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**Updated** Daily Dead’s 2019 Halloween Horrors TV Viewing Guide

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*Updated on 10/18 with new listings.* It’s that time of year again, dear readers! Halloween season is finally upon us and to get you ready for all the seasonal scares, Daily Dead has once again put together our Annual Halloween Viewing Guide, which gives you a rundown of everything—from movies to specials and more—headed to the small screen over the next few weeks.

And as we’ve done in past years, we’ll be updating this list every Friday to add new programming as they’re revealed by the various channels, so be sure to check back each week to see what kind of horror and sci-fi will be headed to network and cable TV through the weekend after Halloween.

**All listings are in Est.**

**Updated Listings Are In Bold.**

Thursday, October 31st

1:00am – Scream 4 (Paramount)

1:00am – The Walking Dead (1936) (Turner Classic Movies)

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20 Unscary Horror Movies, Starting With Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Leprechaun’ (Photos)

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20 Unscary Horror Movies, Starting With Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Leprechaun’ (Photos)
Phantoms’ (1998): Starring Ben Affleck and Rose McGowan, the 1998 film adaption of Dean Kootz’s novel recounts the tale of small-town Snowfield, Colorado plagued by a subterranean entity known only as the Ancient Enemy. The visiting Lisa Pailey (McGowan) and local law enforcement officers team up to combat the mysterious force and to revert the town back to peace and well-being. Though “Phantoms,” directed by Joe Chappelle, makes for cheap thrills with some unexpected jump scares, its convoluted storyline and shoddy special effects job warrant more laughs than screams.

Mirrors’ (2008) Alexandre Aja’s “Mirrors” follows former NYPD officer Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland) turned abandoned department store night guard as he attempts to unravel the demonic background of his new workplace and protect his loved ones. While “Mirrors” presents an eerie narrative idea, it’s been panned for tripping on itself with an over-complicated plot, botchy dialogue and unnecessarily graphic imagery — making an overall unsatisfactory spook.
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My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

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Warner Archive

1982/ 1.85:1 / 92 min.

Starring Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Joe Bologna

Directed by Richard Benjamin

Nat King Cole’s shimmering version of Stardust, Rockefeller Plaza surrounded by wide-brimmed hats and two-toned Buicks – the first three minutes of My Favorite Year invoke the past with such ease that Proust might applaud.

Sentimental as they are, the sights and sounds of 1954 foreshadow something more significant in the zeitgeist – the era when television was on the rise and Hollywood’s star system was headed in the opposite direction.

Richard Benjamin’s 1982 comedy opens with the camera gliding by the sleek deco marquee of Radio City Music Hall where Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was the summer showcase – on Broadway the Rivoli was flogging the “right at you” thrills of House of Wax. One film in CinemaScope and four track stereo, the other in 3-D – each designed to
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Manson Lives: Actor Damon Herriman on Playing the Cult Mastermind — Twice

Manson Lives: Actor Damon Herriman on Playing the Cult Mastermind — Twice
The Australian actor Damon Herriman is probably best known for playing the dimwitted hillbilly Dewey Crowe on FX’s long-running drama Justified. But after this summer, he’ll go down in history as the best actor ever to portray Charles Manson, the so-called hippie-death-cult leader who got several of his minions to slaughter a bunch of Hollywood innocents back in 1969. Herrmian showed up as Charlie in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and again in the Netflix series Mindhunter. His screen time in Tarantino’s flick is brief — he nods,
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Filmarket Hub’s Sitges Pitchbox Opens for Business as Genre Builds

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Filmarket Hub’s Sitges Pitchbox Opens for Business as Genre Builds
Madrid — M.C.ed in 2017 by Guillermo del Toro, and Ron Perlman last year, the Sitges Festival’s Sitges Pitchbox, a genre movie project pitching event organized by the festival and online market Filmarket Hub, has opened for 2019 business, launching a call for applications which runs through Aug. 21.

