SYFY’s 31 Days of Halloween to Feature Five New Original Movies and Cross-Platform Content

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of SYFY’s “31 Days of Halloween.” To celebrate, this year’s lineup will feature five new original films, the return of the acclaimed anthology series “Channel Zero” for a six night event, spooky new seasons of SYFY series “Van Helsing” and “Z Nation,” a variety of cult horror flicks, and exclusive horror-inspired content from SYFY Wire.

The chilling lineup of Halloween content will air around the clock throughout the month of October with the all-new original movies kicking off on October 6 at at 9/8c with the premier of No Escape Room.  Starring Mark Ghanimé (“Reign”), in No Escape Room a father and daughter check out a small town escape room and discover there is something sinister about the place. Other SYFY original films include:

Cucuy: The Boogeyman – Premieres Saturday, October 13 at 7/6c

A teenage girl confined to her home on house arrest soon discovers that the nightmarish urban legends of the Mexican boogeyman, El Cucuy, are actually true. Starring Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”) and Brian Krause (“Charmed,” “House of Purgatory,” “Sleepwalkers”).

Karma – Premieres Saturday, October 13 at 9/8c

When recent college grad Manny has trouble making ends meet, his father-in-law offers him a job evicting delinquent tenants. Manny soon finds himself unleashing a karma demon which stalks him at every turn. Starring Mandela Van Peebles (“Jigsaw”), Brytni Sarpy (“Truth or Dare”) and Tony Amendola (“Annabelle,” “Once Upon a Time”).

Killer High – Premieres Saturday, October 20 at 9/8c

Sabrina’s perfectly planned high school reunion goes south when a monster keeps killing all the guests in this horror-comedy. Starring Kacey Rohl (“The Magicians,” “Hannibal”), Asha Bromfield (“Riverdale”) and Varun Saranga (“Wynonna Earp”).

Dead in the Water – Premieres Saturday, October 27 at 9/8c

An all-female crew on a boat in the middle of nowhere must deal with an invader on their ship. Starring Nikohl Boosheri (“The Bold Type”).

In addition to SYFY original films, “31 Days of Halloween” will feature plenty of select fan favorite horror films including:

  • RESIDENT EVIL – Monday, October 1 at 2:30/1:30c
  • SORORITY ROW – Tuesday, October 2 at 1:30/12:30c
  • SILENT HOUSE – Wednesday, October 3 at 1/12c
  • AMERICAN PSYCHO – Wednesday, October 3 at 7/6c
  • INSIDIOUS – Thursday, October 4 at 6:30/5:30c
  • CABIN FEVER – Saturday, October 6 at 11/10c
  • CABIN IN THE WOODS – Saturday, October 6 at 5/4c
  • FRIGHT NIGHT – Sunday, October 7 at 11:25/10:25c
  • THE QUIET ONES – Tuesday, October 9 at 9/8c
  • LIGHTS OUT – Wednesday, October 10 at 7:15/6:15c
  • TRUTH OR DARE – Wednesday, October 10 at 8:30/7:30c
  • THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE – Thursday, October 11 at 5/4c
  • LEATHERFACE – Friday, October 12 at 7/6c

A daily schedule and full list of movies will be available at

“31 Days of Halloween” will conclude with a six night “Channel Zero” event with the anthology series’ latest installment, “Channel Zero: The Dream Door.” Based on the “creepypasta” short story “Hidden Door” by Charlotte Bywater, “Channel Zero: The Dream Door” will premiere over six consecutive nights from Friday, October 26 through Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31 at 11/10c and follows newlyweds Jillian and Tom, who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship and their lives. Created by Nick Antosca, Channel Zero: The Dream Door is directed by Evan Katz (“Small Crimes,” “Cheap Thrills”) and stars Brandon Scott (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Maria Sten (“Straight Outta Compton”), Steven Robertson (“Elementary”), Troy James (“The Strain”), Steven Weber (“Wings”) and Barbara Crampton (“You’re Next”). Following the premiere on October 26, all 6 episodes will be available on VOD.

In addition to the non-stop on-screen celebration, SYFY WIRE – the destination for all things science fiction, fantasy and horror – enlists resident horror experts Dany Roth, Caitlin Busch and Kristy Puchko for daily horror-inspired lists, features and in-depth video interviews with genre luminaries such as scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”), the legendary John Carpenter (“Halloween,” “The Fog,” “They Live”) and horror-movie marvel Jason Blum (“The Purge,” “Get Out,” “Insidious”). The site’s popular Fangrrls vertical, celebrates women in horror all month long with interviews, videos and horror-focused episodes of the “Strong Female Characters” podcast. SYFY WIRE will also launch a new limited podcast series, “Every Day Horror” – a month-long, daily deep dive into various horror films.

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