‘HALLOWEEN IN HOLLYWOOD’ AIRS SATURDAY, OCT. 1 AT 8 P.M. ON NBC AND STREAMING NEXT DAY ON PEACOCK
Hourlong Special Celebrates “Halloween Ends,” the Final Chapter of the Iconic “Halloween” Franchise, and Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Event Featuring a Very Special Appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis
In celebration of the upcoming release of “Halloween Ends,” a Malek Akkad production from Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse, fans of the “Halloween” franchise, horror films and Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights are invited to experience “Halloween in Hollywood,” an epic night celebrating all things Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The one-hour special will also be available on Peacock, beginning Oct. 2.
Hosted by Chris Hardwick from Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, this immersive fan-focused event will be a celebration of horror fandom and of NBCUniversal’s role in defining and redefining the genre over the past century and its vision for the future of horror.
The special will include a message from “Halloween Ends” star Jamie Lee Curtis; Producer Jason Blum, CEO and Founder, Blumhouse; and director David Gordon Green. It will also feature a sneak peek at the film, which arrives in theaters and begins streaming only on Peacock Oct. 14.
NBCU celebrities will reflect on the impact of the “Halloween” franchise over the past four decades and will bravely experience one of the haunted houses featured at this year’s premier Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights event. The special will include appearances from Jon Barinholtz, Terry Crews, Omar Dorsey, Ryan Eggold, Ana Gasteyer, Tyler Posey, Kyle Richards, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Tilly, the cast of Peacock’s “Bel-Air” and more.
The special will also include appearances from John Carpenter, executive producer, director and composer of the original 1978 “Halloween” and fellow “Halloween Ends” composers Daniel Davies and Cody Carpenter. It will also feature Prof. Tananarive Due, award-winning author and professor of Black horror & Afrofuturism at UCLA, and Robert Englund, who famously portrayed Freddy Krueger.
Viewers will get an in-depth look at how Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort transform their parks for the popular seasonal Halloween Horror Nights event and bring their world-famous haunted houses to life.
As part of an ongoing commitment to the Halloween season, the special will launch a sweepstakes where two lucky fans can experience some of the thrills highlighted in the special. Offering a trip for two to experience Halloween in Hollywood in 2023, this sweepstakes keeps the thrills and chills going into next year.
Beginning Oct. 1, Peacock will become the ultimate destination for Halloween Horror. With dozens of curated collections and a long list of titles to explore, Peacock’s Halloween destination features scary series and films to stream for every kind of fan this spooky season.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights brings together the most twisted minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV, music and film’s most compelling horror properties. The event runs on select nights through Monday, Oct. 31 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.
The “Halloween in Hollywood” special was created and produced by Creative Partnerships at NBCU, the award-winning in-house creative team within NBCUniversal’s Advertising and Partnerships division.
TRAILER & KEY ART Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” Halloween Special
Check out the all-new trailer and key art for Hulu’s upcoming “Solar Opposites” Halloween special. The episode will premiere on October 3, 2022. Season three is now streaming.
Special Title: “A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special”
Logline: Sometimes alien life can be spooky. The Solar Opposites do a Halloween Special!
SEASON THREE SYNOPSIS: Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.
CAST: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Mary Mack, Sean Giambrone.
CREDITS: “Solar Opposites” is executive produced by Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel. The series is produced by 20th Television Animation.
PARAMOUNT+ PEAK SCREAMING RETURNS WITH MORE THAN DOUBLE THE SCARES
The Horror and Thriller Film Collection Includes the Highly Anticipated Premiere of “Significant Other” and Popular Horror Franchises Such as “A Quiet Place,” “Scream,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Paranormal Activity” and “The Descent”
Family Fright Night Favorites Include the Debut of “Monster High the Movie,” Plus Halloween Episodes from “Big Nate,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “PAW Patrol” and More
NEW YORK – Sept. 22, 2022 – The Paramount+ Peak Screaming collection returns to the service today with an expanded screaming and streaming collection just in time for Halloween. The collection features more than double the programming from last year, including highly anticipated new originals, fan-favorite horror movies and iconic Halloween episodes from beloved series. This year’s seasonal collection will include the debut of MONSTER HIGH THE MOVIE (Thursday, Oct. 6), a brand-new live-action musical from Nickelodeon; the exclusive premiere of new thriller movies such as SIGNIFICANT OTHER (Friday, Oct. 7); the release of an all-new special Halloween episode of GHOSTS (Thursday, Oct. 27) and more. The Halloween-themed content on Paramount+ can be found here.
