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Halloween Specials 2023

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WNMU-TV Halloween Specials: A Complete List of What to Watch All Month Long

Join us this October for spine tingling, Halloween-themed programming all month long. From Sherlock Holmes to Lawrence Welk, we have plenty of content to keep you in the Halloween mood throughout the season. As is tradition, WNMU-TV has special Halloween children's programs throughout October from Wild Kratts, Cat in the Hat and more. Whether you are watching our broadcast channels or streaming online, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Here is an easy guide to all the Halloween content you can watch this year on broadcast channel WNMU-TV 13.1, WNMU-PLUS 13.3 (Spectrum #195 or #197 in Sault Ste. Marie), and streaming on our website, WNMU Passport, and the PBS App. Between these shows and documentaries, there's plenty of eerie content to keep you entertained this October!

Children's Specials

Children's programs airs on WNMU-TV PBS (broadcast channel 13.1) unless otherwise noted. 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on the craziest Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles!

Tuesday, October 10 at 1/12c.  Repeats Wednesday, October 19 at 11:30a/10:30c; and Tuesday, October 31 at 8a/7c.

Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures 

When the Kratt brothers aren’t sure how to celebrate Halloween, they decide to go discover some “creepy cool” creatures. But after heading off find new animal friends, they learn Zach and the other villains are trying to ruin Halloween!  

Wednesday, October 11 at 8a/7c. Repeats: Tuesday, October 17 at 12p/11c, Tuesday, October 24 at 12p/11c, Sunday, October 29 at 7/6a, Monday, October 30 at 1/12c, and Tuesday, October 31 at 6/5c.

Curious GeorgeA Halloween Boo Fest

Halloween's almost here! Hang onto your hats! It's George's first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin -- a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween.  But is the legend really real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. 

Thursday, October 12 at 12p/11c.  Repeats Wednesday, October 18 at 1/12c.

The Haunted Tree House?
ArthurThe Haunted Tree House?

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house (that's scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted -- but by what?  

Friday, October 13 at 10:30a/9:30c.  Repeats: Friday, October 20 at 9:30a/8:30c; Friday, October 27 at 6:30a/5:30c; Sunday, October 29 at 6a/5c; and Tuesday, October 31 at 1/12c.

Stream More Kids Halloween Programs

MonstrumEgyptian Mummies: From Sacred Vessels to Scary Undead

We find out when and why did the Mummy become the popular movie monster.

Halloween Spooky Science Special
Sid the Science KidHalloween Spooky Science Special

It's Halloween! Sid and his friends wear spooky costumes and brew gooey green slime.

Haunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods
Odd SquadHaunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods

Odd Squad is haunted! / Two agents wait out a storm while transporting a creature.

WNMU-TV Specials (13.1)

The Lawrence Welk ShowHalloween Party

Where can you find a tap dancing astronaut and Frankenstein on the same stage? Why The Lawrence Welk Show, of course! And here they are from the 1975 Halloween episode.

 Sunday, October 29 at 5/4c. Repeats 11/4 at 7/6c. 



Thrills & Chills

Trick or treat yourself to Roadshow's thrilling and chilling Halloween special!  

Monday, October 30 at 8/7c.  Repeats 10/31 at 3/2c.



Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra

In autumn 1898 in the Docklands of London, the world's first consulting detective Sherlock Holmes  is called to investigate the appearance of a long overdue clipper ship that arrives with no crew, aside from a young boy, dead from a mysterious attack. Though the case does not initially capture Sherlock Holmes's attention, he does take interest in the disappearance of a famous archaeologist, leading to a shocking conclusion. Theater of the Mind: it's radio you can see!  

Monday, October 30 at 10/9c.

Forgotten / Found

The tourism industry calls it “ruin porn” – a chic fascination with landmarks in decay. Pennsylvania is filled with historic, vacated places just waiting to be explored. To coincide with this growing trend in abandoned tourism, WQED visits a few unique, offbeat attractions, including Eastern State Penitentiary, Eckley Miners’ Village, the Carrie Blast Furnace, Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, and Centralia PA. 

Monday, October 30 at 11/10c.

WNMU-TV PLUS Specials (13.3)

WNMU-TVPLUS can be found on broadcast channel 13.3 and on Spectrum #195 (#197 in Sault Ste. Marie). 

Nightmare Theater Marathon

Nightmare Theater Marathon

A Demon, hist servant and their pet werewolf host the best of the worst horror and sci-fi movies the public domain has to offer.

Monday, October 30:

1 pm - Dementia 13
3 pm - Snowbeast
5 pm - Hands of a Stranger
7 pm - Teenage Zombies
9 pm - The Devil's Hand

THeater of the Mind


Victor Frankenstein set out to create life – using corpses stolen from graveyards. During a raging storm, he is successful but, too late, realizes he has created a misshapen, inarticulate horror. And so begins a haunting tale of creature vs. creator, in KTWU’s local production - 1940’s radio-style drama from A.R.T.S., Inc. 

Monday, October 30 at 11/10c on 13.3PLUS.

Nightmare Theatre Marathon

Nightmare Theater Marathon

A Demon, hist servant and their pet werewolf host the best of the worst horror and sci-fi movies the public domain has to offer.

Tuesday, October 31:

1 pm - Octaman
3 pm - Night Fright
5 pm - Bride of the Gorilla
7 pm - The Alien Factor
9 pm - Wolfman

THeater of the Mind


KTWU-TV presents "Dracula." It's radio you can see, complete with actors, music and a crew of sound effects The radio drama presents an audio-adaptation of the classic horror tale by Philip Grecian. A set that mimics a 1940's radio stage, complete with sound effects equipment, has been assembled in the KTWU-TV studios on the Washburn University campus. 

Tuesday, October 31 at 11/10c.

Streaming on WNMU Passport

MonstrumPost-Dracula Vampires: From Anne Rice to Twilight

Post-Dracula Vampires: From Anne Rice to Twilight

Antiques RoadshowKooky & Spooky

Celebrate Halloween with thrilling and chilling finds!

American MastersMash-up: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

Listen to a compilation of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven"