Fall Television, DVDs, and Movies
Help Get You in the Haunting Mood
The Fall season offers the entertainment industry the
chance to capitalize on the Halloween spirit by offering scary treats on
the small and big screens.
Here's our guide to finding the perfect movie to get you in the
Halloween mood. This article will be updated as new shows are announced.
It will be hard to turn on the Sci Fi Channel in October and not find
something for the horror and Halloween enthusiast. Sci Fi's popular "13 Days of Halloween" is back (Oct.
19-31) with more than 250 hours of horror and sci-fi movies such as Cursed, Saw,
Final Destination, Demon Hunter, Darkness, The
Hollow, Cabin Fever, Route 666, and movies from
"Horrorfest - 8 Films to Die For" (more info on that under the
Movies section of this article). In addition, the 2007 Ghost Hunters
Live investigation is airing on Halloween from the haunted Waverly Hills
Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. There are also new episodes of
"Ghost Hunters" every Wednesday beginning Sept. 26. Check out Sci Fiís website or your local television
Travel Channel's Most Haunted begins on Oct. 5, but it's
the Oct. 19 episode you won't want to miss. It's a live broadcast from
San Jose's Winchester Mystery House.
Over on ABC
Family, catch "13 Nights of Halloween" featuring the new
ABC Family Original Movie The Initiation of Sarah, plus Tim
Burtonís Corpse Bride, The Sixth Sense, Scooby-Doo 2:
Monsters Unleashed, and more. And don't miss the Scariest Places
on Earth marathon and Nature of the Beast on Oct. 21, a
television movie about a boy and girl who fall in love. Only problem is,
he's a werewolf.
Throughout September and October, AMC
is airing a slew of classic and corny movies, including Army of Darkness, Slaughter of
the Vampires, Psycho, Jack the Ripper, The Birds,
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, and more. In
addition, AMC's Seven Nights of Hitchcock starts September 16 and
includes both classics and lesser-known works from every stage of the
directorís career: Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, The
Birds, Vertigo, Rope, Saboteur, Marnie, Frenzy,
The Man Who Knew Too Much, Torn Curtain, The Trouble
With Harry, Family Plot, Psycho, and Shadow of a
Classic Movies is showing scary movies throughout October, stepping
up their game on the 26th and 31st with almost non-stop scares,
including Voodoo Island, Bucket of Blood, King of the
Zombies, Creature From the Haunted Sea, The Terror, Carnival
of Souls, The Devil Bat, Cry of the Werewolf, The
Body Snatcher, The Walking Dead, and Isle of the Dead.
Central presents the "Halloween Freak-For-All" Oct. 27-28
featuring the best of their scary/funny programming all day.
you'll want to catch What's With That Really Haunted Halloween House?,
a special spin-off of the station's What's With That House? with
host George Grey.
Sept. 7 brings us Hatchet,
where a group on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour get stranded and end
up in a terrifying nightmare.
On Sept. 14 get ready for Dragon
Wars, based on the Korean legend of the Imoogi, in which demonic
creatures will devastate the Earth unless a couple can ensure that the
Good Imoogi comes to power.
Sept. 21 brings us the third Resident
Evil movie Resident
Evil: Extinction. Milla Jovovich is back as Alice, leading a
group of humans through the Nevada desert to Alaska. Hunted and hungry
for revenge, Alice is one bad chick.
Oct. 5 get ready for Trick 'r Treat featuring four deadly interwoven stories that take place on
Halloween: a school principal who is a serial killer, a girl seeking a
boyfriend in a twisted way, a woman
who hates Halloween while her husband is obsessed with it, and teenagers
who pull a cruel trick.
Also planned for an Oct. 5 release is The
Seeker: The Dark is Rising, in which a man discovers he is the
last of a group of immortal warriors dedicated to fighting the forces of
On Oct. 12 Rogue
finds a group of people stranded on an island and being stalked by a
Oct. 19 brings us 30
Days of Night, set in Alaska where the sun sets and doesn't rise
for over 30 nights. From the darkness comes an evil to terrorize a small town's residents.
Oct. 19 is also the release date of Sarah
Landon and the Paranormal Hour, a ghost-story mystery perfect
for the 'tween and teen market. The heroine, 17-year-old Sarah Landon,
is in over her head. Staying far away from home with her late friend's
grandmother, she realizes she's sleeping in a haunted guest house and
that she's just uncovered a small town's dark secret. Complicating
things are a local psychic, an evil spirit and two brothers who may hold
the key to an ever-growing mystery.
Seems like we've seen a trillion Saw films, but another hits the theaters on Oct. 26, Saw
IV. In a continuation of the last film, a father and daughter
must escape the evil Jigsaw.
Also on Oct. 26 comes The
Signal. Cell phones, radios, and televisions begin broadcasting a
signal that causes psychotic chaos.
Often scary movies are released just before Halloween and some even in November. It seems like they
should be released in early or mid-October to capitalize on the
Halloween spirit, but we'll take 'em whenever we can get 'em. November
9-18, 2007, After Dark Films presents "8 Films to Die For - After
Dark Horrorfest". Eight new horror films will be released in over
500 theaters in 35 cities in the U.S. It will be your only chance to
catch these movies in the theater. Check out the Horrorfest website
for more information.
Haunted Bay will be first in line for the Dec. 21 release of Sweeney
Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring the always superb
Johnny Depp as the title character who seeks revenge on all who have
To get you in the Christmas spirit you'll want
to rush out and see the Dec. 25 opening of Aliens
vs. Predator Requiem, in which Aliens and Predators wage
their most brutal battle yet - in Colorado.
The Director's Cut of Christian Slater's 2005 Alone in the Dark
will be released Sept. 25. Watch Slater try to stop demonic forces from taking
over the world.
Oct. 16 brings the straight to DVD movie Return to House on
Haunted Hill. In this sequel to 1999's House on Haunted Hill,
a group of people risk their lives in search of a
cursed statue worth millions that will come at the cost of their souls.
On Oct. 23 get ready for Hostel II, Quentin Tarantino's follow-up to
the successful Hostel. Three American students studying in Rome
are drawn into a world of torture and suffering.