Celebrate the spooky season with Svengoolie's Halloween BOOnanza, starting Oct. 1!
It's all treats, no tricks, with an often-requested movie, a season premiere and Sven's first-ever one-hour primetime special!
Halloween has been Svengoolie's season for years now, but this year the party is busting out of the coffin all month long!
It starts with a shriek on October 1st when we kick off with a movie that still haunts the nightmares of MeTV viewers to this day... Trilogy of Terror! We've heard over the years how many of you were terrified by the Zuni doll growing up, so he's finally getting the Svengoolie treatment!
The night is going to be so packed with spooky goodies that we had to start the party an hour early! Svengoolie on Oct. 1 will be showing Trilogy of Terror starting at 7P | 6C.
Following the classic horror anthology, tune in for Svengoolie's biggest adventure yet in Svengoolie Uncrypted. In his first-ever one-hour primetime special, the coolest of the ghouliest escapes his dungeon to journey far and wide, meeting new friends and having new adventures along the way. You won't want to miss this look at Svengoolie's career over more than four decades... and especially the crypt-shaking special reveal at the end! Catch Svengoolie Uncrypted Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9P | 8C.
Following the special, the red tuna of terror swims back to the screen with the Sventoonie season two premiere! Sventoonie and his "blob of the macabre" co-host Blob E. Blob are celebrating the season with a special one-hour premiere episode starting Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10P | 9C.
Other haunted highlights include:
Sunday, Oct 2:
12P | 11C: Spooky Sunday Block Party: Catch special Halloween-themed or spooky episodes of your favorite shows, including Happy Days, Gilligan's Island, Leave it to Beaver, and more!
5P | 4C: Svengoolie Uncrypted: If you missed it the first time — or you just want to watch it again — catch this encore showing of Sven's first ever primetime special!
Saturday, Oct 8:
8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" — Panic is rampant in this acclaimed 1958 science-fiction thriller about a band of space explorers who suddenly find themselves being explored and murdered by a maniacal creature.
10P | 9C: Sventoonie: "Blob E. Wants a Bod E." — When watching "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" a mysterious Fairy Head Mother shows up to grant everyone's wishes
Sunday, Oct 9:
12P | 11C: Spooky Sunday Block Party — The Addams Family
6:30P | 5:30C: Collector's Call: "Meet Alyssa Mayerik" — Alyssa was born to be a monster collector. Her most prized possessions are her female-centric monsters like the Bride of Frankenstein. Joining us at Alyssa's hauted house today is a toy shop owner and monster lover Michael Tomaso, who will evaluate Alyssa's collection. Check out Alyssa's blood-curdling screams when we surprise her with one of her horror heroes...
Saturday, Oct 15:
8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "The Tingler" — This imaginative thriller from William Castle follows a scientist who believes screaming releases tensions that would otherwise kill people. When a deaf mute theater operator dies, Price discovers that the cause of her death was an insect that attaches itself to a person's spinal cord and can only be killed if the victim screams.
10P | 9C: Sventoonie: "Blob Gnarly" — Blob E. Blob has a weird new human body - and it's getting a celebrity roast. Plus, the gang watches the cult vampire flick "The Body Beneath'".
Sunday, Oct 16:
12P | 11C: Spooky Sunday Block Party — The Twilight Zone
Saturday, Oct 22:
8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "The Bride of Frankenstein" — This celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic finds Mary Shelley's monster alive and well and forcing the good baron to create a mate. Horror film icon Boris Karloff reprises his role as Dr. Frankenstein's fabled creation and Elsa Lanchester co-stars as his monstrous lady love.
10P | 11C: Sventoonie: "Trevor Buckethands" — The gang watches the Beatnik horror classic "A Bucket of Blood", while Svengoolie's nosy neighbor stops by to help Trevor - who happens to have two buckets stuck on his hands.
Sunday, Oct 23:
12P | 11C: Spooky Sunday Block Party — Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Saturday, Oct 29:
8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "Count Yorga, Vampire" — In this contemporary version of the Count Dracula tale, a sophisticated and clever vampire establishes a coven in Los Angeles and terrorizes the local teenagers.
10P | 9C: Sventoonie: "Sventoonie's Scary. Merry Halloween!" — Sventoonie is determined to give Halloween all the joy and traditions that Christmas has, including the cult classic "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"
Sunday, Oct 30:
12P | 11C: Svengoolie Uncrypted: One more chance to catch Sven's special before Halloween!
1P | 12C: Spooky Sunday Block Party — Kolchak: The Night Stalker
And that's just the beginning! All month long we'll be showing special Halloween episodes of your favorite classic shows, spooky Sunday Block Party programming and other hauntingly good surprises!
Check out the full lineup below: