Here are all the latest updates -
Sept. 23, 2021
Muppets Haunted Mansion Trailer: Today, Disney+ released the trailer for The Muppets' first-ever Halloween special Muppets Haunted Mansion, which premieres Friday, October 8, exclusively on Disney+. In Muppets Haunted Mansion, the Great Gonzo - world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth... The Haunted Mansion.
The Muppets Haunted Mansion EP will be set for release on Friday, October 8 from Walt Disney Records and will include three new original songs titled "Rest in Peace," "Life Hereafter" and "Tie the Knot Tango," plus a cover of "Dancing in the Moonlight."
Sept. 22, 2021
TBS, TNT and truTV's Schedule: TBS, TNT, and truTV are celebrating the spooky season with the launch of Fall-O-Ween, a programming block of your favorite Halloween classics to keep the Fall vibes going and includes a new American Dad Halloween special on TBS October 25. You can find the full line-up here as well as the promo.
Sept. 20, 2021
Halloween Kills Trailer: Don't miss the final trailer for Halloween Kills. Nothing can stop Michael Myers.
Sept. 19, 2021
Short Film: After Bobby and Lydia lose their mother, life becomes a difficult feat, especially for Bobby. In an attempt to cheer up her brother, Lydia throws a Halloween party with a close group of friends. It is on this night that they will discover what they mean to each other and learn an important lesson... the dead should always be left alone. "Songs My Mother Taught Me" is a short film directed by Doug Cook and written by Julian Robino.
Sept. 17, 2021
What to Watch: Four all-new Halloween-themed episodes airing Sunday, October 10 on Fox:
- The Simpsons annual Halloween spooktacular "Treehouse of Horror XXXII" begins at 8:00pm ET. Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, Bambi's revenge and much, much more are featured in the episode. Tree Rollins makes a guest voice appearance as himself.
On The Great North, lumber zombies emerge in "The Yawn of the Dead Adventure" at 8:30pm ET. Moon, Judy and Ham try to survive Alaska's darkest and spookiest day of the year. Meanwhile, Wolf and Honeybee attempt to replace Beef's favorite shirt.
Then on Bob's Burgers, Linda and Gayle get a mysterious note in "The Pumpkinening" at 9:00pm ET. When a mysterious note is sent to Linda on Halloween, she and Gayle must travel to their hometown to face a wrong they committed 27 years ago.
Finally on Family Guy, it's Halloween in Quahog in "Must Love Dogs" at 9:30pm ET. Quagmire meets an avid dog lover, and pretends Brian is his dog in an attempt to win her over. Meanwhile, Chris helps Stewie track down the culprit who stole his Halloween candy.
Sept. 15, 2021
What to Listen to: CHVRCHES released a cover of the song "Cry Little Sister" for the new Netflix movie Nightbooks today. The band said in a statement, “We were so excited to work on this project as we are big fans of everyone involved. Cinema — horror in particular — has always been a big part of Chvrches behind the scenes. We have talked about covering ‘Cry Little Sister’ for years, and this seemed like the perfect moment to do it.” This isn't CHVRCHES' first cover: they also performed the iconic song "Bela Lugosi's Dead" from the 2014 movie Vampire Academy.
Sept. 12, 2021
Short Film: In Nicholas Massey's "This is the House Clowns Built," he takes a new spin on an old classic. Jordan Baker, a college student, is house sitting on Halloween night. After being spooked by what she thinks is a Halloween decoration, Jordan learns that there is much more to this job than the ad listed.
Sept. 10, 2021
Halloween Kills News: Halloween Kills will debut to Peacock Premium subscribers and in theaters on the same day, Oct. 15. Here's the announcement from Jamie Lee Curtis and the new Halloween Kills Trick or Treat TV spot.
Food Network and discovery+'s Schedule: Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel have come together to deliver 14 series and specials as part of their Ghostober event. Head over to the Travel Channel for their press release.
Sept. 8, 2021
Disney+'s Schedule: Disney+ is celebrating its second annual Hallowstream with new releases, Halloween episodes and creepy classics available to stream starting Sept. 24. Check out their spooky new promo and info for their All Hallows' Eve celebration.
Sept. 7, 2021
Netflix's Schedule: Whether it’s a call from beyond the grave or coming from inside the house, Netflix has all the hair-raising, door-locking, keep-the-lights-on treats to get you in the spooky season mood. Find the complete details for their September and October lineup here.
Sept. 4, 2021
Short Film: On Halloween, two brothers play a supernatural game that leads to a sinister night they may not be able to escape. "Promise You'll Be Quiet" is a short film written and directed by Elisee Junior St Preux and was featured in the Atlanta Horror Film Festival last year.
