Charli XCX Hosting Freeform’s “13 Nights Of Halloween,” Previewing “After The Afterparty” Ahead Of 10/28 Release

Charli XCX [Freeform]

Pop singer-songwriter Charli XCX will host Freeform’s “13 Nights Of Halloween” programming event, and her new single “After The Afterparty” will receive ample exposure.

Set to run from October 19-31, the “13 Nights Of Halloween” programming block will feature a handful of Halloween-themed movies and specials, including “R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls,” “Spooky Buddies,” and “Hocus Pocus.”

“During that time, Freeform viewers and Charli fans will get an exclusive sneak peek at her new single,” notes a Freeform press release.

Charli XCX will also appear in hosted interstitials throughout the thirteen-day programming block.

“After The Afterparty,” which features Lil Yachty, will be released on October 28.

Freeform’s promotional photos and programming schedule follow:

Charli XCX [Freeform]
Charli XCX [Freeform]
Charli XCX [Freeform]
Charli XCX [Freeform]

Night One – Wednesday, October 19
The 18th annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN kicks off with the spooky classic Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (5:30 – 7:00 p.m. EDT). Next, it’s the network television premiere of “R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” (7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT). Then, everyone’s favorite Halloween sisters from “Hocus Pocus” (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT) deliver the scares. Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT) rounds out the evening with an invitation to the creepiest wedding ever!

