The pumpkin spice lattes are out, the leaves are beginning to fall, and September is around the corner. That means one thing: it’s Halloween time.

People tend to either love Halloween or hate it entirely, and those who love it have their own favorite aspects about it. While some love the silly, prankster side of the holiday or the mountains of candy, many love it for the celebration of all things horror-related that it has become. You’ve probably already nailed down your nerdy Halloween costume choice by now, and now it’s time to look ahead to the month of October to mark down all of the Halloween movies on TV that you’ll be watching.

Whether you’re looking for the newest addition to the slate of Netflix Halloween movies, what horror movies are being shown on cable television, or where you can watch a marathon of some of your favorite horror TV shows, there are zombies, ghouls, and ghosts aplenty for your viewing pleasure in the month of October.

Between AMC FearFest, ABC Family’s Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween (that’s right – 31 days, not 13 days, this year), Disney Channel’s Monstober, Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween, and Turner Classic Movie’s October Horror lineup, there are plenty of opportunities to catch your favorite family horror movies on TV, as well as some of the top horror films of all-time.

Here’s what the Halloween movie schedule for October 2018 looks like for now, and as more networks release more of their detailed listings, we’ll be updating this post:

Update 9/4: We’re still waiting for the rest of the network schedules, so hang-tight and bookmark this – we’ll have it updated as soon as the schedules are announced (should be this upcoming week). For now, here are all of the horror movies and TV shows on TV in October 2018:

Horror on TV Tonight (All Times in EST)

Monday: October 1st

  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 5PM)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 7:10PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 8:50PM)
  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 12AM)

Tuesday: October 2nd

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 5PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 6:30PM)
  • Monster’s University (Freeform at 8:30PM)
  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) (Freeform at 12AM)

Wednesday: October 3rd

  • Willy Wonka (1971) (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Monsters University (Freeform at 6:30PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 9PM)
  • The Monster (1925) (TCM at 10:45PM)
  • The Final Girls (Freeform at 12AM)

Thursday: October 4th

  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 5PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 7PM)
  • The Addams Family (1991) (Freeform at 9PM)
  • Teen Spirit (Freeform at 12AM)

Friday: October 5th

  • Into the Dark (Hulu)
  • Z Nation Season 5 Premiere (Rumored) (Syfy)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Freeform at 3:30PM)
  • The Addams Family (1991) (Freeform at 6:10PM)
  • The Goonies (Freeform at 8:20PM)
  • The Breakfast Club (Freeform at 12AM)
  • Deadly Friend (1986) (TCM at 2:00AM)
  • Demon Seed (1977) (TCM at 3:45AM)

Saturday: October 6th

  • Monster House (Freeform at 10:10AM)
  • Willy Wonka (1971) (Freeform at 12:20PM)
  • The Haunted Mansion (Freeform at 2:50PM)
  • The Thing From Another World (1951) (TCM at 4:15PM)
  • The Goonies (Freeform at 4:55PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 7:35PM)
  • Maleficent (Freeform at 9:45PM)
  • Warm Bodies (Freeform at 11:50PM)

Sunday: October 7th

  • Monster House (Freeform at 7AM)
  • Willy Wonka (Freeform at 9:10AM)
  • The Haunted Mansion (Freeform at 11:40AM)
  • Alice in Wonderland (Freeform at 1:50PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 4:25PM)
  • Maleficent (Freeform at 6:35PM)
  • The Mummy’s Hand (1940) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Sweeney Todd (Freeform at 8:40PM)
  • The Walking Dead Season 9 Premiere (AMC at 9:00PM )
  • Dark Shadows (2012) (Freeform at 11:20PM)

Monday: October 8th

  • Sweeney Todd (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Dark Shadows (Freeform at 6:30PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 9PM)
  • Clue (Freeform at 12AM)

Tuesday: October 9th

  • Jurassic Park (Freeform at 3PM)
  • The Addams Famly (Freeform at 6PM)
  • Warm Bodies (Freeform at 12AM)

Wednesday: October 10th

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Freeform at 3PM)
  • The Devil’s Bride (1968) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 9PM)
  • Horror of Dracula (1958) (TCM at 10:00PM)
  • Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1965) (TCM at 11:30PM)
  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 12AM)
  • Horror Hotel (1960) (TCM at 1:15AM)
  • The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) (TCM at 2:45AM)
  • Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966) (TCM at 4:30AM)

