SYFY Unveils Its 31 Days of Halloween Schedule; 5 Original Movies Plus Channel Zero Returns with The Dream Door

Still figuring out your TV viewing schedule for the Halloween season? There’s A LOT to choose from, but SYFY’s 10th annual “31 Days of Halloween” should be high on your list. The network’s chilling lineup airs all day and night throughout the month and includes the premieres of five terrifying original movies, a new installment of the acclaimed anthology series “Channel Zero,” spooky new seasons of both “Van Helsing” and “Z Nation,” and a variety of cult horror flicks.

The month-long event includes:


“Z NATION” – Season 5 Premiere Friday, October 5, at 9/8c
An unlikely group of survivors become reluctant heroes in the zombie apocalypse when they find themselves on a mission to save humanity in this series starring Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, Russell Hodgkinson, DJ Qualls, Anastasia Baranova, Nat Zang, and Lydia Hearst.

“VAN HELSING” – Season 3 Premiere Friday, October 5, at 10/9c
In Season 3, after being bitten by a shape-shifting Elder vampire loyal to the Van Helsing clan, Vanessa is once again resurrected and forced to confront her family’s legacy. At Crooked Falls, Axel, Scarlett, and the others fend off Blak Tek’s forces who hope to add Scarlett to their list of lab rats. The series stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Missy Peregrym, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, and Aleks Paunovic.

“CHANNEL ZERO: THE DREAM DOOR” – Series Premiere Friday, October 26, at 11/10c
“Channel Zero” returns with “The Dream Door,” the anthology series’ latest installment based on the “creepypasta” short story “Hidden Door” by Charlotte Bywater. Premiering over six consecutive nights from Friday, October 26, through Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31, at 11/10c, “Channel Zero: The Dream Door” follows newlyweds Jillian and Tom, who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship and their lives. 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). Following the premiere on October 26, all six episodes will be available on VOD.


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”).


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

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