The 2016 Halloween TV Schedule Features Everything From Beloved Kids' Movies To Terrifying Marathons

Coming home from trick or treating on a crisp autumn night and plopping down on the floor in front of the 13 Nights Of Halloween on ABC Family. Having friends over to watch horror movie marathons during slumber parties and telling scary stories (spoiler alert, the monster is standing right behind you). Pre-gaming and getting ready with your girlfriends while Halloween TV plays in the background and knowing that this will be the best part of the night. Staying in with a glass of wine, Halloween candy, and the remote control. While the way we celebrate Halloween may change as we get older, there is one thing that holds true from year to year, decade to decade, and that’s the movies and marathons that are part of the Halloween TV schedule every year.

As usual, Halloween specials seem to be on every channel this year and the choices can be overwhelming. But don't worry, I've got your back and can help you find the Halloween TV you are looking for. From zany classics to nostalgic kids' movies to terrifying slasher flicks, there is a Halloween movie marathon for everyone, or a Halloween movie you haven’t seen in years that you forgot how much you loved. So get the popcorn and candy ready, because here’s your field guide to what's on TV on Sunday and Halloween itself. (All showtimes listed in Eastern Standard Time.)

Sunday, Oct. 30

AMC Fear Fest

By Sunday, AMC's Fear Fest will be in full swing. You can see the full schedule here, but I can tell you that on Sunday, the network is airing a Halloween marathon literally all day, from 1 a.m. until 7:55 p.m., when it switches gears to The Walking Dead.

Freeform’s 13 Nights Of Halloween

While the name of the network may have changed, the 13 Nights Of Halloween tradition stays strong. Sunday is night 12 and features Scooby-Doo (2002) at 11:05 a.m., Scooby-Doo 2 : Monsters Unleashed at 1:10 p.m., The Addams Family (1991) at 3:15 p.m., Addams Family Values at 5:20 p.m., Hocus Pocus at 7:25 p.m., and Sleepy Hollow (1999) at 9:30 p.m. You can check out the full 13 Nights Of Halloween schedule on Freeform's website.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

TCM is kicking it old school this Halloween and the highlight of Sunday is Young Frankenstein airing at 8 p.m.

BBC America

There is a Hitchcock marathon starting bright and early on BBC America with Rear Window kicking things off at 8 a.m., followed by Vertigo at 10:30 a.m., Psycho at 1:30 p.m., and The Birds at 4 p.m., with Psycho and The Birds replaying at 7 and 9:30 p.m., respectively.

IFC

IFC is getting into the Halloween spirit with Red Dragon at 12:30 p.m., The Hills Have Eyes 2 at 3:15 p.m., Orphan at 5:15 p.m., and back-to-back showings of Hostel starting at 8 p.m.

FX

Celebrate Halloween with your favorite star-crossed vampires with Twilight: Breaking Dawn parts one and two on FX, kicking off in the evening at 5 p.m.

Comedy Central

Shaun of the Dead will air on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., which is the biggest highlight of the day, though the network is also showing A Haunted House, its sequel, and Scary Movie 4 .

Monday, Oct. 31

AMC Fear Fest

Get ready for another Halloween marathon, starting with Halloween (2007) at 9 a.m. and ending with Halloween 5 : The Revenge of Michael Myers on Tuesday at 4 a.m. That’s a lot of Halloween.

Freeform’s 13 Nights Of Halloween

And the schedule for Night 13 is (drumroll, please): The Goonies at 7 a.m., ParaNorman at 11 a.m., Scooby-Doo at 1 p.m., Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed at 3 p.m., The Addams Family at 5 p.m., Addams Family Values at 7 p.m., and Hocus Pocus at 9 p.m. and midnight.

BBC America

Get your young Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise on with Interview With The Vampire at 6 and 8 p.m.

IFC

It’s Stephen King all day with Salem’s Lot at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and The Shining at 4:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

FX

A double showing of Hotel Transylvania begins at 8 p.m.

With all of these marathons and movies, you should have more than enough options to fill a relaxing Halloween on the couch. And if none of these picks are spooky enough for you, here's something truly terrifying: the countdown to Christmas is about to begin. So enjoy Halloween and the fall this weekend... before it's too late.

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