SyFy readies for Halloween with annual Scare-A-Thon, 600 hours of Horror
It’s almost perfect fall weather here in New York, and that means the first of the fall holidays are almost upon us…Halloween. Celebrating again this year is Syfy, who will be hosting their sixth annual 31 Days of Halloween with 600 hours of “bloodcurdling programming throughout the entire month of October.” The event starts with a special Halloween-themed episodes of Ghost Hunters (October 30) and Naked Vegas (October 29), a Scare Tactics marathon (October 28) and a trio of original horror movies including Zombie Night (October 26) starring Darryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall and “Mrs. Partridge,” Shirley Jones.
31 Days of Halloween will include the Syfy premieres of Psychosis (October 5) and Night of the Demons (October 10), an evening of Nicholas Cage flicks – Drive Angry and Ghost Rider (October 27) – as well as marathons of the series Being Human (October 18), Friday the 13th: The Series (October 11), Ghost Whisperer (October 10) and Forever Knight (October 4).
Highlights of Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween (all times ET/PT)
SCARECROW – Original Movie Airs Saturday, October 5 at 9PM – A group of teens and their teacher are stranded in the countryside when they discover that the local legend of a murderous scarecrow creature is real – and the creature’s after them. Scarecrow stars Robin Dunne (Sanctuary) and Lacey Chabert (Family Guy).
GRAVE HALLOWEEN – Original Movie Airs Saturday, October 19 at 9PM – An American college student studying in Japan risks her own life to save the spirit of her dead mother who killed herself in the notorious real-life Suicide Forest. Grave Halloween stars Cassie Thomson (Big Love) and Graham Wardle (Supernatural).
ZOMBIE NIGHT – Original Movie Airs Saturday, October 26 at 9PM – Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves. Zombie Night stars Darryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club) and Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family).
SCARE TACTICS – Original Series Airs Monday, October 28 from 8-11PM – Tracy Morgan hosts a special marathon of all-new episodes of Scare Tactics, the hidden camera show with a sci-fi twist that pulls outrageous pranks on unsuspecting friends and family. In these new episodes, our subjects will be subjected to post-Voodoo ceremony zombie attacks at a cemetery, a meat-eating fly experiment gone horribly wrong and a homicidal comedian at a comedy award show that Tracy “hosts.”
NAKED VEGAS – Original Series Airs Tuesday, October 29 at 10PM – Set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip, Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art in this new six-part docuseries. Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Naked Vegas Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment – and convince the wedding party to go naked?
GHOST HUNTERS – Original Series Airs Wednesday, October 30 at 9PM – To help put fans in the trick or treat mood, Ghost Hunters presents an especially spooky investigation the eve before All Hallows’ Eve. In the episode, titled “Hyde and Seek,” lead investigator Jason Hawes and the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) team head to Cooperstown, New York, for their most anticipated investigation location of the season: Hyde Hall. They’re there to look into claims that the infamous mansion was cursed by its former owners during a family feud, and during the investigation, the team comes face-to-face with threatening paranormal activity. Throughout the episode, TAPS will also share personal Halloween messages with viewers at home.