Trick or Treat with HDNET MOVIES this October, as the network presents a three-day Halloween Weekend block, featuring 16 sci-fi, suspense, and slasher classics. The special event begins on Saturday, Oct. 29, and runs through Monday, Oct. 31.
The thrills and chills kickoff with an out-of-this-world “Sci-Fi Saturday” on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting with Nathan Fillion as the captain of a spaceship harboring a mysterious stowaway in the 2005 Joss Whedon adventure SERENITY at 7pE. Next up is Henry Thomas as a young boy who befriends a stranded alien in the Stephen Spielberg opus E.T., with Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore, at 9pE; and Bruce Willis travels back in time to save the world from a devastating virus in TWELVE MONKEYS, with Brad Pitt, at 11:05pE. Then, Natasha Henstridge stars as an alien seductress searching for a mate in SPECIES, with Michael Madsen and Ben Kingsley, at 1:20aE; followed by SPECIES II at 3:15aE; and Casper Van Dien leads the charge against colossal alien insects in STARSHIP TROOPERS, with Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris at 4:50aE.
The festivities continue on Sunday, Oct. 30, with “Serial Killer Sunday”, opening at 5:20pE with Kiefer Sutherland, who plays a deadly game with Jeff Bridges in THE VANISHING, with Sandra Bullock. Then, Tyler Perry is on the case as a homicide detective trailing a sadistic killer in ALEX CROSS, with Matthew Fox, at 7:15pE. Next, Michael Douglas stars as a troubled cop investigating lusty author—and main murder suspect—Sharon Stone in the steamy 1992 thriller BASIC INSTINCT at 9pE. Then, Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie team up to take down a psychotic cabbie in THE BONE COLLECTOR, at 11:45pE; and Ben Kingsley stars as a serial killer targeting serial killers in SUSPECT ZERO, with Aaron Eckhart, at 1:50aE; followed by Kevin Costner as a respected businessman with a murderous secret in MR. BROOKS, with William Hurt and Demi Moore, at 3:35aE.
The complete Halloween Weekend Block is as follows (all times eastern):
“Sci-Fi Saturday” Block—Sat., October 29
- SERENITY (2005) – 7pE
- E.T. (1982) – 9pE
- TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) – 11:05pE
- SPECIES (1995) – 1:20aE
- SPECIES II (1998) – 3:15aE
- STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) – 4:50aE
“Serial Killer Sunday” Block—Sun., October 30
- THE VANISHING (1993) – 5:20pE
- ALEX CROSS (2012) – 7:15pE
- BASIC INSTINCT (1992) – 9pE
- THE BONE COLLECTOR (1999) – 11:45pE
- SUSPECT ZERO (2004) – 1:50aE
- MR. BROOKS (2007) – 3:35aE
“Maniac Monday” Block—Mon., October 31
- PSYCHO (1998) – 7:15pE
- THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) – 9pE
- SCREAM 2 (1997) – 10:45pE
- RAVENOUS (1999) – 12:50aE