It's Halloween week, which means lots and lots of scary movies all over your TV.
We're just days away from the spookiest night of the year, and in case you're looking to get in the mood with a scary film or two, we've peppered in some classic horror movie broadcasts this week to let you know when some of the best fright-fests will be on. We've got plenty of other TV to cover too, including a LEGO Batman special, Captain Cold's first appearance on The Flash, the penultimate episode of this season of Doctor Who, Face Off's finale and much more.
Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?
Highlights of the Week
Halloween Movies! (Monday-Friday, various networks and times)
If you're like us, you've been watching scary movies like a fiend since Oct. 1 (or maybe even since Labor Day), but just in case you haven't had a chance to get your Halloween fix just yet (or if you just want to really kick it into high gear in the final days of October), the TV schedule is packed with horror flicks of all kinds this week. We've got classics, we've got so-bad-it's-good schlock, we've got ghosts, we've got vampires, we've got it all. The listings below don't include every horror movie that's on TV this week (it's a massive list), but we did take the time to let you know when a few particular favorites like Horror of Dracula and the original House on Haunted Hill will be playing, so be on the lookout for those. Or just turn your TV on at any point between now and midnight on Friday. If you've got cable, there's a good chance something scary's on somewhere.
LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (TOON) Monday, 6 p.m.
LEGO Special! - Ahead of next month's Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham game release, we've got this DC Comics special starring the plastic Dark Knight. Ever since he stole the show in the surprisingly awesome The LEGO Movie, it seems we just can't enough of Batman in his brick form, so one more adventure is certainly welcome. This time we see Batman, in his classic blue costume, fighting crime in Gotham City on his own, and he's perfectly happy to keep it that way. Even when surrounded by every supervillain in Gotham, he resists an invitation from Superman to join a new group of heroes he's forming with Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg. That's right, Superman's asking Bats to join up with the Justice League, but this Batman works alone. When Superman disappears, though, it turns out Batman might be the only person who can save him. Check out a clip below.
The Flash (The CW) Tuesday, 8 p.m. - "Going Rogue"
Captain Cold alert! - It's a big week for The Flash, with the introduction of one of Barry Allen's greatest enemies and a little Arrow crossover to boot, so we thought it might be a good time to check in and see how the show's doing. If you're a fan of The CW's take on the Scarlet Speedster and you want it to stick around, you're in luck so far. The show's Oct. 7 premiere picked up nearly 5 million viewers in its Live+Same Day ratings, making it the second-most-watched CW series premiere ever (behind The Vampire Diaries). In Live+3 ratings, the show jumped to more than 6 million total viewers, passing The Vampire Diaries in that category to become the most-watched CW debut in network history. Since then, the numbers have slipped a bit -- last week's episode pulled in 3.59 Live+Same Day viewers -- but The Flash is still a very strong series for The CW thus far. If the show keeps running (see what I did there?) with this kind of efficiency, it'll have no trouble getting a second season, and it's already got the full-season order from the network to prove it. This week. Felicity Smoak's in town, and Captain Cold makes his first appearance. Check out a preview below:
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) Wednesday, 10 p.m. - "Edward Mordrake, Part 2"
With every new season of American Horror Story thus far, the show has set a new premiere high in total viewers, and now that Freak Show has a few episodes under its belt, we thought we'd go back and see how this year's premiere did. Well, the trend of growth with every season premiere didn't just continue, but translated to an FX ratings record. The first episode of Freak Show drew more than 6 million Live+Same Day viewers, and by the time the Live+3 numbers were in the viewership had climbed to 10 million. With encore viewings factored in, more than 13 million people watched the premiere, making it the biggest season debut in FX history. Subsequent episodes have fallen off a bit, but even by episode three the show is still pulling in more than 4 million Live+Same Day viewers, and that's something no other season of American Horror Story thus far can boast. That news, plus the show's robust DVR performance, makes it easy to see why FX has already ordered a fifth season of the horror anthology. This week Elsa remembers her time in Germany, and Jimmy and Maggie encounter the Twisted Clown. Check out a preview below.