That matters. Running Oct. 4, The Pitchbox, which, will see directors and producers talk up seven projects, each for seven minutes, offers as prizes invitations to Ventana Sur’s Blood Window, Latin America’s biggest genre film market, South Korea’s Bucheon Intl. Film Festival, and possible selection for Macao’s The Crouching Tigers Project Lab. Elamedia Estudios offers a distribution contract for Spain.

In a bigger picture, Barcelona, the Sitges Festival, and Spain and Latin America, which supplies part of the Pitchbox, are a greenhouse for global genre talent.

It was at Sitges, a Mecca for horror fanboys, that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Chamber Of Horrors (1966)

1953’s House of Wax with Vincent Price cast a long shadow fairly early in the horror world; creepy Grand Guignol (in 3D no less) with a strong thread of vengeance gave us further goodies such as Tourist Trap (1979) and a recently reappraised remake in 2005. It’s not surprising then that TV would take a crack at molding its own vicious visage; what they came up with is a pilot film that executives deemed too shocking for the small screen – Chamber of Horrors (1966), a decidedly ghoulish take on necrophilia and murder mixed with breezy banter and chopped up body parts. I think the brass may have been right to send this one to the big screen.

Before you get too excited, we’re not talking Blood Feast here; it’s incredibly tame by today’s standards. No, it’s the subject matter itself which would send mom and dad into epileptic fits,
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Supernatural Season 14 Episode 4 Review: Mint Condition

A classic slasher movie and loving homage to horror and geekdom begins in a haunted comic book shop on Supernatural

This Supernatural review contains spoilers.

Supernatural Season 14 Episode 4

The fourth episode of Supernatural Season 14 brings us a lot of laughs with hilarious nods and homages to classic horror. Does it advance the season arc? Hardly. But it gives us a fun episode perfect for the day after Halloween.

We’ve had geek-pandering moments, fandom baiting, and homages in Supernatural before, but “Mint Condition” is the most homage-y, most nerd-inspired episode yet. Sure, it might have been a bit much at moments with all the nerdy references, but I loved it.

At the comic shop is a Red Hood standie that Sam made a funny face at. It’s funny if you understand the connection. Jensen provided the voice for the character in the animated Batman: Under the Red Hood. Not only that,
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Inside the Australians in Film Gala: Monica Lewinsky, Hannah Gadsby and ‘Love, Simon’s’ Keiynan Lonsdale

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Inside the Australians in Film Gala: Monica Lewinsky, Hannah Gadsby and ‘Love, Simon’s’ Keiynan Lonsdale
The seventh annual Australians in Film gala on Wednesday night offered Monica Lewinsky the opportunity to thank comedian Hannah Gadsby for making her feel more than just a “punchline.”

Earlier this year, Gadsby referenced Lewinsky’s White House scandal with former president Bill Clinton in her acclaimed Netflix special “Nanette.”

“Because of Hannah and ‘Nanette,’ it has been empowering for people around the world to see that reclaiming your narrative, fighting back, and calling out sexism and homophobia can actually contribute to your success rather than hurt your professional career,” Lewinsky while presenting Gadsby with the Annette Kellerman Award. “For me, there was special meaning in the show. Hannah reminded people that I personally had been, in the past and sometimes still in present day, a punchline.”

She added, “I know based on the response to the show that it’s not just me but people everywhere who’ve recognized
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Oscar Flashback: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ among the earliest nominated horror films

Oscar Flashback: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ among the earliest nominated horror films
This article marks Part 1 of the Gold Derby series reflecting on Horror Films at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the spine-tingling movies that earned Academy Awards nominations, including the following films from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

In considering history of horror cinema and its performance at the Oscars, it must first be acknowledged that a plethora of pictures from this genre were released prior to the very existence of the Academy Awards. The legendary likes of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), “Nosferatu” (1922) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925), among others, all earned releases prior to the first Oscar ceremony, in 1928.

