THE CREEPY AND CRAWLY LURK AROUND EVERY CORNER IN ABC FAMILY'S 10th ANNUAL '13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN'
Burbank, CA (September 8, 2008) � For the tenth year in a row, ABC Family brings viewers fright-full evenings during its 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN programming event. The ABC Family premieres of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" and "The Addams Family" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 � October 31).
Following is a listing of programming thrills and chills taking place October 19-31 during ABC Family's 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN.
Night One � Sunday, October 19
The 10th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN begins with a day full of screams starting with The Witches at 11:30 AM � 1:30 PM ET/PT, where a young boy comes across a convention of witches with devastating results. Right after the witchy adventure watch as a small town is terrorized by monsters in Gremlins (1:30 � 4:00 PM ET/PT). Then settle in for the afternoon with a butt-kicking ninja marathon starting with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 4:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (6:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) and then the ABC Family premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III at 8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Night Two � Monday, October 20
"Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize" with the airing of The Haunted Mansion at 8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT. Eddie Murphy stars as a father who brings his family to a haunted house that hides a much darker secret.
Night Three � Tuesday, October 21
The screams ring out when Scariest Places on Earth returns at 10:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT. Host Linda Blair guides viewers as they take a look at some of America's greatest urban legends and investigates each famous spot.
Night Four � Wednesday, October 22
Say this man's name three times and you are in for quite a terrifying ride! Beetlejuice wreaks havoc for a married couple at 8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT. The film stars Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder.
Night Five � Thursday, October 23
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysteriously spooky � they're The Addams Family. In the ABC Family premiere, the eccentric family must deal with an Uncle Fester imposter from 8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT. Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd star. The night concludes with an episode of the fan favorite Scariest Places on Earth (12:00 � 1:00 AM ET/PT), where the Monahan family tackles Vlad the Impaler's lair in Transylvania.
Night Six � Friday, October 24
The shenanigans of the macabre Addams Family continue with Addams Family Values at 8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT. This go-round the family must come to their uncle's rescue when a gold-digger targets him as her new love. Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd star.
Night Seven � Saturday, October 25
The weekend is full of witches, ghosts and the undead and starting it off is Casper Meets Wendy at 11:00 AM � 1:00 PM ET/PT with the world's friendliest ghost. The day continues with a cauldron full of spells with the film Teen Witch (1:00 � 3:00 PM ET/PT) about one unpopular high school student who uses her new found powers to get revenge. The eerie fun continues when Hocus Pocus airs at 3:00 � 5:00 PM ET/PT starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Follow the Sanderson sisters on their quest for immortal life and the 300 year-old cat that tries to spoil their dastardly plans. Then true love is doomed in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (5:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT) when Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp) finds himself mistakenly married to a corpse bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter). The Scooby gang reunites when each member arrives to a mysterious island to investigate strange occurrences in Scooby-Doo (7:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT). The film stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini. The mystery fun continues with the airing of Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (9:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT). The Scooby squad is back at it, this time trying to track down a masked villain who wreaks havoc at the Coolsville Museum of Criminology. The evening comes to a screaming halt when six dinner guests are thrown into a murder mystery in Clue (11:00 PM � 1:00 AM ET/PT).
Night Eight � Sunday, October 26
The wicked weekend continues with another day of haunted humor, starting off with a teenager who finds out her past holds a lot of spells and flying broomsticks in Teen Witch at 11:00 AM � 1:00 PM ET/PT. The day continues as viewers get a double dose of family wackiness with Morticia and Gomez in The Addams Family (1:00 � 3:00 PM ET/PT) and Addams Family Values (3:00 � 5:00 PM ET/PT). Then listen for the deadly wedding bells that are ringing for Victor and his undead bride in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (5:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT). The other-worldly hijinks continue with Beetlejuice at 7:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT. Frightening terrors conclude the evening with the horror classic Poltergeist at 9:00 � 11:30 PM ET/PT. Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Heather O'Rourke fight the supernatural spirits that haunt their house.
Night Nine � Monday, October 27
New York City gets the scare of a lifetime when the mother of all lizards attacks the city in Godzilla (8:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT). The film stars Matthew Broderick and Hank Azaria.
Night Ten � Tuesday, October 28
The un-holy hauntings continue at 10:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT with Scariest Places on Earth as they take viewers on a tour of America's most gruesome institutions, including Moundsville, WV prison and Dixmont, PA mental institution.
Night Eleven � Wednesday, October 29
Hold on to your seat as four lethal ninjas take you on the ride of your life as they fight evil all across the world in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (5:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (7:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (9:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT).
Night Twelve � Thursday, October 30
All the Scooby snacks in the world won't be able to help the gang as they track down dastardly culprits in Scooby Doo (7:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (9:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT). The evening comes to a haunting conclusion with an episode of Scariest Places on Earth at 12:00 � 1:00 AM ET/PT where one unlucky family get the unfortunate task to tackle Bathory Castle, home of the infamous Blood Countess.
Night Thirteen � Friday, October 31
The petrifying thrills come to a frightening end on the most haunted night of the year. To celebrate this ominous night, ABC Family will air Poltergeist (7:30 � 10:00 PM ET/PT). The story of one girl's supernatural connection that brings evil spirits into her family's house stars Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Heather O'Rourke.