Night Two – Thursday, October 20
Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (3:00 – 4:35 p.m. EDT) is back for another round of holiday fun, followed by the beloved Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” (4:35 – 6:40 p.m. EDT). Then, hang out with everyone’s favorite frightening family, “The Addams Family” (6:40 – 8:50 p.m. EDT) and “Addams Family Values” (8:50 – 11:00 p.m. EDT). Finally, get to know the mother-daughter scream queen team in “The Final Girls” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Three – Friday, October 21
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, they’re “The Addams Family” (4:00 – 6:10 p.m. EDT) and “Addams Family Values” (6:10 – 8:20 p.m. EDT). Then, try to outrun the Headless Horseman terrorizing the town of “Sleepy Hollow” (8:20 – 11:00 p.m. EDT). Stay up late for extra chills with “Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Four – Saturday, October 22
The day of Halloween hijinks kicks off with the Freeform premiere of “Spooky Buddies” (7:00 – 9:10 a.m. EDT). Then it’s “ParaNorman“ (9:10 – 11:20 a.m. EDT), followed by “Sleepy Hollow” (11:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT). Always remember, “The Goonies” (2:00 – 4:40 p.m. EDT) are good enough. Later, grab some Rooby Racks and catch a double feature of “Scooby-Doo” (4:40 – 6:50 p.m. EDT) and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (6:50 – 9:00 p.m. EDT). Enroll with Mike and Sulley in Disney∙Pixar’s “Monsters University” (9:00 – 11:30 p.m. EDT), and stay to watch Buzz, Woody and all your favorite toys work together to track down their missing friend in Disney∙Pixar’s “Toy Story of TERROR!” (11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EDT). Cap off your day of thrills with a walk down the aisle with Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Five – Sunday, October 23
Cuddle under the covers while watching “The Goonies” (7:30 – 10:10 a.m. EDT). Then, revisit “R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” (10:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. EDT). Next, see if you can help the meddling kids solve mysteries in “Scooby-Doo” (12:20 – 2:30 p.m. EDT) and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2:30 – 4:40 p.m. EDT). Catch the story of a magical little girl in Matilda (4:40 – 6:50 p.m. EDT). Later, hang with Woody and Buzz in Disney∙Pixar’s “Toy Story of TERROR!” (6:50 – 7:20 p.m. EDT). Scare yourself silly with Disney∙Pixar’s “Monsters University,” (7:20 – 9:50 p.m. EDT). Finish your night with the Sanderson Sisters in “Hocus Pocus” (9:50 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Six – Monday, October 24
Fall in love – at your own risk – with the Owens sisters in “Practical Magic” (7:00 – 9:00 a.m. EDT). Later, check in with magical Matilda (2:30 – 4:35 p.m. EDT). Spend some time with Gomez, Morticia and the rest of “The Addams Family” (4:35 – 6:40 p.m. EDT) and learn some “Addams Family Values” (6:40 – 8:50 p.m. EDT). Enjoy a bit of “Hocus Pocus” (8:50 – 11:00 p.m. EDT) and end your night with some hilarious hi-jinkies in “Scooby-Doo” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Seven – Tuesday, October 25
It’s a love triangle to end all love triangles in ”Death Becomes Her” (7:00 – 9:00 a.m. EDT). Then, hang with Uncle Fester and “The Addams Family” (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT), followed by “Addams Family Values” (6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT). Finish off the night with “Halloweentown” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Eight – Wednesday, October 26
Learn some new tricks with “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (3:30 – 5:40 p.m. EDT). Then, Barnabas Collins returns from the dead in “Dark Shadows” (5:40 – 8:20 p.m. EDT). Next, don’t lose your head in “Sleepy Hollow” (8:20 – 11:00 p.m. EDT). Finally, it’s “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Nine – Thursday, October 27
Join Chunk in “The Goonies” (3:30 – 6:10 p.m. EDT) and Ichabod Crane in “Sleepy Hollow” (6:10 – 8:50 p.m. EDT). Then, mix up some mischief with “Hocus Pocus” (8:50 – 11:00 p.m. EDT). End your day attending “Halloweentown High” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Ten – Friday, October 28
On frightful Friday, go treasure hunting with “The Goonies” (12:00 – 2:40 p.m. EDT) and say “I Do” to “Corpse Bride” (2:40 – 4:40 p.m. EDT). Then, practice some “Hocus Pocus” (4:40 – 6:45 p.m. EDT) and hang out with Jack and the gang in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (6:45 – 8:20 p.m. EDT). Later, hide in the “Dark Shadows” (8:20 – 11:00 p.m. EDT). Round out the night with “Return to Halloweentown” (12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Eleven – Saturday, October 29
Sit, stay and catch “Frankenweenie” (7:00 – 9:00 a.m. EDT) and “R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT). Next up, take a trip to Halloweentown in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (11:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. EDT). Who says love is dead? Certainly not “Corpse Bride” (12:35 – 2:35 p.m. EDT). What lurks in The “Dark Shadows” (2:35 – 5:15 p.m. EDT). Later, spend time some with Uncle Fester and Cousin It in “The Addams Family” (5:15 – 7:20 p.m. EDT) and “Addams Family Values” (7:20 – 9:25 p.m. EDT). Mix up a potion with some “Hocus Pocus” (9:25 – 11:30 p.m. EDT) and cap off the night with one more Tim Burton classic, “Sleepy Hollow” (11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Twelve – Sunday, October 30
Hang out with “ParaNorman” (7:00 – 9:00 a.m. EDT) before going on an extraordinary adventure with the pups of “Spooky Buddies” (9:00 – 11:05 a.m. EDT). Then, it’s a double feature of everyone’s favorite hungry hound “Scooby-Doo” (11:05 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. EDT) and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (1:10 – 3:15 p.m. EDT). Let Lurch show you inside the home of “The Addams Family” (3:15 – 5:20 p.m. EDT) and brush up on your “Addams Family Values” (5:20 – 7:25 p.m. EDT). Watch out for those witchy sisters in “Hocus Pocus” (7:25 – 9:30 p.m. EDT). Stay up if you dare for “Sleepy Hollow” (9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EDT).

Night Thirteen – Monday, October 31

All Hallows Eve is upon us and promises to bring with it a day full of ghosts, witches and monsters. The day kicks off with “The Goonies” (7:00 – 9:30 a.m. EDT). Then, watch “ParaNorman” (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT) fight off ghosts and zombies. Next, it’s your last chance to catch “Scooby-Doo” (1:00– 3:00 p.m. EDT) and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT) before saying goodbye to “The Addams Family” (5:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT) and “Addams Family Values” (7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT). Wrap up 13 Nights of chills with back to back airings of “Hocus Pocus” (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT, and 12:00 – 2:00 a.m. EDT).

Written by Brian Cantor

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