There were not many horror films eligible for consideration at the 1st Academy Awards – the most worthy of such recognition would have been “The Man Who Laughs” (1928), one of countless horror movies released in the first half of the century by Universal Pictures. The picture did not garner recognition,
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Scream Factory Blu-ray Reviews: House On Haunted Hill (1999) Collector’s Edition, Scream For Help (1984), and The Bride (1985)

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As Halloween grows nearer and Scream Factory prepares to break out the big guns over the next few months in the form of titles like Trick ’r Treat, Creepshow, and Candyman, the company is still busy putting out smaller and less universally beloved titles to round out the library of every obsessive horror fan. Our latest Scream Factory roundup runs pretty much the whole gamut: we have a modern classic, an undiscovered gem, and a pretty forgettable dud. The world, as they say, is a rainbow.

Once upon a time, I would have called William Malone’s 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill one of the most underrated horror movies of the ’90s. But like so many other films that have the benefit of time and distance, a cult of fandom has developed around the remake in the almost two decades since it was released. The first film from Dark Castle Entertainment,
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Charles Bronson look-alike takes out the scumbags in Death Kiss trailer

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Charles Bronson, the action bad-ass known for his roles in House Of Wax, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Once Upon A Time In The West, and, of course, the Death Wish series, sadly passed away in 2003, but he appears to have been resurrected in the form of Robert Kovacs, a man who has a remarkable likeness to the late actor. That resemblance seems to be pretty much the sole reason to...
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Watch Dwayne Johnson Do His Best Emily Blunt Impression — in Front of Emily Blunt!

Watch Dwayne Johnson Do His Best Emily Blunt Impression — in Front of Emily Blunt!
The cast that trains together stays together!

That’s what Emily Blunt, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Jack Whitehall were insisting as they sweat it out in the gym and bonded behind the scenes of their new movie, The Jungle Cruise. Johnson, 46, and Whitehall, 30, shared a video of the slightly silly training sesh on their Instagram accounts early Tuesday.

My British voice is beautiful & sexy. Their “Rock voice” is repugnant & nauseating. The cast that trains together.. stays together. And the cast that talks smack to each other.. become Lifers. Just your typical day in the Iron Paradise with my Jungle Cruise ohana,
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Danielle Harris Goes Ghost Hunting in ‘Camp Cold Brook’ [Trailer]

Danielle Harris Goes Ghost Hunting in ‘Camp Cold Brook’ [Trailer]
After being announced last year, we now have the first teaser trailer to the Joe Dante-produced Camp Cold Brook, a new film from The Funhouse Massacre director Andy Palmer. Danielle Harris (Halloween 4,5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Hatchet II) stars in the film alongside another horror vet, Chad Michael Murray, who appeared in the excellent House of Wax remake. In the film: “Murray stars as reality TV producer and […]
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The Conjuring, Freddy Vs. Jason, It and More Head for WB Studio Tour in October

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is expanding its already chilling Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights with new attractions created to give horror fans a night to remember. In addition to the return of Pennywise in our reimagined It Knows What Scares You maze, and debut of the sinister institution from Batman: Arkham Asylum, this year's Horror Made Here will also feature a blood-curdling maze from The Conjuring Universe, a diabolical viewing of The Exorcist, an eerie tour through Freddy vs. Jason's Camp Crystal Lake, and much more.

In this year's reinvented maze, guests will experience a sneak peek into the world of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they confront a host of satanic spirits from The Conjuring Universe. Fans will fall victim to Annabelle's devious games, and come face-to-face with the demon lurking in the shadows from New Line Cinema's latest installment The Nun, in theaters September 7th,
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 27 cast suggestions: We’d love to see female celebs Dove Cameron, Paris Hilton & more

The all-athlete edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” just wrapped up on May 21, but there’s a long list of celebrities who deserve to compete on the dance floor in the show’s 27th season coming up this fall. Below is a list of female candidates I think “DWTS” should consider inviting to compete for the next Mirror Ball Trophy. Do you agree with my picks? Check them out below, and vote in our poll at the bottom of this post to let us know which of these female celebs you’d most like to see in the ballroom. And let us know in comments what other stars you would like to see.

