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Halloween lovers around the nation tune in each October to watch FreeForm's "#13 Nights Of Halloween." The 13-night event is beloved by many, as the network plays fan favorite, and family friendly, Halloween #Movies each night during the 13 days. This week, FreeForm has officially announced the 2017 schedule, which includes movies like "Sleepy Hollow," "Men In Black," "Monster's Inc.," and everyone's favorite, "#Hocus Pocus."

FreeForm's "13 Nights Of Halloween" 2017 will begin airing on Thursday, October 19, and last until Halloween. The movies will play mostly in the evenings, with extra showings on the weekends.

This year, the network will even taking a page out of TBS' book, (The network airs 24-hours of "A Christmas Story," on Christmas Day.) and playing an all-day marathon of "Hocus Pocus" on Halloween day. As many fans know, "Hocus Pocus" is the backbone of "13 Nights Of Halloween," and will keep viewers tuning in the entire month of October.

"Hocus Pocus" stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and others. The movie centers around three witches, the Sanderson Sisters, (Middler, NaJimi, and Parker) who are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. 100 years later, a new kid in town named Max Dennison, (Omri Katz) lights the sisters' spooky Black Flame Candle and brings them back from the dead on accident. It is then up to him, his sister Dani, (Thora Birch), and the girl he's crushing on to save Halloween and stop the sisters from carrying out their plan to steal the soles of children to keep them alive and young.

"13 Nights Of Halloween" will kick off on October 19 with "Addams Family Values" at 6:45 and then the fan favorite "Hocus Pocus" at 8:50 p.m. The next day, October 20, "Hocus Pocus will air at 6:20 p.m. followed by "Sleepy Hollow" at 8:30. On Saturday, October 21, "Sleepy Hollow" will air again at 4:40 p.m. followed by "The Addams Family" at 7:10 and "Addams Family Values" at 9:15 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 will bring more "Addams Family Values" at 7:05 p.m., followed by "Hocus Pocus" again at 9:15, and "Alice in Wonderland" at 11:25. The next day will begin a Tim Burton marathon, which could include any of the directors films such as "Beetlejuice," "The Corpse Bride," or "The Nightmare Before Christmas." On Tuesday, October 24 the Sanderson sisters are back in action at 8:50, after another showing of the "Addams Family Values." On the 25th, The Sanderson sisters will make another appearance at 6:35 followed by "Men In Black" at 8:45.

October 26th will bring another showing of "Men In Black" at 6:05 p.m., followed by Johnny Depp's "Dark Shadows" at 8:20. The next day both "Addams Family" movies will air back-to-back, and on Saturday, October 28, "Hocus Pocus" will air before "Monster's Inc." and "Monster's University."

Sunday, October 29, will be a Disney-Pixar day with another showing of both "Monster's Inc." movies followed by the fan favorite "Toy Story of Terror." The day before Halloween brings the Addams' back as well as the Sanderson sisters, before Halloween day, where "Hocus Pocus" will play on a loop for an all-day marathon event, closing out FreeForm's "13 Nights Of Halloween" for 2017.
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Happy birthday to Omri Katz aka Marshall Teller, born this day in 1976.
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Thanks to Topless Robot a show that was buried deep in my memories has come back to the surface. I am talking aboot Eerie Indiana.

I honestly didn't even remember watching this show. I recognized the title but that was it. After all, during its initial run I was only like 2 years old. So i figured that I had no reason to remember it. But I am pretty sure that re-runs played on Saturday morning either on CBC or YTV.

Like I said, I didn't remember watching the show until TR decribed one particular episode: Foreverware. It is aboot this mom who seals her twins in giant tupperware every night so that they can live forever.

This was all too familiar. So I continued to read the list they compiled and all the memories just came rushing back. Luckily for me, ALL the episodes are on Youtube so I watched them over the span of 2 days.

So Eerie Indiana the story of Marshall Teller and his kid friend Simon. The Tellers recently moved to Eerie from New Jersey and Marshall notices that Eerie is weird. Very weird. Like the centre of weird for the whole planet. So Mars & Simon investigate and archive different events around Eerie. Unfortunately, this show only lasted 1 season because it was good and too smart for idiot children to understand.

My favourite episodes include:
Loyal Order of Corn
The Lost Hour
Reality Takes a Holiday
The last one on that list is the season finale and is totally mind-blowing! Like I said, all the episodes can be found on Youtube or you can buy the DVD set.

One last thing needs to be discussed. The crushes that were developed thanks to this show. So first up we have Marshall. I definitely had a type when I was a kid (still do today) and he fit it perfectly. He was a slightly nerdy, brown-haired kid and his hair was not cute too short.

Yes, I did have a crush on him, and seriously, what girl wouldn't??

But then in the second half of the series came along a bad boy with grey hair. At first I thought he was a total ass (he was) but he was also mysterious.

This was Dash X. Named after the mysterious symbols on the back of this hands. We had no idea who he was or where he was from. And most importantly, why he had grey hair. What we did know was that he loved money, was both a friend and foe to Mars & Simon, and spoke in a sexy Christian Slater-type voice.

This was a very tough decision. How was a girl to choose. Well, I couldn't. They were total opposites and total foxes (for kids). Fun Fact: Omri Katz who plays Marshall was the star of the awesome movie Hocus Pocus and Jason Marsden (Dash X; not related to James Marsden) provided the voice for Thackery Binx (the cat) in the movie. And so the struggle continues.

I highly recommend checking this show out if you've never seen it. And if you have seen it, watch it again for some good ol' nostalgia.


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