List of Halloween television specials

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This is a list of Halloween special episodes on television.

Children and family[edit]

Cartoon Network[edit]

Adventure Time[edit]

  • The Creeps (2011)
  • From Bad to Worse (2011)
  • Ghost Fly (2014)
  • Blank-Eyed Girl (2016)

Courage the Cowardly Dog[edit]

  • Courage Meets Bigfoot (1999)
  • Night of the Weremole (1999)
  • The Demon in the Mattress (1999)
  • Shirley the Medium (2000)
  • King Ramses' Curse (2000)
  • Courage Meets the Mummy (2001)

The Powerpuff Girls[edit]

  • Boogie Frights (1998)
  • Abracadaver (1998)
  • The Squashening (2016)
  • Midnight at the Mayor's Mansion (2017)
  • Witch's Crew (2018)

Regular Show[edit]

Teen Titans Go[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 19: Halloween (2014)
  • Season 3, Episode 13: Scary Figure Dance (2015)
  • Season 4, Episode 2: Halloween v Christmas (2016)
  • Season 4, Episode 40: Costume Contest (2017)
  • Season 5, Episode 8: Monster Squad! (2018)
  • Season 6, Episode 3: Witches Brew (2019)
  • Season 6, Episode 29: Ghost with the Most (2020)

Disney[edit]

Winnie the Pooh[edit]

Ultimate Spider-Man[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 21: Blade (2013)
  • Season 2, Episode 22: The Howling Commandos (2013)
  • Season 3, Episode 21: Halloween Night at the Museum (2014)
  • Season 4, Episode 20: Strange Little Halloween (2016)

Goosebumps[edit]

  • Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2: The Haunted Mask (Part 1) and (Part 2) (1995)
  • Season 2, Episode 10: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns (1996)
  • Season 2 Episodes 11 and 12: The Haunted Mask II (Part 1) and (Part 2) (1996)

Nickelodeon/Nick Jr.[edit]

The Loud House/The Casagrandes[edit]

Power Rangers[edit]

Rugrats[edit]

  • Candy Bar Creep Show / Monster in the Garage (1992)
  • Ghost Story (1999)
  • Curse of the Werewuff (2002)

SpongeBob SquarePants[edit]

  • Scaredy Pants / I Was a Teenage Gary (1999)
  • Graveyard Shift (2002)
  • The Curse of Bikini Bottom (2009)
  • Ghoul Fools (2011)
  • Don't Look Now / Seance Shmeance (2013)
  • The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom (2017)
  • The Night Patty (2018)
  • The Ghost of Plankton (2019)
  • A Cabin in the Kelp (2019)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[edit]

  • The Curse of Savanti Romero (2017)
  • The Crypt of Dracula (2017)
  • The Frankenstein Experiment (2017)
  • Monsters Among Us (2017)

Scooby-Doo[edit]

American drama[edit]

Desperate Housewives[edit]

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman[edit]

ER[edit]

  • ER: "Ghosts" (1996)
  • ER: "Masquerade" (1998)
  • ER: "A Hopeless Wound" (2002)
  • ER: "Haunted" (2008)

Grey's Anatomy[edit]

Hart of Dixie[edit]

Lassie[edit]

  • Lassie: "Trapped" (1958)
  • Lassie: "Wings of the Ghost" (1971)

Little House on the Prairie[edit]

Our House[edit]

St. Elsewhere[edit]

Action[edit]

Chuck[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "Chuck Versus the Sandworm" (2007)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror" (2010)

The Dukes of Hazzard[edit]

The Fall Guy[edit]

MacGyver[edit]

Crime and mystery[edit]

9-1-1[edit]

Castle[edit]

CHiPs[edit]

  • CHiPs: "Trick or Trick" (1978)
  • CHiPs: "Rock Devil Rock" (1982)

The Commish[edit]

Criminal Minds[edit]

CSI (franchise)[edit]

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries[edit]

Hawaii Five-0[edit]

