2015 ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween” Event Airs October 19-31

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ABC Family scares up the 2015 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 17th year, kicks off on Monday, October 19th and concludes on Saturday, October 31st, and features a special Halloween episode of procedural drama STITCHERS The stunt will also include the ABC Family premiere of Johnny Depp in SLEEPY HOLLOW, the network premiere of DISNEY∙PIXAR’S MONSTER UNIVERSITY, and a delightfully scary mix of Halloween-themed programming airing for the 13 nights leading up to Halloween

Following is a listing of frightful programming taking place October 19th-31st during ABC Family’s 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN.

Night One – Monday, October 19th: The 17th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN kicks off with back-to-back airings of the final Harry Potter films, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (1:30 – 5:00pm ET/PT) and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (5:00 – 8:00pm ET/PT). Then everyone’s favorite Halloween sisters from “Hocus Pocus” (9:00 – 11:00pm ET/PT) deliver the scares. “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT) rounds out the evening with an invitation to the creepiest wedding ever!

Night Two – Tuesday, October 20th: “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (4:00 – 6:00pm ET/PT) is back for another walk down the aisle, followed by beloved Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” (6:00 – 8:00pm ET/PT). Then tune in to a special Halloween episode of “Stitchers” where Camille preps for her annual Halloween bash, as the Stitchers team investigates the suicide of a young man (guest star Jeremy Sumpter, “Friday Night Lights”), who is suspected of abducting a missing college student (9:00 – 10:00pm ET/PT), with an encore airing immediately following. Spend your late night with the friendly ghost “Casper” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Three – Wednesday, October 21st: Kick off the night with the friendly ghost “Casper” (5:00 – 7:00pm ET/PT), then spend your Wednesday with “The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00pm ET/PT) and “Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00pm ET/PT). Stay up late for extra chills with “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT) where someone is watching, and they know your secret!

Night Four – Thursday, October 22nd: Spend some more time with the kookiest family around, “The Addams Family” (4:00 – 6:00pm ET/PT) and “Addams Family Values” (6:00 – 8:00pm ET/PT), then volunteer as Tribute with “The Hunger Games” (8:00 – 11:00pm ET/PT). You’re in for another terrifying late night “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Five – Friday, October 23rd: May the odds ever be in your favor with another airing of “The Hunger Games” (5:30 – 8:30pm ET/PT). Johnny Depp is Ichabod Crane in the ABC Family premiere of “Sleepy Hollow” (8:30 – 11:00pm ET/PT). Finish your night with a visit with the most charming and magical girl, “Matilda” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Six – Saturday, October 24th: The day of Halloween hijinks kicks off with the story of a magical little girl who uses her extraordinary gifts to change her unhappy life in Matilda (7:00 – 9:00am ET/PT). Then spend some time with “ParaNorman” (9:00 – 11:00am ET/PT) and his dearly departed friends. It’s back-to-back Tim Burton thrills with “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (11:00 AM – 1:00pm ET/PT), followed by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1:00 – 2:30pm ET/PT), doubling your frights. Then “Casper” (2:30 – 4:30pm ET/PT) the friendly ghost drops by. Spend some time with Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the “The Addams Family” (4:30 – 6:30pm ET/PT) and learn some “Addams Family Values” (6:30 – 8:30pm ET/PT). Enroll with Mike and Sulley in the ABC Family premiere of “Disney∙Pixar’s Monsters University,” (8:30 – 11:00pm ET/PT) and stay to watch Buzz, Woody and all your favorite toys work together to track down their missing friend in “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (11:00 – 11:30pm ET/PT). Cap off your day of thrills with the Sanderson sisters and practice some “Hocus Pocus” (11:30 PM – 1:30am ET/PT).

Night Seven – Sunday, October 25th: Start the day with a ghostly visit with “ParaNorman” (7:00 – 9:00am ET/PT), then you’re invited to the creepiest wedding of the year with “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (9:00 – 11:00am ET/PT). Take a trip to Halloween Town to visit Jack Skellington in “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (11:00 AM – 12:30pm ET/PT). Spend some more time with “Casper” (12:30 – 2:30pm ET/PT) and “The Addams Family” (2:30 – 4:30pm ET/PT), followed by “Addams Family Values” (4:30 – 6:30pm ET/PT). Take a ride on “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (6:30 – 7:00pm ET/PT) if you dare! And then go back to school at “Disney∙Pixar’s Monsters University,” (7:00 – 9:45pm ET/PT). Then spend another witchy late night practicing “Hocus Pocus” (9:45 PM – 12:00am ET/PT).

Night Eight – Monday, October 26th: Try to outrun the Headless Horseman terrorizing the town of “Sleepy Hollow” (5:30 – 8:00pm ET/PT). Then join Buzz and Woody on “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (9:00 – 9:30pm ET/PT), followed by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (9:30 – 11:00pm ET/PT). Stay up late to see the undead Sparky of “Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Nine – Tuesday, October 27th: Dr. Frankenstein and his dog are back in “Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie” (4:00 –6:00pm ET/PT). Have another haunting holiday with “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (6:00 – 7:30pm ET/PT). Woody and Buzz are back with more scares in “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (7:30 – 8:00 PM). Don’t drink these witches’ brew as the Sanderson sisters wreak havoc in “Hocus Pocus” (9:00– 11:00pm ET/PT). Then keep the late night spooks going with “ParaNorman” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Ten – Wednesday, October 28th: Kick off the night with “ParaNorman” (4:00 – 6:00pm ET/PT), and continue on with the baddest witches in town in “Hocus Pocus” (6:00 – 8:15pm ET/PT). Then Barnabas Collins returns from the dead in “Dark Shadows” (8:15 – 11:00pm ET/PT). And you won’t be afraid to stay up late to see “Casper” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Eleven – Thursday, October 29th: The night kicks off with a bonus airing of “Casper” (5:00 – 7:00pm ET/PT). Then spend time some with Uncle Fester and Cousin It in “The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00pm ET/PT) and “Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00pm ET/PT). Have a late night with “Hocus Pocus” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT).

Night Twelve – Friday, October 30th: It’s your last chance to see “The Addams Family” (2:30 – 4:30pm ET/PT) and brush up on “Addams Family Values” (4:30 – 6:30pm ET/PT). Watch out for those witchy sisters in “Hocus Pocus” (6:30 – 8:30pm ET/PT). They’re heeeeeeeeeeere! “Poltergeist” (8:30 – 11:00pm ET/PT) and “Poltergeist II: The Other Side” (12:00 – 2:00am ET/PT) will keep you up with spine tingling scares.

Night Thirteen – Saturday, October 31st: All Hallows Eve is upon us and promises to bring with it a day full of ghosts, witches, and Batman. The day kicks off with the Joker vs “Batman” (7:00 – 10:00am ET/PT), followed by a bat, a cat, and a penguin in “Batman Returns” (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM). The otherworldly battles between the Freeling family and some truly wicked spirits in “Poltergeist” (12:30 – 3:00pm ET/PT) is sure to keep your Halloween scary. Then lookout for the Headless Horseman in “Sleepy Hollow” (3:00 – 5:30pm ET/PT). You should always visit Halloween Town on Halloween in “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (5:30 – 7:00pm ET/PT). Spend your evening with back-to-back airings of “Hocus Pocus” (7:00 – 9:15pm ET/PT), with an encore airing immediately after (9:15 – 11:30pm ET/PT). Then wrap up 13 Nights of chills with an encore of “Sleepy Hollow” (11:30 PM – 2:00am ET/PT).


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