The thematic library, which includes entertainment for everyone in the household, is thoughtfully curated into subgenres to enhance discovery. Carousels within the Peak Screaming collection include:
Big Screen’s Big Screams: Blockbuster hits such as A QUIET PLACE, THE RING, THE DESCENT, WORLD WAR Z and 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE.
Buried Gems: Chilling thrillers such as THE BABYSITTER, as well as horror films like SPELL and SAINT MAUD.
Slash Hits: Spine-chilling films such as ORPHAN: FIRST KILL, SCREAM, CANDYMAN and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN.
Suspenseful Series: Edge of your seat shows such as EVIL, PAROT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE and CRIMINAL MINDS.
Family Fright Night: Family favorites such as SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK.
Nickelodeon Monster Fest!: Beloved Halloween episodes from popular Nickelodeon series such as BIG NATE, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, PAW PATROL and BLUE’S CLUES.
Spooktacular CBS: Iconic Halloween episodes from some of the most popular CBS series, including BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, BLUE BLOODS, CHEERS, FRASIER and GHOSTS, which returns for its second season on Thursday, Sept. 29. The frightfully funny series will also debut a special Halloween episode, “Halloween 2: The Ghosts of Hetty’s Past,” on Thursday, Oct. 27.
Chilling Classics: Timeless films such as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, PROPHECY, DEMENTIA 13 and ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES.
Teen Wolf: The Beginning: The complete original series of TEEN WOLF, including popular episodes such as “Wolf Moon,” “Second Chance at First Line,” “Lunatic” and “Code Breaker.”
In October, the movie collection will grow again to include even more genre-defining hits and cult classics such as THE GRUDGE, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, SHUTTER ISLAND, JENNIFER’S BODY, ANNIHILATION and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, among others.
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME® bundle subscribers can stream the SHOWTIME Bloody Good collection of series and movies, including the Showtime Original Series premiere of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN on Friday, Oct. 7, plus other killer series like DEXTER®: NEW BLOOD and Emmy-nominated YELLOWJACKETS. Fright fans can also watch the latest installment of the legendary franchise SCREAM (2022), horror hits from A24 like X, MIDSOMMAR and HEREDITARY, and other perennial Halloween favorites including THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and ROSEMARY’S BABY. The bundle is currently offered at a special introductory pricing of $7.99 per month for the Essential Plan and $12.99 per month for the Premium Plan through Oct. 2.
The Peak Screaming collection is available to stream now. To view the Peak Screaming trailer, click here.
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.
For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.
As a Pillar of Pumpkin Season, Disney Branded Television Presents New Halloween Programming for Kids and Families, Sunday, Sept. 25, Through Monday, Oct. 31, on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD
— World Premiere of ‘Under Wraps 2’ To Debut Sunday, Sept. 25, on Disney Channel —
Disney, the leader in kids and family entertainment content, will present a pumpkin-spiced brew of Halloween stories that inspire and connect kids ages 2-14. Each day for more than a month, Disney Channel’s “Calling All The Monsters” and Disney Junior’s “Trick or Treats” programming events will serve as the premiere destination for Disney Branded Television’s Halloween-themed content, including the debut of the new Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps 2” and new Halloween-themed “Raven’s Home,” “BUNK’D,” “The Villains of Valley View,” “Eureka!,” ”Mickey Mouse Funhouse” and “Firebuds” episodes and marathons for the whole family to enjoy from SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, through MONDAY, OCT. 31.
In its world premiere on SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), “Under Wraps 2,” the sequel to the eerie-sistibly fun Halloween Disney Channel Original, picks up as Marshall (Malachi Barton), Gilbert (Christian J. Simon) and Amy (Sophia Hammons) are getting ready to attend a Halloween-themed wedding. However, plans soon go awry when the three friends discover their mummy pal Harold (Phil Wright) and his beloved Rose (Rryla McIntosh) may be in danger. “Under Wraps 2” will premiere on FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, on Disney+.