  • Hawaii Five-0: "Ka Iwi Kapu" ("Sacred Bones") (2011)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "Mohai" ("Offering") (2012)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "Kupouli ‘la" ("Broken") (2013)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "Ho‘oma‘ike" ("Unmasked") (2014)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "Na Pilikua Nui" ("Monsters") (2015)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "Ka hale ho‘okauweli" ("House of horrors") (2016)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "Kama‘oma‘o, ka ‘aina huli hana" ("At Kama'oma'o, the land of activities") (2017)
  • Hawaii Five-0:" "A‘ohe mea ‘imi a ka maka" ("Nothing more the eyes to search for") (2018)
  • Hawaii Five-0: "He ‘oi‘o kuhihewa; he kaka ola i ‘ike ‘ia e ka makaula" ("Don't blame ghosts and spirits for one's troubles; a human is responsible") (2019)

Law & Order (franchise)[edit]

Murder, She Wrote[edit]

NCIS (franchise)[edit]

  • NCIS: "Witch Hunt" (2006)
  • NCIS: "Murder 2.0" (2008)
  • NCIS: "Code of Conduct" (2009)
  • NCIS: "Cracked" (2010)
  • NCIS: "Oil & Water" (2013)
  • NCIS: "Parental Guidance Suggested" (2014)
  • NCIS: New Orleans: "Master of Horror" (2014)
  • NCIS: "Viral" (2015)
  • NCIS: "Shell Game" (2016)
  • NCIS: "Beneath the Surface" (2018)

The Wild Wild West[edit]

Supernatural, fantasy and sci-fi[edit]

Amazing Stories[edit]

American Horror Story[edit]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel[edit]

Charmed[edit]

  • Charmed: "All Halliwell's Eve" (2000)
  • Charmed: "Kill Billie, Volume 1" (2005)

Charmed (2018)[edit]

Ghost Hunters[edit]

see also List of Ghost Hunters episodes#Specials
  • Ghost Hunters: "Halloween Special" (2005)
  • Ghost Hunters: "Ghost Hunters Live Stanley Hotel Halloween Special" (2006)
  • Ghost Hunters: "Ghost Hunters Live Waverly Hills Sanatorium Halloween Special" (2007)
  • Ghost Hunters: "Ghost Hunters Live Fort Delaware Halloween Special" (2008)
  • Ghost Hunters: "Ghost Hunters Live Essex County Sanitarium Halloween Special" (2009)
  • Ghost Hunters: "Ghost Hunters Live Buffalo Central Terminal Halloween Special" (2010)
  • Ghost Hunters: "Ghost Hunters Live Pennhurst State School and Hospital Halloween Special" (2011)

Ghost Whisperer[edit]

Good Witch[edit]

The Greatest American Hero[edit]

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories[edit]

Highway to Heaven[edit]

Into the Dark[edit]

Knight Rider[edit]

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman[edit]

Night Man[edit]

Quantum Leap[edit]

Smallville[edit]

Star Trek[edit]

Superboy[edit]

  • Superboy: "Young Dracula" (1989) - Season 2, Episode 4
  • Superboy: "Run, Dracula, Run" (1990) - Season 2, Episode 16
  • Superboy: "The Haunting of Andy McAlister" (1990) - Season 2, Episode 22
  • Superboy: "Werewolf" (1991) - Season 3, Episode 19
  • Superboy: "Hell Breaks Loose" (1991) - Season 4, Episode 9

Supernatural[edit]

Tales from the Darkside[edit]

Touched by an Angel[edit]

Unsolved Mysteries[edit]

The Vampire Diaries[edit]

Wonder Woman[edit]

Teen drama[edit]

Freeform[edit]

The TV channel Freeform (formerly ABC Family) annually presents their special "13 Nights of Halloween" with specialized Halloween episodes of regularly scheduled programs, as well as specified Halloween specials and movies to play for the 13 nights leading up to October 31.[5]

Beverly Hills, 90210[edit]

Dawson's Creek[edit]

Degrassi: The Next Generation[edit]

Gossip Girl[edit]

One Tree Hill[edit]

Pretty Little Liars[edit]

Scream[edit]

Comedy-drama[edit]

Teen and adult sitcoms[edit]

8 Simple Rules[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 7: "Trick or Treehouse" (2002)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2004)

