Complete ABC Family “13 Nights of Halloween” 2015 Schedule


Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I lover everything about it – the costumes, the decorations, the haunted hayrides, the candy and especially the spooky movies. I get so excited every year when ABC Family releases their 13 Nights of Halloween TV Schedule. For those 13 days, you’ll usually find me glued to my television. The 13 Days of Halloween lineup is scheduled to start on Monday, October 19 and will run right through Halloween.

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For my your convenience, here is the entire 2015 lineup:

Monday October 19
(1:30-5:00 PM ET/PT) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
(5:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Tuesday October 20
(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
(6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) Halloween Episode of Stitchers
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Casper

Wednesday October 21
(5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) Casper
(7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) Addams Family
(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) Addams Family Values
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) I Know What You Did Last Summer

Thursday, October 22
(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) Addams Family
(6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) Addams Family Values
(8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) The Hunger Games
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Friday, October 23
(5:30-8:30 PM ET/PT) The Hunger Games
(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) Sleepy Hollow
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Matilda

Saturday, October 24
(7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) Matilda
(9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT) ParaNorman
(11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
(1:00-2:30 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
(2:30-4:30 PM ET/PT) Casper
(4:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) Addams Family
(6:30-8:30 PM ET/PT) Addams Family Values
(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) Monsters University
(11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) Toy Story of Terror
(11:30-1:30 AM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus

Sunday, October 25
(7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) ParaNorman
(9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
(11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
(12:30-2:30 PM ET/PT) Casper
(2:30-4:30 PM ET/PT) Addams Family
(4:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) Addams Family Values
(6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) Toy Story of Terror
(7:00-9:45 PM ET/PT) Monsters University
(9:45-12:00 AM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus

Monday October 26
(5:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) Sleepy Hollow
(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) Toy Story of Terror
(9:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

Tuesday October 27
(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
(6:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
(7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) Toy Story of Terror
(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) ParaNorman

Wednesday October 28
(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) ParaNorman
(6:00-8:15 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(8:15-11:00 PM ET/PT) Dark Shadows
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Casper

Thursday October 29
(5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) Casper
(7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) Addams Family
(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) Addams Family Values
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus

Friday October 30
(2:30-4:30 PM ET/PT) Addams Family
(4:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) Addams Family Values
(6:30-8:30 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) Poltergeist
(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Saturday October 31
(7:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) Batman
(10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT) Batman Returns
(12:30-3:00 PM ET/PT) Poltergeist
(3:00-5:30 PM ET/PT) Sleepy Hollow
(5:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
(7:00-9:15 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(9:15-11:30 PM ET/PT) Hocus Pocus
(11:30-2:00 AM ET/PT) Sleepy Hollow

I am excited to re-watch so many of these, but my all time favorite Halloween movie is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. What are your favorite Halloween movies/specials?

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  1. Ginger Mommy

    What a great list of shows. We will be tuning in for a family night.

  2. Laura

    so bookmarking this-I love the 13 nights of Halloween and I think this is their best lineup yet! and Nightmare Before Christmas?SOLD!

  3. QueenThrifty

    I am so stoked! I was drafting a post similar to this one. Mind if I share the similar content with my readers?

  4. Liz Mays

    I know! I have to get my DVR set up too. I don’t want to forget anything!

  5. Pam

    Makes me wish I had a DVR! I’ll just have to plan my days around what I want to see, right? Lol.

  6. Scott

    Ooh, the Hunger Games finally on TV! We’ll be sure to record that one!

  7. Liz Mays

    We love the Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ll definitely be tuning in for that!

  8. yumeating

    We love that one, too. I always get excited for Hocus Pocus though.

  9. asbestrecipes

    This is so helpful! We love watching movies at home many great options here!

  10. @SensiblySara

    I love ABC Family and their line-ups!! Thanks for putting this in an easy-to-read list!!

  11. Patty Leonard Woodland

    I love ABC Family – I always look forward to the 25 Days of Christmas. I didn’t know they also did Halloween fun too. Lots of great movies in that line up!

  12. Mama to 5 BLessings

    Neither did I . Looks like they have a large variety for several days.

  13. Jamie H

    You bet I’ll be watching all of these movies at least once! Thanks for putting together this list! Much easier than me having to search through my TV listings!

