The best films to watch on UK TV today: Saturday, 31 October

Ben Dadds
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The top TV films pics for Saturday 31 October. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images. RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
The top TV films pics for Saturday 31 October. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images. RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Take your pick from the spookiest, creepiest, skin-crawling-ist Halloween treats as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Saturday 31 October.

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Con artists attempt to defraud freakish family in grave digging, booby trapping, hand scampering gothic fun The Addams Family 12:30pm COMEDY CENTRAL

Marmalade munching ear-brushing self-taping furry catastrophe seeks London home in guffaw inducing immigration analogy Paddington 12:50pm Film 4

Nervous groom makes Grave error of proposing to maggot-eyed murder victim in gothic, three-way love story Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 1:15pm ITV2

Tantalised at prospect of maliciously manipulating and torturing innocent teen, villain's psychopath friend quits toxic waste empire to brutalise boy The Karate Kid Part III 2:20pm 5 Star

Infanticidal tweens spoil holiday camp and save uncle from serial killer wife in moustachioed baby creepy comedy Addams Family Values 2:30pm COMEDY CENTRAL

Joan Cusack holding shovel next to a smiling Christopher Lloyd in a scene from the film 'Addams Family Values', 1993. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Joan Cusack holding shovel next to a smiling Christopher Lloyd in a scene from the film 'Addams Family Values', 1993. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Explosions, chases and teenage crushes / races as geek Viking learns secrets of dragon taming in outstanding fantasy How to Train Your Dragon 2:40pm Film 4

Backpacking douche discovers monster's retreat, woos Dracula's daughter and throws party in Genndy Tartakovsky's spooky fun Hotel Transylvania 2:50pm ITV2

Helium toking pilot mounts sleepy weasel in myopic radar reading, jet fuelled BBQ-ing and sexy pizza eating slap-stick Hot Shots! 3:20pm Sony Movies

Time-slipped boy awakens years after disappearing to inventive engaging alien adventure in mercurial mystery Flight of the Navigator 4:00pm SyFy Universal

Affable preteen kids instigate onslaught of abrasive author’s abominations in slappy-scheming, werewolf chewing fun Goosebumps 4:40pm ITV2

Rescue party rescuing, M&M knuckle dusting, broken hearted hero parodies action classics with chicken archery Hot Shots! Part Deux 5:05pm Sony Movies

Elderly exPats pursue expansionist British dream of turning more Indian land into vibrant cash cow The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 6:45pm Channel 4

Teen zombie film makers witness spectacular derailment and alien escape in exceptional, emotive 80s feel cubic mystery gem Super 8 6:45pm Film 4

John Goodman walking into a barn in a scene from the film 'Arachnophobia', 1990. (Photo by Buena Vista/Getty Images)
John Goodman walking into a barn in a scene from the film 'Arachnophobia', 1990. (Photo by Buena Vista/Getty Images)

Wine collecting doctor turned teenage testicle toucher heads up hunt for web of Venezuelan death spiders in splattery small town fun Arachnophobia 6:50pm Sony Movies

Two idiots out-idiot each other in mis-mouth spraying, frozen urine road trip comedy and the Farrelly Bros first film Dumb & Dumber 6:50pm 5 Star

Millennial magician tells tiny tots to take titular trinket to hellish hill The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 8pm Sky 1

Young family endure Irish siege of baby stealing fungal forest folk fairies in deftly designed, utterly riveting creeper The Hallow 9:00pm Horror Channel

Aristocratic deity defyer skulks across Europe pursued by puritanical persecutors in wall-crawling Gothic fun Bram Stoker's Dracula 9:00pm Sony Movies

British actor Gary Oldman, very heavily made up and dressed in a metallic. jewel-encrusted cape, gestures menacingly in a scene from the film 'Bram Stoker's Dracula,' directed by Francis Ford Coppola, California, 1992. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)
British actor Gary Oldman, very heavily made up and dressed in a metallic. jewel-encrusted cape, gestures menacingly in a scene from the film 'Bram Stoker's Dracula,' directed by Francis Ford Coppola, California, 1992. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)

Unable to accept the agency of their daughters, three mismatched parents ruin prom parties to prevent mass loss of virginity in surprisingly insightful genre inverter Blockers 9:00pm Channel 4

Patrick Swayze uses Whoopi Goldberg as elaborate interactive device in convoluted conjugal game with wife in romantic drama Ghost 9:00pm 5 Star

Happily sexual, pot smoking authentic teens are stalked by hollow-hearted murder-maniac in John Carpenter’s aurally iconic standard setting bloodless slasher Halloween (1978) 10:45pm Film 4

Suburban family discover strobe lit Stranger Things as they seek daughter lost in paradimensional, ghostly rage-rift Poltergeist (1982) 11:10pm BBC Two

JoBeth Williams looks on as Craig T Nelson holds Oliver Robins in a scene from the film 'Poltergeist', 1982. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
JoBeth Williams looks on as Craig T Nelson holds Oliver Robins in a scene from the film 'Poltergeist', 1982. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

Homeless mullet man must awaken all humanity from skinless aliens' perception altering consumerist conspiracy in punchy cult fun They Live 12:30am Film 4

Creepy VHS tape leads to unexplained deaths in electrified bathing, well exploring, long haired J-horror remake The Ring (2002) 12:35am BBC One

Young lady helplessly flees stab-happy, inexplicably motivated, bullet proof serial killer in John Carpenter’s slasher Halloween II 12:45am Horror Channel

Attending funeral of their adulterous father, three adult sisters discover their teenage half-sister and invite her to live with them in heart warming beauty Our Little Sister 1:00am BBC Two

Statuesque incest survivor reluctantly embarks on path of vengeance in Blinding, surreal, nightmarish neon-noir Only God Forgives 2:05am Sony Movies

Universal prediction seeking, pattern perceiving, paranoid math-man is pursued by Chassidim & Wall Street Darren Aronofsky's Pi 2:20am Film 4

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