Dove Cameron

At only 22-years-old, Cameron has already made a name for herself as an actress on the Disney Channel with roles in the series “Liv and Maddie” (2013-2017) and the “Descendants” films. She has
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Listen to the Corpse Club Play Horror Remake Roulette on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

From House of Wax to The Amityville Horror, Heather and Patrick play a frighteningly fun game of "remake roulette" on a new episode of Corpse Club.

Whether you love them or loathe them, there have been enough remakes in the horror genre over the decades to warrant their own subgenre. On a new "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley pull random film titles out of a hat in a game of "remake roulette," leading to discussions on a wide range of horror movies both original and reimagined, including House of Wax, Silent Night, and The Amityville Horror. If they select a horror movie title that hasn't been remade, they talk about whether or not they would like to see it reimagined, and what they would want to see in a new take. If a selected horror movie has already been remade, Heather and Patrick
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Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers

Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers
Bruce Willis confirmed just this past February that Die Hard 6 is definitely still happening. Now the project is chugging forward at a faster rate, with 20th Century Fox bringing on new writers. The studio has hired Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, the sibling scribe team best known for their work on The Conjuring franchise. They will rewrite the Die Hard 6 script. Len Wiseman is still attached to direct this action sequel, and also serve as a producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Die Hard 6 will bring back Bruce Willis, reprising his iconic role as New York cop John McClane, but the story will actually focus on a much younger John McClane as a NYPD cop in the 1970s. Bruce Willis is expected to appear in present-day scenes that will bookend the movie, that will shift back and forth between present-day and the 1970s. While Bruce Willis was originally expected to make
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The Next Die Hard Sequel Will Be Written By The Conjuring Scribes

The next Die Hard sequel that has been in development since 2015 is moving forward with two new screenwriters. The studio has hired Chad and Carey Hayes to rewrite the script for Die Hard 6. They have written the scripts for both of The Conjuring films that were directed by James Wan.

Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is still set to produce and direct the sequel, which is said to be both a prequel and a sequel. The film will be set in 1979, when McClane was fighting crime as a New York City cop. It will show how he "became a die hard kind of guy." Bruce Willis will reprise his role in the film, but in the later part of the story which will take place in the present. The movie is expected to jump back and forth between the past and the present.

The movie is also said
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The Commuter Director Talks Fast Trains, Future Movies and Liam Neeson | Exclusive

The Commuter Director Talks Fast Trains, Future Movies and Liam Neeson | Exclusive
Director Jaume Collet-Serra has had quite an interesting career and, even if you don't know his name, you're probably familiar with his work. His career has been tied to that of Liam Neeson's of late, as the duo have collaborated a total of four times on some of the Irish actor's action movies that have been a staple of his career over the last decade. That trend continues with The Commuter this weekend, which is another crowd-pleasing, fun action/thriller.

The movies that Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra make with one another represent the kind of movies that don't get made all that often in Hollywood anymore. While the majority of movies released these days are either very low-budget or massive, mega-budget blockbusters, movies like The Commuter exist somewhere in the middle. Studios have shied away from these mid-budget movies in recent years, but Collet-Serra and Neeson have found
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The Commuter Review: Liam Neeson’s Ticket to Ride is Silly Fun

The Commuter is a goofy and formulaic thriller, but also an entertaining one thanks to Neeson’s action star chops and Collet-Serra’s sense of style.

Having collaborated for three films already, actor Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra reunite for their fourth and possibly silliest thriller yet with The Commuter. Collet-Serra made his name as a skilled schlockmeister with his House of Wax remake and horror/thriller Orphan in the 2000s, before he joined forces with Neeson (in the post-Taken stage of his acting career) for the 2011 mystery/thriller Unknown. The pair has since tried their hand at something a little more high-minded with the dramatic crime thriller Run All Night, but The Commuter has much more in common with their 2014 murder mystery Non-Stop. The Commuter is a goofy and formulaic thriller, but also an entertaining one thanks to Neeson’s action star chops and Collet-Serra’s sense of style.
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