Sky Scares Up Halloween Treat

Good news, bad news — Sky has delayed the premiere of The Shining spin-off Doctor Sleep but will include it in a Halloween weekend of pop-up horror movies.

Doctor Sleep will now debut on Sky Movies and Neon on October 18 instead of September 6; replacing it on Sunday will be 21 Bridges.

Doctor Sleep also will help to anchor the Halloween Movies Pop-Up channel, which will run from October 30-November 2.

The marathon of mayhem will open with the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th and close on a lighter note with Ghostbusters II.

Here’s the full line-up:


  • Friday the 13th (4.00)
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (6.40)
  • Shaun of the Dead (8.30)
  • US (10.15)


  • Midsommar: Director’s Cut (1.06)
  • Annabelle Comes Home (3.56)
  • IT: Chapter Two (5.43)
  • Ready or Not (8.30)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (10.07)


  • Doctor Sleep (6.00)
  • Ghostbusters (8.30)
  • Ghostbusters II (10.18).
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