Freeform Releases It’s Complete ’31 Nights of Halloween’ Lineup

With Halloween right around the corner, television networks are unveiling their Halloween offerings for 2018.  Late last month we got the complete lineup from Food Network and Travel Channel and now the highly anticipated expanded “31 Nights of Halloween” from Freeform has released their full lineup, which will celebrate the 25 anniversaries of Hocus Pocus and Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas and include an all-new Halloween special “Decorating Disney.”

Ever since Freeform revealed it was expanding its popular “13 Nights of Halloween” to “31 Nights of Halloween” fans have wondered what the network had in store and now we know.  Beginning October 1, “31 Nights of Halloween” will be invaded by everyone’s favorite witches, a murderous barber, out of control dinosaurs and everything else that goes bump in the night.

This year’s event will also be the exclusive television home for the film Hocus Pocus, which is celebrating its 25 anniversary, and will end with an all-day marathon featuring the Salem’s most notorious witches, the Sanderson Sisters. Also marking a huge milestone, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Oct. 29!

Premiering on October 14, Freeform will give audiences a spooky behind the scenes tour on how Halloween “spirits” spread throughout the Disney Parks with “Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic.”  From the executive producers of the “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” series and last year’s special “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic,” viewers will learn how the dedicated team of Disney cast members bring Halloween to life with pumpkins, ghosts and ghoulish delights around every corner of these magical destinations.

While I’m excited about 31 nights of spooky films, there are definitely a few films on here that don’t really live up to the Halloween vibe, The Breakfast Club, The Parent Trap, and Mrs. Doubtfire to name a few.  Also as in years past, there is A LOT of repetition, however overall this years lineup will feature 36 different films and the previously mentioned special.  Perhaps the most disappointing news to come from the announcement is that the previously announced,  “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Extravaganza,” has wound up being nothing more than a marathon of the movie on Halloween.

Check out the full schedule below and plan your October accordingly!

Still from Paranorman

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

Wednesday, October 3

  • 4pm/3c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2:50pm/1:50c The Haunted Mansion
  • 4:55pm/3:55c The Goonies
  • 7:35pm/6:35c Hocus Pocus
  • 9:45pm/8:45c Maleficent
  • 11:50pm/10:50c Warm Bodies

Sunday, October 7

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

Sweeney Todd

Monday, October 8

  • 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
  • 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
  • 8pm/7c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 9pm/8c Hotel Transylvania
  • 11pm/10c The Parent Trap (1998)

Mavis from Hotel Transylvania

Monday, October 15

  • 4pm/3c ParaNorman
  • 6pm/5c Hotel Transylvania
  • 8pm/7c The Parent Trap (1998)
  • 12am/11c Monster House

Tuesday, October 16

  • 3:30pm/2:30c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 4:30pm/3:30c Monster House
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • 8:55pm/7:55c Hocus Pocus
  • 12am/11c Disney’s Mulan

Wednesday, October 17

  • 2pm/1c Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 9:05am/8:05c ParaNorman
  • 11:10am/10:10c Hocus Pocus
  • 1:20pm/12:20c The Goonies
  • 4pm/3c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5:35pm/4:35c Hotel Transylvania
  • 7:40pm/6:40c Hocus Pocus
  • 9:50pm/8:50c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 11:55pm/10:55c The Haunted Mansion

Sunday, October 21

  • 7am/6c ParaNorman
  • 9am/8c Spooky Buddies
  • 11:05am/10:05c Hocus Pocus
  • 1:15pm/12:15c The Haunted Mansion
  • 3:20pm/2:20c The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5pm/4c The Addams Family (1991)
  • 7:05pm/6:05c Hocus Pocus
  • 9:15pm/8:15c Maleficent
  • 11:20pm/10:20c Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Witches of Eastwick

Monday, October 22

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

Tuesday, October 23

  • 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
  • 7pm/6c Hotel Transylvania
  • 9pm/8c The Haunted Mansion
  • 12am/11c The Final Girls

Friday, October 26

  • 12:30pm/11:30c Jurassic Park
  • 3:35pm/2:35c The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 6:40pm/5:40c The Haunted Mansion
  • 8:50pm/7:50c Hocus Pocus
  • 12am/11c Teen Spirit

Saturday, October 27

  • 7am/8c Dark Shadows (2012)
  • 9:40am/8:40c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 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
  • 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

Still from Hocus Pocus featuring the Sanderson Sisters

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)

Tuesday, October 30

  • 2:30pm/1:30c Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • 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

  • 7:30am/6:30c Hocus Pocus
  • 11am/10c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 11:30am/10:30c Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
  • Hocus Pocus Marathon
    • 12:30pm/11:30c Hocus Pocus
    • 2:40pm/1:40c Hocus Pocus
    • 4:45pm/3:45c Hocus Pocus
    • 6:50pm/5:50c Hocus Pocus
    • 8:55pm/7:55c Hocus Pocus
    • 12am/11c Hocus Pocus
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