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Free films on Freesat this week

Halloween is coming up, which means all we feel like doing is getting cosy, watching scary films and hiding under the blanket when it all gets too much. This week we’ve got a blood-curdling array of horror films for you to watch for free, so whether you fancy some spooky family fun or some classic horrors, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy boys and ghouls, and get ready to scream!


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ITV2, Friday 30th October at 9pm 

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A gang of kids are faced with their biggest fears as they try to destroy an evil clown called Pennywise who is stealing children from their hometown. Get ready to be seriously scared by the TV premiere of this Stephen King adaptation. 

Train to Busan 

Film4, Friday 30th October at 11:20pm 

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When someone infected by a zombie virus boards the train from Seoul to Busan, passengers must fight for their lives. Tune into this Korean horror on Friday night at 11:20pm. 

Cape Fear 

5Star, Friday 30th October at 9pm 

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When a sadistic psychopath is released from prison after serving a 14-year sentence, he only has one thing on his mind – taking revenge on the lawyer who couldn’t keep him out of jail.  


Film4, Saturday 31st October at 10:45pm 

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How can you resist watching Halloween on the night of the 31st? Jamie Lee Curtis stars in John Carpenter’s cult classic horror. When a masked maniac starts slaughtering babysitting teenagers in a small American town, one babysitter does everything she can to survive.  

Hotel Transylvania 

ITV2, Saturday 31st October at 4:45pm 

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Or if you want something spooky which is suitable for the kids, turn on ITV2 at 4:45pm on Halloween to tune into Hotel Transylvania. The animated character is about Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, who becomes overprotective when a boy discovers his creepy hotel and falls for the count’s daughter.  

Dark Shadows 

ITV2, Saturday 31st October at 6:50pm 

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When rich playboy Barnabas (Johnny Depp) earns the wrath of a witch, she turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. 200 years later, he escapes and tries to settle the score.  

Blue Velvet 

Film4, Sunday 1st November at 10:45pm 

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Winding down our week of spooky horrors is David Lynch’s iconic and disturbing 1986 hit, Blue Velvet. When a college student discovers a severed ear, he is quickly dragged into a seedy underworld involving a sultry nightclub singer and a deranged local mobster. Aided by the local detective’s daughter, he finds himself falling deeper and deeper into this dangerous twilight world. Not exactly a horror, but definitely worth a watch... 


The Children Act 

BBC Two, Monday 2nd November, 9pm 

The Children Act

A High Court Judge is given a case involving a patient suffering from leukaemia. She is a 17-year old Jehovah’s Witness who refuses to undergo a blood transfusion that could save her life.  

Keeping up with the Joneses 

E4, Tuesday 3rd November, 9pm 

Keeping up with the Joneses

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher and John Hamm star in this action comedy about a couple who discover that their neighbours are actually spies.  

World War Z 

Film4, Wednesday 4th November, 10.45pm 

World War Z

When the traffic jam retired UN advisor Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is sitting in is overrun by military, it quickly becomes clear they are under attack from zombies. Scrambling to get his wife and children to safety, Gerry makes it to New Jersey, where they are taken to an offshore safe zone. There Gerry learns that a global pandemic of zombies has wiped out billions of lives and that, in exchange for the ongoing protection of his family, he must travel to Asia to find the source of the virus 

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 

Sony Movies, Thursday 5th November, 4.30pm 

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, and set In small-town USA, a young man must care for his unhealthy mother and his mentally disabled younger brother while trying to pursue his own happiness.  

Suicide Squad (Premiere) 

ITV2, Friday 6th November, 9pm 

Suicide Squad

Starring Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, a secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission - save the world from the apocalypse. 


BBC One, Saturday 7th November, 1.20am 



The story behind Bobby Moore, the man who led the England football team to victory at the 1966 World Cup. With rare archive footage and contributions from family, friends and fans. 

They Shall Not Grow Old 

BBC One, Sunday 8th November, 10.45pm  

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Transforming archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. 

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