13 Nights Of Halloween 2017 schedule: FreeForm brings back ‘Hocus Pocus’ & more
Amanda Lynne Expert in Showbiz & Tv
Published on:12 September 2017
Halloween lovers around the nation tune in each October to watch FreeForm‘s “#13 Nights Of Halloween.” The 13-night event is beloved by many, as the network plays fan favorite, and family friendly, Halloween #Movies each night during the 13 days. This week, FreeForm has officially announced the 2017 schedule, which includes movies like “Sleepy Hollow,” “Men In Black,” “Monster’s Inc.,” and everyone’s favorite, “#Hocus Pocus.”
FreeForm releases new October schedule
FreeForm’s “13 Nights Of Halloween” 2017 will begin airing on TVThursday, October 19, and last until Halloween. The movies will play mostly in the evenings, with extra showings on the weekends.
This year, the network will even taking a page out of TBS’ book, (The network airs 24-hours of “A Christmas Story,” on Christmas Day.) and playing an all-day marathon of “Hocus Pocus” on Halloween day. As many fans know, “Hocus Pocus” is the backbone of “13 Nights Of Halloween,” and will keep viewers tuning in the entire month of October.
‘Hocus Pocus’ fans rejoice!
“Hocus Pocus” stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and others. The movie centers around three witches, the Sanderson Sisters, (Middler, NaJimi, and Parker) who are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. 100 years later, a new kid in town named Max Dennison, (Omri Katz) lights the sisters’ spooky BlackFlame Candle and brings them back from the dead on accident. It is then up to him, his sister Dani, (Thora Birch), and the girl he’s crushing on to save Halloween and stop the sisters from carrying out their plan to steal the soles of children to keep them alive and young.
It all starts on October 19
“13 Nights Of Halloween” will kick off on October 19 with “Addams FamilyValues” at 6:45 and then the fan favorite “Hocus Pocus” at 8:50 p.m. The next day, October 20, “Hocus Pocus will air at 6:20 p.m. followed by “Sleepy Hollow” at 8:30. On Saturday, October 21, “Sleepy Hollow” will air again at 4:40 p.m. followed by “The Addams Family” at 7:10 and “Addams Family Values” at 9:15 p.m.
Tim Burton marathon penciled in
Sunday, October 22 will bring more “Addams Family Values” at 7:05 p.m., followed by “Hocus Pocus” again at 9:15, and “Alice in Wonderland” at 11:25. The next day will begin a Tim Burton marathon, which could include any of the directors films such as “Beetlejuice,” “The Corpse Bride,” or “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” On Tuesday, October 24 the Sanderson sisters are back in action at 8:50, after another showing of the “Addams Family Values.” On the 25th, The Sanderson sisters will make another appearance at 6:35 followed by “Men In Black” at 8:45.
‘Addams Family’ and more
October 26th will bring another showing of “Men In Black” at 6:05 p.m., followed by Johnny Depp’s “Dark Shadows” at 8:20. The next day both “Addams Family” movies will air back-to-back, and on Saturday, October 28, “Hocus Pocus” will air before “Monster’s Inc.” and “Monster’s University.”
Disney-Pixar and an all-day Sanderson sister marathon
Sunday, October 29, will be a Disney–Pixar day with another showing of both “Monster’s Inc.” movies followed by the fan favorite “Toy Story ofTerror.” The day before Halloween brings the Addams’ back as well as the Sanderson sisters, before Halloween day, where “Hocus Pocus” will play on a loop for an all-day marathon event, closing out FreeForm‘s “13 Nights Of Halloween” for 2017.