Your TV To-Do List: 5 Shows to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Photo: Fox
Photo: Fox

With so much to watch on TV, it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five Halloween-appropriate shows you won’t want to miss this week.

Scream: Halloween Special: Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. on MTV
Scream nods in the direction of John Carpenter’s Halloween — minus the Michael Myers cameo — with a two-hour standalone episode that pits Emma and her pals against a new killer while on a trip to a remote island.

The Third Presidential Debate: Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC
With two debates under their belt — and Election Day looming in three weeks — expect plenty of scary accusations to fly as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton meet for their final face-off. If it’s anything like their last bout, this will be more horrific than any horror movie.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again: Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. on Fox
Why wait until Halloween to get dressed up? Outlandish costumes are required for watching Fox’s remake of the cult ’70s musical, particularly if you’re planning on any audience participation.

Black Mirror: Friday, Oct. 21, on Netflix
The beloved British anthology series premieres a new season on Netflix, with six episodes guaranteed to get you freaked out about the smartphone that’s glued to your hand.

The Walking Dead: Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9 p.m. on AMC
Forget the brain-eating walking dead; right now, Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s bat-wielding Negan is the freakiest monster inhabiting this postzombie apocalypse hellscape.