According to Jim[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Unruly Spirits" (2001)
  • Season 3, Episode 7: "Dana Dates Jim" (2003)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Dress to Kill Me" (2004)

The Addams Family[edit]

Alice[edit]

  • Alice: "Alice's Halloween Surprise" (1981)
  • Alice: "Space Sharples" (1984)

American Dad![edit]

American Housewife[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 3: "Westport Zombies" (2016)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "Boo-Who?" (2017)
  • Season 3, Episode 5: "Trust Me" (2018)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "The Maze" (2019)

Austin & Ally[edit]

The Beverly Hillbillies[edit]

Bewitched[edit]

The Big Bang Theory[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "The Middle Earth Paradigm" (2007)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "The Good Guy Fluctuation" (2011)
  • Season 6, Episode 5: "The Holographic Excitation" (2012)
  • Season 12, Episode 6: "The Imitation Perturbation" (2018)

Black-ish[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "The Prank King" (2014)
  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Jacked o' Lantern" (2015)
  • Season 3, Episode 5: "The Purge" (2016)
  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Scarred for Life" (2018)
  • Season 6, Episode 6: "Everybody Blames Raymond" (2019)

Bless the Harts[edit]

Bob's Burgers[edit]

Boy Meets World[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "Boys II Mensa" (1993)
  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf?" (1994)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "The Witches of Pennbrook" (1997)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2013)
  • Season 2, Episode 4: "Halloween II" (2014)
  • Season 3, Episode 5: "Halloween III" (2015)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Halloween IV" (2016)
  • Season 5, Episode 4: "HalloVeen" (2017)

Cheers[edit]

  • Season 3, Episode 4: "Fairy Tales Can Come True" (1984)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Diane's Nightmare" (1985)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick" (1986)
  • Season 10, Episode 7: "Bar Wars V: the Final Judgement" (1991)

The Cleveland Show[edit]

Clueless[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "Making Up Is Hard to Do" (1996)
  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Trick or Treat" (1997)
  • Season 3, Episodes 4 & 5: "Scream, Murray, Scream!"/"Scream Again, Murray, Scream Again!" (1998)

Community[edit]

The Cosby Show[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Halloween" (1985)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "Cliff's Mistake" (1987)

Dave's World[edit]

Dharma & Greg[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "A Closet Full of Hell" (1998)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "The Very Grateful Dead" (1999)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "Used Karma" (2001)

Dr. Ken[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Halloween-Aversary" (2015)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (2016)

The Drew Carey Show[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 5: "The Devil, You Say" (1996)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "Drew Tries to Kill Mimi" (1999)
  • Season 7, Episode 6: "It's Halloween, Dummy" (2001)

Ellen[edit]

  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Trick or Treat - Who Cares?" (1995)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "The Bubble Gum Incident" (1996)

Family Guy[edit]

Family Matters[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Dog Day Halloween" (1990)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Whose Kid Is It Anyway?" (1992)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "Best Friends" (1993)
  • Season 6, Episode 6: "Dark and Stormy Night" (1994)
  • Season 8, Episode 7: "Stevil" (1996)
  • Season 9, Episode 7: "Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone" (1997)

Frasier[edit]

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Halloween" (1997)
  • Season 9, Episode 6: "Room Full of Heroes" (2001)
  • Season 10, Episode 5: "Tales from the Crypt" (2002)

Fresh Off the Boat[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 5: "Miracle on Dead Street" (2015)
  • Season 3, Episode 3: "Louisween" (2016)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang" (2017)
  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Working the 'Ween" (2018)
  • Season 6, Episode 5: "Hal-lou-Ween" (2019)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air[edit]

  • Season 1, Episodes 8 & 9: "Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect" (1990)
  • Season 4, Episode 7: "Hex and the Single Guy" (1993)

Full House / Fuller House[edit]

George Lopez[edit]

Gilligan's Island[edit]

Girlfriends[edit]

The Goldbergs[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "Who Are You Going to Telephone?" (2013)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "Family Takes Care of Beverly" (2014)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Couples Costume" (2015)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Stefan King" (2016)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Jackie Likes Star Trek" (2017)
  • Season 6, Episode 5: "Mister Knifey-Hands" (2018)
  • Season 7, Episode 6: "A 100% True Ghost Story" (2019)