Beginning MONDAY, SEPT. 26, Disney Channel will air Halloween-themed movies every weeknight (8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), including fan favorites “Hotel Transylvania,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Halloweentown” and “Halloweentown II.”
Disney Channel will premiere chilling and thrilling episodes of hit series, including:
BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes “Bunkhouse of Horror”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, at 9:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel
A mysterious handyman tells the camp three spooky stories set on the ranch involving a cursed bracelet, a possessed scarecrow, and a magic wishing well.
Hamster & Gretel “The Nightmarionette”
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel
Hamster and Gretel battle a villain who projects people’s greatest fears before their eyes. With Kevin and Fred’s help, Gretel must face her biggest fears in order to defeat him.
The Villains of Valley View “Havoc-ween”
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, on Disney+
Amy brings her mischievous body-snatching grandma to a party. Vic and Eva scam kids out of their candy until they come across a villain even bigger than themselves.
Raven’s Home “A Girl Called Tasha”
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, on Disney+
Alice uses a spell to bring her doll, Tasha, to life. But when Tasha refuses to return to being a doll, Alice must enlist the help of Booker, Ivy and Neil.
The Worst Witch “The Three Impossibilities,” Season Four Premiere
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Mildred must complete the Three Impossibilities by sunset in order to return to her old look, but first, she must find out what they are.
The Worst Witch “The Witching Hour Part 1/The Witching Hour Part 2,” Two-Part Season Finale
MONDAY, OCT. 31, at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Mildred is banished to Wormwood when her spell design goes horribly wrong, as Agatha uses Ethel to help seize power at Cackles. Agatha’s victims in vanishment will be recycled at midnight — unless Mildred and Co. can find a way to restore Miss Cackle to herself.
Viewers are also invited to Disney Channel for:
“Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride,” SUNDAY, OCT. 9, at 7:00 p.m. EDT
“Spookiz,” WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
“ZOMBIES 3 Alien Stories” encore special event, SUNDAY, OCT. 30, at 7:00 p.m. EDT
For preschoolers and parents/caregivers, special Halloween-themed episodes of favorite Disney Junior series premiere during a “Trick or Treats” week-long event beginning SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, including:
PJ Masks “Trick or Treat/Trick or Treat Part II”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Orticia gets carried away by tricking, not treating.
Minnie’s Bow-Toons “A Dark and Stormy Night at the Party Palace”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, at 11:25 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Daisy’s imagination gets the best of her when she mistakes a cute skunk for the Spooky Doodle Stink Monster.
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “The Magic Mansion”
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
The Great Goofini tries a new magic trick using Daisy’s favorite stuffed animal.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Eureka’s life-like spikosaurus costume gets stolen by a real spikosaurus.
Puppy Dog Pals “The Pumpkin King/The Elf Who Halloween’d”
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
When the pumpkin king crown goes missing, the pets make it their mission to find it. Then, an elf friend is in town to experience Halloween, but the pets try too hard to show him how to have fun.
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Fifty-Foot Pluto!”
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Pluto becomes giant-size when he tries to help Franken-Pete get ready for the pumpkin carving contest.
Firebuds “The Not-So Haunted House/Halloween Heroes”
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel and 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
The Firebuds host a not-so-haunted house for little cars, but Iggy and Rod crash the party. Then, the Firebuds stop a Halloween candy bandit.
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer (“Give Me Liberty”) guest stars as Jayden’s sister, Jazzy and LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) recurs as Jayden’s mom, Jenna.
Additional Disney Junior Halloween episodes throughout the month include:
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Ghosts of Haunted Gulch”
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel and 12:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Mickey and the gang get a call from Mayor Clarabelle, who needs help clearing spooky ghosts out of Sunny Gulch.
GRAMMY®-nominated country singer Mickey Guyton recurs as Wanda Warbler.
Dino Ranch “The Creepy Cryosaur”
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, at 9:45 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
In the episode, Clara Tinhorn tries to scare the junior ranchers during their pumpkin patch harvest and gets a taste of her own medicine.
