Spooky Halloween Entertainment

Posted on October 26, 2006

Treehouse of Horror XVIIThe Washington Times has an article listing TV Guide's choices for the top ten Halloween TV specials of all-time.
Among the list of 10 Halloween specials amassed by TVGuide.com, the typical Halloween fare presented on "Roseanne" was selected, along with "The Office's" second season festive episode and "The Slutty Pumpkin" episode offered in season one by CBS's "How I Met Your Mother."

Also included in the list was "The One with the Halloween Party" from the eighth season of "Friends," "South Park's" season 3 episode "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" and the season 3 episode "All Halliwell's Eve" from the witch drama "Charmed."

TV Guide rounded out the list with the Showtime original series, "Masters of Horror," season 2's "Halloween" episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the "Treehouse of Horrors" episodes from "The Simpsons" each year and perennial favorite "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
We were glad to see a Buffy made the list. This season the Halloween special with the most buzz has to be The Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror XVII" episode. The episode is schedule for November 5th. You can read more about it in this Canadian Press article. While you wait you can also amuse yourself by playing the Simpon's zombie game. Wikipedia has an article describing the past "Treehouse of Horror" Simpsons specials.

Viewers that love horror films should also keep the FearNet cable network in mind -- it launches on October 31st.

In theaters, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and The Grudge 2 are currently playing. Horror fans will also appreciate that Saw III is opening this weekend. If none of those work for you there is always the DVD store -- Slither, An American Haunting, The Omen and Feast are all recent horror releases.