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29th Oct 2021

The best movies on TV for your Saturday and Sunday in

Rory Cashin

We’ve picked out all the best scary movies on the telly if you’re sitting in over the Halloween weekend…

If you love scary movies, then we’ve got some great ones for you to choose from on the TV this Saturday and Sunday…


Thor: Ragnarok – RTE Two – 9pm

Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).

The Mummy – Sky Showcase (Sky One) – 9pm

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American (Brendan Fraser) serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

Collateral – ITV4 – 10pm

A cab driver (Jamie Foxx) finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer (Tom Cruise) as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.

The Exorcist – BBC Two – 10.45pm

When a 12-year-old girl (Linda Blair) is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Halloween – FilmFour – 10.55pm

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

The Hole in the Ground – RTE Two – 11.20pm

A single mother (Seana Kerslake) living in the Irish countryside with her son begins to suspect he may not be her son at all, and fears his increasingly disturbing behaviour is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest behind their house.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – FilmFour – 12.40am

When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.


Widows – Channel 4 – 10pm

Four women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo) with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

The Ring – FilmFour – 10pm

A journalist (Naomi Watts) must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

Dumb and Dumber – Comedy Central – 10pm

After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver (Jim Carrey) and his dumber friend (Jeff Daniels) set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen to return it.

The Other Woman – E4 – 10pm

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly (Cameron Diaz) soon meets the wife (Leslie Mann) he’s been betraying. And when yet another love affair (Kate Upton) is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

What We Do In The Shadows – RTE Two – 11.45pm

Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon and Vladislav (Jermaine Clement) are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch – FilmFour – 12.15am

Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

Let The Right One In – BBC Two – 1.05am

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

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