Beginning SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, Disney XD will present Halloween-themed episodes of fan-favorite shows:
“GhostForce” season one finale week is MONDAY, OCT. 3, through FRIDAY, OCT. 7, with new episodes daily on Disney XD at 5:00 p.m. EDT
“Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride” on SUNDAY, OCT. 16, on Disney XD at 7:00 p.m. EDT
A “ZOMBIE-thon” special on MONDAY, OCT. 17, on Disney XD at 8:00 p.m. EDT
“Toy Story of Terror” will be presented throughout the month of October
About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.
*Source: NMR, 6/3-8/7/22, L+SD blended data, rank based on 000’s.
The CW Network Celebrates Spooky Season with Halloween-Themed Specials
Highlights include special installments of “Mysteries Decoded” and “World’s Funniest Animals.”
[via press release from The CW]
THE CW NETWORK CELEBRATES SPOOKY SEASON WITH HALLOWEEN-THEMED SPECIALS
The Paranormal Hunt Kicks Off with “Mysteries Decoded Presents: Spirit Squad” on Monday, October 3 at 9:00pm
“World’s Funniest Animals: Halloween” Scares Up Laughs on Monday, October 31 at 8:00pm
“The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time” Countdown Begins on Monday, October 31 at 9:00pm
September 16, 2022 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network today announced its slate of Halloween-themed specials airing in October, including the brand new special presentation MYSTERIES DECODED PRESENTS: SPIRIT SQUAD and encores of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS: HALLOWEEN and THE 13 SCARIEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME.
MYSTERIES DECODED PRESENTS: SPIRIT SQUAD follows paranormal investigator Sara Gray, psychic medium Steffany Strange, and paranormal researcher Brittney Crabb as they join to investigate the haunting of the historical Leonis Adobe residence in California, quickly discovering there might be larger supernatural forces at play. This all-new special presentation airs Monday, October 3 (9:00-10:00pm ET).
WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS: HALLOWEEN gets into the spooktacular fun with host Elizabeth Stanton giving us a peak into the cutest animals in their Halloween splendor on Monday, October 31 (8:00-9:00pm ET).
What makes a scary movie scary? Find out on THE 13 SCARIEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME as host Dean Cain counts down the best in horror films on Monday, October 31 (9:00-10:00pm ET).
Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures Crew Summon Supernatural Terror This “Ghostober” on Travel Channel and aiscovery+
“‘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.
[via press release from Travel Channel]
ZAK BAGANS AND THE GHOST ADVENTURES CREW SUMMON SUPERNATURAL TERROR THIS “GHOSTOBER” ON TRAVEL CHANNEL AND DISCOVERY+
Lineup Includes a New Season of GHOST ADVENTURES, New Special GHOST ADVENTURES: DEVIL’S DEN, THE HAUNTED MUSEUM: 3 RING INFERNO and More
NEW YORK (September 13, 2022) – Sinister hauntings and supernatural tales of terror heat up this year’s “Ghostober” with highly anticipated premieres from paranormal stars Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley across Travel Channel and discovery+. 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.
“‘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 ADVENTURES, launching 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 DEN, premiering 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.”
In addition, Zak Bagans reprises his role in a new season of the hit series HALLOWEEN WARS, hosted by Eddie Jackson and returning Sunday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network and discovery+, as teams of cake, sugar and pumpkin artists set out to prove their skills are scary good. Bagans introduces the teams to some of the most haunted places in the world to inspire frighteningly fun and edible Halloween creations that will win one team the title of Halloween Wars Champion.
For exclusive content and the latest updates, follow @TravelChannel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok; @GhostAdventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; #GhostAdventures and #TheHauntedMuseum. Plus, check out @discoveryplus on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Follow the team on Twitter: @Zak_Bagans, @AaronGoodwin, @BillyTolley, @jaywasley.
GHOST ADVENTURES and GHOST ADVENTURES: DEVIL’S DEN are produced by MY Entertainment for Travel Channel and discovery+. THE HAUNTED MUSEUM: 3 RING INFERNO is produced by Cream Productions for Travel Channel and discovery+.
