|Sam, courtesy FEARnet|
According to a recent press release, "This is the only time of year that other networks concentrate on the horror realm, while we do this all year long," said Sarah Shannon, FEARnet’s director of programming. "So, we put together a schedule that stands out—a monthlong bender of some of the best programming we’ve ever had and some of the best features we’ve ever aired. From the world premieres of Quarantine 2 and Dolan’s Cadillac, to acquired classic TV shows like Tales from the Crypt and The Real Ghostbusters, there will always be something for fans to watch. Not just all month long, but all year long."
Some highlights include Paranormal Paparazzi guest star Adam Green's Hatchet (starring Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris) on Oct. 14 at 12 midnight. Tuesday, Oct 30 (aka Mischief Day) will bring us the British comedy, Psychoville which introduces us to such colorful characters as David Sowerbutts, Oscar Lomax and Mr. Jelly; a group of oddballs being blackmailed because of their less-than-scrupulous actions. The Psychoville marathon will air from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. ET and we'll get to see every episode in the series.
The grand finale comes on Halloween with a marathon of the controversial horror anthology film Trick 'r Treat starring Anna Paquin from True Blood and Leslie Bibb of The Midnight Meat Train. It will air from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET.
From the press release: "As always, the marathon will come packed with interstitial content created and produced exclusively for the network by the film’s writer/director, Mike Dougherty. These special features include 'Season’s Greetings,' the original short film that spawned 'Trick 'r Treat,' starring 'Trick 'r Treat's beloved Sam; as well as 'Fathers' Day,' 'Easter' and back-to-school shorts, also starring Sam; and vignettes explaining the four key rules of Halloween: Always wear a costume, always pass out treats, never blow out your Jack O’Lantern before midnight, and always check your candy."
Here are some other programming highlights and premieres. Are you brave enough to watch?
Tales from the Crypt, Friday, Oct. 5, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
The Burbs, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT;
Home Movie, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
Splice, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT;
Dolan’s Cadillac, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
The Stepfather, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Quarantine 2, Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
- Larissa Mrykalo