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Horror Movie and TV Shows October 2020

11.10.2020 (5:35 pm) – Filed under: Horror Movies and TV Shows

Sadly, there are no current mainstream horror movies to be released this October, Alamo Drafthouses are closed, and the Inwood Theater isn’t showing midnight movies.

Update: Due to a lack of new releases, national theater chains are showing classic horror movies from now through Halloween. Cinemark is showing The Shining and the original Nightmare on Elm St, for example. Check your local listings. These showings are typically one night, and vary from theater to theater.

However, the original Halloween, plus Halloween 4 and 5, will be released in select markets this October, including Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Tyler-Longview, and Austin. I haven’t found comprehensive listings, but in Dallas (according to Google) Halloween will be playing Friday, October 30, Halloween, and November 1, at Studio Movie Grills, Cinepolis Cinemas, and Moviehouse and Eatery locations.

Additionally, those three chains will show other vintage horror movies in October. Cinepolis will be showing It, It Ends, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus beginning October 9, and will show the original Halloween, The Exorcist, Friday the 13th, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Practical Magic, and The Addams Family later in the month.

Studio Movie Grills will be showing The Goonies, Hocus Pocus, and new indies No Escape and Death of Me, beginning October 9.  Brand new indie horror movie, The Empty Man, will begin showing on October 23. Saw is showing during the final week of October. The original Halloween will be shown on Halloween weekend, beginning on October 30.

Moviehouse and Eatery locations are showing Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Practical Magic beginning October 9. The Exorcist will begin playing on October 23. The original Halloween will be gin playing on October 30.

Movie Tavern locations will be playing The Conjuring, Scream, Annabelle, Lights Out, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, beginning October 9. A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hotel Transylvania will be out later in the month.

The Drive In at the Central Rooftop Cinema Club in Dallas, close to Uptown, has horror movies playing nightly from October 18-Halloween. Early shows start at 7:15 or 7:30, with later shows starting between 9:45 and 10:30. Showings include Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Conjuring, The Craft, Scream, Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, and Nightmare on Elm Street.

The Texas Theater is showing Sleepaway Camp (Oct 23 8pm), the original Nightmare on Elm St Oct 24 4 and 9pm), The Love Witch (Oct 29 8pm), and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Halloween at 4:30 and 9pm).

Amazon Prime has Welcome to the Blumhouse, with four horror movies, dropping in October.


TV Listings

Syfy 31 Days of Halloween: October 1-Halloween. Their full schedule is here. The full schedule will be released later in September, or October.

AMC Fear Fest: October 1-Halloween. Their full schedule is here. The full schedule will be out later in September, or October.

TCM October Horror: From October 2-Halloween. Full schedule is here.

Travel Channel Ghostober: Travel Channel has only paranormal programming, but their special Ghostober lineup begins on October 14, with the premiere of the new season of Ghost Nation. They have numerous specials during the last seven days of October. See their lineup here, and check their daily schedule here.

The Food Network has several Halloween related shows, the best known of which is Halloween Wars. Halloween Wars began it’s new season on September 13, and has a new show every Sunday night, through October. You can catch up on past episodes on the Food Network site. Read about Halloween Wars here, and the Food Network schedule is here.

Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween: From October 1-Halloween. Full schedule is here.

Disney Channel Monstober: From October 1-Halloween. Partial schedule is here. The full schedule will be out later in September, or October.

I get a lot of my information from a site called Halloween Movies on TV. They are a comprehensive resource, and the site is updated daily. Their home page is here.



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