The highly successful, multiplatform “Ghostober” event returns with more than 55 hours of spine-tingling new series/specials and returning shows for the Halloween season, including hair-raising ghost hunts, tales of the supernatural and show-stopping pumpkin carvings from Travel Channel, Food Network and discovery+. As the destination for Halloween programming, “Ghostober” will engage fans across all platforms as interactive digital and social content roll out all season long. For all of the latest news and content, follow Travel Channel (@travelchannel), Food Network (@foodnetwork) and discovery+ (@discoveryplus) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok handles, using #Ghostober to join the conversation. Additionally, Travel Channel and Food Network are bringing the “Ghostober” excitement to all 13 Six Flags theme parks from September 11 through Halloween. The partnership includes a Food Network menu item celebrating the return of the series HALLOWEEN WARS for hungry park goers. There will also be trailers for GHOST ADVENTURES: DEVIL’S DEN, HALLOWEEN WARS and more highly anticipated “Ghostober” offerings airing on Six Flags TV. If you’re going to take a break from watching “Ghostober,” there’s no better place to be this fall than Six Flags.
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Trick or Stream: The Disney Bundle is the Ultimate Home of Halloween with Huluween and Disney+ Hallowstream Delivering Shrieks, Scares, and Sass
Highly anticipated premieres arrive on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ including Hocus Pocus 2, Hellraiser, Huluween Dragstravaganza, A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special, Marvel Studios’ Werewolf by Night, Peyton & Eli’s Spooky Adventure, and more
There are some holidays that have become synonymous with major live events – a parade, or perhaps a ball drop – but Halloween belongs to the streamers. This year, Hulu’s iconic “Huluween,” now in its fifth year, and Disney+’s “Hallowstream” celebration make the Disney Bundle the ultimate destination for every kind of Halloween viewer, whether you’re looking for scares, sass, or even sports.
Hulu will kick off its iconic Huluween celebration with the premiere of Huluween Dragstravaganza, a hilarious drag variety show hosted by fan-favorites Ginger Minj and Monét X Change. These two superstars are trapped in the TV, and the only way out is to host a hilarious Huluween TV special with a troupe of iconic queens (and a major special musical guest) who take the stage in original musical numbers, sketch comedy, and more! The one-hour show will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning October 1, and the hair (and heel!)-raising scream-worthy teaser premieres today.
The Huluween hub will continue to serve as the go-to streaming destination for every type of Halloween content including recent buzzworthy film releases Prey, No Exit, Hatched and Abandoned (10/21), highly-anticipated premieres like A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special (10/3), Hellraiser (10/7), The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! (10/17), Antlers (10/11), and legendary favorites like The Rocky Horror Picture Show (10/1), The Sixth Sense (10/1), Monster House (10/1), and the Blade trilogy (10/1). Chilling, can’t-miss TV series include American Horror Stories, The X-Files, Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, SurrealEstate (10/6), the hilarious What We Do in the Shadows and many more. This year also marks the anniversaries of unforgettable classics including Predator (35th Anniversary), The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (30th Anniversary, streaming 10/1), Hotel Transylvania (10th Anniversary), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series (25th Anniversary).
The Huluween celebrations won’t stop at the screen. This year, Huluween enthusiasts can revel on both coasts, with Hulu taking part in Salem, Massachusetts’ annual Haunted Happenings celebration on October 31, and LA’s terrifying Haunted Hayride from October 19-31 (ex. 10/24). More details about these fan opportunities, if you dare, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Also premiering on October 1 is the third season of Bite Size Halloween featuring 21 brand new shorts that explore different areas of the horror genre and provide a platform for exciting up-and-coming filmmakers. Viewers should be on the lookout for some familiar faces including Tatiana Maslany, Misha Osherovich, Brigette Lundy-Paine, David Costabile, and more. As previously announced, several of the Bite Size shorts have been developed into feature films, and this year Hulu will release Grimcutty on October 10, and Matriarch on October 21. The Grimcutty and Matriarch official trailers make their frightening debuts today!
Hallowstream on Disney+
This fall, Disney+ will host its third annual “Hallowstream” celebration. With Halloween traditions like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Collection, eerie episodes from WandaVision, Glee, and Even Stevens, and further frights like Halloweentown, Muppets Haunted Mansion, and Zombies 3, the Halloween Collection on Disney+ offers tricks and treats for all ages.