Sept. 1, 2021
Freeform's Schedule: Halloween is approaching, which means it's almost time for 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform. The month-long event includes such favorites as Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper, Ghostbusters and The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon. As for premieres this year, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The House with a Clock in Its Walls and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween are just some of the movies joining the lineup. Check out the full schedule here.
Shudder's Schedule: The "most wonderful time of the year" for Shudder kicks off today (Sept. 1) with its 61 Days of Halloween annual event, featuring a slate of weekly new movie premieres and original series debuts, a new Halloween special with Joe Bob Briggs (and more specials to be announced), horror film favorite added to the Shudder library from Brian De Palma's Carrie to Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist, a new edition of Shudder's beloved "Ghoul Log," a 24/7 streaming jack-o'-lantern, and the return of Shudder's Halloween Hotline, where members can receive live, personalized movie recommendations from Shudder's head curator Samuel Zimmerman. Go to Bloody Disgusting for all the information.
Aug. 25, 2021
Short Film: In Peter Morland Hutton's short film "Jack," a woman visits a possessed pumpkin patch in search of revenge. And keep watching for his six-part series Arrived, about a Florida swamp town that is slowly taken over by a malevolent GPS app.
Aug. 21, 2021
New Disney Channel Movie: The movie, Mickey's Tale of Two Witches, premieres Thursday, October 7, on Disney Junior. On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn't confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with Count Mickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost. Minnie and Daisy learn that working together makes their magic and their friendship stronger. Rob LaDuca and Mark Seidenberg (both from Emmy Award-nominated series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Mickey and the Roadster Racers") are executive producers.
What to Listen to: When watching a horror movie, nothing heightens the tension like a great soundtrack. In the 2021 Halloween schedule, links are added when a movie or TV series soundtrack is released. One of the songs from the Halloween Kills soundtrack, "Unkillable" by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davis, is out this week. Two more great soundtracks this year are For the Sake of Vicious by Gabriel Carrer (Foxgrndr) and 10/31 Part 2 by Rocky Gray. And to get even creepier, try listening to them both at the same time.
Aug. 18, 2021
New Food Network Series: Locking skilled pastry chefs inside the famed Hersheypark after dark and watching them compete to create the most mind-bending chocolate showpieces is all part of the competitive fun in the new primetime series, Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark. The four-episode series, produced in partnership with Hershey's, premieres Monday, September 27 at 10:00pm and is hosted by Sunny Anderson, who challenges the brave and talented pastry artists to create the most mind-bending chocolate showpieces. It is part of Food Network's biggest Halloween lineup yet -- featuring over 36 hours of Halloween-themed programming. Complete details at FoodNetwork.com.
What to Watch: C.O.R.N: A Field of Screams is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Written and directed by Robin Christian, this horror film stars Kennedy Tucker, Mateus Ward, Dylan Riley Snyder, and Robert Donavan as Mr. Doctor. Stranded in a rural area, 2 teens make friends with locals on Halloween but soon run into a cult called C.O.R.N. (Collective Order of Recreational Necrophilanthropists) that have chosen this area to perform human taxidermy.
Bad Candy Trailer: The horror film we've all been waiting for, Bad Candy, is coming to select theaters September 10 and then VOD September 14. In the trailer, Halloween DJ's Chilly Billy and Paul spin a bloody and twisted version of this small town's craziest Halloween happenings. For more information, visit Bloody Disgusting.
Aug. 14, 2021
Under Wraps Trailer: The Disney Channel has released the trailer for its remake of the movie Under Wraps. In the movie, friends Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally revive and free a mummy from a sarcophagus in the days leading up to Halloween. At first frightened, they quickly learn that the mummy, which they affectionately call 'Harold,' is actually very sweet and in great need of help.
Aug. 7, 2021
What to Watch: Don't miss the free online premiere of 10/31 Part 2 on Kings of Horror this Friday (8/13) at 6:00pm, along with a live chat with the filmmakers. Movie now available on Tubi.
Aug. 6, 2021
Food Network News: Halloween is frightfully spooky and delicious on Food Network and discovery+ with new series, specials and returning fan-favorites. World-renowned paranormal investigator Zak Bagans joins the new season of Halloween Wars, and don't miss the return of Halloween Baking Championship and Outrageous Pumpkins. Plus, check out Halloween specials Kids Baking Championship: Oh My Gourd!, Road to Halloween Wars and Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption 2. For the full press release, head over to Halloween Daily News.