Thursday: October 11th

  • Light as a Feather (Hulu)
  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 4:30PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 6:40PM)
  • The Boxtrolls (Freeform at 12AM)

Friday: October 12th

  • The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Saturday: October 13th

  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 7AM)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 1:15PM)
  • The Seventh Victim (1943) (TCM at 2:15PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 2:50PM)
  • Monsters, Inc (Freeform at 7:25PM)
  • Monsters University (Freeform at 9:30PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 12AM)

Sunday: October 14th

  • Sweeney Todd (Freeform at 7AM)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 9:30AM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 11:10AM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 1:15PM)
  • Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic (Freeform at 8PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 9PM)
  • The Robot vs. the Aztech Mummy (1958) (TCM at 10:45PM)

Monday: October 15th

  • The Black Hole (1979) (TCM at 12:15AM)
  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 6PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 12AM)

Tuesday: October 16th

  • Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic (Freeform at 3:30PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 4:30PM)
  • Willy Wonka (Freeform at 6:30PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 8:55PM)

Wednesday: October 17th

  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 6:30PM)
  • The Old Dark House (1932) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Sweeney Todd (Freeform at 8:30PM)
  • The Walking Dead (1936) (TCM at 9:30PM)
  • Isle of the Dead (1945) (TCM at 10:45PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 12AM)
  • Bedlam (1946) (TCM at 12:15AM)
  • Die, Monster, Die! (1965) (TCM at 1:45AM)
  • The Sorcerers (1967) (TCM at 3:15AM)
  • The Terror (1963) (TCM at 5:00AM)

Thursday: October 18th

  • Sweeney Todd (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Dark Shadows (Freeform at 6:30PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 9PM)
  • Maggie (Freeform at 12AM)

Friday: October 19th

  • Lore Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Dark Shadows (Freeform at 3:30PM)
  • The Goonies (Freeform at 6:10PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 8:50PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 12AM)
  • Dreamscape (1984) (TCM at 2:00AM)

Saturday: October 20

  • Monster House (Freeform at 7AM)
  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 9:05AM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 11:10AM)
  • The Goonies (Freeform at 1:20PM)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 5:35PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 7:40PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 9:50PM)
  • The Haunted Mansion (Freeform at 11:55PM)

Sunday: October 21

  • Paranorman (Freeform at 7AM)
  • Spooky Buddies (Freeform at 9AM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 11:05AM)
  • The Haunted Mansion (Freeform at 1:15PM)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 3:20PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 5PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 7:05PM)
  • The Mummy (1959) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Maleficent (Freeform at 9:15PM)
  • The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964) (TCM at 9:45PM)
  • Pharaoh’s Curse (1957) (TCM at 11:15PM)
  • Sweeney Todd (Freeform at 11:20PM)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1959) (TCM at 2:30AM)

Monday: October 22

  • Maleficent (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 6:10PM)
  • The Witches of Eastwick (Freeform at 8:20PM)
  • Son of Frankenstein (1939) (TCM at 9:00PM)
  • Warm Bodies (Freeform at 12AM)
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) (TCM at 12:00AM)
  • Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) (TCM at 1:30AM)
  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! (1970) (TCM at 3:15AM)

Tuesday: October 23

  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 4PM)
  • The Witches of Eastwick (Freeform at 6:10PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 8:50PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 12AM)

Wednesday: October 24

  • Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Monster House (Freeform at 5PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 7PM)
  • White Zombie (1932) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 9PM)
  • Mark of the Vampire (1935) (TCM at 9:15PM)
  • Spooky Buddies (Freeform at 12AM)
  • The Devil Bat (1940) (TCM at 1:30AM)
  • The Corpse Vanishes (1942) (TCM at 2:45AM)
  • Bowery at Midnight (1942) (TCM at 5:15AM)

Thursday: October 25

  • The Canterville Ghost (1944) (TCM at 9:45AM)
  • Jurassic Park (Freeform at 4PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 7PM)
  • The Haunted Mansion (Freeform at 9PM)
  • The Final Girls (Freeform at 12AM)

Friday: October 26

  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
  • Castlevania Season 2 (Netflix)
  • Channel Zero: Dream Door (Syfy)
  • Jurassic Park (Freeform at 12:30PM)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Freeform at 3:35PM)
  • The Haunted Mansion (Freeform at 6:40PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 8:50PM)
  • Teen Spirit (Freeform at 12AM)