Hallowstream 2022 brings brand-boo releases including the return of the iconic Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2 (9/30), and Marvel Studios’ first-ever special presentation Werewolf by Night (10/7). Families can also pick up their mics to new Sing-Along releases of fan favorite films including The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along (9/30) and Into the Woods Sing-Along (10/4).
Hallowstream fans in Los Angeles can check out some of the collection’s most wicked offerings on the big screen at one of LA’s oldest cemeteries – the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery – with fan-favorite screenings on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. Bites and treats will be available for purchase from Smorgasburg. Additional details to come.
Sports fans will enjoy a ghost-busting Halloween too, when Peyton and Eli’s Spooky Adventure: A Places Universe Special debuts on ESPN+ on October 23. Join brothers Peyton and Eli Manning in the Places Universe as they look for the ghost of Notre Dame’s most legendary football player.
For other chilling stories centered around sports, the ESPN+ True Crime collection includes titles like The Life & Trials of Oscar Pistorius, OJ: Made in America, The Two Escobars, and more.
Electrifying New Films, Series and Specials
Super/Natural (Disney+ Original Series, September 21) – Executive-produced by James Cameron and narrated by Academy Award®-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Power of the Dog”) this spine-tingling documentary series from National Geographic will utilize the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals. The series invites viewers to see and hear beyond normal perception to witness nature in its eerie wonder — from vampiric jumping spiders with a lust for blood, glow-in-the-dark squirrels, to the super-skills and magical forces of both the hunters and the hunted.
Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+ Original Movie, September 30) – A Disney+ Original movie debuting September 30, 2022, exclusively on Disney+, the live-action comedy “Hocus Pocus 2” is a haunting sequel to the Halloween classic which brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem. “Hocus Pocus 2” stars Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), and Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”), and is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”).
It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve. “Hocus Pocus 2” also stars Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), and Tony Hale (“Veep”). The film is produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”), and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.
Under Wraps 2 (New to Disney+, September 30) – “Under Wraps 2” picks up Marshall (Malachi Barton), Gilbert (Christian J. Simon) and Amy (Sophia Hammons) are getting ready to attend Amy’s father’s Spooktacular Halloween-themed wedding. However, plans soon go awry when the three friends discover their mummy pal Harold (Phil Wright) and his beloved Rose (Rryla McIntosh) may be in danger. Sobek (T.J. Storm), an evil mummy with a 1000-year-old grudge against his best friend-turned-bitter-rival Harold, is unexpectedly awakened and out for revenge. With help from his hypnotized lacky Larry (Jordan Conley), Sobek kidnaps Rose. Gilbert, Marshall, Buzzy (Melanie Brook) and Harold must use their skills once again to save her and get back in time to attend the wedding.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Sing-Along Version) (New to Disney+, September 30) – Sing along with your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics as you watch “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Huluween Dragstravaganza Variety Show (October 1) – Two world-famous drag superstars, Ginger Minj and Monét X Change, are trapped in the TV – and the only way out is to host a hilarious variety show. Our drag hosts and a troupe of queens and kings – including Mo Heart, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Selene Luna, Landon Cider, Mario Diaz – take the stage in original musical numbers, sketch comedy, and more. With a special A-list musical guest and surprise cameos to delight horror fans, this is going to be a Huluween Dragstravaganza to remember. (Trailer)
A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special (Hulu Original, October 3) – Sometimes alien life can be spooky. The Solar Opposites do a Halloween Special!
SurrealEstate: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original, October 6) – Realtor Luke Roman and an elite team of specialists handle the cases that no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away.
Hellraiser (Hulu Original Film, October 7) – A new take on Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic in which a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension. The ensemble cast includes Odessa A’zion (Grand Army), Jamie Clayton (The L Word: Generation Q, Sense8), Adam Faison (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Yes Day), Drew Starkey (Outer Banks, The Devil All the Time), Brandon Flynn (Ratched, 13 Reasons Why), Aoife Hinds (The Long Call, Normal People), Jason Liles (Stereoscope, Rampage), Yinka Olorunnife (The Transporter), Selina Lo (Boss Level, Q8 Unleashed), Zachary Hing (Halo), Kit Clarke (Leonardo), with Goran Visnjic (The Boys, Timeless) and Hiam Abbass (Succession, Blade Runner 2049).