Elementary (CBS) Thursday, 10 p.m. - "Enough Nemesis to Go Around"
Season premiere! - On paper, Elementary seemed like something that might not work at all. We already had an updated version of the Sherlock Holmes story, after all, one that embraced the bromantic aspects of Holmes and Watson to great effect, and gave us one of the most eccentric Holmes performances ever from Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus, Elementary aimed to relocate Sherlock to the U.S., something that seemed odd for such a quintessentially English character. Elementary rose above all of those doubts, though, and became a steadfast, breath-of-fresh-air hit for CBS. Now Holmes is back for his third season, the Holmes/Watson partnership is in shambles, and we'll have to see if viewers want to keep following this show. In this week's premiere, Sherlock returns to New York with a new working partner, and Joan is in the awkward position of deciding whether he's allowed to work cases with the NYPD again. Check out a preview below.
Monday, October 27
LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (TOON) 6 p.m.
Read more in our Highlights section above.
Halloween (AMC) 7 p.m.
John Carpenter's original slasher classic.
Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Spirit of the Goat"
A killer targets Gotham elite's firstborn children, and the case brings back painful memories for Bullock. Elsewhere, Gordon is forced to deal with the consequences of his past decisions.
The Originals (CW) 8 p.m. - "Live and Let Die"
Davina takes Mikael to her family cabin in the woods; Hayley learns that Vincent is recruiting unsuspecting teens into a werewolf army; Cami tries to understand Klaus' deeply rooted hatred for his parents; Kaleb tries to locate the missing white oak stake and has a dangerous encounter at the cabin; Josh opens up to an unexpected ally.
The Simpsons (FXX) 8 p.m. - Treehouse of Horror marathon
All week long in prime time, FXX will air The Simpsons notorious Halloween specials.
Stephen King's It (Spike) 8:05 p.m.
The origin of millions of scary clown phobias.
Gravity Falls (Disney XD) 8: 30 p.m. - "Society of the Blind Eye"
The kids discover there is a secret society in Gravity Falls.
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 9 p.m. - "And the Abyss Gazes Back"
Sheriff Corbin's son returns to Sleepy Hollow after serving in combat, but his unusual behavior makes Abbie and Ichabod suspicious.
Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) 9 p.m. - "Rise of the Old Masters"
The Rebels undertake a daring rescue mission, only to find themselves facing a powerful foe.
The Crazies (Syfy) 9 p.m.
The 2010 remake about a town transformed into a bloodbath by a virus.
Scorpion (CBS) 9 p.m. - "True Colors"
Team Scorpion must pass a mandated psych evaluation or face being disbanded after they are accused of destroying a priceless work of art. Meanwhile, Ralph is reluctant to go to his school's Halloween party, so Paige asks the team to step in and help.
Tuesday, October 28
Horror of Dracula (TCM) 3 p.m.
The first and best of the Dracula films from Hammer Studios starring Christopher Lee as the Count.
The Exorcist (IFC) 6 p.m.
Scariest movie of all time? You decide.
Adventure Time (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Ghost Fly"
A vengeful spectre haunts Jake and the tree house.
The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "Going Rogue"
Read more in our Highlights section above.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9 p.m. - "A Fractured House"
Hydra attacks the United Nations and frames the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for the crime. Meanwhile, the team faces an unexpected enemy.
Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "Paper Moon"
A series of werewolf attacks points to Kate, the werewolf Sam and Dean let live.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (AMC) 9 p.m.
The only Halloween film that doesn't feature Michael Myers has a bad reputation, but it's worth a second look. Really.
Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "One Knight Only"
Season finale! - A knight challenge determines the winner of season seven.
Forever (ABC) 10 p.m. - "New York Kids"
Henry and Jo investigate the death of a privileged humanitarian.
Town of the Living Dead (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Zombie Stunt Double" and "Zombies with a Chance of Fire"
A dangerous stunt scene proves tricky given Chase's fear of heights and his overprotective mother. Off the set, Bryan sets Terry up on an awkward blind date.