  14. Jeanine

    Casper is and always will be my all-time favorite Halloween type movie. I love it and cannot get enough of it. My kiddos love it too. I heart Devon Sawa. I remember liking hocus pocus too but can’t for the life of me actually remember it!

  15. Lois Alter Mark

    I had no idea there was a whole schedule of Halloween programming. Yet another reason to love fall!

  16. Valerie

    The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great one. I can’t wait to see some of these!

  17. crystal

    Is it bad we already started watching Halloween movies? It’s my favorite holiday!

  18. Kyleigh Wegener

    This is the time of year I’m so sad my husband and I decided to become cord-cutters. How am I supposed to watch Hocus Pocus now?

  19. Betsy

    SO many good movies! I’m also so excited it’s Halloween time. The decorations are already out!

  20. Ourfamilyworld

    I also look forward to watching horror shows on TV during Halloween. I love the Harry Potter movies and Sleepy Hallow.

  21. Lois Alter Mark

    I would love to watch the Harry Potter movies again. They’re so good!

  22. Debbie Denny

    Sweeeet! So glad to have this schedule. I have several shows I want to see this year.

  23. Elizabeth O.

    I love the line-up! Those movies are some of my favorites and I love watching them with my girls.

  24. Mykidsguide

    Most of these movies are my favorites, too. I dont think I will ever get tired of watching the Harry Potter movies.

  25. Rorybore

    Oh Hocus Pocus is a MUST. I met someone the other day who had never heard of it, and I was just “sweet child, who didn’t love you?!”

  26. Dawn

    I couldn’t agree more! We make sure to watch Hocus Pocus every Halloween.

  27. Dogvills

    What a great line up. Those are great Halloween movies to look forward to. My kids love The Addams Family.

  28. Theresa

    I always look forward to seeing what’s on the ABC Family movie list each year. Though we already own a lot of these on dvd, we will still sit down and watch a few here and there.

  29. Amanda Ripsam

    I totally could hug you right about now. You see we finally upgraded and got cable and I have been looking for the Abc Halloween specials. Thanks so much.

  30. Amanda Ripsam

    Oh and my favorite of course is Nightmare before Christmas.

  31. Amber NElson

    They always have the best holiday lineup. Love ABC Family!

  32. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    Thank you for sharing this!! I love ABC Family for all the holiday movies I want to see!

  33. Mykidsguide

    These are great movies to look forward to. I don’t think we will ever get tired of watching these movies again.

  34. Jessica Beal Harlow

    Thank you for this list! I always like to know ahead of time when to plan for some of our favorite Halloween shows! Hocus Pocus is my favorite and we watch it several times! lol Halloween is a HUGE deal at our house too!

  35. crystal

    I love that one! It’s a Halloween tradition here also.

  36. Miss Millennia Mag (@MissMillMag)

    Finally the Hunger Games on TV… I love this movie so much!!

  37. indah nuria savitri

    Looks like a great list indeed.. I love ABC and all those movies they are airing..

  38. Dogvills

    This is a great time to catch up on the movies we have missed. I’m looking forward to seeing Hocus Focus and Matilda.

  39. Mama to 5 BLessings

    I never considered Matilda a halloween type movie. Great list!

  40. Maureen

    Great list! So many great movies to watch on this list. I’ll have to record some of them.

  41. Tammy

    Thanks for posting this. I was just looking it up for the grandkids. We always love this series.

  42. Briana

    Halloween time is my favorite time of the year! Bring on the scary movies!

  43. Kristi

    Thanks… now to decide which nights will be family nights to watch some fun shows. Looks like some great ones and we LOVE Halloween.

  44. angliciousgiftsandmore

    Thank you for the list and I will be sharing it with my friends and family as I know they will enjoy knowing what’s on.

  45. Jennifer

    That’s a great lineup. I watch the 13 Nights of Halloween every year. I love Halloween specials.

  46. Dawn

    ABC Family is the best. I love holiday specials. I always watch their 13 Days of Halloween and their 31 Days of Christmas.

  47. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    When Halloween and Christmas rolls around, ABC Family is one pretty much day and night. It’s so much fun to have all those holiday episodes running all the time.

  48. Deanna

    Thanks for sharing this! I love Halloween and can’t wait to watch all of these fun shows!

