The view halloween 2018

“The View” co-hosts slayed Halloween this year, paying homage to author Stephen King’s thrilling novels by recreating iconic scenes and frightening characters from their movies, including a thriller open the epic “The Viewing.”

For the open, Abby Huntsman sat inside a vintage red car after chatting on the phone with Sunny Hostin. She didn’t realize that she’d be entering a situation straight out of King’s “Christine” novel from 1983. To Huntsman’s misfortune, she couldn’t get out of the hot rod car as the kid’s song “Baby Shark” played on repeat.

Hostin was greeted by Joy Behar’s adorable dog Bernie, except he turned out more like the rabid Saint Bernard from “Cujo.” Hostin ran to Behar’s dressing room to find help, but discovers her in a position of “Misery” — a play off the King novel — with “The Mooch” Anthony Scaramucci.

Desperate, Huntsman and Hostin turned to Whoopi Goldberg for help. When they explained the events that had been unfolding, Goldberg revealed that everything was going according to plan, telling her fellow co-hosts, “Sounds like my little Halloween inspirations are taking effect.”

“I did try to get the Shawshank Redemption in here, but trying to move an entire prison is a bitch,” Goldberg added. Smashing through the door like Jack Torrance from “The Shining,” Meghan McCain made an appearance, peeking her head through the door and saying, “Got it, we’re doing Stephen King. Let’s start the show.”

Sunny Hostin decided to face her fear of clowns this year, literally. She was unrecognizable as Pennywise from “It.”

Abby Huntsman owned her role as the terrifying teen from “Carrie,” who raised hell on prom night after being crowned prom queen and having a bucket of blood dropped onto her.

Huntsman’s costume reminded viewers everywhere not to mess with the nice girl.

Who better to play the sinister Grady sisters from “The Shining” than Joy Behar and Meghan McCain? The terrifying twosome showed us a world that’s scarier than “The View’s” Hot Topics.

Finally, Whoopi Goldberg channeled Church, the cat that went splat in “Pet Semetary,” with a feline costume that can instill fear into anyone that crosses her path.

Halloween isn’t the first time Goldberg embraced King’s horror novels. In September, she revealed a new hairdo with platinum white faux locs for her role in his limited series “The Stand.”

“I’m so proud to be doing this,” said Goldberg of her role in King’s show. “Kudos to ABC who is allowing me to go and do what my first love is.”

Guests Jordin Sparks and Dr. Mehmet Oz joined in on the Halloween fun with costumes of their own.

In honor of her year-old son, Dana Isaiah Jr., Sparks dressed up as Astrid and her dragon, Stormfly, from the movie “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Oz did a play on words with his “Game of Bones” costume styled after one of his favorite shows, “Game of Thrones.”

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Whoopi Goldberg is in the middle of filming a Stephen King adaptation for “The Stand” right now, but on Halloween, she came in costume as a character from one of the author’s other books.

As all of the cohosts donned King-inspired looks for their holiday show this year, Goldberg came out with the most random of them all: Churchill, the demonic cat from “Pet Sematary.” The moderator proved sometimes dead is better as she rocked a full fur suit, face paint, whiskers and ears for the show.

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Her cohosts got into the spooky spirit as other infamous characters from King’s books and movie adaptations, with Sunny Hostin rocking a Pennywise costume, Abby Huntsman covering herself in blood as the titular prom queen from “Carrie” and Joy Behar and Meghan McCain joining forces for once to dress as the Grady Twins from “The Shining.”