Aug. 3, 2021
New Halloween Special: Disney+ debuted key art and announced the cast for LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, which premieres October 1 as a part of Disney+'s Hallowstream celebration. The all-new animated special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group continues the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and the LEGO brand and is a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of the Star Wars galaxy - just in time for Halloween. For complete details, including the official logline, visit The Wrap.
Aug. 1, 2021
Short Film: You know that one person who stays in character... all Halloween night. Slappers Only takes this idea to the extreme in their funny skit, "The Guy That Takes His Halloween Costume Too Seriously."
July 19, 2021
New SYFY/USA Series: The new series Chucky premieres October 12 on SYFY and USA. For more information, visit ComingSoon.net. Check out the teaser with lots of autumn décor as well as the trailer with some Halloween goodness.
July 10, 2021
Short Film: What would you do if a mysterious box appeared at your front door that said DON'T PEEK? Find out what happens to a young woman in Jamie Hooper's short film, "Don't Peek." As for his next project, he is currently working on his debut feature film, The Creeping.
June 25, 2021
Halloween Kills Trailer: Looks like Halloween is coming back with a roar this year. Check out the new Halloween Kills trailer and get all the details, including the official synopsis, on Bloody Disgusting.
June 17, 2021
Short Film: Murder, mayhem and candy... Just another Halloween night for the enforcer of the holiday, Sam. One more fan film this week, and this time it's Mike Dunn's "Trick 'r Treat: Sam's Gift." You can find it, as well as other original content, on the YouTube channel, Creepy TV.
June 5, 2021
Short Film: On Halloween night, three college roommates are targeted by a psychotic Scream fanatic who plans to reenact the famous slasher movies. "Ghostface: Life Imitates Art" is a short fan film written and directed by Francisco Angel. And be sure to check out his next project, Ghostface: The Series, due out later this year.
May 29, 2021
Short Film: The Coleman brothers, James and Vince Coleman, creators of the Michael Myers fan film series "Halloween Inferno" parts 1, 2 and 3, have edited the three short films into a feature-length version, "Halloween Inferno - The Boogeyman Cut." When asked if a "Halloween Inferno 4" would be made, they said it was possible if there was enough fan support. They are currently working on another fan film, Silent Hill Echoes.
May 22, 2021
New Halloween Special: We may have to wait another year, but that's okay, because it's been announced that Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere on Disney+ in the fall of 2022. As for this October, you can find the Muppets in their own Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion, on Disney+. And don't forget the Under Wraps remake, which premieres on the Disney Channel. Thanks to Halloween Daily News for all the updates.
May 8, 2021
What to Watch: One of the most popular activities during Halloween is to visit various haunted attractions. These include hayrides, haunted houses, extreme haunts, and scream parks. Many horror movies now use this for their storylines, such as Haunt on Shudder and Hell Fest on Netflix. Here are some more recent horror movies set in haunted attractions available on Tubi:
April 30, 2021
Disney Channel News: Beginning Saturday, May 1, at 7 p.m., Disney Channel will celebrate halfway to Halloween by rebroadcasting some of its past Halloween episodes as well as the movie Halloweentown. Here's a quick promo. There will also be a first look at the new film Under Wraps, which comes out this October. For more information on Under Wraps, visit CinemaBlend.
What to Listen to: The artist, LVCRFT, is also getting into the spirit with their new song, "Halfway There (Half-O-Ween)."
April 11, 2021
What to Watch: As we approach halfway to Halloween, no better time than the present to catch up on some recent Halloween movies. Check out the following free horror movies on Tubi:
Nov. 22, 2020
Added a couple of more shows to the month of November.
And the Halloween short films keep coming in. Enjoy the following:
Bloodshine - On Halloween night, a 24-Hour tech repairman accepts a call to assist a strange family living out in the middle of nowhere.
Creepy Pasta Salad - It’s Halloween. Elin works in a call center and is anxious about her health. Trefor is dead and worried about the gas bill. Cari is a lonely goth girl, preparing for the apocalypse.
Nov. 16, 2020
A last minute addition for 2020, the film Black Pumpkin is set for release on Dec. 8. For more information on the urban legend of Bloody Bobby, visit Bloodybobby.com.
And of course, we have more 2020 Halloween short films:
Oct. 31, 2020
Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween.
And here are some more short films for your spooky day:
Oct. 26, 2020
Several more shows added to the schedule.
And check out the following 2020 Halloween short films:
Happy Halloween - Watch out for those ghosts!
Full Size - The coronavirus pandemic may have ruined trick or treating for most people this year, but Halloween can never be cancelled! ArieScope's 22nd annual Halloween short film reminds you to never forget the dead on All Hallow's Eve.
