It’s become a staple of Syfy’s October line-up, but this year’s 31 Days of Halloween will (hopefully) be a little extra freaky.
The network (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) has announced the full line-up of originals for the horror-centric month, and along with existing shows Z Nation and Van Helsing (plus the post-apocalypse thriller Aftermath), fans can also expect a smattering of original movies to keep Saturdays glorious bloody. But the highlight is arguably the new original series Channel Zero: Candle Cove, which is based on a freaky Creepypasta that is essentially Sesame Street meets American Horror Story.
Along with originals, Syfy will also be airing some horror favorites, including Zombieland, Drag Me to Hell, Cabin in the Woods, The Strangers, Wrong Turn, I Frankenstein and Maleficent. Not a bad line-up, and you can’t go wrong with most of these.
Syfy will also be airing some fresh editorial content (via your pals at Blastr) surrounding the horror theme, with footage from Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” with on-the-ground fan interviews and trivia. We’ll also have a boatload of 31 Days of Halloween content rolling out for the entire month here at Blastr, as well.
Here’s the full rundown of 31 Days of Halloween programming:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 9/8c – THE CROOKED MAN
Original Syfy Movie Starring Michael Jai White (“Spawn”) and Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). Singing a nursery rhyme summons a demonic figure known as Crooked Man. Once you sing the rhyme, everyone in the house is cursed to die by his hands.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 9/8c – DAY OF RECKONING
Original Syfy Movie -- Some years ago, the world experienced a "day of reckoning" when creatures came up from below and purged humanity of evil…now, it is happening again.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 9/8c – CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE
Syfy Original Anthology Series -- CANDLE COVE centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE is from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”), who wrote the CHANNELZERO pilot, and Max Landis (“Chronicle,” “American Ultra”). The six-part anthology series will continue on Tuesdays at 9/8c through November 22.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 9/8c – STAKE LAND 2
Original Syfy Movie Starring Nick Damici (STAKE LAND) and Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”). Vampires have evolved, and Mister must save a young woman from an evil brotherhood.
SATUDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 9/8c – SHADOWS OF THE DEAD
Original Syfy Movie -- A group of teenagers try to escape a creature that lives among the shadows and is hunting them down one by one.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 9/8c – THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN
Original Syfy Movie Starring Bailee Madison (“The Fosters,” “Good Witch”) and Anthony Lemke (DARK MATTER, “American Psycho”). When a Halloween prank goes wrong, it unleashes a creature that will hunt each of the participants down and kill them, unless they can figure out how to transfer the curse to someone else.