ABC Family Announces 13 Nights of Halloween 2015 Schedule

ABC Family scares up the 2015 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. 

The popular programming event, now in its 17th year, kicks off on Monday, October 19th and concludes on Saturday, October 31st, and features a special Halloween episode of procedural drama “Stitchers.” The stunt will also include the ABC Family premiere of Johnny Depp in “Sleepy Hollow,” the network premiere of “Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University,” and a delightfully scary mix of Halloween-themed programming airing for the 13 nights leading up to Halloween.

Following is a listing of frightful programming taking place October 19th-31st during ABC Family’s 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN!

'Pay The Ghost' Trailer Delivers Halloween Evil

RLJ Entertainment has released an official trailer and poster this week for the upcoming Halloween-themed horror film Pay the Ghost, starring Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Ghost Rider) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead).

“One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Nicolas Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.“

Fright-Rags Unveils 'Halloween II' and 'III' Shirt Collection

The twisted artistic geniuses at Fright-Rags today announced an all new collection of 15 exclusive horror t-shirts inspired by Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), featuring killer artwork by Justin Osbourn (below), Marc Shoenbach, Nathan Thomas Milliner, Chris Lovell, Matt Tobin, Paul Shipper, Steve Sampson, and Kyle Crawford.

Pre-orders begin at 10am (EST) this Wednesday, September 9, at, with the products scheduled to ship out in early October, in time for this Halloween. Check out all the new designs below, and then tell us in the comments which one(s) you will be purchasing!

Horror Community Pays Tribute to Wes Craven

We are shocked, saddened, and completely crushed to learn the news tonight that legendary horror director Wes Craven has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

Craven's impact on the world of horror movies is immeasurable, having directed such genre defining classics as The Last House on the Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and Scream (1996), as well as The People Under the Stairs (1991), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), Shocker (1989), and many more.

Halloween Toys: 'Trick 'r Treat' Animated Sam by Morbid Enterprises

While at the recent Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention, we scored a killer new addition to our collection of Halloween toys in a plush animated Sam figure from Trick 'r Treat, by Morbid Enterprises.

The figure itself is a great likeness of the spirit of Halloween in the classic film Trick 'r Treat, and when you press the button on its foot, it runs around as a bit of the movie's soundtrack plays.

[Interview] Pat Healy Hunts Killer Pumpkin in 'Tales of Halloween'

We caught up with Pat Healy at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention, where the very busy actor generously gave us a taste of what we can expect from his segment of the highly anticipated horror anthology film Tales of Halloween.

(still from 'Tales of Halloween')

While Tales will feature a total of 10 short films from 11 different directors, all set on the same Halloween night in the same town, Healy reveals that his segment is about a killer pumpkin. His costar is Kristina Klebe, of the 2007 Halloween remake.

Read on for our interview with Pat Healy!

Design 'Halloween' Lets You Create Your Own Merchandise!

This year you can create your own officially licensed Halloween merchandise, according to an official announcement just posted over at HalloweenMovies

Read on for the full press release below, and then tells us what you think in the comments after you try it out for yourself at!

Jamie Lee Curtis Featured on Variety 'Scream Queens' Cover Story

Genre icon Jamie Lee Curtis is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Variety Magazine along with her Scream Queens costar Emma Roberts, where she reveals an homage to Halloween that we can all look for in the second episode of the upcoming horror comedy series.

In addition to the striking image above, you can scroll down to view the full cover of the "scream team" and additional photos of the former Laurie Strode and her new costar featured in the publication, which also reveals exactly what her Halloween tribute in the second episode is going to be. (Spoiler ahead.) 

'Halloween Returns' Fan Art Roundup 4

It's been quite a few weeks since our last fan art roundup, so as the countdown to the impending cinematic comeback of Michael Myers continues, many fans continue to come up with their own killer interpretations of what the artwork for the upcoming Halloween Returns could look like.