Growing Pains[edit]

Happy Days[edit]

Happy Tree Friends[edit]

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Father Fairest" (1993)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Mo' Money" (1994)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Halloween" (1995)

Home Improvement[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "The Haunting of Taylor House" (1992)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Crazy for You" (1993)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Borland Ambition" (1994)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "Let Them Eat Cake" (1995)
  • Season 6, Episode 7: "I Was a Teenage Taylor" (1996)
  • Season 7, Episode 5: "A Night to Dismember" (1997)
  • Season 8, Episode 6: "Bewitched" (1998)

The Honeymooners[edit]

Hope & Faith[edit]

How I Met Your Mother[edit]

The Hughleys[edit]

In the House[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Futile Attraction" (1995)
  • Season 3, Episode 8: "The Curse of Hill House" (1996)

The Jamie Foxx Show[edit]

King of the Hill[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 4: "Hilloween" (1997)
  • Season 7, Episode 9: "Pigmalion" (2003)

Last Man Standing[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 4: "Last Halloween Standing" (2011)
  • Season 3, Episode 5: "Haunted House" (2013)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "School Merger" (2014)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2015)
  • Season 6, Episode 5: "Trick or Treat" (2016)
  • Season 7, Episode 4: "Bride of Prankenstein" (2018)

Life with Bonnie[edit]

Living Single[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 8: "Trick or Trust" (1994)
  • Season 4, Episode 7: "I've Got You Under My Skin" (1996)

Liv and Maddie[edit]

Malcolm & Eddie[edit]

Malcolm in the Middle[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 2: "Halloween Approximately" (2000)
  • Season 7, Episode 4: "Halloween" (2005)

Married... with Children[edit]

  • Season 8, Episode 7: "Take My Wife, Please" (1993)
  • Season 10, Episode 7: "Flight of the Bumblebee" (1995)
  • Season 11, Episode 20: "Damn Bundys" (1997)

Martin[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 10: "The Night He Came Home" (1992)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Boo's in the House" (1996)

Melissa & Joey[edit]

The Middle[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2010)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Halloween II" (2011)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Halloween III: The Driving" (2012)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Halloween IV: The Ghost Story" (2013)
  • Season 6, Episode 5: "Halloween V" (2014)
  • Season 7, Episode 6: "Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death" (2015)
  • Season 8, Episode 3: "Halloween VII: The Heckoning" (2016)
  • Season 9, Episode 4: "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" (2017)

Moesha[edit]

  • Moesha: "Halloween: Part 1: Kim's Revenge" (1997)
  • Moesha: "The Nutty Moesha" (2000)

Modern Family[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2010)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Open House of Horrors" (2012)
  • Season 6, Episode 6: "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand" (2014)
  • Season 8, Episode 5: "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (2016)
  • Season 9, Episode 5: "It's The Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy" (2017)
  • Season 10, Episode 5: "Good Grief" (2018)
  • Season 11, Episode 5: "The Last Halloween" (2019)

The Neighbors[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Halloween-ween" (2012)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "Challoweenukah" (2013)

New Girl[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2012)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Keaton" (2013)

Night Court[edit]

  • Season 3, Episode 5: "Halloween, Too" (1985)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "Halloween II: The Return of Leon" (1986)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Safe" (1987)
  • Season 7, Episode 4: "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Stephen King, Stephen King" (1989)
  • Season 8, Episode 5: "Death Takes a Halloween" (1990)

The Office (U.S.)[edit]

One on One[edit]

Parks and Recreation[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Greg Pikitis" (2009)
  • Season 4, Episode 5: "Meet 'n' Greet" (2011)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Halloween Surprise" (2012)
  • Season 6, Episode 7: "Recall Vote" (2013)

Perfect Strangers[edit]

Punky Brewster[edit]

Raising Hope[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Happy Halloween" (2010)
  • Season 3, Episode 5: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do" (2012)

Reba[edit]

  • Reba: "The Ghost and Mrs. H" (2003)
  • Reba: "Best Lil' Haunted House in Texas" (2005)

