Monday, October 16, 2017

October TV Viewer's Guide

We're halfway into October, and my DVR is bursting with so much scary TV. Here's list of some of the show's I'm watching. Did I miss something spectacular?! PLEASE let me know!!!


NETWORK SERIES

Ghosted on fox features the unlikely pair of Adam Scott and Craig Robinson (from Parks & Rec and The Office) as a duo working for a secret government agency trying to solve paranormal crimes. It's seriously funny show with lots of potential even though the premise sounds eyerollingly unoriginal. Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on Fox

The Exorcist: The Next Chapter takes our two exorcists (Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels) from the first season and puts them on the road with a new story. John Cho is a welcomed addition as the head for foster home where something is about to go terribly wrong. Fridays at 9 p.m. on Fox

American Horror Story: Cult is easily the most disappointing and uninspired season yet its worth tuning in just to see the masterful performances of  Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. The show is mostly gross (and not in the good way) and not scary or thrilling in the slightest. Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.
Supernatural — We might be in a very sad 13th season with Sam and Dean Winchester. Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

The Walking Dead — It’s war when this comic book cable hit returns Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC. I've stopped watching this but maybe someone out there still cares? Anyone?


FOODIE SHOWS

Halloween Baking Championship pits bakers against each other as they create ghoulish treats. The witch fingers episode drove me mad as most of the bakers did not seem to know what fingers look like. Mondays at 9 p.m. on The Food Network.

Halloween Wars is back to make you feel completely inadequate about any cake you've ever decorated or pumpkin you've carved. But its great to see the experts create some stunning pieces or die trying. Sundays at 9 p.m. on Food Network.


STREAMING


Lore — podcast-turned-horror anthology series premieres Friday, Oct. 13 on Amazon

Stranger Things 2 — still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon, survivors in Hawkins, Indiana, are threatened by a bigger, sinister entity in the return of this ’80s-influenced sci-fi horror series; premieres Friday, Oct. 27 on Netflix

Mindhunter — serial killers are at the center of this 1979-set series about the FBI’s efforts to solve open cases; premiers Oct. 13 on Netflix

1922 — based on Stephen King’s story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder and his belief that she is haunting him; premieres Friday, Oct. 20 on Netflix



SPECIALS & MOVIES


Michael Jackson’s Halloween — new one-hour animated special following two millennials who find themselves in a mysterious hotel on Halloween night, culminating in a dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson; airs Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. on CBS

The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror XXVIII – Season 29's Halloween episode features Neil Gaiman ad airs October 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

The Watcher in the Woods — this remake of the 1981 movie stars Anjelica Huston and airs Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime

Terror in the Woods: Halloween Fright Night — Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. on Destination America



PARANORMAL REALITY SHOWS


Helltown — Why did the federal government completely evacuate the small town of Boston, Ohio, in 1974? Theories have swirled for decades about what might have spurred the exodus including massive, mutation-causing chemical spills; a plague of paranormal activity; and the town being overrun by a satanic cult. Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. on Destination America

A Haunting — Returns with new episodes, Mondays at 10 p.m. on Destination America

Paranormal Witness - Returns new episodes Sundays at 10 p.m.

Terror in the Woods — A new series similar to Paranormal Witness with stories centered in the woods. Tuesdays 10 p.m. on Destination America

Ghost Adventures — Saturdays at 9 and 10 p.m. on Travel Channel

Horror at the Cecil Hotel — Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery

Haunted USA — Sundays at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel

The Murder Castle — Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery

Kindred Spirits — season 2 follows ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes; airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on TLC

Extreme Hotels — “Haunted Hospitality,” host Anthony Melchiorri visits the scariest hotels around the world; airs Monday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel


This post brought to you by the excellent blog Scare Central on Rotten Tomatoes.

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