It's the same problem every year. You've hit every house on the block, your bag's brimming with enough candy to rot every tooth in your mouth, and it's not even 8 p.m. yet.
What's a self-respecting ghoul to do for the rest of Halloween? Thought you'd never ask
On ABC: Talking furniture, monstrous carolers and termites from the other realm crash Sabrina's Halloween bash on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2).
On CBS: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) offers Linus taking up his perennial post in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the arrival of a magical jack-o'-lantern in this seasonal classic. On "Nash Bridges" (10 p.m.-11 p.m.), Nash (Don Johnson) and Joe (Cheech Marin) hunt for a sniper as Halloween revelers pour onto the streets of San Francisco. Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) plays the owner of an unusual social club.
On A&E: "Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m.) chronicles the life of cinematic frightmeister Boris Karloff. For ghouls who also suffer from insomnia, there's a Halloween-themed "Law & Order" (3 a.m.-4 a.m.), in which a costumed college student claims she was raped by two acquaintances. More traditional fright-night fare follows: "The Terror" (4 a.m.-5: 30 a.m.), a 1963 film from director Roger Corman, in which a very young Jack Nicholson and a very old Karloff are trapped together in a haunted castle.
On AMC: A day-long horror movie marathon includes such winners as "Isle of the Dead" (1: 15 p.m.-2: 30 p.m.), with Boris Karloff and some nasty Greek vampires; the 1956 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (2: 30 p.m.-4 p.m.), only the creepiest movie ever made; "It" (5: 15 p.m.-7 p.m.), with Roddy McDowall telepathically controlling a stone statue; "Blacula" (1: 30 a.m.-3: 15 a.m.), the classic '70s blaxploitation horror flick, and "The Old Dark House" (3: 15 a.m.-4: 30 a.m.), with Karloff, Melvyn Douglas and Charles Laughton.
On The Learning Channel: "Real America" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-midnight) casts a critical eye on skeptics and clairvoyants. "The Real Frankenstein -- The Untold Story" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m.) chronicles Johann Conrad Dippel, a German scientist who may have been the inspiration for Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." "Unnatural Science" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m.) looks at cloning, the modern-day equivalent of Shelley's Victor von Frankenstein and his attempts to create life.
On Lifetime: "Intimate Portrait: Witches" (7 p.m.-8 p.m.) looks at sorceresses through the ages and visits with three "modern-day matriarchs of Witchcraft."
Pub Date: 10/31/97