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13 spooky Halloween episodes to watch

Posted October 27

Halloween movies get a lot of attention, and are often seen as the makers of the holiday itself. But the silver screen has plenty of great offerings to celebrate Halloween right alongside the characters you see week-to-week. (Deseret Photo)

TV LAND — Halloween movies get a lot of attention, and are often seen as the makers of the holiday itself. Witches, goblins and ghouls abound in feature-length, fright-filled options.

But the silver screen has plenty of great offerings to celebrate Halloween right alongside the characters you see week-to-week. Here are 13 TV episodes ranging from spooky to sweet to super scary: “Boy Meets World” — And Then There Was Shawn A legitimately scary hour of the usually saccharine show. Jennifer Love Hewitt guest stars as Cory’s friends are killed one by one.

Pretty Little Liars” — This Is A Dark Ride

A memorable episode not just because it’s set on a train or because Adam Lambert guest stars. This hour features Aria stuck in a box with a corpse.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — Halloween

This absurd episode finds the Scoobies becoming the thing they’ve dressed up as for Halloween, which for Willow means she’s an actual ghost.

Parks and Recreation” — Greg Pikitus

Halloween vandalism nearly derails the Parks department’s Halloween celebrations, but Leslie knows who is behind it.

Parks and Recreation” — Halloween Surprise

Another Pawnee offering, with Ron taking his girlfriend’s kids trick-or-treating and Leslie and Ann accidentally causing Jerry to have a “fart” attack.

Community” — Epidemiology

A Halloween party at Greendale turns deadly when a zombie outbreak threatens to spread through the student body.

Freaks and Geeks” — Tricks and Treats

If you’re not a Halloween fan, you’ll identify with this sad episode. Mrs. Weir isn’t allowed to make cookies for the neighborhood and the Geeks get egged.

Supernatural” — It’s The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Really any episode of “Supernatural” would qualify as a Halloween episode, but this one happens to actually fall on the haunted holiday.

The Vampire Diaries” — Haunted

In this episode, someone actually gets turned into a vampire. No sparkles, vegetarians or creepy babies required.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — Halloween (Parts 1-3)

If there’s a show that has figured out how to do Halloween right, it’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Their yearly Halloween Heist is always hilarious and cleverly costumed.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch” — A Halloween Story

A wacky episode where Sabrina makes a clone of herself to send to boyfriend Harvey’s Halloween party.

Glee” — The Rocky Horror Glee Show

A watered down, slightly safer version of the musical, with a few twists and John Stamos as a singing guest star.

Home Improvement” — Haunting of Taylor House

Tim creates a haunted house in the basement and determines that pumpkin carving needs some additional horsepower.

What are your favorite Halloween episodes? Let us know in the comments.

Amanda is a writer and pop culture fanatic who studied journalism at BYU. She's written for Entertainment Weekly, Deseret News, KSL and many blogs, sites and papers. Currently writing at the U and running Apple Juice Productions. On Twitter @appleaju

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