('Halloween Returns' banner fan art by Lars Karlsen)

You can scroll down to view a fourth roundup of some of our favorite fan art that we've seen so far, and then click here to see our first roundup of poster fan art, here for the second, and here for the third, and keep watching this site, as brings you the latest updates on the rebirth of Michael Myers in Halloween Returns!

Kristina Klebe, Robert LaSardo Join 'William Froste' Horror Ensemble [Exclusive]

The incredible cast of the upcoming horror film William Froste continues to grow, adding more recognizable faces to the amazing ensemble, as Halloween Daily News can exclusively report that the film has just picked up Kristina Klebe, from Rob Zombie’s Halloween and the upcoming Tales of Halloween, and Robert LaSardo, from Wishmaster 2, Strangeland, and The Human Centipede 3

Klebe will play Ryan Dixon, a tenacious private investigator with a checkered past. Klebe is best known for her role in the Rob Zombie 2007 remake of  Halloween, as Lynda Van Der Klok, and her addition to the cast means that she will join the original Lynda John Carpenter's Halloween, P.J. Soles, also appearing in William Froste.

'The Final Girls' Slasher Comedy Trailer Looks Bloody Good

I can't wait to see The Final Girls, a new horror comedy set within a fictional Friday the 13th-type slasher movie franchise that exists within the film itself. A new official trailer for this soon-to-be-classic arrived online yesterday, and we've been dying laughing ever since, as it looks really original and good.

Starring Taissa Farmiga of American Horror Story and Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries, along with Malin Ackerman (Watchmen) and the very funny Angela Trimbur (Halloween II 2009), you can check out the trailer for this must-see event in the player below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments!

Halloween Toys: Michael Myers Funko Mystery Mini Figure [Photo Gallery]

Funko's Horror Classics line of vinyl Mystery Mini figures couldn't be more killer, featuring the likenesses of Freddy, Jason, Ghostface, Hannibal, and many more genre icons, but our favorite is of course Michael Myers from Halloween.

Over the past year, we have been photo-documenting our personal collection of Halloween horror toys on our Instagram account (@HalloweenDailyNews), but we recently realized that we have neglected to share many of our highly detailed photos here on the site itself, so it's time to correct that, starting with the photo gallery below!

Watch Fan Propose While Dressed As Michael Myers!

A Halloween movie fan has taken his love of Michael Myers to new heights by dressing as the infamous masked killer to first spook his girlfriend by re-enacting a scene from John Carpenter's Halloween and then shock her even more by removing the mask and proposing to her. This is clear proof that Michael Myers may be the baddest fictional serial killer of all time, but he is also bringing people together.

Alec Wells, 20, had friends record his proposal to his horror obsessed girlfriend, Katherine Canipe, 30, back on October 2014, which he then edited with actual clips from the film and uploaded to YouTube yesterday. 

New 'Hellions' Trailer Comes Trick Or Treating

A brand new official trailer and poster for the upcoming Halloween horror film Hellions has been revealed this week, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you.

Watch the new trailer in the player below, and the scroll down to view the poster, and tell us what you think in the comments!

John Carpenter's 'Tales For A HalloweeNight' Coming This October!

Award winning comic publisher Storm King Comics announced today a horror comic anthology entitled John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight that has been put together by the King of Darkness himself, John Carpenter. Read on for the official press release, and scroll down to view the full cover art!

The anthology includes an epic line up of artists and writers including John Carpenter (Prince of Darkness, The Thing), Steven Hoveke (Thor, Steamworld Chronicles), Sandy King (John Carpenter’s Asylum, Vampires, They Live), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre), James Ninness (Insanity, AZ, Chronicles of a Full Time Father),Trent Olsen (John Carpenter’s Asylum), David Schow (The Crow, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Hellblazer), Buzz (Wolverine, Dr. Strange) Federico DeLuca (Dorian Gray. John Saul’s The God Project) , Leonardo Manco (John Carpenter’s Asylum, Hellblazer), Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys), Tone Rodriguez (John Carpenter’s Snake Plisken Chronicles, Uncanny Xmen 100 Project) and more.