Attack of the Killer Scarecrow - On Halloween night, two teenagers accidentally unleash a killer scarecrow when they trespass on its farm.
Trick Then Treat - A cute couple hosting a simple Halloween party. Or is there more going on?
Oct. 18, 2020
To celebrate Michael Myer's favorite holiday, here is some of his best fan fiction:
Happy Halloween: A Halloween Kills Fan Film - In this lost scene from Halloween 2018, a police officer, a trick-or-treater and three high school friends have a deadly encounter with THE SHAPE.
Samhain - Local residents come under a city lockdown on Halloween night, while an unknown assailant goes on a killing spree in the same manner as the town's infamous but deceased serial killer.
Halloween Night - Michael returns to Haddonfield after a long absence to continue his killing spree.
Halloween Inferno - A fan Film continuing the events of Halloween 2018.
Halloween Night Terror - Jack Dennant wants nothing more than to forget all about the ghouls, ghosts and glowing pumpkins that line his street outside. But after begrudging some visitors at his door, looking for treats, little does he realize, the festival of Samhain has one last deadly trick to play.
Myers (Rise of the Boogeyman) - Our story opens up in 1963 with a young Michael Myers, trick or treating with his older sister, Judith. But through a series of supernatural events, Michael is hunted down by a dark shape and forced to confront the evil within.
The Nightmare Ends on Halloween - Michael and Freddy battle to the death.
Oct. 11, 2020
If you haven't done so yet, you can virtually explore the spooky streets of Salem from Netflix’s Hubie Halloween. Just visit their website where you will find the Salem Drive-In, WTCH Radio Station, Mrs. Dubois’ Thrift Shop, Halloween HQ, and of course, movie-themed Easter Eggs.
Now that Halloween Kills isn't coming out until 2021, you may be feeling a little sad. So it's time to watch Michael Myers at his comedic best!
Worst Halloween Ever - Everyone has a bad day now and then - his involves losing his favorite knife.
Halloween 60 - It's the year 2038 and Michael Myers has returned to Haddonfield once again to finish what he started 60 years ago.
He Waits - Slaying is hard and Michael's tired. He just needs to get the final girl and call it night. Maybe just a little break before he starts up again.
Driving Lessons - This explains exactly how Michael Myers somehow learned to drive a car while locked up in Smith's Grove Sanitarium for his entire life.
Living with Michael - The Shape may have finally met his match when contending with his new roomy Keith Barnacle.
Halloween: H33 - 33 years later, Michael Myers is much older and grumpier (and chattier), and has been moved to England to try and calm him down.
Halloween Romance - Monika is visited by an unexpected suitor on Halloween night.
Michael Myers in Love - Rooting for the underdog. A love story.
Oct. 5, 2020
Looking for some music to enjoy this Halloween season. Well, I am happy to announce my Halloween music playlist has grown to 300+ songs and just surpassed 100,000 views. Here is a breakdown of some of the sections:
And there is so much more! Have a spooky time discovering everything.
Sept. 27, 2020
The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XXXI," Bless the Harts "Dead Mall," and Bob's Burgers "Heartbreak Hotel-oween" are all set to air Oct. 18 on Fox. Also, Shudder announced a fully animated special, The Creepshow Halloween Special, premiering Oct. 26. Here's a preview of the special.
In honor of the Dr. Seuss special, Halloween Is Grinch Night, here are some rhyming short films I hope you enjoy:
The Green Ruby Pumpkin - A magical green ruby pumpkin, trick or treat guests, and beautiful costumes capture the enchantment of Halloween.
Top Decking: "All Hallow's Eve" - Eric learns the true meaning of Halloween.
The 30 Bones of Unfortunate Joey Jones - Little Joey Jones picks the wrong house from which to get candy from on Halloween Night.
Sept. 20, 2020
AMC’s annual horror movie spectacular, FearFest, begins again this October. Go to AMC.com to check out the full lineup of horror classics coming to the different AMC platforms.
And here are some of my favorite Halloween short films I find myself watching each year:
Boo - A short film about Halloween, ghosts, and poop. Staring comedian Eliza Skinner as a babysitter who meets a trick-or-treater wearing a ghost costume and finds out ghosts can do lots of cool stuff. Written and directed by Michael J. Goldberg.
Dead Hearts - Young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves. Written and directed by Stephen W. Martin.
The Witching Hour - George must find the courage to face his fears on Halloween night with the help of a bewitching new friend, Susie. Written and directed by Riley Geis.
Sept. 17, 2020
Jimmy Fallon shared a funny PSA about what can be done to save Halloween this year.