  49. Alicia

    We don’t have cable, but I use to love watching ABC Family’s 13 nights of Halloween! What fun memories.

  50. Michelle Liew

    I really wish that we celebrated Halloween here!

  51. Pam

    So many fun titles this year on the 13 Nights of Halloween. I will definitely be catching the Addams Family.

  52. susan

    I love Halloween specials!! I never knew that they did the count down to Halloween with these specials, I am a fan of the holiday countdown as well.

  53. Mama to 5 BLessings

    That is quite a line up! I remember Addams family when I was a kid!

  54. jennifer clay

    I am SO excited about watching some of my favorite Halloween movies!! Halloween is my favorite holiday!!

  55. Sophie O'Reilly

    I enjoy the Halloween season too, it’s so much fun. I love Casper, I always watch it!

  56. Erinn S

    Thank you for this. Makes for great movie night planning

  57. Chubskulit Rose

    I am one of those sad ones for the summer. Halloween is my least favorite holiday but my kids love it.

  58. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet

    I love Halloween! I didn’t get to celebrate when I was young so I go all out now!

  59. aimee (@HouseofFaucis)

    Matilda is Halloween related? I do love Matilda but didn’t think it would be Halloween.

  60. sign4baby

    I love that you’ve compiled this easy reference list for Halloween movies – I need to set the DVR!

  61. Jeanette

    I don’t have that channel right now, but some of these would be fun to watch with my kiddo. I forgot about some of these shows.

  62. Sarah Bailey

    Oh my gosh that is one amazing schedule – I would definitely be glued to my TV if you I could get it! x

  63. Tiffany Washko

    This is a great lineup! I know we plan to watch a few of them… especially Harry Potter.

  64. Adriana

    OMG thank you for this!!! I LOVE these movies and I love how channels like ABCFamily and Disney reshow all the old movies during holidays like Halloween/Christmas!! Can you believe ABCFamily is changing their name to “FreeForm”? Drives me nuts – not happy about that! But I AM happy about this line up! Can’t wait to watch! : )
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

  65. lisa

    We look forward to the 13 nights of Halloween every year! I can’t wait to see Hocus Pocus and the others. I love Halloween.

  66. sicorra

    Great list of Halloween shows! I use to watch the Adams Family TV show when I was a kid and really liked it.

  67. Jennifer Van Huss

    This is awesome!! So many fabulous movies! I love this about Halloween!! I totally forgot about Hocus Pocus!! I’m going to have to remember to show that one to my kids!

  68. gingermommyrants

    I would be happy with Fall 12 months a year. Love Halloween and the cooler weather. I have started watching some of our faves already

  69. YellowTennessee

    What a great line up. My kids love Toy Story of Terror and that is about as scary as I am willing to go myself.

  70. Daisy

    This looks like a fun lineup. We love spooky halloween specials.

  71. toughcookiemommy

    This is a full Halloween lineup. I love watching themed television specials with my boys.

  72. Marcie W.

    Yes, yes, yes to absolutely all of it! The Nightmare Before Christmas, Poltergeist and the Addams Family movies are a few of our favorites in this lineup.

  73. tara pittman

    These are good shows to watch. We just have broadcast TV, bummers.

  74. becca112971

    We love ABC Family and it’s scheduled line up. I am looking forward to the new name change coming as well.

  75. bloodcravephotography

    Nice. This looks like a pretty neat schedule. Just in time for the holidays.

  76. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    Looks like a great lineup! I see several that we will likely be watching (and more than once!). Thanks for sharing.

  77. Pam

    I saw quite a few I would like to watch also. I will have to pass on this info to my son who loves to watch the Halloween movies and shows.

  78. Kelly Hutchinson

    Thank you for such a great list! I have not seen the Corpse Bride before! Hocus Pocus is one of my favorites.

  79. danavento

    I am very excited for this amazing lineup of shows

  80. coolchillmom

    That is my all time fave movie too! I need to get in on your amazing schedule!

  81. Pam

    I did not know this was on ABC. I will definitely have to check this out. I love TV shows that really get you in the mood for Halloween.

  82. shaunatorres

    Oh what fun. I love holiday movies and feel that the Halloween movies are so much fun. Many of these are family classics that I can’t wait to watch with the kids.

  83. Dawn

    My daughter used to love when this came on! Hocus Pocus was her favorite!