Rodney[edit]

  • Rodney: "Halloween" (2004)
  • Rodney: "Halloween and Javier" (2005)

Roseanne / The Conners[edit]

Roseanne

  • Season 2, Episode 7: "BOO!" (1989)
  • Season 3, Episode 7: "Trick or Treat" (1990)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down" (1991)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "Halloween IV" (1992)
  • Season 6, Episode 6: "Halloween V" (1993)
  • Season 7, Episode 6: "Skeleton in the Closet" (1994)
  • Season 8, Episode 5: "Halloween: the Final Chapter" (1995)
  • Season 9, Episode 7: "Satan, Darling" (1996)

The Conners

  • Season 1, Episode 3: "There Won't Be Blood" (2018)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "Nightmare on Lunch Box Street" (2019)
  • Season 3, Episode 2: "Halloween and the Election vs. The Pandemic" (2020)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "A Halloween Story" (1996)
  • Season 2, Episode 7: "A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It" (1997)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Good Will Haunting" (1998)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Episode LXXXI: The Phantom Menace" (1999)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "The Halloween Scene" (2000)
  • Season 6, Episode 4: "Murder on the Halloween Express" (2001)

The Simpsons[edit]

Single Parents[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Politician, Freemason, Scientist, Humorist and Diplomat, Ben Franklin" (2018)
  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Welcome to Hell, Sickos!" (2019)

South Park[edit]

Speechless[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN" (2016)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "N-I-- NIGHTMARES ON D-I-- DIMEO S-STREET" (2017)
  • Season 3, Episode 3: "I-N-- INTO THE W-O-- WOODS" (2018)

Squidbillies[edit]

Step by Step[edit]

  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Something Wild" (1994)
  • Season 7, Episode 7: "Dream Lover" (1997)

Suburgatory[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Halloween" (2011)
  • Season 2, Episode 2: "The Witch of East Chatswin" (2012)

Suddenly Susan[edit]

Superstore[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Halloween Theft" (2016)
  • Season 3, Episode 5: "Sal's Dead" (2017)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "Costume Competition" (2018)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "Trick-or-Treat" (2019)

That '70s Show[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 5: "Halloween" (1999)
  • Season 3, Episode 4: "Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die" (2000)

Two and a Half Men[edit]

  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Hi, Mr. Horned One" (2005)
  • Season 12, Episode 1: "The Ol' Mexican Spinach" (2014)

Two Guys and a Girl[edit]

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Psycho Halloween" (1998)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "Halloween 2: Mind Over Body" (1999)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "Satanic Curses" (2000)

What I Like About You[edit]

  • Season 3, Episode 7: "Ghost of a Chance" (2004)
  • Season 4, Episode 6: "Halloween" (2005)

Will & Grace[edit]

  • Season 1, Episode 5: "Boo! Humbug" (1998)
  • Season 5, Episode 5: "It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (2002)

Sketch and variety shows[edit]

British Halloween-themed TV[edit]

In the United Kingdom, Halloween has to compete with Bonfire Night, hence it is not as big as an occasion as it is in the United States. British Halloween-themed television programmes were historically few and far between, but have become more frequent in the 21st century as Halloween has grown there.

Children's[edit]