Wednesday, October 29
Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "The Magician"
Oliver and Nyssa join forces and go after the Dark Archer in order to bring Sara's killer to justice. Meanwhile, Laurel keeps her distance from Nyssa because she blames her sister's death on the League of Assassins; and Oliver and Roy work on repairing their respective relationships with Thea
Psycho (TCM) 8 p.m.
The classic thriller that made everyone in 1960 scared to take a shower.
The 100 (CW) 9 p.m. - "Inclement Weather"
Clarke confronts Dante Wallace (Raymond J. Barry). Meanwhile, Kane interrogates one of the 100; and Abby performs emergency surgery.
Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Phantoms of the Opera"
The TAPS team celebrate Halloween as they investigate reports of paranormal activity at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Ohio.
28 Weeks Later (IFC) 9 p.m.
It's no 28 Days Later, but it'll do.
Interview with the Vampire (BBC America) 9:30 p.m.
You know ... the good adaptation of an Anne Rice vampire novel.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) 10 p.m. - "Edward Mordrake Part 2"
Read more in our Highlights section above.
Thursday, October 30
Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Halloween"
Raven tries to reignite the spirit of Halloween.
Steven Universe (TOON) 6:45 p.m. - "Keep Beach City Weird!"
Steven gets caught up in paranormal theories.
The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"
Elena invites Liam to attend a party at the corn maze; Caroline helps Stefan clean up a mess created by Enzo; Alaric and Jo try to save lives after a devastating accident; Tyler is put in a dangerous position when his werewolf curse is put to the test; Damon and Bonnie make an important discovery that affects their quest to get back home.
House on Haunted Hill (TCM) 8 p.m.
Skip the remake and go for this spooky classic starring Vincent Price.
Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Enough Nemesis to Go Around"
Read more in our Highlights section above.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Syfy) 11:10 p.m.
The original 1974 classic.
13 Ghosts (TCM) 11:15 p.m.
One of legendary horror filmmaker William Castle's most infamous gimmick films.
Friday, October 31
Legend of Korra (Nick.com) - "Enemy at the Gates"
Kuvira makes a final push to unify the Earth Empire.
Beetlejuice (ABC Family) 7 p.m.
Spend Halloween with the Ghost with the Most.
Haven (Syfy) 7 p.m. - "Exposure"
Audrey is forced to call in some outside help to cope with the harsh new reality that she is no longer immune to the troubles and Nathan may be lost forever.
Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Octopus Head"
Nick ponders whether he wants his Grimm abilities back as he and Hank continue to track a Wesen that's stealing memories from its victims. Meanwhile, Adalind learns she has a connection to Nick; and a recovering Capt. Renard has a mysterious visitor.
Shaun of the Dead (Comedy) 9 p.m.
One of the greatest zombie movies of all time is also one of the funniest comedies of the 21st century.
Z Nation (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Zunami"
A literal zombie tsunami engulfs the survivors, who are forced to take drastic action to survive as they travel across Nebraska; at the same time, Citizen Z gets a visitor.
Constantine (NBC) 10 p.m. - "The Darkness Beneath"
An ancient Welsh spirit torments a small mining town in Western Pennsylvania, where John makes a powerful new ally in a mysterious young woman named Zed.
House of Wax (TCM) 11:45 p.m.
Another creepy Vincent Price classic.
Saturday, November 1
Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Dark Water"
The Doctor is faced with an impossible decision, as plans are drawn in the mysterious world of the Nethersphere.
Sunday, November 2
Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Family Business"
The secrets of Belle's past are explored.
The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Slabtown"
A group of other survivors are encountered.
Resurrection (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Afflictions"
A desperately ill Bellamy turns to his shadowy government contact for help and ends up learning something shocking about his own past; and the living seek answers after another returned vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, a newcomer to Arcadia makes Henry an interesting offer.
(Episode synopses via TV Guide)