Although Halloween only comes once a year, spooky season lasts a full 31 days. And IDK about you, but one of my absolute favorite spooky season activities is watching the entirety of Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween lineup.
The lineup features family films like Casper The Friendly Ghost and Hocus Pocus, as well as more frightening flicks like all three of the Scream movies. Bottom line: There's a lot to look forward to in terms of movies this month, so grab some popcorn, and brace yourselves.
You can expect to catch Hocus Pocus a total of 30 times on Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween lineup.
Yes, you heard that loud and clear, folks — you can watch the Sanderson sisters do their witchy thang a total of 30 times over the course of October.
I won't name them all, but if you decide to tune in on any random day, chances are they'll be airing it.
Oh, and take note of the fact that five of those showings are on Halloween... so if you don't have time before then, make sure to set aside TV time on the 31st. You can thank me later.
Nightmare Before Christmas is showing several times as well.
Regardless if you consider Nightmare Before Christmas to be a Halloween or Christmas movie, you can count on watching Tim Burton's holiday flick at least once.
According to Freeform's schedule, it will be showing on Oct. 1-2, 9, 11-12, 21-22, and 27-29. So you'll have a number of opportunities to check in on Jack Skellington and the gang.
And note: if you're really into Tim Burton, Corpse Bride will be playing on several days, too.
Freeform is hosting not one, not two, but three Scream-a-thons.
On Oct. 12, 18, and 28, you'll be able to catch all three Scream movies in a row, according to the schedule. Freeform refers to this as a Scream-a-thon.
Oh, and just so you're prepared, Courtney Cox will — in fact — be there, and yes, Drew Barrymore will be there, too... that is, for the first five minutes of the first film.
You can expect to see a bunch of throwbacks on the list, as well.
On Oct. 3, per the lineup, Edward Scissorhands will be playing at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 CT. They're also showing the original Ghostbusters from 1984 on Oct. 7-8, 12, 19-20, and 24-25.
Fans of The Addams Family can expect to watch the 1991 version of the film Oct. 3-4, and 12-13, as well as Addams Family Values on Oct. 2-3, 12-13, 15-16, 20-21, 26-27, and 29-30.
If you aren't into the spooky stuff, though, there are more lighthearted options, too.
On Oct. 1, 13-14, and 25-26, you can catch Disney's Monsters Inc.
The first two live-action Scooby-Doo movies are also playing several times throughout the month, in addition to Hotel Transylvania, and Disney's The Haunted Mansion.
If you're ready for spooky season like I am, this lineup release is big news. Seriously, if you need me, I'll be spending October watching Freeform.
Make sure to tune into 31 Nights Of Halloween from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 on ABC's Freeform.