This Week on TV: All Hallows' Eve Celebrations

This Week on TV: All Hallows' Eve Celebrations

Start getting into Halloween spirit this week, beginning with late night Penny Dreadful Shilling Shocker marathons on Channel 8

  • Posted on: 21 October 2016
  • By: lily

Penny Dreadful and her ghoulish co-hosts show classic horror movies from the not-so Golden Age of Terror in a traditional creature-double-feature style show. Marathons of the long-running series will play midnight till morning, Monday Oct. 24, Thursday Oct. 27, Saturday Oct. 29, and Sunday Oct. 30.

Then, a Halloween Weekend Full of Haunts and Horror

Friday Oct. 28, Saturday Oct. 29, and Sunday Oct. 30 on Channel 9:

Watch 13 Most Haunted Massachusetts, in which paranormal journalist and author Sam Baltrusis travels all over Massachusetts in search of New England's most haunted spots. Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 9pm.

Immediately following, watch the all-new Part Two of the series, 13 Most Haunted Crime Scenes, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 9:30pm. More broadcasts Monday Oct. 31, on Channel 8 10:30am and 6pm and on Channel 96 at 11pm.

Also, Haunted Victorian Mansion Tour, a mini-doc on the S.K. Pierce Mansion in Gardner, MA, featuring interesting facts about the architectural restoration and reported hauntings there. Saturday at 6:45pm.

Then, Saturday noon-6:45pm meet Cambridge trick-or treaters from years gone by when you tune in for a mini-marathon of CCTV Halloween specials.

Also look for Scary Stories to Tell on TV, in which nine local storytellers get together to tell fantastic tales of horror, mystery and intrigue. Friday at 6pm and Sunday at 1:20pm.

For horror buffs, two feature-length films: Fantasm, in which Kyle Kuchta, who attended his first horror convention at 15 years old, visits multiple cons to understand why the gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests. Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 9pm, and Sunday at 2:35pm.

And I.Zombie, a documentary about a cable access television horror host in Lexington, KY – who, underneath his makeup, is a survivor and an inspiration. Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 9:55pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm.

Short Horror Flicks by CCTV producers and filmmakers from CCTV’s 2015 Horror Fest will also play throughout the weekend.

It All Culminates Halloween Evening...

With a LIVE Halloween Show on Channel 8. Check out the best costumes of Cambridge 2016, when you tune in from 8-9pm!

In Non-Spooktacular Programming This Week

Watch The Art of Black Dance and Music, a series of interviews and performances by artists of the African Diaspora and beyond. On Channel 8: Tuesday Oct. 25 and Friday Oct. 28 12-3am, Wednesday Oct. 26 and Thursday Oct. 27 1-4pm, and Sunday Oct. 30 9pm-midnight.

Guests include Valerie Stephens, storyteller, vocalist, actor, and historian; Jorge Arce, Founder of Humano music group and performer of Afro-Puerto Rican Tradition; Marianne Harkless performing with Benkadi Dance Company; Marcus Santos, Director of Grooversity Brazilian Music and Songs; Akili Jamal Haynes, musician, composer, and arts educator along with his group Chibuzo; and Ryan Edwards, educator and musician, researcher of dance and music in Guinea, West Africa.

New in local issues and events, this week the Dedication of Fr. Thomas Scully Square: On Saturday, September 24, the corner of Norfolk St and Harvard St in Cambridge was dedicated to Father Thomas Scully, a Civil War Chaplain and the first Pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish. Watch on Channel 8, Monday Oct. 24, Wednesday Oct. 26 and Saturday Oct. 29 at 5pm.