SYFY Announces Spooktacular October Halloween Lineup

SYFY is getting into the Halloween spirit with the premiere of original horror film TALES FROM THE HOOD 3, and a slew of spooky and fun marathons airing all October. Additionally, SYFY WIRE will kick off a new shoppable editorial web series with a specially-curated online hub featuring Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights-themed merchandise.

SYFY HALLOWEEN will include: 


  • THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (World Television Premiere Starting Thursday, Oct. 1 at 9 PM ET/PT) – A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths
  • TALES FROM THE HOOD 3 (World Television Premiere Starting Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9 PM ET/PT) – Academy Award®-Winning director Spike Lee executive produces with writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott in this next installment of the ground-breaking original Tales from the Hood. Following the franchise’s cult classic roots, this all-new anthology, which features Tony Todd and Lynn Whitfield, is four terrifying tales that will scare and thrill audiences with its horrifying twists and social commentary.


  • DARK ARTS SUNDAYS (Every Sunday in October) – Celebrate the dark side of the Wizarding World with THE HARRY POTTER FILM SERIES and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM airing every Sunday throughout the month. 
  • BUST A GUT HALLOWEEN (Saturday, 10/3 from 12:50 PM to 12 AM ET/PT)Who says you can’t have your scares but laugh at them too? Join us for some frighteningly funny films, including “Hook,” “Zombieland,” and the SYFY premieres of “Monster House” and “The Mask.” 
  • RIDE OR DIE MARATHON (Tuesday, 10/6 from 8 PM to 2 AM ET/PT) – Hit the road with these high-octane thrillers, including “Wrong Turn 2,” “Dead End,” “Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings,” and “Drive Angry.” 
  • DON’T FEAR THE SEQUEL MARATHON (Monday, 10/12 from 12 PM to 12 AM ET/PT) – We’ll have you seeing double with these horror favorites and their sequels back-to-back all day long. Films include “28 Days Later,” “28 Weeks Later,” “The Strangers,” “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” THE PURGE, and the SYFY premiere of THE PURGE: ANARCHY.
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY MARATHON (Wednesday, 10/21 from 10:35 AM to 1:30 AM ET/PT) – Grab your hoverboard and get that DeLorean up to 88 MPH because we’re celebrating Back to the Future Day all day long with BACK TO THE FUTURE I-III.
  • WHAT’S EATING YOU? MARATHON (Thursday, 10/22 from 10 AM to 5:30 AM ET/PT) – This year has thrown a lot at us, and just in case a zombie apocalypse is next up on the 2020 bingo card, we’re here to help you start prepping with a day full of some of our favorite zombie flicks including “Zombieland,” “Dawn  of the Dead,” “28 Days Later,” “20 Weeks Later,” “Zombie Night,” “Dead 7,” “Rise of the Zombies” and “Zombie Apocalypse.”
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET MARATHON (Thursday, 10/29 from 12 PM to 4 AM ET/PT) – 1…2…Freddy’s coming for you…so don’t fall asleep! Instead, you can catch the all-day marathon of this classic horror franchise. Movies include “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.”
  • MASK UP MARATHON (Friday, 10/30 from 8 AM to 4:30 AM ET/PT) – Even some of the deadliest villains think safety comes first! Mask up for a marathon featuring these masked murderers, including “Halloween” (2007), “Leatherface,” “Jason X,” “Jigsaw,” THE PURGE, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, “The Mask,” “Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell” and “You Might Be the Killer.”
  • HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN MARATHON (Saturday, 10/31 from 10 AM to 12 AM ET/PT) – The Hallowe’en Feast is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than the Wizarding World? 


For the entire month, SYFY WIRE is partnering with Universal Orlando Resort to allow viewers to purchase Halloween Horror Nights-themed merchandise from the comfort of their home. Beginning early October, select merchandise currently available in the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida — including sweatshirts, tees, face coverings, shot glasses, and more — will be available for fans to shop via an online hub on This digital shopping experience, powered by NBCUniversal Checkout, kicks off a new editorial web series that will allow fans to shop their favorite gear from their favorite SYFY content all year long.

The full programming schedule and grids can be found HERE.


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About Abu Sillah

Abu is a Journalist, Marketing Consultant, & PR Specialist from Prince George's County, MD. He is the CEO of The DMV Daily and Marketing Manager of The Wig Café, LLC. In May 2018, Abu obtained his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is now attending Bowie State University for his M.A. in Organizational Communications.

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