“31 Nights of Halloween”: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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You won't want to miss out on Freeform's "31 Nights of Halloween," aka fall's most binge-worthy TV event

Fall is the season of apple cider donuts and pumpkin spice everything. And as we put the summer wardrobe away and move into autumn, what better way to enjoy those favorite fall treats than curling up and bingeing the best Halloween movies with family?

With hundreds of Halloween movies to watch on platforms like Netflix and Hulu, it can be overwhelming to choose which fall flicks to make up your movie marathon.

Not to worry: Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” lineup has you covered.

What are the “31 Nights of Halloween”?

Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” is an annual Halloween-movie event that lasts the entire month of October. Get ready for 31 days jam-packed with all your favorite Halloween classics, funny Halloween movies, thrillers and more, perfect for the whole family. From Hocus Pocus (which happens to be one of our favorite witch movies) to Halloweentown, aka one of the best Disney Halloween movies, Freeform has Halloween movies for kids and adults that will make every day of the month feel like Halloween.

When does the “31 Nights of Halloween” TV event start?

“31 Nights of Halloween” starts bright and early at 7 a.m. ET on Oct. 1, with a screening of Edward Scissorhands. Each day in October, you can get your Halloween movie fix with favorites old and new playing back to back all day, every day. Plus, the schedule includes Freeform premieres of A Quiet Place and Get Out—scary movies that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Where can I watch it?

Now that we’ve given you the rundown of Freeform’s highly anticipated monthlong movie marathon, you may be wondering, What channel can I watch “31 Nights of Halloween” on? If you have access to live TV, you can catch the bingefest on Freeform—formerly known as ABC Family.

If you don’t have access to live TV, there are still plenty of streaming options: Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV are all great services that will get your fall movie nights started with Freeform ASAP. And with a cable login, the Freeform app and official website will allow you to stream the movie lineup live on any device.

Now check out when your favorites will be airing in October—and get your caramel corn ready!

The “31 Nights of Halloween” schedule

(Note: All times are in Eastern Time)

Saturday, Oct. 1

  • 7 a.m. Edward Scissorhands
  • 9:10 a.m. The Witches (1990)
  • 11:20 a.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 1:25 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 3:05 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 5:10 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 7:15 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 9:25 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 11:30 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)

Sunday, Oct. 2

  • 7 a.m. The Witches (1990)
  • 9:10 a.m. Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic 
  • 10:10 a.m. Halloweentown
  • 12:15 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 2:20 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 4:25 p.m. Maleficent
  • 6:30 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 8:35 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 10:45 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)

Monday, Oct. 3

  • 1 p.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Freeform Premiere
  • 3 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 5:30 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 8 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 2 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 4:30 p.m. Edward Scissorhands
  • 7 p.m. Maleficent
  • 9 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • Midnight Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  • Noon Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • 2 p.m. Madagascar
  • 4 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 6 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 8 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Thursday, Oct. 6

  • 11 a.m. Madagascar
  • 1 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 
  • 3 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 5 p.m. Shrek Forever After
  • 7 p.m. Halloweentown
  • 9 p.m. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Friday, Oct. 7

  • 10:30 a.m. Scared Shrekless
  • 11 a.m. Shrek Forever After
  • 1 p.m. Family Guy 
  • Midnight Hotel Transylvania 2 

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • 7 a.m. Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 8 a.m. Hotel Transylvania 2 
  • 10 a.m. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 12:05 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 2:35 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 5:05 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 7:10 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 9:20 p.m. Maleficent 
  • 11:25 p.m. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Sunday, Oct. 9

  • 7 a.m. Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pump
  • 7:30 a.m. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 9:35 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 12:05 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 2:40 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 4:45 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 6:55 p.m. Get Out — Freeform Premiere
  • 9:25 p.m. Halloween (2018) — Freeform Premiere
  • 11:55 p.m. A Quiet Place — Freeform Premiere

Monday, Oct. 10

  • 11:30 a.m. A Quiet Place
  • 1:40 p.m. Get Out
  • 4:15 p.m. Halloween (2018)
  • 6:50 p.m. Happy Death Day — Freeform Premiere 
  • 9:25 p.m. Happy Death Day 2UFreeform Premiere
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • 12:30 p.m. Maleficent
  • 2:30 p.m. The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • 5 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 7 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 
  • 9 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • 10:30 a.m. The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • 1 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 3 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 5 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 8 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Thursday, Oct. 13

