In the Northern Hemisphere the weather has certainly started to change, the temperatures are dropping, the winds are starting to blow, the Aurora Borealis is visible again in the North and some areas have started to see snow. The end of Autumn and the start of winter signals the start of two big festivities – Halloween and Christmas. Whether you like a good spooky night in with a horror film, or a Christmas classic with family, TVMucho will bring you the best of both genres, wherever you are in the world!
With Halloween upon us, the TV is hotting up with spooks, ghouls, witches and scary clowns! If you fancy a scare then why not watch one of these fantastic films on TVMucho? Dates and times to be confirmed as they are released.
Mother! – 29 October, 10.45pm – 01.05am, Film4. A couples peaceful existence is interrupted when uninvited guests arrive at their home. Stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Harris and Javier Bardem.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – 30 October, 11:15pm – 01:15am. BBC1. A scientist builds a creature from the different parts of corpses, but abandons the project, leaving his creations to its fate. However, the monster survives and seeks out his creator, making sinister demands – with horrific consequences if they are not met. Stars Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh and Robert De Niro.
The Midnight Man – 30 October, 11:10pm – 01:00am. Film4. When a teenager and her friend discover a game in an attic they release a terrifying creature, throwing them into a living nightmare. Stars Robert Englund.
Casper – 31 October, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. ITV2. Family comedy about a friendly ghost who becomes friends with the daughter of a paranormal expert who move into a haunted house. All is well until three horrible spooks and two crooks try to force the new residents out of the house. Stars Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle, with the voice of Malachi Pearson.
Poltergeist – 31 October, 11:05pm – 01:00am. Channel 5. After a family moves into a new suburban home they experience a series of disturbing supernatural events. Things take a dark turn when the youngest daughter is taken away by the spirits, her parents seek the help of a paranormal investigator to bring her back before it’s too late. Stars Jared Harris, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Drag Me to Hell – 31 October, 10:45pm – 12:45am. Channel 5. Upon refusing the mortgage of an elderly woman, a bank employee is placed under a curse. As unexplained misfortunes plague her she discovers a demon has been sent after her, and if she can’t break the spell she’ll be taken to hell in three days. Stars Lorna Raver, Alison Lohan and Justin Long.
Scream – 31 October, 10:00pm – 12:15am. Channel 5. A cult classic by Wes Craven. A psychopathic killer targets the teen high school population in a middle-class suburbia, brutally murdering his targets in his infamous mask. Stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Skeet Ulrich and Roger L. Jackson
Stephen King’s It – 31 October, 9:00pm – 11:50pm. Sony Movies. A group of friends discover the supernatural enemy they fought has children has returned when a youngster is gruesomely murdered. The reluctant heroes much pluck up the courage to face their demon to defeat him. Stars Tim Curry, Olivia Hussey, Tim Reid, John Ritter and Richard Thomas.
Hotel Transylvania – 01 November, 4.30pm – 6.15pm. CITV. When monsters seek refuge from terrified humans, Dracula opens a luxury resort to cater for their needs. Things are going really well until a normal man unwittingly checks in to the hotel. The situation is bad enough, but things go from bad to worse when then man falls for Dracula’s daughter, and he is found to be the descendant of a famous vampire hunter. With the voices of Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler.
Daybreakers – 01 November, 11.15pm – 01:15am. Film4. In the not too distant future, vampires have taken over the world and farm the few remaining humans as a food source. An undead scientist attempts to create a synthetic blood, only to run into a group who claim they have discovered a cure for vampirism. Stars Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Ethan Hawke.
A Moment of Horror – Produced by Channel 4, these six short films will leave you debating whether to turn the light off at night.
⦁ Night Feed – someone needs feeding in the middle of the night, but who is watching?
⦁ Bath Time – what could possibly go wrong as you take a comfortable, relaxing bath?
⦁ The Doorkeeper – doors keep our evil, but what happens when the won’t close?
⦁ What the Dog Saw – Does your dog bark at nothing? What are they barking at?
⦁ Behind You – there’s nothing quite like reading a child a fairytale, but what if there isn’t a happy ending?
⦁ Killing Time – got the world’s worst boss? Bad day at work? You aren’t the only one…
Underworld II: Evolution – A half werewolf and a vampire continue their quest to find out why their races are at war. Stars Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen.
You’ll also find the Halloween Specials from various shows on TVMucho! So far we are aware of:
Celebrity Juice Halloween Special – 10:00pm – 10:50pm. ITV2. Keith Lemon is joined by Holly Willoughby, Mel B, Anna Richardson, Will Mellor, Tan France and Paddy McGuiness for a spooktacular edition of the cheeky game show.
Ghost Adventures – 30 October, 9:00pm – 10.55pm, Really. This feature-length episode of Ghost Adventures heads to Deadwood in South Dakota – the USA’s most notorious and violent Wild West town for paranormal activity.
Strictly Come Dancing Halloween Special. 02 November.
