It's all treats and no tricks with Svengoolie's Halloween BOOnanza, all October long!

Get twice the fright with Svengoolie double feature movies all month long!

Last year, Svengoolie's Halloween BOOnanza was a coffin-full of fun, surprises, and fan-favorite films. How could we make this year even bigger, better, and more packed full of thrills and chills?

How about twice the Svengoolie?

That's right, this year we're super-sizing the scares with special Saturday night double feature movies all October long! These titles include long-requested fan faves, classic horror staples, and cheesy 80s camp. Plus, after the show, hang out until the witching hour with late-night marathons of some of your favorite spooky classic shows!

"We put the BOO! in BOOnanza with our movie line-up of fearsome Svengoolie features on MeTV Saturday nights,” said Rich Koz, aka. Svengoolie. “We have killer clowns, Abbott & Costello and the much-requested original Kolchak movies, plus this year we will treat fans with a double feature of a bonus movie every Saturday night. And be sure to catch Halloween-themed blocks of scary episodes from MeTV's classic TV portfolio all month and all across the schedule, including westerns, comedies and the one where Gilligan turns into a vampire!"

Here's just a sampling of some of the frightful delights on offer:

Saturday, October 7:

9A: 8C: A Bugs Bunny BOOnanza Bash

10A | 9C: MeTV Halloween Westerns: Catch a full day of specially selected spooky Western episodes!

8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" — Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a town.

10:30P | 9:30C: Svengoolie: "The Crawling Eye" — A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

12:30A | 11:30C: BOOnanza Late Night — Sventoonie

Saturday, October 14:

8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" — The Wolf Man tries to warn a dimwitted porter that Dracula wants his brain for Frankenstein monster's body.

10:30P | 9:30C: Svengoolie: "Invaders From Mars" — A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

12:30A | 11:30C: Svengoolie Uncrypted: First-ever one-hour primetime special celebrating Svengoolie – America’s long-running, beloved and award-winning horror host. The master horror host escapes his dungeon to journey far and wide, discovering a world of friends and new adventures. The special also shines a spotlight on Svengoolie’s world for 43+ years as he has entertained horror fans with Saturday night showcases of campy and obscure titles, offering insightful horror movie facts, trivia, and jokes.

1:30A | 12:30C: BOOnanza Late Night — The Twilight Zone

Saturday, October 21:

8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "Kolchak: Night Stalker" — An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

10:30P | 9:30C: Svengoolie: "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" — A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

1A | 12C: BOOnanza Late Night — Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Saturday, October 28:

8P | 7C: Svengoolie: "Kolchak: Night Strangler" — A reporter hunts down a 144-year-old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.

10:30P | 9:30C: Svengoolie: "Trilogy of Terror" — Three bizarre horror stories, all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

1A | 12C: BOOnanza Late Night — Kolchak: The Night Stalker

And that's just the beginning! All month long we'll be showing special Halloween episodes of your favorite classic shows and other hauntingly good surprises!

Watch Svengoolie on MeTV!

Saturdays at 8 PM

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171 Comments

drillus1172 8 months ago
Really disappointed in the movie selections over the Halloween period. 2 Kolchak films in 2 weeks plus 2 episodes of the show? Rich Koz could at least get in the studio and do some new "bits" instead of just re running what he did the first time you played the movie.. and then introduce NEW characters on top of old bits just seems lazy!! GwenGoolie is awesome but her introduction was awful.
drillus1172 drillus1172 8 months ago
One error, Sven and Gwen did the song for Kolchak.. but can somebody teach Sven how to hold a Mic LOL
CAPTCC 8 months ago
Hey Guy's, I'm with Rob! pretty much only "made for tv movies" over n' over for Halloween?!? SMFH
Also Did I miss something ?!? Sarah Palmer just came out of nowhere ..
No intro... no nothing ..If anyone knows I'd appreciate a "heads up"...;)
Rob 8 months ago
I think that we’ve all seen Trilogy of Terror enough already. Three showings in a six week time frame is ridiculous.
BorisK 9 months ago
Back in the 60s on a Saturday night, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein was scheduled on TV -- I had waited all week to see it -- and it was pre-empted for a Lakers game. I'll never forget being devastated!
Headstoney 9 months ago
I'd like to see more of Nostalgiaferatoo guy--he's so enthusiastic!
cwtfish 9 months ago
Can any MTV shows be watched over the Internet instead of having to go through a station?
Bricat2001 cwtfish 9 months ago
ive seen some of the more recent svengoolie episodes on internet archive
JHP 9 months ago
again -I Love Sven and the show - case closed
BACade7462 9 months ago
You need to show House of Dark Shadows
Catholic 9 months ago
Love MeTV. So many shows and movies I grew up with!
wallace4k 9 months ago
Sorry, I meant four weeks… STILL!?!?!
wallace4k 9 months ago
Wait! Next week is “Trilogy of Terror” and in two more weeks it’s on again?!?! There are so many other movies that should make the Halloween schedule like any of the Roger Corman films fer crying out loud!
Farfus wallace4k 9 months ago
Yeah absolute floater of a movie
Rob wallace4k 9 months ago
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

CherryRipe 9 months ago
Who is Gwen Goolie? Does she have a show? Not promising -- her beats are off.
CAPTCC CherryRipe 8 months ago
Hi Cherry ,she has a Youtube pin-up girl channel .
harlow1313 9 months ago
Reporting from "Return of the Vampire."