Sept. 13, 2020
Along with my other Halloween music playlist, I created a new playlist called "A Different Kind of Halloween Songs." Feel free to chill to lounge, dark cabaret, acoustic, instrumental, and the occasional odd song. And if you love jazz, swing, electro swing, rockabilly, gypsy, big band, and even some Halloween autumn romance, begin here in the playlist.
Sept. 10, 2020
Netflix has announced their Netflix and Chills horror lineup for the Halloween season. Along with Hubie Halloween which arrives Oct. 7, the following Halloween-related movie and shows will be available: A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween (Oct. 2), StarBeam: Halloween Hero (Oct. 6), Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters (Oct. 9), and A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (Oct. 14). Go to Bloody Disgusting for more information, trailers, and photos of the entire lineup.
Sept. 6, 2020
Do you know someone who doesn't share the same passion for Halloween as you? Here are two short films that may help them see the beauty and fun of Halloween.
I Hate Halloween - A musical filmed inside a haunted house about the magic of Halloween.
The Spirit of Halloween - Reuniting on Halloween after several years apart, two childhood friends decide to go out for the night and discover the Spirit of Halloween for themselves.
Sept. 1, 2020
I hope you enjoy this week's short films, both beautifully shot.
Project Casper - An unexpected, costumed guest at a Halloween party takes a special interest in the host.
Long Way - Stranded at school on Halloween, two young boys set out on a daunting walk home. When they decide to take a cue from their surroundings and become would-be trick-or-treaters, their journey gets derailed and they find themselves lost and alone in the city.
Aug. 23, 2020
Awesome news! Shudder announced there will be 61 days of Halloween programming for 2020. For more information, head over to Halloween Daily News.
For your viewing pleasure, here is another round of Halloween short films:
All Saints Day - Set on a New York stoop the day after Halloween, this short film stars Mamie Gummer and Benjamin Walker.
How My Dad Killed Dracula - A Halloween practical joke turns a family tradition into a night of comic terror when two young teens don't believe their cousin's dad killed Dracula.
No One Will Ever Believe You - It's Halloween and Lucy wants to give a good scare to her sister by dressing up as a monster. But she might not be the only creature lurking in the teenager's room.
Jo and the Pirates - Jo, a fourteen year old girl living in foster care, gets into a fight on Halloween. While hiding from her bullies, she discovers a strange piece of metal in the woods that teleports her onto the bridge of a ship crewed by space pirates.
Aug. 6, 2020
Been busy adding lots of Halloween short films to my YouTube playlist. Here are some worth mentioning:
Wendy - Wendy doesn't have a costume and her Mom won't get out of bed. Wendy has to rely on her own ingenuity and the help of her imaginary friends to create a costume for her first night of trick-or-treating.
Night of the Witch - It's 1989 and there's a horrid legend. A tale of a Maddy Martha the evil witch who comes out on Hallows Eve to kill those who party and sin.
Shelly - When three high-school seniors discover a sexy demon in the bathtub after a Halloween party, their night takes a romantic, and dangerous, turn.
Sheeties - How do fetishists get off on dressing like old-fashioned ghosts? Sheeties, a mockumentary exploring this haunting lifestyle, explores this heretofore hidden fetish.
July 16, 2020
As we head into the 2020 Halloween season, I wanted to share one of my favorite Halloween short films from 2019, "Trick."
June 20, 2020
For those who believe Halloween can never come too early (like me), check out the new comedy short, "Springoween."
March 29, 2020
The 2017 comedy-horror short, "Dark Roast," is available for free online. Can't say enough about this amazingly fun and splatter filled film. What are you waiting for. Go watch now!
March 22, 2020
The Michael Myers fan film, "Halloween Night," is now available and is definitely one of the better fan films out there to watch.
March 1, 2020
The 2011 horror short, "An Evening with My Comatose Mother," is now available to watch for free on Screamfest. Fun horror romp with plenty of scares all happening on Halloween night. This is one you cannot miss.
Feb. 22, 2020
Feb. 2, 2020
Feb. 1, 2020
Added two new songs to the Halloween music playlist from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3, the "Straight to Hell" music video and "Devil's Worst Nightmare". And when listening to the playlist, here are some tips. The playlist was designed to be played in order. But with over 14 hours of music, that is a lot to listen to! So just choose a song to start with and allow the playlist to take you through that section's genre/style of music. As for the videos themselves, I chose them mostly because of their sound quality. Finally, if you play the playlist with the window minimized or behind another window in your browser, YouTube will usually skip most of the commercials.