  84. Brandy

    I am so happy that I have cable and can actually watch this this year! yay!

  85. Ann Bacciaglia

    I am so happy they are playing Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is one of my favorite movies. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of these movies again.

  86. Elizabeth Lampman

    I love this time of the year. These are all great movies. I am looking forward to the Tim Burton movies.

  87. Norah Salazar

    Taking notes! My kids love some of these movies too.

  88. Amy Kade

    My favorite time of year! So happy to come across your blog! Excellent list of what to watch! Thank you!

  89. [email protected]

    So excited for the Halloween season. It will be here before we know it.

  90. Claudette Esterine

    I too love Fall but I haven’t gotten into the Halloween tradition.

  91. Courtney

    This is such a great lineup. I haven’t seen too many of these, but I will have to check it out!

  92. Sherri

    Wow! Awesome list, so many great things to watch. Thanks for sharing it!

  93. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    Oh wow, what a great lineup! So many good old movies to watch; Casper,Matilda, Addams Family. How fun!

  94. Clairelaire

    Can’t wait! I love Halloween movies! Especially the great ones from the 90’s!

  95. miss (@thedealmatch)

    Tim Burton and Casper! I love halloween movies, so fun to watch! Thanks for sharing the list

  96. Shannon P

    This is one of the reasons I miss having TV!

  97. victoria

    Great list of movies to watch! I love the Nightmare before Christmas. I can’t wait to watch it.

  98. nacaroinc

    Thanks for the line up. I love Casper and everything Harry Potter. My children are always tuned in to ABC family.

  99. yumeating

    So many awesome movies. I was just reading the other day that ABC Family is changing their name. I forgot what it was off the top of my head, but it didn’t really seem to fit.

  100. Christie

    Oh how exciting for this time of year! So many awesome family movie choices, I had no idea!

  101. Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself)

    How cool is that! Totes sharing with my nieces and nephews – thanks!

  102. Ashley

    I am so looking forward to this time of year. My kids have actually never seen the Adams Family movies so I think we will make it a point to watch them.

  103. maria s.

    I am not going to lie, I am one of those that are sad the summer is over. These movies and Halloween coming do make it a little better and help me enjoy the new season.

  104. Evelyne

    My favourite ever is Buffy, and the two Halloween episodes, when they turn into their costumes, and when they get trapped in a haunted house! So fun! Great list here!

  105. Chasing Joy

    I have never seen the nightmare before christmas. I will have to check that one out this year.

  106. casavilorainteriors

    I love that quote about being ready for Halloween. I can appreciate it although I’m not a big Halloween celebrator

  107. thequietgrove

    Love watching family friendly Halloween Movies in October! Thanks for the schedule!

  108. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    My kids are young but they love Halloween stuff! I’ll definitely belooking forward to showing them a few of these movies!

  109. Seattle Travel Blogger

    That is a great schedule. I am going to make it a point to watch the Corpse Bride this year.

  110. Babita

    We have watched most of the movies on the list. I personally don’t have a favorite but my older one loves Harry Potter movies. She has seen them many times and I don’t she will ever stop watching them.

  111. Fan R @TeddyOutReady

    This is going to be pretty cool Halloween Themes schedule, I may stick to Addams Family.

  112. Shanéy Maharaj

    Sounds like a great line up but I shall be sleeping early. lol I’m such a scary cat, hate horror movies.

  113. Lisa Rios

    No doubt, Halloween is almost the favorite holiday for many of us with all funs, scares, decorations, costumes & many more making it the best of the year. This is a great lineup of Halloween shows from ABC Family & we are excited to watch them.

  114. Bonnie @wemake7

    Thank you so much for sharing this schedule. Looks like a lot of great shows to watch.

  115. Becka @ Probably Crafting

    All I can say is HOCUS POCUS! We love that movie around here!!!

  116. Ashleigh

    I always love catching some movies when this is on. Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie.

  117. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    This is right on time, I’ve made a note and told the kids. This is a great way to keep their behaviors in check.

  118. Terra Heck

    Although I tend to lean more towards scarier movies I’ll probably watch some of these in the line-up.

  119. traceyzimmer

    This is amazing! I know I’ll be watching Hocus Pocus at least once or twice!

  120. Ms. Katrina

    I would not have thought of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games as something to watch for the Halloween season.

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