  • 10:30 a.m. Frankenweenie (2012)
  • 12:30 p.m. Edward Scissorhands
  • 3 p.m. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • 6 p.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 7:30 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 9 p.m. Beetlejuice 
  • Midnight Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Friday, Oct. 14

  • 10:30 a.m. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • 1:30–5 p.m. Family Guy Halloween Programming
  • 5 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 7–11 p.m. Family Guy Halloween Programming
  • Midnight Family Guy Halloween Programming

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • 7 a.m. Hook
  • 10:15 a.m. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 12:25 p.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 2:25 p.m. Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 2:55 p.m. Scared Shrekless
  • 3:25 p.m. Shrek Forever After
  • 5:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus 
  • 7:40 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 
  • 9:45 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 11:50 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Sunday, Oct. 16

  • 7 a.m. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 9:10 a.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bridge
  • 10:45 a.m. Scared Shrekless
  • 11:15 a.m. Shrek Forever After
  • 1:20 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 3:25 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 5:30 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • 7:40 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 9:50 p.m. Maleficent
  • 11:55 p.m. The Witches

Monday, Oct. 17

  • Noon Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 2:30 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 5:05 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 7:10 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 8:50 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • 10:30 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 1 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 3:30 p.m. Fright Night (2011)
  • 6 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 9 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • 10:30 a.m. Fright Night (2011)
  • 1 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 4 p.m. Maleficent
  • 6 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 8 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • 11 a.m. The Witches (1990)
  • 1 p.m. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • 3 p.m. Halloweentown
  • 5 p.m. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • 7 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 9 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2 
  • Midnight The Witches (1990)

Friday, Oct. 21

  • 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Family Guy 
  • 5 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 7 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2
  • 9–11 p.m. Family Guy
  • Midnight Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Saturday, Oct. 22

  • 7 a.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • 9 a.m. Maleficent
  • 11 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 1:30 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 4 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 7:15 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 9:20 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 11:30 p.m. The House with a Clock in its Walls

Sunday, Oct. 23

  • 7 a.m. The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • 9:30 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Noon Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 3:10 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 5:15 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 7:25 p.m. Monsters, Inc. 
  • 9:30 p.m. Monsters University
  • Midnight Shrek Forever After 

Monday, Oct. 24

  • Noon Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 2 p.m. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • 5 p.m. Shrek Forever After
  • 7 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 9 p.m. Maleficent
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Tuesday, Oct. 25 

  • 10:30 a.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • Noon Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 
  • 3 p.m. Halloweentown
  • 5 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 7 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2 
  • 9 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • Noon Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • 2 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
  • 4 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 2 
  • 6 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 
  • 8 p.m. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • 11 a.m. Ready or Not
  • 1 p.m. Maleficent
  • 3 p.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 5:30 p.m. Ghostbusters II
  • 8 p.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Midnight Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Friday, Oct. 28

  • 10:30 a.m. Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 1:30–11 p.m. Family Guy 
  • Midnight–2 a.m. The Office

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • 7 a.m. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 9:10 a.m. Edward Scissorhands
  • 11:40 a.m. Frankenweenie (2012)
  • 1:40 p.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 3:35 p.m. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 5:40 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 7:20 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 
  • 9:25 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 11:35 p.m. Ghostbusters II

Sunday, Oct. 30

  • 7 a.m. The Witches (1990)
  • 9:05 a.m. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 10:45 a.m. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 12:50 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 2:55 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 
  • 5 p.m. Beetlejuice
  • 7:05 p.m. Hocus Pocus
  • 9:15 p.m. Maleficent
  • 11:20 p.m. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 

Monday, Oct. 31

  • 10:30 a.m. Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 1 p.m. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 3 p.m. Beetlejuice 
  • 5 p.m. Maleficent
  • 7 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 
  • 9 p.m. Hocus Pocus 
  • Midnight The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes 

Sources:

  • Freeform: “The “31 Nights of Halloween” Schedule”

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