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Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday! I’ve always loved anything creepy, dark and weird. In fact, one of my earliest memories is reading ghost stories as a preschooler. Add in the crinkle of fallen leaves beneath your sneakers, bags of candy you borrow from a little too often before the actual night arrives, killer cosplay (maybe literally) and houses dressed to spooky effect and it’s little wonder I live for this time of year.

It should also go without saying that I love Halloween-themed TV shows and horror movies, which is why you can find me super excited about Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. This beloved annual event used to take place the last 13 days of the month, but now we get all of October to get our groovy ghoul on.

If that wasn’t enough, some of your fave dancers created a music video to promote this spooktacular event. “The spellbinding choreography is performed to an original single by Rondo Stacks and IZK Jenkins, which is inspired by the iconic hit ‘I Put A Spell On You’ from the beloved movie Hocus Pocus,’ this year celebrating its 25th anniversary.”

Check out the programming line-up below, as well as the Hocus Pocus music video featuring Stephen tWitch Boss, Allison Holker, Fik-Shun Stegall, Cyrus Glitch Spencer, Donovan Jermaine Gibbs & Trinity Inay.

Monday, October 1

  • 5pm/4c ParaNorman
  • 7:10pm/6:10c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 8:50pm/7:50c Hocus Pocus
  • 12am/11c ParaNorman

Tuesday, October 2

  • 5pm/4c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Hocus Pocus
  • 8:30pm/7:30c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 12am/11c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wednesday, October 3

  • 4pm/3c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 9pm/8c Monster House
  • 12am/11c The Final Girls

Thursday, October 4

  • 5pm/4c ParaNorman
  • 7pm/6c Monster House
  • 9pm/8c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am/11c Teen Spirit

Friday, October 5

  • 12:30pm/11:30c The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 3:30pm/2:30c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • 6:10pm/5:10c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 8:20pm/7:20c The Goonies
  • 12am/11c The Breakfast Club

Saturday, October 6

  • 7am/6c The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 10:10am/9:10c Monster House
  • 12:20pm/11:20c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 2:50pm/1:50c The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 4:55pm/3:55c The Goonies
  • 7:35pm/6:35c Hocus Pocus
  • Freeform Premiere 9:45pm/8:45c Maleficent
  • Freeform Premiere 11:50pm/10:50c Warm Bodies

Sunday, October 7

  • 7am/6c Monster House
  • 9:10am/8:10c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 11:40am/10:40c The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 1:50pm/12:50c Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • 4:25pm/3:25c Hocus Pocus
  • 6:35pm/5:35c Maleficent
  • Freeform Premiere 8:40pm/7:40c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 11:20pm/10:20c Dark Shadows (2012)

Monday, October 8

  • 11am/10c ParaNorman
  • 1pm/12c Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 4pm/3c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9pm/8c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am/11c Clue (1985)

Tuesday, October 9

  • 3pm/2c Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 6pm/5c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 8pm/7c Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 12am/11c Warm Bodies

Wednesday, October 10

  • 3pm/2c The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 6pm/5c Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 9pm/8c Hocus Pocus
  • 12am/11c ParaNorman

Thursday, October 11

  • 4:30pm/3:30c ParaNorman
  • 6:40pm/5:40c Hocus Pocus
  • 8:50pm/7:50c Despicable Me
  • 12am/11c The Boxtrolls

Friday, October 12

  • 2pm/1c The Boxtrolls
  • 4:10pm/3:10c Disney’s Bolt
  • 6:20pm/5:20c Despicable Me
  • 8:30pm/7:30c Disney’s Frozen
  • 12am/11c Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Saturday, October 13

  • 7am/6c ParaNorman
  • 9:05am/8:05c Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 11:10am/10:10c Disney’s Bolt
  • 1:15pm/12:15c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 2:50pm/1:50c Hocus Pocus
  • 5pm/4c Disney’s Frozen
  • 7:25pm/6:25c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 9:30pm/8:30c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 12am/11c The Addams Family (1991)

Sunday, October 14

  • 7am/6c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 9:30am/8:30c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 11:10am/10:10c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 1:15pm/12:15c Hocus Pocus
  • 3:25pm/2:25c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 5:30pm/4:30c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • Freeform Premiere 8pm/7c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • Freeform Premiere 9pm/8c Hotel Transylvania
  • 11pm/10c The Parent Trap (1998)

Monday, October 15

  • 4pm/3c ParaNorman
  • 6pm/5c Hotel Transylvania
  • 8pm/7c The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 12am/11c Monster House
  • 3:30pm/2:30c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 4:30pm/3:30c Monster House
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 8:55pm/7:55c Hocus Pocus
  • 12am/11c Disney’s Mulan

