Syfy Pulls Out All the Stops for 10th Anniversary of “31 Days of Halloween”

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Syfy Network’s annual holiday celebration “31 Days of Halloween” and they are going all out to put us in the special Halloween mood. Throughout the month of October, they’ll debut five new original movies, premiere brand new seasons of hit series, and pack the rest of the month with fan favorite horror offerings.

It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week horror fun beginning October 1, 2018! Check out the details below!

Original Series Premieres:

“Z Nation”–Season 5 Premiere October 5, 2018 at 9/8c: They’re the unlikeliest survivors of the zombie apocalypse you can imagine, and they’re back for a brand new season. Don’t miss series stars Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, Russell Hodgkinson, DJ Qualls, Anastasia Baranova, Nat Zang and Lydia Hearst!

“Van Helsing”–Season 3 Premier October October 5, 2018 at 10/9c: Series regulars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Missy Peregrym, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro and Aleks Paunovic are back for another bloody good time! Vanessa is once again resurrected thanks to a shape-shifting Elder vampire and Scarlett desperately tries to stay out of Blak Tek’s experiments.

“Channel Zero: The Dream Door”–World Premiere October 26, 2018 at 11/10c: Syfy anthology series, “Channel Zero” returns for its third season, this time based upon the “Creepypasta” story “Hidden Door”. The show will run for six consecutive nights from October 26 to its finale on Halloween Night, but if you’re the type who just can’t wait all 6 episodes will be available on VOD after the premiere on October 26!

In the latest chapter, newlyweds Jillian and Tom have both brought secrets to their marriage, but when they find a secret door in the basement of their new home, those secrets threaten to break free and destroy everything they’ve built together.

Created by Nick Antosca, “Channel Zero: The Dream Door” is directed by Evan Katz (“Small Crimes,” “Cheap Thrills”) and stars Brandon Scott (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Maria Sten (“Straight Outta Compton”), Steven Robertson (“Elementary”), Troy James (“The Strain”), Steven Weber (“Wings”) and Barbara Crampton (“You’re Next”).

Channel Zero: The Dream Door (Image via Syfy)

New Original Films

No Escape Room–Saturday, October 6 at 9/8c: A father and daughter check out a small town escape room and discover there is something sinister about the place. Starring Mark Ghanimé (“Reign”).

Cucuy: The Boogeyman–Saturday, October 13 at 7/6c: A teenage girl confined to her home on house arrest soon discovers that the nightmarish urban legends of the Mexican boogeyman, El Cucuy, are actually true. Starring Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”) and Brian Krause (“Charmed,” House of Purgatory, Sleepwalkers).

Karma–Saturday, October 13 at 9/8c: When recent college grad Manny has trouble making ends meet, his father-in-law offers him a job evicting delinquent tenants. Manny soon finds himself unleashing a karma demon which stalks him at every turn. Starring Mandela Van Peebles (Jigsaw), Brytni Sarpy (Truth or Dare) and Tony Amendola (Annabelle, “Once Upon a Time”).

Killer High– Saturday, October 20 at 9/8c: Sabrina’s perfectly planned high school reunion goes south when a monster keeps killing all the guests in this horror-comedy. Starring Kacey Rohl (THE MAGICIANS, “Hannibal”), Asha Bromfield (“Riverdale”) and Varun Saranga (WYNONNA EARP).

Dead in the Water–Saturday, October 27 at 9/8c: An all-female crew on a boat in the middle of nowhere must deal with an invader on their ship. Starring Nikohl Boosheri (The Bold Type).

Select Fan Favorites

If you still need more even after all of this Syfy goodness, never fear! Check out the dates for just a few of the films the network will run throughout the month below!

For a full schedule and play times in your area, check out!

Resident Evil – Monday, October 1 at 2:30/1:30c
Sorority Row – Tuesday, October 2 at 1:30/12:30c
Silent House – Wednesday, October 3 at 1/12c
American Psycho – Wednesday, October 3 at 7/6c
Insidious – Thursday, October 4 at 6:30/5:30c
Cabin Fever – Saturday, October 6 at 11/10c
Cabin in the Woods – Saturday, October 6 at 5/4c
Fright Night – Sunday, October 7 at 11:25/10:25c
The Quiet Ones – Tuesday, October 9 at 9/8c
Lights Out – Wednesday, October 10 at 7:15/6:15c
Truth or Dare – Wednesday, October 10 at 8:30/7:30c
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Thursday, October 11 at 5/4c

Leatherface – Friday, October 12 at 7/6c

Rev up those DVRs, horror fans, October at Syfy is going to be a hell of ride!

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Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.