2021 Schedule of Spooktacular Halloween TV Specials Families will Love

Posted on: September 12th, 2021 by

With summer winding down on the way to Halloween, our favorite television stations are beginning to show their 2021 Halloween TV Specials. It’s Monstober on the Disney Channel and 31 Nights of Halloween is coming up on Freeform. PBS Kids presents Odd-Tober, and The Food Network and Cooking channels provide many ideas for yummy treats. Consider our listing of Halloween TV Specials as your official Halloween TV guide.

We are scouring the Internet to find the 2021 Halloween TV Specials so you can look HERE, in one place, each day and find a fun Halloween show. Please remember that all shows are subject to change, if we find any programming changes we will be sure to let you know. This list will get updated a few times as all the stations have not released their full schedules as of yet.

Did you miss your favorite? Make sure you check streaming platforms for on demand viewing of past or missed Halloween TV specials.

2021 Schedule of Halloween TV Specials

Our listing of Halloween TV Specials was first published in 2014 but updated annually for Jersey Family Fun readers.

(We will be updating this listing of Halloween TV specials throughout October)

Friday, October 1 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 2:30 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 5 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
    • 7 p.m. — Addams Family Values
    • 9 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

Saturday, October 2 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — The Goonies
    • 9:35 a.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • 12:15 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 2:45 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
    • 4:50 p.m. — Addams Family Values
    • 6:55 p.m. — Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
    • 9 p.m. — Disney and Pixar’s Monsters University

Sunday, October 3 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 8:40 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
    • 1:15 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
    • 2:55 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • 4:35 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 6:45 p.m. — Maleficent
    • 8:50 p.m. — Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Freeform Premiere!)

Monday, October 4 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 12:30 p.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
    • 1:30 p.m. — The Goonies
    • 4 p.m. — Matilda
  • Nickelodeon
    • 11 AM Ryan’s Mystery Playdate – Ryan’s Spooky Playdate
    • 7:30 PM Double Dare Halloween Week

Tuesday, October 5 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 10:30 a.m. — Matilda
    • 12:30 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 3 p.m. — Shrek
    • 5 p.m. — Shrek 2
    • 7 p.m. — Shrek Forever After
    • 9 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

Wednesday, October 6 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 10:30 a.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 12:30 p.m. — Shrek
    • 2:30 p.m. — Shrek 2
    • 4:30 p.m. — Shrek Forever After
    • 6:30 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
    • 8 – 11 p.m. — The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Thursday, October 7 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 11:30 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
    • 1:30 p.m. — Halloweentown
    • 3:30 p.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • 6 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
    • 8:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters II

Friday, October 8 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 10:30 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)

Saturday, October 9 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 9:10 a.m. — Shrek
    • 11:15 a.m. — Shrek 2
    • 1:20 p.m. — Shrek Forever After
    • 3:25 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
    • 5:30 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
    • 7:40 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 9:50 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)

Sunday, October 10 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — Shrek
    • 9:05 a.m. — Shrek 2
    • 11:10 a.m. — Shrek Forever After
    • 1:15 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
    • 3:20 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
    • 5:30 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 7:40 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
    • 9:45 — Addams Family Values

Monday, October 11 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 11:30 a.m. — Jaws (Freeform Premiere!)
    • 2:30 p.m. — Jaws 2 (Freeform Premiere!)
    • 5:05 p.m. — Alien
    • 7:45 p.m. — Aliens
  • Nickelodeon 
    • 8 PM Double Dare – Halloween Week

Tuesday, October 12 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 3 p.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
    • 4 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 6:30 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • 8 p.m. — Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Nickelodeon 
    • 11 AM SpongeBob SquarePants “A Cabin in the Kelp/The Ghost of Plankton”
    • 8 PM Henry Danger “Story Tank”
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Wednesday, October 13 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 12:30 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 3 p.m. — Halloweentown
    • 5 p.m. — Mrs. Doubtfire
    • 8 – 11 p.m. — The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Thursday, October 14 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 1 p.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    • 3:30 p.m. — Hook
    • 6:45 p.m. — Matilda
    • 8:50 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

Friday, October 15 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 11 a.m. — Matilda
    • 9 – 11 p.m. — Family Guy – Halloween Episodes

Saturday, October 16 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
    • 9:30 a.m. — Ghostbusters II
    • 12 p.m. — Mrs. Doubtfire
    • 3:05 p.m. — Men in Black (1997)
    • 5:15 p.m. — Men in Black II (Freeform Premiere!)
    • 7:15 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 9:25 p.m. — Maleficent
    • 11:30 p.m. — The House with a Clock in Its Walls(Freeform Premiere!)

Sunday, October 17 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7:30 a.m. — Mrs. Doubtfire
    • 10:30 a.m. — Men in Black (1997)
    • 12:40 p.m. — Men in Black II
    • 2:40 p.m. — The House with a Clock in Its Walls
    • 5:10 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 7:20 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
    • 9:25 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
    • 11:35 — Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!