Those convention attendance segments make me want to puke. It can be sad, those interviews with old people still living off some horror film from the eighties.

Svenghoolie is arguably the worst horror show host I have ever seen. Sven has no edge. No bite.

It remains my favorite METV show, but I said what was needed. I also dig Sventoonie, which really is a bit quirky.
LoveMETV22 harlow1313 9 months ago
Enjoy Svengoolie as well, however the "Spawn of Svengoolie Audition" cut ins they do
(occasionally) are the sad part and at a stretch laughable. The rest is just gimmicks and shtick, including the Sventoonie puppet. Suppose some would/could say the same on MST3K or any other horror series as well. Just opinion/taste at the end of the day.

Did you know Svengoolie has its own page and it uses the same commenting system as these threads, however it's under their blogs. There's a regular group of viewers that comment on w/e movie is running during the show/movie each Saturday night. Some of the comments that viewers share are funny/ some not. However they're just a group having fun.
LoveMETV22 harlow1313 9 months ago
" Those convention attendance segments make me want to 𝐩𝐮𝐤𝐞."
" I also dig Sventoonie"
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As you seem to dig "Sventoonie." Will you be watching or recording the 10 episode marathon of the famous Tuna Puppet scheduled for October 7-8 overnight. Not sure if Rich Koz ultimately sets the schedule for the October promo, but it was kind of him to bring back the character for a short while anyway. Ironically the last episode is called "𝐏𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝐎𝐟 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥."
harlow1313 LoveMETV22 9 months ago
What rubs me wrong is the thickness of the fawning admiration they show each other.

This would be better:

Sven: Who the hell are you?
Never was: I was camper #7 in the first Friday the 13th film.
Sven: I see. Nobody.
Never was: And who the hell are you?
Sven: Beats me.
ThedaBird 9 months ago
Hello, everyone! Does everyone here already know each other? I love the creative themed dinner!
Catholic ThedaBird 9 months ago
We used to post dinner and snacks we were preparing and eating during Svengoolie. Idk what happened to it. It needs a comeback
BlitzMe 9 months ago
Return of the Vampire tonight (9/23) would have been better than Killer Klowns From Outer Space during October for Svengoolie! There’s so MANY amazing BW horror films between the 1930s-1960s that would have fit the scary bill—and Bela Lugosi stars in several.
Is anyone missing Sventoonie as much as me? I was hesitant at first, but I have Bill & Toonie on in the morning when I’m getting ready. I’m also a Mystery Science Theater fan for years and what Sventoonie did was mix the best antics of MST with his silly cartoon quips and it was hilarious! I laughed harder on the Saturday nights that he was on than anything Sven was doing. I’m not too fond of the extended Sven because too often 75 min movies are stretched out to accommodate 2-1/2 hrs…not a fan.
StrayCat BlitzMe 9 months ago
Return of the vampire has a runtime of only 69 minutes. I'm wondering if we'll miss the movie with Sven having to fill the other 81 minutes with near endless commercials along with his antics. I think ME TV should consider adding some 40's era serials of Batman/Superman, Flash Gordon, etc. to fill out the time for these rather short movies.
ThedaBird BlitzMe 9 months ago
I was surprised to see something so contemporary (Killer Klowns) - that's the 80s, right?
BlitzMe ThedaBird 9 months ago
Yes, about 1988. It’s not Halloweeny…it’s just stupid & gross.
StrayCat BlitzMe 9 months ago
I agree about killer clowns from outer space being stupid. Besides, if you really want a killer clown, there's always Captain Spaulding
Rob StrayCat 9 months ago
Yes, I like that idea.
jjkopp333 9 months ago
This is going to be awesome, cannot wait!
DanDolgin 9 months ago
Also there are spooky Bugs Bunny which you are showing, but also a few Popeye cartoons were spooky with goblins and ghosts.
BlitzMe DanDolgin 9 months ago
Witch Hazel is the BEST!!!
DanDolgin 9 months ago
Don't forget The Time Tunnel and Lost in Space have some spooky episodes. I don't remember the name of the Episode on Time Tunnel, but you showed it last year. Lost in Space had an episode about Dr. Smith's Uncle Thaddius. I don't know if that is the name of the episode.
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