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Off the wall: It's a spooktacular weekend

Off the Wall wishes you a creepy weekend!

HALLOWEEN PREMIERES That dead genre of TV movies is rising out of the grave like a zombie! Which brings us to this weekend's Syfy Original Movie: "Zombie Apocalypse" (Saturday night at 9, Syfy), starring Ving Rhames. Other devilish debuts: Rebecca Romijn in "Possessing Piper Rose" (Saturday night at 8, Lifetime) and Catherine Bell in "The Good Witch's Family" (Saturday night at 9, Hallmark).

HALLOWEEN EPISODES Fresh frights can be found in Sunday's Fox animated faves "The Simpsons" (8 p.m.), "Family Guy" (9 p.m.) and "The Cleveland Show" (9:30 p.m.) all on Fox/5, as well as Monday shows "How I Met Your Mother" (8 p.m.), "Mike & Molly" (9:30 p.m.) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10 p.m.), all on CBS/2.

HALLOWEEN MARATHONS Top terror directors, including John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and Takashi Miike, deliver chills in the hour anthology "Masters of Horror" (Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p.m., Reelz). TV's Halloween party queen holds court in classic holiday episodes from "Roseanne" (Sunday 1-5 a.m. and Monday 1-5 a.m., TV Land). Zombies assault the "Big Brother" house in Britain's scare-satire "Dead Set" (Monday noon-6 p.m., IFC). The legendary "Lamb to the Slaughter" episode is just one of the chills among 16 hours of the vintage anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (Monday 1 p.m.-Tuesday 6 a.m., Antenna TV); "Lamb" airs at 2:30 p.m. And catch up to cable's latest horrific hit as "American Horror Story" (Monday 10 p.m.-2 a.m., FX) encores its first four episodes, leading up to Wednesday's 10 p.m. new hour concluding a two-parter featuring guest Zachary Quinto.

HALLOWEEN MOVIES "Chiller Theatre" returns! WPIX exhumes its vintage creature-feature showcase for a wicked-weekend double feature of two '60s B-film originals, "Little Shop of Horrors" (Saturday night at 6:30) and "Night of the Living Dead" (8 p.m.) both on WPIX/11. Turner Classic Movies reaches even further back for a night of '40s noir from fright film producer Val Lewton, starting with the original "Cat People" (8 Saturday night) and Martin Scorsese's recent tribute "Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows" (9:30 Saturday night). Antenna TV fills Sunday evening with British '60s scares like "The Gorgon" and "The Creeping Flesh" (5 and 7 p.m.), as well as '80s outings "Fright Night" and "The Fog" (9 and 11 p.m.) and George Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead" (1 a.m.). Romero's influential zombie flick and British Hammer horror are also part of TCM's Halloween day and night creepfest. Full lineup at

HALLOWEEN EVENTS The holiday wouldn't be complete without live local coverage of "The 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade" (Monday 7:30-10 p.m., WPIX/11), with its thousands of costumed marchers, puppets, stilt walkers and other spookiness on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Other outrageous outings include "Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence" Bigfoot Crossing in Georgia (Sunday at 8 p.m., Animal Planet) and "Ghost Hunters Halloween Live" (Monday 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Syfy).

BEST OF THE REST Who could resist the Milgram experiments recreation delivered by actor-director Eli Roth in "How Evil Are You?" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Discovery)? Or a competition called "Large Dangerous Rocket Ships" (Sunday at 10 p.m., Science)? Or The Muppets hosting pro wrestlers on "WWE Monday Night Raw" (Monday 9-11 p.m., USA)? Or a look at the mind behind the iPhone and iPad in "Steve Jobs: One Last Thing" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., WNET/13)?


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