Marvel Studios’ first Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night (Disney+ Original Special, October 7) – On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. Inspired by horror films of the 1930s and 1940s, the chilling special aims to evoke a sense of dread and the macabre, with plenty of suspense and scares along the way as we explore a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Werewolf by Night” is directed by Michael Giacchino and stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Laura Donnelly and Harriet Sansom Harris.
Grimcutty (Hulu Original Film, October 10) – In this modern creature feature, a scary internet meme called Grimcutty stirs up panic amongst all the parents in town, convinced it’s making their kids harm themselves and others. When a real-life version of Grimcutty starts attacking teen Asha Chaudry (Sara Wolfkind), her parents believe that she’s cutting herself as part of a challenge. With her phone taken away and no one who believes her, Asha has to figure out how to get through to her parents and stop the Grimcutty once and for all. Grimcutty is written and directed by John William Ross and stars Shannyn Sossamon (Wayward Pines, Sleepy Hollow), Usman Ally (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Veep), Alona Tal (Seal Team), and newcomer Sara Wolfkind. (Trailer)
Into the Woods Sing-Along Version (New to Disney+, October 14) – Sing along with your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics as you watch “Into the Woods.”
The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! (Hulu Original, October 17) – From creator Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites, Rick and Morty), The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! premieres October 17, 2022 on Hulu. In this special, Leroy, Reggie, and Cheruce Paloni have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to be the hosts of an unforgettable Halloween Special full of “spooky” shorts from a group of up-and-coming animators. The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!, executive produced by Roiland and Ben Bayouth, comes from 20th Television Animation.
Abandoned (Hulu, October 21) – Directed by Spencer Squire, Abandoned follows Sara (Emma Roberts), her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son as they move into a new home, which harbors a dark, tragic past. As their home’s history is revealed, the mother’s postpartum depression escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety and that of her newborn son.
Matriarch (Hulu Original Film, October 21) – After an overdose nearly takes her life, Laura Birch (Jemima Rooper, The Girlfriend Experience, Flowers in the Attic: The Origin) escapes from the high-stakes pressure of the advertising world to return to her roots. Accepting an invitation home from her estranged mother (Kate Dickie, Game of Thrones, The Green Knight), Laura hopes the time away in the secluded English village will help calm the demons raging inside of her. She soon discovers that the locals of the town are all protecting an unspeakably dark secret—a secret that involves not only her mother but her own terrifying destiny as well. Matriarch is from writer/director Ben Steiner and is a thematic successor to Steiner’s 2018 20th Digital short Urn. The film also stars Sarah Paul, Franc Ashman, and Keith David Bartlett. (Trailer)
Peyton and Eli’s Spooky Adventure: A Places Universe Special (ESPN+ Original, October 23) – When two Irish football players see the ghost of Notre Dame’s most legendary football player, head coach Marcus Freeman calls in Peyton, Eli and Jerome Bettis for a ghost busting Halloween adventure.
Dancing with the Stars (Live on Disney+, Every Monday) – Every week, look forward to themed episodes with spectacular new costumes and dances culminating in the ultimate haunted ballroom on October 31.
Freeform Creeps It Real with a New Year of “31 Nights of Halloween”
From October 1-31, viewers can celebrate Halloween at home with haunting movies, including fan favorites “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” “Halloweentown,” “Maleficent” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”
[via press release from Freeform]
FREEFORM CREEPS IT REAL WITH A NEW YEAR OF ’31 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN’
Films Include the Iconic Halloween Classics ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Beetlejuice’; New Horror Favorites ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Get Out’; Plus Freeform Premiere of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures, “Hocus Pocus” Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, “Get Out” Courtesy of Universal Pictures, “A Quiet Place” Courtesy of Paramount Pictures**
Happy Halloween, witches! Grab your popcorn and get ready to be spooked as you settle in to watch another year of Freeform’s spooky October programming. The highly anticipated “31 Nights of Halloween” is back all month long with a lineup of Halloween films, including beloved classics and recent hits.
