Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick Or Treat

There are a few choices on the dial tonight for people who finish up early with their trick-or-treating.

AMC is running a marathon of the "Halloween" series all day and all night long. BET has "Leprechaun: Back 2 the Hood" beginning at 8 p.m. The Disney Channel is running "Twitches" also at 8 p.m., while Sci-Fi offers "Jeepers Creepers" and "Jeepers Creepers 2" starting at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Turner Classic is running a marathon of Vincent Price movies, beginning with "Masque of the Red Death" at 8 p.m.

On the reality/documentary side, Bravo is running "Even Scarier Movie Moments" at 8 and 9 p.m., while the History Channel offers to teach you about exorcisms at 8 p.m. E! offers the delightfully-titled "20 Most Horrifying Celebrity Murders," also at 8 p.m.

The best picks of the horror genre are "Red Dragon" (USA, 9 p.m.), the last of the Hannibal Lecter series starring Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton. It's also a remake of the 1986 movie "Manhunter," starring William L. Petersen and Brian Cox and directed by Michael Mann.

Viewers should also try to catch "The Sixth Sense" (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. I asked a producer at the Austin Film Festival, who insisted on being pitched every detail of a script, if he would have wanted to know about the twist in "The Sixth Sense" before reading it. "Good point," he said. "I don't know. That'd be up to the writer."

TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: No doubt there will be plenty of Halloween themes playing out on the regular Tuesday offerings. Both "Standoff" (Fox, 8 p.m.) and "House" (Fox, 9 p.m.) return after baseball-related breaks, but in flip-flopped timeslots. Viewers who missed "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 8 p.m.) in its Monday trial timeslot can catch the rerun tonight here.


Zodin2008 said...

What...no mention of the best show on Tuesdays, "Veronica Mars"? Either way, with no kids yet, we will be recording everyting tonight and hiding out at a dinner and a movie until late (away from endless hour of sugar crazed toddlers and teens).

The only question is whether we will see Clint Eastwood's new "Flags of Our Fathers", Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland", or Indy Summer holdover "Little Miss Sunshine", which is still playing on several screens where I live. Any thoughts? We are leaning towards the Eastwood film.

I have already seen the movie I most wanted to see in the last few months, "The Departed" and it was excellent. I can promise that despite the holidays, we will NOT be seeing the horrible, schlocky gore fest, "Saw III" or any other dumb flick that gets shoved down our throats.

Phillip Ramati said...

I've talked about VM in the past and will do so in the future. Today's update is to give viewers a chance to catch Halloween-related programs.

Little Miss Sunshine is hilarious, Flags of our Fathers was solid, haven't seen Last King. I also highly recommend The Prestige.

Zodin2008 said...

We are going to see "Little Miss Sunshine" tonight so I am glad you liked it.

And in my honest opinion, you can NEVER talk about "Veronica Mars" enough. That same thing goes for "Lost", "Battlestar Galactica", "Rescue Me", "Heroes" and any of the best shows on TV.

Speaking of "Rescue Me", it's always a welcome site to see one of TV's best and most unrecognized actressed, Callie Thorne, as the ex-Mrs. Alexander Mahone last night on "Prison Break".

Anonymous said...

what no mention of NCIS ? Shame on you !!!!

Anonymous said...

what no mention of NCIS ? Shame on you !!!!