Wednesday, October 17

  • 2pm/1c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • 4:30pm/3:30c Disney’s Mulan
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Hocus Pocus
  • 8:30pm/7:30c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 12am/11c The Addams Family (1991)

Thursday, October 18

  • 4pm/3c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9pm/8c The Addams Family (1991)
  • Freeform Premiere 12am/11c Maggie

Friday, October 19

  • 3:30pm/2:30c Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 6:10pm/5:10c The Goonies
  • 8:50pm/7:50c Hotel Transylvania
  • 12am/11c Monster House

Saturday, October 20

  • 7am/6c Monster House
  • 9:00am/8:00c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • 11:40am/10:40c The Goonies
  • 2:20pm/1:20c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 4:00pm/3:00c Hotel Transylvania
  • 6:05pm/5:05c Hocus Pocus
  • Freeform Premiere 8:15pm/7:15c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 9:45pm/8:45c Hocus Pocus
  • 11:55pm/10:55c The Addams Family (1991)

Sunday, October 21

  • 7am/6c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 8am/8c Spooky Buddies
  • 10:05am/9:05c The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 12:10pm/11:10c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1:50pm/12:50c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 4:00pm/3:00c Hocus Pocus
  • 6:10pm/5:10c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 7:40pm/6:40c Hocus Pocus
  • 9:50pm/8:50c Maleficent
  • 11:55pm/10:55c The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Monday, October 22

  • 4pm/3c Maleficent
  • 6:10pm/5:10c Hocus Pocus
  • Freeform Premiere 8:20pm/7:20c The Witches of Eastwick
  • 12am/11c Warm Bodies

Tuesday, October 23

  • 3pm/2c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 4pm/3c Hocus Pocus
  • 6:10pm/5:10c The Witches of Eastwick
  • 8:50pm/7:50c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am/11c Monster House

Wednesday, October 24

  • 4pm/3c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 5pm/4c Monster House
  • 7pm/6c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 9pm/8c Hotel Transylvania
  • 12am/11c Spooky Buddies

Thursday, October 25

  • 4pm/3c Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 7pm/6c Hotel Transylvania
  • 9pm/8c The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 12am/11c The Final Girls

Friday, October 26

  • 11:30am/10:30c Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 2:35pm/1:35c The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 5:40pm/4:40c The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • 7:50pm/8:50c Hocus Pocus
  • 10:00pm/9:00c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 12am/11c Teen Spirit

Saturday, October 27

  • 7am/8c Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9:40am/8:40c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • 12:20pm/11:20c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 2:30pm/1:30c Hocus Pocus
  • 4:40pm/3:40c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 6:50pm/5:50c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 9:20pm/8:20c Hotel Transylvania
  • 11:25pm/10:25c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 11:55pm/10:55c ParaNorman

Sunday, October 28

  • 7am/6c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • 9:40am/8:40c The Addams Family
  • 11:50am/10:50c Hocus Pocus
  • 2pm/1c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 2:30pm/1:30c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 4:35pm/3:35c Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
  • 7:05pm/6:05c Hotel Transylvania
  • 9:10pm/8:10c Hocus Pocus
  • 11:20pm/10:20c The Goonies

Monday, October 29

  • 4:30pm/3:30c The Goonies
  • 7:10pm/6:10c Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • 9:20pm/8:20c 25th Anniversary Release – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 12am/11c The Addams Family (1991)

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Tuesday, October 30

  • 1:30pm/12:30c Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • 3:40pm/2:40c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 4:40pm/3:40c Hocus Pocus
  • 6:45pm/5:45c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 8:25pm/7:25c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 8:55pm/7:55c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 12am/11c Warm Bodies

Wednesday, October 31

Hocus Pocus Marathon

  • 7:30am/6:30c Hocus Pocus
  • 11am/10c Hocus Pocus
  • 1:10pm/12:10c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 2:40pm/1:40c Hocus Pocus
  • 4:45pm/3:45c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 5:45pm/4:45c Hocus Pocus
  • 7:50pm/6:50c Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
  • 8:50pm/7:50c Hocus Pocus
  • 12am/11c Hocus Pocus

What’s your fave Halloween movie or tradition? Share in the comments below!

And stay tuned for more Halloween coverage here on Talk Nerdy. 

Written by Terri Clark

Terri Clark is an entertainment writer, TV addict, pop culture geek and award-winning young adult author. She loves the access Twitter has given her to the people behind her favorite books & TV shows. TV isn’t just a static sport anymore. (Yes, sport! Watching as much as she does requires commitment, dedication and endurance.) She's a writer and lead editor for Talk Nerdy With Us. Please follow her at terriclarkbooks on Facebook and Twitter. You can find info on her YA books at

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