  • Angelina Ballerina/Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps:
    • Henry's Halloween (2002)
    • Angelina's Trick or Treat Feat (2011)
  • The Basil Brush Show:
    • The Stupid Christmas, I Mean Halloween Episode (2005)
    • Basil's Hunted House (2006)
  • Bear Behaving Badly: Unhappy Halloween (2007) - Series 1, Episode 18
  • Blue Peter: Halloween Special (2010-2012)
  • Bob the Builder: Spooky Tales (2015)
  • Charlie and Lola: What Can I Wear for Halloween? (2007) - Series 3, Episode 18
  • ChuckleVision: Halloween (1987) - Series 1, Episode 6
  • Fireman Sam: Halloween (1990) - Series 3, Episode 3
  • The Frighteners: Guillaume (1996) - Series 1, Episode 1
  • Ghosts of Motley Hall: Party Piece (1978) - Series 3, Episode 5
  • The Green Balloon Club: Halloween (2008) - Series 1, Episode 21
  • Horrible Histories: Scary Special (2012)
  • Horrid Henry: Tricks and Treats (2006)
  • Jackanory - "Ghoulies, Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties" read by Jon Pertwee (31 October-4 November 1966), "Witch Stories" read by Rosemary Leach (28 October-1 November 1968), "The Worst Witch" also read by Rosemary Leach (30 October-3 November 1978), "The Witch in Our Attic" read by June Whitfield (29 October-2 November 1979), "Mr McFadden's Hallowe'en" by Rumer Godden and read by Hannah Gordon (26-30 October 1981), "Gobbolino, The Witch's Cat" by Ursula Moray Williams and read by Kathryn Posgon (25-29 October 1982) and "When the Night Wind Howls" with Bernard Cribbins, Penelope Wilton and Jonathon Morris (31 October 1984)[6]
  • Little Howard's Big Question: How Can I Make a Monster? (2010) - Series 2, Episode 2
  • Me Too!: Spooky Party (2005)
  • Moondial (1988) - final episode
  • My Parents Are Aliens:
    • Halloween (2001) - Series 3, Episode 9
    • Halloween Tales (2003) - Series 7, Episode 4
  • The New Worst Witch: Trick or Treat (2003) - Series 1, Episode 5
  • The Pinky and Perky Show: The Menacing Phantom (2008)
  • Pumpkin Moon (2005)
  • Runaround: Halloween Special (1976)
  • Scream Street: Trick or Shriek (2016)
  • Simon and the Witch: The Halloween Party (1987) - Series 1, Episodes 9/10
  • Thomas and Friends:
    • Ghost Train/Percy's Ghostly Trick (1986) - Series 2, Episode 24
    • Thomas, Percy and the Dragon (1991) - Series 3, Episode 7
    • Haunted Henry (1998) - Series 5, Episode 11
    • Stepney Gets Lost (1998) - Series 5, Episode 13
    • Toby's Discovery (1998) - Series 5, Episode 14
    • Duncan Gets Spooked (1998) - Series 5, Episode 24
    • Scaredy Engines (2002) - Series 6, Episode 12
    • Percy and the Haunted Mine (2002) - Series 6, Episode 13
    • Jack Frost (2002) - Series 6, Episode 16
    • A Bad Day at Castle Loch (2003) - Series 7, Episode 11
    • Halloween (2004) - Series 8, Episode 21
    • The Magic Lamp (2005) - Series 9, Episode 14
    • Duncan and the Old Mine (2005) - Series 9, Episode 20
    • Bold and Brave (2005) - Series 9, Episode 21
    • Skarloey the Brave (2005) - Series 9, Episode 22
    • Flour Power (2005) - Series 9, Episode 26
    • Skarloey Storms Through (2008) - Series 11, Episode 21
    • Toby and the Whistling Woods (2010) - Series 14, Episode 5
    • Percy and the Monster of Brendam (2012) - Series 16, Episode 4
    • The Phantom Express (2013) - Series 17, Episode 13
    • Not So Slow Coaches (2014) - Series 18, Episode 2
    • Flatbeds of Fear (2014) - Series 18, Episode 3
    • Signals Crossed (2014) - Series 18, Episode 5
    • Henry Spots Trouble (2016) - Series 19, Episode 4
    • The Beast of Sodor (2016) - Series 19, Episode 7
    • Helping Hiro (2016) - Series 19, Episode 12
    • Wild Water Rescue (2016) - Series 19, Episode 26
    • Blown Away (2016) - Series 20, Episode 9
    • Henry in the Dark (2017) - Series 20, Episode 21
    • Three Steam Engines Gruff (2017) - Series 20, Episode 22
    • Cranky at the End of the Line (2017) - Series 21, Episode 8
  • Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!:
    • An Engine of Many Colours/Colors (2018) - Series 22, Episode 9
    • Outback Thomas (2018) - Series 22, Episode 10
    • Samson and the Fireworks (2018) - Series 22, Episode 16
    • Cyclone Thomas (2018) - Series 22, Episode 19
    • Thomas and the Dragon (2018) - Series 22, Episode 21
    • Diesel Glows Away (2019) - Series 23, Episode 15
  • Timmy Time: Timmy Gets Spooked (2010) - Series 2, Episode 3
  • Tiswas: Halloween Special (1981) - Series 8, Episode 9
  • The Worst Witch (1986)
  • Worst Witch: A Mean Halloween (1998) - Series 1, Episode 4
  • Worzel Gummidge:
    • Fire Drill (1980)
    • The Jumbly Sale (1981)
  • Willo the Wisp: Halloween (1981) - Series 1, Episode 20
  • Young Dracula: Halloween (2006) - Series 1, Episode 12

