The Week In Horror: T + E Horror Programming, Candyman + more

Happy early Monday morning, fiends and welcome to your weekly dose of horror news.

The BBC’s adaptation of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds is set to make it’s North American debut this October on T+E in Canada, starring Rafe Spall, Eleanor Tomlinson, Robert Carlyle, and Rupert Graves. Also, T+E will have a sinister new series based on one of America’s darkest chapters in our history, Witches of Salem and the dystopian thriller curfew, starring Adam Brody, Sean Bean, and Billy Zane. Below is the complete listing…

Curfew (Canadian premiere, season one)
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 3

When day becomes night, a strict curfew forces ordinary people to go pedal to the metal in a deadly race for freedom in this action-packed British dystopian drama. Along for the ride in this near-future zombie apocalypse is Adam Brody, Billy Zane and Sean Bean.

Witches of Salem (Canadian premiere, season one)
Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 6

Witches of Salem tells the tale of history’s most terrifying real-life witch hunt. Drawing on extensive historical documents and court transcripts, the four-part series explores the widespread “satanic panic” that cast a spell over the sleepy village of Salem, Massachusetts and asks what lessons history can teach us about modern day witch hunts and mass hysteria. Produced in Canada by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant company, and in association with Talos Films.

The War of the Worlds (North American premiere, season one)
Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 6

This long-awaited three-part drama has been generating massive buzz since the BBC first announced its commission. Based on H.G. Wells’ seminal tale and set in Edwardian England, the story follows a terrifying alien invasion where people must fight for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension. Directed by the award-winning Craig Viveiros, the series stars Rafe Spall, Eleanor Tomlinson, Rupert Graves and Robert Carlyle.

Paranormal: Caught on Camera (Canadian premiere, season one)
Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 11

Watch as eyewitness’ capture amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world while a panel of experts break down the footage and analyze what was captured.

A Haunting (Canadian premiere, season ten)
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starting October 15

Through terrifying first-person accounts and dramatic recreations, A Haunting delves into the true and horrific events that plague innocent people when spirits determined to have a final say invade their lives to inflict unimaginable horrors.

RESURRECTED SERIES AIRING ALL MONTH LONG

Haunted Hospitals
Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Explores chilling tales of otherworldly activity inside medical institutions. In each episode, doctors, nurses, and patients give first-hand accounts of deceased patients and medical staff who come back from the grave and stalk the corridors to warn of impending danger.

Help! My House is Haunted
Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT

Created by Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans, Help! My House is Haunted is a ghost-hunting series that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to searching for paranormal entities.

Could this be the best news of the week? Tony Todd is returning as the titular character in the Jordan Peele produced sequel to Candyman! I was already excited for this film and always assumed Todd would be involved in some form, but that he’s actually returning to the role is just candy on top of the icing on the cake. Welcome back, Tony, we’ve missed you!

In other casting news, Nancy Stephens, who portrayed Nurse Marion in the two original Halloween films, will reprise the role in next year’s Halloween Kills. I’m definitely excited to hear more details about this sequel, which will also the return of Tommy Doyle and the original Lindsey Wallace. Halloween Kills hits theaters October 16th, 2020.

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