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Halloween holiday frights across the TV dial: from The Simpsons to Martha Stewart

Looking for a little Halloween magic?

Here are a few holiday television highlights to haunt your Halloween:

Haunted Homes chills

Lifetime Movie Network

Supernatural Movie Weekend
Saturday, October 25 – Sunday October 26
Its a full weekend of frightening flicks ranging from the classic scares of The Rage: Carrie 2 and The Unquiet to contemporary paranormal stories like The Watch, You Belong to Me and Nightmare at End of the Hall.

Fine Living Network

Haunted Homes
All Week beginning 10/27 at 10 PM
Ouija boards, strange noises and ghost sightings — oh my! Watch as Britain’s best-known female psychic, Mia Dolan, uncovers paranormal secrets and frees residents from their unearthly presence.

Martha Stewart’s Halloween Special: Bad Things, Good Things
Oct 25, 1:00 PM, Oct 29, 2008 9:00 PM, Oct 30, 12:00 AM, 9:00 PM Oct 31, 12:00 AM, 9:00 PM (EST, check your listings for local time.)

Martha looks scaryMartha puts her unique spin on Halloween with creative costumes and spooky decorating ideas. Get tricks and treats to please every ghost and goblin on your guest list. It’s a new special just for Fine Living.


Lisa Williams: Voices From the Other Side
Everyday starting Monday, October 27 at 11 AM
Lifetime hits the ground running Halloween week with five new episodes featuring the renowned clairvoyant’s eerie encounters beyond the grave. Each day’s show will feature a lead-in of a quite different brand of terror with themed episodes of Wife Swap at 10 AM (ET/PT).

Halloween-themed episodes of the sitcoms Frasier, Reba, Still Standing and Will & Grace will also pepper the weeklong schedule.

Biography Channel

Scary Bios
Bio has a whole bag of Halloween tricks and treats for you starting on Thursday, October 30 with Celebrity Ghost, Biography of Charles Manson, and Biography on Witches.

On Friday, it’s Ghostly and More Haunted Houses and on Saturday tune in for My Ghost Story and Haunted History.


AMC’s Fear Fest
The festival begins on Friday, October 24 and goes through Halloween with a huge collection of classic horror movies from the 30’s through today. Catch a variety of movies from the Halloween franchise, and 80’s favorites such as American Werewolf in London and true classics like Bride of Frankenstein and House of Dracula.


Turner Classic Movies 48 Hours of Horror
Turner’s line-up is of the seldom seen classics such as The Tingler, Mr. Sardonicus, Freaks and The Body Snatchers. It’s the perfect weekend for true old school horror aficionados.

The Simpsons celebrate Halloween late...again

The CW

Thursday, October 30, 9:00 PM

This year, The CW has a very special Halloween episode of Supernatural. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester has the boys tracking down the true origins of the holiday and it’s not Hallmark who’s behind it all!


The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horrors XIX
Sunday, November 2, 8:00 PM

The frightfest begins when Bart buys Lisa a knock-off of a Malibu Stacy convertible that transforms into a killer robot. The scare-ific tricks continue in How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising when Homer accidentally kills Krusty. The clown’s crooked lawyer enlists Homer to kill other celebrities so their likenesses can be exploited free-of-charge. For a fee, Homer goes on a killing spree and whacks Prince, George Clooney and William Shatner.
In the final Halloween scare, It’s the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse, Lisa accompanies Milhouse to a pumpkin patch to await the appearance of the Grand Pumpkin. When he finally appears, the Grand Pumpkin goes on a rampage to avenge all pumpkins carved and tortured in the name of Halloween. And for an extra special trick-or-treat, the episode opener features Homer attempting to cast his ballot for the 2008 Presidential election with deadly results.

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