With October just around the corner and Halloween season in full swing, Freeform is ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary of "31 Nights of Halloween." From October 1st through October 31st, Freeform will feature a spellbinding lineup of spooktacular Halloween favorites.
From Hocus Pocus to Monsters, Inc. to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas to The Addams Family, all of the Halloween classics can be found on Freeform. Including a few surprises, such as the network premiere of Disney's Encanto. Also making their debut on Freeform are two Disney Channel original musicals, ZOMBIES and ZOMBIES 2.
It will be a Halloween extravaganza from sun up to sun down with movies airing from 10:30 a.m. EDT to 12:00 a.m. EDT. The party actually kicks off at 7:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, October 1st with Mrs. Doubtfire. I don't think many associate this movie with Halloween, but it did get a fanmade horror trailer recut, which actually fits pretty perfectly. After Mrs. Doubtfire, it's a return to more of the Halloween classics, including Disney's classic Halloweentown, 2003's The Haunted Mansion, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Hotel Transylvania. And that's just the first day.
There will also be reruns throughout the month, so needn't worry if you miss a movie. Hocus Pocus, for example, is being shown more than 16 times. The Nightmare Before Christmas will be shown seven times, including a special Pop 'N Knowledge Edition on October 14 and the 30th Anniversary on October 29.
ZOMBIES will be making its Freeform premiere on Saturday, October 7th as part of a double starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT. The sequel, ZOMBIES 2, will air right after at 9:00 a.m. EDT. You'll be able to catch reruns on October 21st and 23rd. Meanwhile, Encanto will be making its Freeform premiere on October 22 at 7:35 p.m. EDT and, unfortunately, that's your only chance to watch.
Below are some of the broadcast highlights for Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween this year, but you can check out the full schedule here.
"Over the last 25 years, our viewers have grown up with '31 Nights of Halloween' as a time-honored tradition to watch Halloween favorites and connect with their loved ones during this special time of the season," said Simran Sethi, EVP of Programming and Content Strategy, ABC Entertainment and Freeform. "There's something sentimental about these holiday classics that brings a real sense of comfort and nostalgia to people, and we look forward to celebrating this anniversary with another spirited lineup."
Freeform isn't the only place to catch your favorite Halloween movies. Both Hulu and Disney+ are also running special Halloween events throughout the month of October, where you'll be able to catch Goosebumps and the new Haunted Mansion movie.