maleficent 2 wrapped up production? It’s opening in theaters on October 18, 2019!)

COCO (2017)

NAME THAT TUNE ? In Disney?Pixar?s ?Coco,? Miguel?s love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead where he teams up with charming trickster Hector. ?Coco? features an original score from Oscar?-winning composer Michael Giacchino, the original song ?Remember Me? by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound. In theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ? 2017 Disney?Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Disney Halloween Movies: Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween 2018

Every year this is a highlight of October: we live for the Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween schedule! That’s right: it’s no longer just 13 nights of Halloween, but 31!

ETA: Freeform just announced the Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween is back for 2019!

If your family is like mine, be sure to make note of these fantastic movies coming to Freeform in October.

May I suggest settling in with some Halloween snacks and having a few family movie nights this month? Totally worth the calories, swearsies!

Halloween Snack Ideas

Alright, now that we have the Halloween snacks set, let’s get to 2018 Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween schedule!

Monday, October 1
5 p.m. ParaNorman
7:10 p.m. The Nightmare Before Christmas
8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus
12 a.m. ParaNorman

Paranorman is on the list! Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween

Tuesday, October 2
5 p.m. The Nightmare Before Christmas
6 p.m. Hocus Pocus
8:30 pm p.m. Disney Pixar’s Monsters University
12 a.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Sulley would love to see you at Monster’s University (or Disneyland- both work for him!) The movie is on the list! Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween

Thursday, October 4
5 p.m. ParaNorman
7 p.m. Monster House
9 p.m. The Addams Family (1991)
12 a.m. Teen Spirit

I’m not sure why this one is here, except the movie happens in the fall? Also I’m not questioning it too much because it’s a pretty great flick!

Breakfast Club is an 80s classic. So, sure, I can watch it again and again! Thanks for adding it to Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween

On the list! Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween movie schedule is out!

Tuesday, October 9
3 p.m. ? Jurassic Park (1993)
6 p.m. ? The Addams Family (1991)
8 p.m. ? Mrs. Doubtfire
12 a.m. ? Warm Bodies

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Wednesday, October 10
3 p.m. ? The Lost World: Jurassic Park
6 p.m. ? Mrs. Doubtfire
9 p.m. ? Hocus Pocus
12 p.m. ? ParaNorman

Thursday, October 11
4:30 p.m. ? ParaNorman
6:40 p.m. ? Hocus Pocus
8:50 p.m. ? Despicable Me
12 a.m. ? The Boxtrolls

We sure do love the Minions- so it’s cool that Despicable Me is on the 2018 Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween movie list.

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Monday, October 15
4 p.m. ? ParaNorman
6 p.m. ? Hotel Transylvania
8 p.m. ? The Parent Trap (1998)
12 a.m. ? Monster House

Mulan- live action- is in production. And I can’t wait! Until then, I’ll catch it on Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween 2018.

Friday, October 19
3:30 p.m. ? Dark Shadows (2012)
6:10 p.m. ? The Goonies
8:50 p.m. ? Hotel Transylvania
12 a.m. ? Monster House

I do love me some Goonies. Perfect for kids this Halloween. Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween 2018

This one? Is hilarious. Don’t miss The Addams Family during Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween

Monday, October 22
4 p.m. ? Maleficent
6:10 p.m. ? Hocus Pocus
8:20 p.m. ? The Witches of Eastwick
12 a.m. ? Warm Bodies

Tuesday, October 23
4 p.m. ? Hocus Pocus
6:10 p.m. ? The Witches of Eastwick
8:50 p.m. ? The Addams Family (1991)
12 a.m. ? Monster House

I know, I know… I’m watching it this year, I swear! Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween is showing is multiple times, so no excuse!

Thursday, October 25
4 p.m. ? Jurassic Park (1993)
7 p.m. ? Hotel Transylvania
9 p.m. ? The Haunted Mansion(2003)
12 a.m. ? The Final Girls

I adore this- and with Toy Story Land open at Disney World, Toy Story fever is in full effect around here. Watch Toy Story of Terror on Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween

Alright: I’m excited about The Ultimate List of Disney Halloween Movies and, in fact, I’m going to sit down and start watching one right now!

Download your Copy of the Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule here.

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How to Stream Hocus Pocus Right Now (Updated!)