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Drama[edit]

Reality[edit]

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Teen and adult sitcoms[edit]

Others[edit]

All Saints (Australian medical drama)[edit]

America's Funniest Home Videos[edit]

The Canterville Ghost[edit]

The Canterville Ghost, based on the novel The Canterville Ghost, is a 1986 made-for-television film starring John Gielgud and Alyssa Milano.

The Halloween Tree[edit]

In 1993, Hanna-Barbera produced a made-for-television animated adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name. Featuring narration by the author himself, the movie explains some of the history of the holiday as experienced via an across-time adventure with a group of trick-or-treating kids. The hand-painted backgrounds, haunting music of John Debney, and Bradbury's narration elevate this to much more than a mere children's Halloween special.

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho[edit]

The Filipino news magazine program on GMA Network titled Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) aired a series of Halloween specials (titled "Gabi ng Lagim" since 2013.)[7] since 2008.[8]

Magandang Gabi... Bayan[edit]

The Filipino news magazine program on ABS-CBN titled Magandang Gabi... Bayan (hosted by Noli de Castro) aired a series of Halloween specials from 1988 until 2005.[9][10][11]

The Midnight Hour[edit]

The Midnight Hour (also known as In the Midnight Hour) is a 1985 comedy/horror television movie which aired on ABC on Friday, November 1, 1985 at 9:00-11:00 PM EST and stars Shari Belafonte-Harper, LeVar Burton, Peter DeLuise, and Dedee Pfeiffer.

Neighbours[edit]

  • Neighbours vs Zombies (2014) was an online special split into five parts featuring some of Ramsay Street's well known faces returning from the dead as zombies.

Once Upon a Midnight Scary[edit]

This 1979 television anthology Halloween special was hosted by Vincent Price. It featured the stories "The Ghost Belonged To Me," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and "The House With a Clock In Its Walls."

The Price Is Right[edit]

Starting in Season 36 (2007), when Drew Carey began hosting the show, each season of the popular US game show has featured a full Halloween episode, with the host, announcer, models, set, and Showcases decorated for this holiday.

The Wickedest Witch (1989)[edit]

This made-for-television film aired on NBC on October 30, 1989.

AMC Halloween movie specials[edit]

AMC broadcasts many Halloween classics, including the Halloween series, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and An American Werewolf in London, during the month of October.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Both of these Magic School Bus episodes were paired together in PBS' 1996 television special: A Magic School Bus Halloween.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 302. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ McCracken, Craig [@CrackMcCraigen] (2 August 2014). "@NeveGraceIrvine The Halloween special is called The Gift 2: The Giftining. It's the sequel to The Gift but airing first" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "'Star Trek: The Next Generation' — The 25 Greatest Episodes | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com.
  5. ^ "Freeform - Watch Full Episodes Online Now". Freeform.com. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ The British Television Children's Research Guide, Kaleidoscope Publishing, 1999, reprinted 2009
  7. ^ "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Halloween special". The Philippine Star. October 27, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Halloween Special". GMA News. October 31, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  9. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (October 27, 2016). "#THROWBACK: Terrifying memories from Magandang Gabi Bayan Halloween specials". PEP.ph. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  10. ^ De La Cruz, Christa I. (October 31, 2017). "10 Halloween Things Only Filipinos Would Understand". Spot.ph. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  11. ^ "'90s kids, this Halloween TV special is back to spook you". Spot.ph. October 26, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2020.

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