There is a fantastic selection of films this Christmas, below we list the best ones you’ll be able to watch live on TVMucho. We will update with times and dates as they are available.
Home Alone – After he misbehaves the night before a family trip to Paris, an 8 year old troublemaker is sent to sleep in the attic, but when he awakens he discovers he has inadvertently been left behind. The boy believes his wish for his family to disappear has come true, but life soon becomes dangerous as he battles against two criminals to protect the family home from burglary. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci.
Home Alone 2 – For the second time, Kevin McAllister manages to lose his parents at Christmas. This time he loses track of his father and embarks a plane to New York; instead of Florida. After blagging a luxury room in a hotel and enjoying his own vacation, he soon bumps into two familiar faces and sets out to stop them from robbing a friendly man’s toy store. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci.
The Nightmare before Christmas – This dark, fantasy by Tim Burton tells the story of Jack Skellington – the King of Halloween town who has become bored with scaring people in the ‘real world’. He stumbles across the portal to Christmastown and decides to celebrate the holiday, by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role! With the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara.
Miracle on 34th Street – This Christmas classic tells the story of six year old Susan, who is very skeptical of Santa Claus – a trait she has learned from her mother, Dorey. When tasked to find a Santa who will pose for pictures with children in the Macy’s department store, she stumbles across a man with the curious name of Kris Kringle, who claims to be the big man himself. His conviction is subject to mocking and the threat of institutionalization, but Susan and Dorey enlist the help of an enthusiastic young lawyer to defend him.
It’s a Wonderful Life – George is a man with many problems and considers ending his life, at Christmas! But as he stares into the abyss, angels discuss his life and we see his life in flashback. As he is about to jump from the bridge, he rescues his guardian angel, Clarence, who then shows George what his town would have looked life if it wasn’t for his many wonderful deeds over the years. Stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Thomas Mitchell.
Santa Claus: The Movie – As an elderly man and his wife make their way through a blizzard to deliver toys to children in his small village, he fulfils his destiny of becoming Santa Claus after meeting a mysterious toy-making elf. After many years Santa Claus becomes disgruntled with his work and his master toy-maker, Patch, leaves for a different life in New York. The two meet again as Patch inadvertently threatens the very existence of Christmas. Stars the late great Dudley Moore, the late great David Huddlestone and John Lithgow. The Christmas movie that all 80’s and 90’s children grew up on!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Living in solitary existence on Mount Crumpet, the Grinch and his loyal dog detest Christmas. The duo become increasingly agitated as the residents of Whoville take the holiday very seriously and try to make it bigger and better. Devising a plan, the Grinch aims to ruin Christmas permanently by pretending to be Santa Claus and steal the Christmas celebrations, but he doesn’t bargain on the resolve of one little girl. Stars Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Jeffrey Tambor.
Jingle All the Way – A workaholic learns the true meaning of Christmas as he sets out to make things up with his son. Seeking out the season’s ‘must-have’ Turbo Man, his moral code is tested, and his perceptions change. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rita Wilson and Sinbad.
Love Actually – A British Christmas institution that still sets off viral memes to this day. Nine intertwined stories examine the one true emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored area graphic designer who has a complicated love life due to the care she provides for her disabled brother, the handsome prime minister who has fallen for the attractive young Downing street staff member, and the married man who is tempted by an affair with his secretary. Stars Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Laura Linney and Alan Rickman.
The Holiday – After being dumped and slumping into depression, Iris agrees to swap homes with stunning – but unlucky in love, Californian Amanda for a much needed break. Iris finds herself in a stunning home, while Amanda is taken in by the charm of a traditional English village. However, both ladies soon find themselves swooned by local lads. Stars Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law.
The Polar Express – A boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus is whisked away on the journey every child wants to make – a train journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express. His voyage of discovery teaches him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Stars Tom Hanks.
Christmas TV Specials
Of course, Christmas isn’t just about films! There are some fantastic Christmas Specials produced, and you can watch them with TVMucho! The following are confirmed as appearing during Christmas 2019! Keep an eye on the TVMucho blog as further details emerge about the shows!
⦁ Call the Midwife Christmas Special
⦁ A Christmas Carol (3 x 60 minute episodes)
⦁ The Price is Right Christmas Special
⦁ Corrie at Christmas
⦁ Coronation Street
⦁ Live at The Apollo Christmas Special
⦁ Buy It Now at Christmas
⦁ Dancing on Ice Christmas Special
⦁ QI Christmas Special
⦁ Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special
⦁ Still Open All Hours Christmas Special
⦁ I’ll Get This Christmas Special
⦁ Nadia’s Family Feasts Christmas Special
⦁ In For a Penny Christmas Special
⦁ The Crystal Maze Christmas Special
⦁ Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special
⦁ BBC Sports Personality of the Year
⦁ Not Going Out Christmas Special
⦁ Songs of Praise – Christmas Big Sing