Every year, there are three absolute favorite Halloween movies on TV that are a MUST-WATCH in October: The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Addams Family, and Hocus Pocus. Luckily, if you’re looking to watch Hocus Pocus, you’ve got plenty of options.

Here’s how to stream Hocus Pocus right now, when it’s on TV, what it’s about, and more:

How to Stream Hocus Pocus

If you’re not interested in being a slave to Freeform’s odd TV schedule or don’t want to rely on just happening to be in your living room to catch one of the 30+ showings above, there are other ways that you can watch Hocus Pocus without cable. In fact, there are quite a few different ways to stream Hocus Pocus this October.

1 How to Watch Hocus Pocus on Disney Plus

With Disney Plus launching on November 12th, you can now stream Hocus Pocus right on Disney Plus.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign Up for Disney+
  2. Go to your device’s app store
  3. Search for Disney Plus
  4. Download/Install the App
  5. Open the App
  6. Log in with your Credentials
  7. Click the Search Button
  8. Type in ‘Hocus Pocus’
  9. Tap on Hocus Pocus
  10. Tap the Play Button

Congrats — you’re now watching Hocus Pocus on Disney Plus. You can also download it to your device for later!

2 Amazon Prime Video

$2.99 Buy it on Amazon

You can stream Hocus Pocus on Amazon Prime Video for just $3.99, or you can buy the digital download Hocus Pocus version to keep for $19.99.

3 Google Play

You can rent Hocus Pocus online via Google Play for $2.99 or you can buy the .

4 iTunes

You can stream Hocus Pocus on iTunes for $2.99 or buy it for $19.99 here.

See Also: Halloween Memes 2019

5 Vudu

You can stream Hocus Pocus on Vudu for $2.99 or buy it in SD for $9.99.

6 YouTube

You can rent Hocus Pocus right on YouTube for $2.99 here.

When is Hocus Pocus on TV?

If you’re wondering when you can watch Hocus Pocus on TV in October 2019, you can find the entire list of when it’ll be shown on Freeform (who has the exclusive cable rights for it) below:

Note: All times in EST.

See Also: The COMPLETE Halloween Movies on TV Schedule for October 2019

Is Hocus Pocus on Netflix?

No, Hocus Pocus is not on Netflix in the U.S.

What is Hocus Pocus About, Exactly?

Hocus Pocus is a story about three witches (the Sanderson sisters) who are awoken after being deceased for 300 years. The trio died from execution in the 17th century for the death of a young girl named Emily Binx, and for the disappearance of the older brother, Thackery Binx. The town of Salem, Massachusetts had no mercy for those practicing dark magic (as was the case in our real history), and the sisters were executed.

(It’s a LOT darker than you remember, man).

These three witches feed off of children, taking in their youth to make themselves look and feel younger, at the dispense of the innocent kids. Fast forward to 300 years later, the main character, Max, and his family just moved to Salem during the Halloween season. Max, his younger sister, and his friend Allison all find the old witches lair that the Sanderson sisters used to live in. Thinking that the old tales are just a bunch of hocus pocus, Max lights a cursed candle. What happens next leads to a thrilling adventure where Max and Allison have to save his younger sister and the rest of the town’s children from the witches that Max brought back from the afterlife.

More About Hocus Pocus

This film was produced in July of 1993, making waves with almost a 40-million-dollar cumulative worldwide gross from the box office. This film is rated PG for some of its scary scenes and language, where it may be too spooky for some younger viewers. It may be considered too juvenile for adults looking for a real thrilling horror movie. However, with a star-studded cast, this movie won’t disappoint. Some of the casting highlights include those playing the Sanderson sisters: Sarah Jessica Parker playing Sarah, Bette Midler playing Winifred, and Kathy Najimy playing Mary. The other main characters are as follows: Max played by Omri Katz, Dani played by Thora Shaw, and Allison played by Vinessa Shaw. A well-known track that is featured in this film is the song, “I Put a Spell On You”. It is sung by Winifred, who is played by Bette Midler, and has become a popular song for Halloween time.

This movie is well-loved for its notorious cross between a family fantasy film, comedy, and horror-drama making it the PERFECT Halloween movie. Kenny Ortega directed this one-of-a-kind masterpiece which eventually became a cult-classic due to its largely annual airings on Freeform. It is the perfect family film for all ages to celebrate the Halloween season.