SYFY 31 Days of Halloween 2021 schedule includes Chucky, Slumber Party Massacre, and more

CHUCKY -- "Death by Misadventure" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chucky, Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/SYFY)
CHUCKY -- "Death by Misadventure" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chucky, Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/SYFY) /

It’s the spookiest (and best) time of year for fans of frightening characters, horror, zombies, and things that go bump in the night. To celebrate the Halloween 2021 season, SYFY has unveiled an epic list of October programming as part of SYFY’s seasonal celebration, which will include the world premiere of Slumber Party Massacre and the premieres of Chucky and Day of the Dead.

SYFY epic Halloween 2021 lineup and October programming

The SYFY 31 days of Halloween 2021 celebration kicks off on Friday, October 1, with a Leprechaun movie marathon followed by a Laugh Til It Hurts marathon on Saturday, October 2 featuring The Mask, Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! and more.

On Monday, October 4, you can watch an all-day Saw movie marathon followed by an Aliens Among Us marathon on Tuesday, October 5, featuring Men in Black, Prometheus and more. In honor of SYFY’s new Chucky seriestwo all-day Child’s Play marathons are planned for October. The first takes place on Saturday, October 9 and the second on October 25 as in honor of National Chucky Day.

Fans of Friday the 13th will want to tune in to SYFY on Wednesday, October 13, for a Wednesday the 13th marathon, while A Nightmare of Elm Street fans will be treated to two movie marathons on Thursday, October 14 and Saturday, October 30.

Other movies scheduled for October as part of SYFY 31 Days of Halloween

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Oct. 7 @ 9 p.m. ET
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Oct. 7 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
  • Separation, Oct. 8 @ 9 p.m. ET
  • Scream 4, Oct. 8 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
  • Child’s Play 2, Oct. 11 @ 8 p.m. ET
  • Child’s Play 3, Oct. 11 @ 10 p.m. ET

Dark Arts Sundays

Throughout October, SYFY will be playing your favorite Harry Potter films with Dark Arts Sundays.

Sunday, October 3

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Sunday, October 10

  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Sunday, October 17

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sunday, October 24

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Sunday, October 31

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

Costume Inspiration Week

The week of October 26-29 is Costume Inspiration Week, just in case you need some ideas for this year’s Halloween costume.

  • The Mask, Oct. 26 @ 8 p.m. ET
  • Captain America: Civil War, Oct. 27 @ 8 p.m. ET
  • Ant-Man, Oct. 28 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Oct. 29 @ 7:15 p.m. ET

SYFY Originals

The biggest draws of SYFY’s epic 2021 Halloween lineup are the new original series and films. Kicking off the celebration on October 12 at 10 p.m. ET is the highly anticipated premiere of Chucky. The second episode debuts on October 19, and the third episode follows up on October 26.

Inspired by George R. Romero’s zombie universe, Day of the Dead is a new terrifying television show following a group of strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie invasion. The first episode premieres Friday, October 15 at 10 p.m. ET, with the second and third episodes following on October 22 and October 29, respectively.

Finally, on October 16, the world television premiere of SYFY’s Slumber Party Massacre remake premieres at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the official promo below!

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What are you most looking forward to watching on SYFY this Halloween 2021 season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!