From Oct. 1-31, viewers can celebrate Halloween at home with haunting movies, including fan favorites “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” “Halloweentown,” “Maleficent” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” Films new to the lineup this year include Academy Award(R) winner “Get Out,” “Halloween” (2018) and “A Quiet Place,” among others. The network also released a trailer for the programming event; check it out HERE. Last October, “31 Nights of Halloween” propelled Freeform to rank No. 1 among primetime cable networks in entertainment across Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, and Men 18-34 (excludes sports).*
*Source: Nielsen, L+3, 10/1-10/31/21, 6p-11p strict daypart, excludes sports. Tie among M18-34.
Below is a night-by-night list of the programming airing during “31 Nights of Halloween”:
Freeform’s distinct brand of coming-of-age programming helps to position it as the No. 1 primetime cable network in entertainment among Adults, Women and Men 18-34 in the 2021/2022 TV season to date. Connecting to audiences with its bold original programming and immersive social engagement, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its young adult audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as Emmy(R)-nominated “grown-ish,” “Good Trouble,” “Motherland: Fort Salem,” “Single Drunk Female,” “Everything’s Trash” and “Cruel Summer,” which was the No. 1 new cable drama of 2021 among Women 18-34. Last year, Freeform aired four of the Top 15 scripted cable original series among Women 18-34 – more than any other network, with “grown-ish” ranking as cable’s No. 1 live-action comedy series of the year in the demo.
Pickup & Date Announcement: “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!”
Hulu has announced the pickup and premiere date for “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!,” from “Solar Opposites” creator Justin Roiland. The special stars Roiland, Zach Hadel, Pamela Adlon, Vatche Panos, and Karl Wahlgren. It will premiere on October 17, 2022, only on Hulu.
Logline: From creator Justin Roiland (“Solar Opposites”), “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!” premieres October 17, 2022 on Hulu. In this special, Leroy, Reggie, and Cheruce Paloni have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to be the hosts of an unforgettable Halloween Special full of “spooky” shorts from a group of up-and-coming animators. “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!,” executive produced by Roiland and Ben Bayouth, comes from 20th Television Animation.
Justin Roiland voices Leroy, the oldest sibling in the family, Leroy is an optimistic, hard working guy who’s only dream for as long as he can remember has been to make and host his own variety show. He and his brother Reggie are very close and are usually on the same page creatively.
Zach Hadel (“Smiling Friends”) plays Reggie, the short fused, fast talking little brother of the family with a foul mouth and a tendency to let his temper get in the way of doing his job as a host.
Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”) plays Cheruce, the alienated middle child who has her own ideas for how the special should have gone. She’s bitter and holds a grudge against her brothers for not embracing her ideas.
Rounding out the main cast are Vatche Panos, who voices Little Long Legs, the Paloni’s long-legged young cousin who seems to care only about candy and having fun; and Kari Wahlgren, who voices Aunt Stephanie, the Paloni’s selfish and gullible aunt who feels that motherhood has robbed her of her best years.
Creators of the ‘Spooky’ Shorts:
David Firth / “Slaughter Café”
Jaime Rodriguez / “Bet it Was Becca”
Joel Haver / “Rightbehindyouton”
Lee Hardcastle / “An Alien Halloween Claymation”
Myke Chilian and Jordan Harris / “Shitty Beetlegeuse”
Jacob Hair and Josh Petrino / “Slashtronaut”
Daniel Cole / “Banana Party”
Brian Wysol / “The Dreston”
Michael Cusack / “A Creek Down the Street”
Rafillo / “Killer Bathtub”
Echo Kellum and Nate Caywood / “Camp Death Lake”
Syd Heller and Olivia DeLaurentis / “Plopsie and Friends”
Simon Hanselmann / “Megahex, Devil’s Night”
The Countdown Is On – Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2” Debuts One Month from Today, Exclusively on Disney+
It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge.
[via press release from Disney+]
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON – DISNEY’S “HOCUS POCUS 2” DEBUTS ONE MONTH FROM TODAY, EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+
New Key Art Featuring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters Now Available
The countdown is on! Disney’s original live-action comedy “Hocus Pocus 2” debuts one month from today, September 30, 2022. The film will premiere exclusively on Disney+ as a part of the streaming service’s Hallowstream celebration. Check out the new key art for thehaunting sequel to the Halloween classic for a new look at Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), and Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”) as the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters.
It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve. “Hocus Pocus 2” also stars Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), with Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”). The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,'” “The Proposal”), produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”), and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.
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