Monday, October 18 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 2 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
    • 4 p.m. — Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
    • 4:30 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
    • 6:30 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
    • 8:30 p.m. — Casper (1995)

Tuesday, October 19 Halloween TV specials

  • Nickelodeon
    • 11 AM The Loud House “Tails of Woe/The Last Loud on Earth”
  • Freeform
    • 12:30 p.m. — Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    • 3:40 p.m. — X-Men: First Class
    • 6:50 p.m. — Men in Black (1997)
    • 9 p.m. — Men in Black II

Wednesday, October 20 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 10:30 a.m. — X-Men: First Class
    • 1:30 p.m. — Cowboys & Aliens (Freeform Premiere!)
    • 4 p.m. — Men in Black (1997)
    • 6 p.m. — Men in Black II
    • 8 – 11 p.m. — The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Thursday, October 21 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 1 p.m. — The Perfect Storm
    • 4 p.m. — The Craft (1996)
    • 6:30 p.m. — The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Freeform Premiere!)
    • 9 p.m. — Maleficent

Friday, October 22 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 10: 30 a.m. — The Craft (1996)
    • 9 – 11 p.m. — Family Guy – Halloween Episodes

Saturday, October 23 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    • 9:30 a.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 11:50 a.m. — Shrek
    • 1:55 p.m. — Shrek 2
    • 4 p.m. — Halloweentown
    • 6:05 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 8:15 p.m. — Ghostbusters (2016)

Sunday, October 24 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 9:30 a.m. — Shrek
    • 11:40 a.m. — Shrek 2
    • 1:45 p.m. — Halloweentown
    • 3:50 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • 5:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters (2016)
    • 8:45 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

Monday, October 25 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 1 p.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
    • 2 p.m. — The Goonies
    • 4:30 p.m. — Scared Shrekless
    • 5 p.m. — Shrek
    • 7 p.m. — Shrek 2
    • 9 p.m. — Shrek Forever After
  • Nickelodeon
    • 7:30 PM, 8 PM, Double Dare – Halloween Week

Tuesday, October 26 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 12 p.m. — The Goonies\
    • 2:30 p.m. — Scared Shrekless
    • 3 p.m. — Shrek
    • 5 p.m. — Shrek 2
    • 7 p.m. — Shrek Forever After
    • 9 p.m. — Maleficent

Wednesday, October 27 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 1 p.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • 3:30 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 6 p.m. — Matilda
    • 8 – 11 p.m. — The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

Thursday, October 28 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 11:30 a.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 2 p.m. — Matilda
    • 4 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
    • 6:30 p.m. — The Craft (1996)
    • 9 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

Friday, October 29 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 12:30 p.m. — Men in Black (1997)
    • 9 – 11 p.m. — Family Guy – Halloween Episodes

Saturday, October 30 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
    • 8 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
    • 10:30 a.m. — Men in Black (1997)
    • 12:35 p.m. — Men in Black II
    • 2:35 p.m. — Goosebumps (2015)
    • 5:05 p.m. — Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Freeform Premiere!)
    • 7:10 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • 8:50 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

Sunday, October 31 Halloween TV specials

  • Freeform
    • 7 a.m. — Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
    • 10 a.m. — Goosebumps (2015)
    • 12:30 p.m. — Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
    • 2:35 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
    • 4:45 p.m. — Casper (1995)
    • 7:15 — Maleficent
    • 9:20 p.m. — Hocus Pocus

STREAMING Halloween shows and movies for kids

20 Halloween specials on Amazon Prime Video

Here are the family-friendly Halloween shows and movies currently available on Amazon Prime Video. We participate in Amazon’s affiliate program. If you make a purchase using the links below we may earn a small commission.

  1. CoComelon and Friends Halloween Special
  2. The Super Simple Show – Halloween
  3. Blippi and Friends: Halloween Special
  4. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
  5. If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin
  6. Steve and Maggie – Haunted Halloween Special (Vol. 4)
  7. The Dog Who Saved Halloween
  8. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
  9. Hotel Transylvania
  10. Berenstain Bears: Trick or Treat: Volume 1
  11. Spooky House
  12. Tumble Leaf – Season 402
  13. Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures
  14. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!
  15. Halloween Mysteries Vol. 1
  16. The Addams Family (2019)
  17. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  18. Kids Halloween Baking Championship
  19. Hotel Transylvania 2
  20. Halloweentown

Halloween on Netflix

  • The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-A-Ween

Need more ideas for a spooktacular New Jersey Halloween?

Let us help you have a great New Jersey Halloween with Our Spooktacular Guide to New Jersey Halloween Family Fun With Your Kids.

Our Spooktacular Guide to New Jersey Halloween Family Fun With Your Kids includes

  • New Jersey Trick or Treat Times,
  • Best Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey,
  • New Jersey Halloween Attractions,
  • New Jersey Haunted Houses & Halloween Displays,
  • New Jersey Trunk or Treat Events,
  • New Jersey Halloween Parades,
  • New Jersey Scarecrow Trails,
  • New Jersey Pumpkin Patches,
  • and Where Kids Can Eat Free on Halloween.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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