From devilish mysteries to ghostly scares and sci-fi fantasy, there is no shortage of thrills for viewers this October as CTV counts down to Halloween with special episodes of fan-favourite series. Also joining the schedule is the sixth installment in the X-Men series, sci-fi/fantasy thriller THE WOLVERINE (Oct. 23).
Horror-mystery titles can also be found on CTV Movies, available with no subscription or sign-in required on CTV.ca and the CTV app. Frightening films include BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, THE EXORCIST III, EVIL DEAD, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE BLOB, THE CRAFT, and FRIGHT NIGHT, among others.
All times are ET/PT. Visit CTV.ca for local listings.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II, century-old mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of Japan’s organized crime syndicates. Pushed to his physical and emotional brink, Wolverine is forced to go on the run with a powerful industrialist's daughter and is confronted – for the first time – with the prospect of death.
MAGNUM P.I. – “Make It 'Til Dawn”
Friday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
On Halloween, Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Jin (guest star Bobby Lee) search for a skip-tracer at a Halloween bash, just as Katsumoto (Tim Kang) tracks an escaped killer who is headed to that same party. Also, Higgins (Perdita Weeks) and Rick (Zachary Knighton) must spend the night at an allegedly haunted house in order to debunk the notion, and TC (Stephen Hill) and Kumu (Amy Hill) protect a sacred Hawaiian burial ground.
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – “The Maze”
Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (CTV2)
Katie (Katy Mixon) ignores Greg's (Diedrich Bader) warning and takes Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) through a terrifying zombie-themed maze at the annual Halloween carnival. Meanwhile, Greg has entered a pumpkin carving contest and is ready to go head-to-head against the previous year's winners.
THE CONNERS – “Nightmare on Lunch Box Street”
Monday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Halloween brings nothing but horror for Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) after she uncovers a shocking secret when trying to reopen the Lunch Box. Meanwhile, Mary (Jayden Rey) gets upset when a woman assumes she is adopted, and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) continues to deal with her complicated love life.
THE GOLDBERGS – “A 100% True Ghost Story”
Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) scores a bargain on four paintings. Once they make it home, she and Adam (Sean Giambrone) determine something supernatural is causing them to be destroyed. Much to Murray’s (Jeff Garlin) dismay, they call a psychic for help. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) decides to throw a huge “Rocky Horror Picture Show”-themed party against Erica’s (Hayley Orrantia) wishes. Their confrontation leads to a visit to the dean’s office.
GREY’S ANATOMY – “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard”
Thursday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Alex (Justin Chambers) is hoping to impress investors at Pac-Gen North, but when he hears disturbing news about skeletons on the construction site grounds, he enlists Richard (James Pickens Jr.) to help with distraction tactics. Teddy (Kim Raver) feels the pressure to be super-mom after tasking herself with creating original Halloween costumes for Allison and Leo, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) fears she won’t make it home in time for trick-or-treating with her kids.
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BRAM STROKER’S DRACULA
Based on Bram Stroker’s classic novel, Oscar-winning film DRACULA tells the story of Count Dracula, a centuries old vampire who comes to England to seduce his barrister fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. Stars Gary Oldman (Sid and Nancy), Winona Ryder (Girl, Interrupted), and Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal).
Starring Keith Gordon (Jaws 2), John Stockwell (Top Gun), and Alexandra Paul (BAYWATCH), after an unpopular boy buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine, he begins to realize that it has an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Starring Eric Bana (The Time Traveler's Wife), Edgar Ramírez (AMERICAN CRIME STORY), and Olivia Munn (THE NEWSROOM), DELIVER US FROM EVIL tells the supernatural story of a New York police officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat possessions that are terrorizing their city.
THE EXORCIST III
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation into a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward. Stars George C. Scott (Patton), Ed Flanders (St. Elsewhere), and Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest).
Five friends head to a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead, which leads them to unwittingly summon demons living in the nearby woods. Stars Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), and Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield).
THE FINAL GIRLS
Starring Taissa Farmiga (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), Malin Akerman (BILLIONS), and Adam Devine (WORKAHOLICS), a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie.
Starring Kevin Bacon (Footlose), Elisabeth Shue (The Karate Kid), and Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), a group of brilliant young scientists have just unlocked the secret of invisibility at a top-secret military lab. The team’s leader ignores the risks and decides to test the dangerous procedure on himself, and as his new found power grows, he comes to believe his colleagues may be a threat to his very existence.
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
Starring Richard Gere, Laura Linley (OZARK), and David Eigenberg (SEX AND THE CITY), THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES follows a reporter who is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
As the recently deceased mysteriously rise from the grave as flesh-hungry zombies, a small group of survivors fleeing from the undead horde try their best to survive. Stars Tony Todd (The Crow), Patricia Tallman (BABYLON 5), and Tom Towles (Fortress).
Starring Jack Nicholson (The Shining), Michelle Pfeiffer (Grease 2), and James Spader (Stargate), WOLF follows an aging book editor who is filled with youthful vigor following a bite from a wolf. After losing his job and experiencing increasingly animalistic urges, he begins to worry he may have become a werewolf.
After stumbling upon 976-EVIL, what appeared to be a novelty fortune-telling hotline, a group of children receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. Stars Stephen Geoffreys (Moon 44), Patrick O'Bryan (No Holds Barred), and Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
In a remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic, Shawnee Smith (Saw) and Kevin Dillon (ENTOURAGE) star as a group of teenagers fail to warn their town about a deadly invisible matter that is fast approaching.
Charley discovers that his new neighbour is an ancient vampire who preys on the community. Stars Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride), William Ragsdale (Left Behind), and Amanda Bearse (MARRIED… WITH CHILDREN).
13 GHOSTS (Available starting Thursday, Oct. 24)
A family inherits a home that ends up being haunted, and a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. Stars Jo Morrow (Our Man in Havana), Donald Woods (A Tale of Two Cities), and Martin Miller (ROUTE 66).
THE CRAFT (Available starting Friday, Oct. 25)
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school becomes friends with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them. Stars Robin Tunney (PRISON BREAK), Fairuza Balk (Almost Famous), Neve Campbell (Scream), and Rachel True (Half Baked).
BERSERK (Available starting Thursday, Oct. 31)
Starring Joan Crawford and Ty Hardin (BRONCO), BERSERK follows a scheming circus owner who finds her authority challenged when the show is targeted by a vicious killer.
STRAIT-JACKET (Available starting Thursday, Oct. 31)
Starring Joan Crawford and Diane Baker, a mother departs an asylum after being committed for 20 years for carrying out double murder, and reconnects with her estranged daughter who quickly becomes suspicious of her mother’s behaviour.