As Halloween draws near, MuchMusic is scaring up a wicked week of petrifying premieres, manic marathons, and spooky specials starting Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. ET.
Kicking things off is horror flick The Initiation of Sarah, the first of four, nightly Halloween-themed movies in the SPOOKY MOVIE OF THE WEEK MARATHON STRIP (Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m. ET).
The chills continue to spill as Much premieres two, all-new, terrifyingly good, one-hour specials DEGRASSI: NOWHERE TO RUN (Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET) and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE FIRST SECRET, (Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET).
On Halloween night, there are far more tricks than treats in the series premiere of SCARE TACTICS (Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET), the hidden-camera reality series hosted by Tracy Morgan.
The fright-nights continue all week long with new-episodes of bloody-good fan-favourite VAMPIRE DIARIES (Fridays at 8 p.m. ET) followed by the bewitching series, THE SECRET CIRCLE (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET). Viewers can also catch up with the new, (literally) mind-blowing dark comedy DEATH VALLEY, with a Season 1 marathon (Oct. 29,10 p.m.- 12 midnight)..
Below is a chronological list of Halloween programming on MuchMusic. Some screeners available on request:
MUCH MOVIE OF THE WEEK
MuchMusic Marathon – Monday-Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m. ET
Movie buffs can get in the Halloween spirit all week long with classic horror flicks and bone chilling thrillers. Movies to be included throughout the week include horror remake The Initiation of Sarah, gripping thriller The Truth Below, cult classic Carrie, and blood-sucking sequel Lost Boys: The Tribe.
MuchMusic Exclusive, All-New Special – Monday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET
“Nowhere to Run”
In this special one-hour thriller, Jake believes his feelings for Clare are unrequited and escapes to his cottage with friends hoping one last summer bash will help him move on. When Clare crashes the party, she is horrified by what she finds. Meanwhile, Katie returns from camp to find that Bianca spent the summer getting close to Drew’s family. Katie’s jealousy overcomes her and her schemes backfire.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
MuchMusic Exclusive, All-New Special – Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET
“The First Secret”
It’s the Halloween before Alison went missing, and the only concern for Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer is to score an invite to the hottest Halloween party. But with a new girl in town to challenge Ali for Queen Bee dominance, the possibility of Spencer losing the election for class president, and a shocking revelation for Aria about her father, there may be more to worry about this Halloween than finding the perfect costume. With all of the tricks and treats floating around Rosewood, there may be something more sinister waiting out there for Ali and her best friends.
MuchMusic All-New Episode – Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET
As Mystic Falls prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead. After a particularly violent encounter with an angry spirit, Damon asks Bonnie to find the reason behind the ghosts’ surprising power. Elena convinces Jeremy to use his connection to the other side to help her find a new way to reach Stefan leading Jeremy to a terrible choice. Finally, Alaric discovers a long-hidden clue to the past.
THE SECRET CIRCLE
MuchMusic All-New Episode – Friday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET
Deciding the Circle needs to have a little fun, Faye convinces Cassie to throw a big Halloween party. Intent on wooing Jake back, Faye goes all out on her Halloween costume. After a fight with Diana, Adam turns to Cassie for advice. Meanwhile, some dangerous, uninvited guests set their sights on the Circle.
MuchMusic Marathon – Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight ET
DEATH VALLEY is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops. This ground-breaking series follows the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (UTF), a division of the LAPD created to combat the emergence of monsters in the San Fernando Valley. Death Valley showcases the outrageous and courageous men and women working the toughest beat in the US: Death Valley.
MuchMusic Series Premiere – Monday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET
Shot entirely on location and in-studio in Toronto, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan (30 ROCK) returns as host and executive producer of this the frighteningly funny hidden-camera show. Now in its fifth season, SCARE TACTICS has friends and loved ones setting unsuspecting victims in elaborately staged and scary situations involving movie-style special effects and makeup. The horror hoaxes are skilfully designed to tap into the wildest fears of the prank’s prey. Viewers laugh along to the hilarious reactions of the series stars as they are caught off guard and on camera.