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Hocus Pocus stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy

31 nights of your family’s favorite frights!

Starting October 1st, set your DVRs to Freeform (formerly ABC Family) to watch your favorite spooktacular movies during their “31 Nights of Halloween”!

Ghostbusters Film still

We don’t have the complete line-up of movies yet, but we do know you can expect to see lots of scary favorites like Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, The Scream Trilogy, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Be sure to keep an eye on this page for updates.

Plus, Ghostbusters is celebrating its 35-year anniversary so Freeform will also be airing a Ghostbusters anniversary special sometime in October.

Which movies are you hoping to see?

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Comments 16

  1. Annie

    I can’t believe they left out Tower of Terror! I loved that movie as a child and I still like to watch it around Halloween.

    • Jennifer

      I’ve never heard of that one! Also I’m wondering if anyone has seen the female Ghostbusters. I missed it at the theater.

      • Rebecca

        The new Ghostbusters is pretty funny, my kids love it. No it’s not the original (I’ve got a soft spot for that) but it’s not supposed to be either. Look out for some special cameos if you watch it.

        • Jennifer

          Thanks! 👻

    • Breanna

      I loved Tower of Terror as a kid too!

  2. Christa

    Last I checked, it’s still July. Not ready to talk about October yet!

    • mel

      Hallmark has been playing Christmas movies nonstop all month! I cannot wait til the calendar turns to Aug. My mom’s even got my dad watching them!

    • Ann

      Some of us do Halloween everyday of the year, and it’s true hallmark has been playing Christmas movies for a while. Family member has been watching since March

  3. Vanessa

    Love this!! I am so ready!! 🎃🎃

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      ME TOO! 🙌

  4. Laurie

    Does anyone else HATE how inappropriate Freeform’s commercials are? They put awful commercials on for their adult programming during family and kid movies. It’s sad but we’ve had to stop watching all those great movies because the ads were so graphic that they were upsetting my kids.

    • Suzanne

      Yes!! I’m glad it’s not just me that thinks so. I recently noticed it, but don’t remember it being that way before. It’s no longer a channel my daughter is allowed to watch alone like Disney Jr. If there’s a movie on that we want to watch, I DVR it and fast forward through commercials. Guess when it wasn’t called “ABC Family” anymore, even though the movies are geared towards families, the commercials don’t have to be?

    • chantal

      I’m with you, Laurie. I’m heartbroken at how much filth is on TV these days and always aiming to protect my kids from seeing “too much”:(…both the commercials and regular programming.

    • Marie

      If you haven’t noticed, it’s not just the commercials. There’s a running joke in my house whenever we hear something inappropriate not bleeped out on tv, that we say, are we watching abc family?? I remember my kids were little, and it was right before they switched it to freeform, it started getting really bad where they allowed all kinds of cuss words, and I’m like whaaat, how is this a family channel?! They allowed words that even USA, TNT, TBS, and even comedy central have bleeped out, no exaggeration! It was soooo much better when it was fox family channel.

    • Jennifer Joyner

      I used to leave it on ABC Family/Freeform all day long and listen to reruns of The Middle as I did my chores. I got so sick of hearing all the ads for their trashy shows and I no longer watch that channel. It is absolute filth.

  5. Rachel

    I agree. Watch watch watch your kiddos on this one. The commercials are filthy and even though they play lots of Disney and animated movies, the commercials and their original shows are super dirty. Glad to see other folks are noticing!

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