Each of them got their own intro video, watch them below:

First, she’s the demonic dancing clown from #ItMovie who dragged terrified audiences straight down the gutter — @Sunny Hostin is Pennywise! 🎈 #TheViewing pic.twitter.com/EejzHEIkd5

— The View (@TheView) October 31, 2019

Meet the tragic teen who really raised hell on prom night: @HuntsmanAbby is #Carrie! #TheViewing pic.twitter.com/Lm9O5oRHKq

— The View (@TheView) October 31, 2019

They’re #TheShining’s terrifying twosome who could argue about #HotTopics for ever… and ever… and ever… @JoyVBehar and @MeghanMcCain are the Grady sisters! #TheViewing pic.twitter.com/27c40TYSeJ

— The View (@TheView) October 31, 2019

And finally — the cat who went splat and proves that even with nine lives, sometimes dead is better! From @StephenKing’s #PetSematary @WhoopiGoldberg is Church! #TheViewing pic.twitter.com/3ywtS1b8MM

— The View (@TheView) October 31, 2019 The show began with a pre-produced video weaving in more of King’s tales, with Sunny and her real life dog tackling “Cujo,” Huntsman getting a ride from hell from “Christine,” McCain doing her best “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” and Behar literally hobbling Anthony Scaramucci as Annie Wilkes from “Misery.” — The View (@TheView) October 31, 2019 See more of the best costumes from all the morning shows below: Halloween 2019 Halloween on TV 2019: How Talk Show & Sitcom Stars Dressed Up

The View Pays Homage to Stephen King on Halloween with Epic Thriller (Scaramucci Makes a Cameo!)

It’s official: The View — sorry, The Viewing — just won Halloween.

On Thursday, the co-hosts of the ABC talk show paid homage to prolific horror author Stephen King as they celebrated the spooky holiday, opening the show with an epic mini thriller that you’ll want to watch over and over again.

The movie opens with Abby Huntsman on the phone with Sunny Hostin on her way to work, bemoaning her lack of costume ideas. She links up with her driver, Christine, and hops into the vintage red car from King’s 1983 novel, Christine, about a 1958 Plymouth Fury nicknamed Christine by its owner and apparently possessed by supernatural forces. Much to Huntsman’s horror, this particular Christine has a penchant for Baby Shark, the popular preschool tune forever stuck in everyone’s head.

Back at the studio, Hostin gets attacked by Joy Behar‘s pup, Bernie, in a scene straight out of King’s 1981 novel, Cujo, about a rabid St. Bernard. She flees down the hallway to Behar’s dressing room — only to find her co-host acting out the plot from King’s 1987 book, Misery, with none other than Anthony Scaramucci.

“Is that The Mooch?!” Hostin shrieks.

“Joy, what are you doing? I’m on your side now!” pleads Scaramucci, who was fired as President Donald Trump‘s White House communications director in 2017 after just 10 days.

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Hostin and Huntsman, both hysterical at this point, convene in the stairwell and dash to Whoopi Goldberg‘s dressing room to fill her in on the madness that’s going on. But soon enough, they notice a stack of King’s books on her desk.

“Sounds like my little Halloween inspirations are taking effect,” Goldberg says with a sly smile. “I did try to get the Shawshank Redemption in here, but trying to move an entire prison is a bitch.”

Last but not least, Meghan McCain makes her entrance, smashing a hole through the door with an axe, a tribute to the terrifying scene from The Shining.

“Got it, we’re doing Stephen King,” she says. “Let’s start the show.”

PEOPLE can also exclusively reveal a hilarious compilation of outtakes from the movie, below.

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Thursday’s episode of The View boasts guests Jordin Sparks (Broadway’s Waitress), Dr. Oz, and a performance from the spooktacular cast of Broadway’s Beetlejuice.

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On the show, the ladies channeled other iconic characters from King’s books, with Hostin as Pennywise from It, Huntsman as Carrie, the bloodied teen who raised hell on prom night, McCain and Behar as the Grady sisters from The Shining, and Goldberg as Church, the cat from Pet Sematary.

They’re #TheShining’s terrifying twosome who could argue about #HotTopics for ever… and ever… and ever… @JoyVBehar and @MeghanMcCain are the Grady sisters! #TheViewing pic.twitter.com/27c40TYSeJ

— The View (@TheView) October 31, 2019

In one hilarious segment, Behar and McCain appeared side-by-side, holding hands in a hallway, to recreate the famous scene of the ghost sisters looking for someone to play with … forever.

“Next up, they’re The Shining‘s terrifying twosome,” a voiceover teases, “who show you a world where Trump is president — forever, and ever, and ever.”

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