Saturday: October 27

  • 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) (TCM at 6:00AM)
  • Dark Shadows (Freeform at 7AM)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Freeform at 9:40AM)
  • The Adams Family (Freeform at 12:20PM)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) (TCM at 2:15PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 2:30PM)
  • Monsters Inc (Freeform at 4:40PM)
  • The Power (1968) (TCM at 6:00PM)
  • Monsters University (Freeform at 6:50PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 9:20PM)
  • Toy Story of TERROR! (Freeform at 11:25PM)
  • ParaNorman (Freeform at 11:55PM)
  • House of Dark Shadows (1970) (TCM at 1:30AM)
  • Night of Dark Shadows (1971) (TCM at 3:30AM)
  • Black Cats and Broomsticks (1955) (TCM at 5:30AM)

Sunday: October 28

  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 9:40AM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 11:50AM)
  • Toy Story of TERROR! (Freeform at 2PM)
  • Monsters Inc (Freeform at 2:30PM)
  • Monsters University (Freeform at 4:35PM)
  • Hotel Transylvania (Freeform at 7:05PM)
  • The Mummy’s Shroud (1967) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971) (TCM at 10:00PM)
  • The Goonies (Freeform at 11:20PM)

Monday: October 29

  • Children of the Damned (1963) (TCM at 10:00AM)
  • Village of the Damned (1961) (TCM at 11:45AM)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) (TCM at 1:15PM)
  • Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) (TCM at 3:45PM)
  • The Goonies (Freeform at 4:30PM)
  • The Nanny (1965) (TCM at 6:15PM)
  • Island of Lost Souls (1932) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) (TCM at 9:15PM)
  • 25th Anniversary Release: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 9:20PM)
  • Mad Love (1935) (TCM at 11:00PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 12AM)
  • The Fly (1958) (TCM at 12:15AM)
  • The Frozen Dead (1967) (TCM at 4:15AM)

Tuesday: October 30

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 Silent Film) (TCM at 6:00AM)
  • The Magician (1926) (TCM at 7:15AM)
  • The Devil-Doll (1936) (TCM at 10:15AM)
  • The Mysterious Island (1929) (TCM at 11:45AM)
  • Doctor X (1932) (TCM at 1:30PM)
  • The Return of Doctor X (1939) (TCM at 3:00PM)
  • King Kong (1933) (TCM at 4:15PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 4:40PM)
  • Things to Come (1936) (TCM at 6:15PM)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform at 6:45PM)
  • Toy Story of TERROR! (Freeform at 8:25PM)
  • The Addams Family (Freeform at 8:55PM)
  • Warm Bodies (Freeform at 12AM)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) (TCM at 2:45AM)
  • The Plague of the Zombies (1966) (TCM at 4:30AM)

Wednesday: October 31 Happy Halloween

  • Hands of a Stranger (1962) (TCM at 6:00AM)
  • Dementia 13 (1963) (TCM at 7:30AM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 7:30AM)
  • Carnival of Souls (1962) (TCM at 10:15AM)
  • Toy Story of TERROR! (Freeform at 11AM)
  • Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic (Freeform at 11:30AM)
  • Spirits of the Dead (1968) (TCM at 11:45AM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 12:30PM)
  • From Beyond the Grave (1973) (TCM at 2:00PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 2:40PM)
  • Black Sabbath (1963) (TCM at 4:00PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 4:45PM)
  • Dead of Night (1945) (TCM at 6:00PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 6:50PM)
  • House of Wax (1953) (TCM at 8:00PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 8:55PM)
  • Pit and the Pendulum (1961) (TCM at 9:45PM)
  • Masque of the Red Death (1964) (TCM at 11:15PM)
  • Hocus Pocus (Freeform at 12AM)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1958) (TCM at 1:00AM)
  • Theatre of Blood (1973) (TCM at 2:30AM)
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964) (TCM at 4:30AM)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge (AMC at 1:30AM EST)
  • Halloween 6: The Curse (AMC at 3:30AM EST)
  • THe Invasion of Neptune Men (AMC at 5:30AM EST)
  • Hocus Pocus (FF at 7:30AM ET)
  • Halloween 4: The Return (AMC at 9AM EST)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge (AMC at 11AM EST)
  • Hocus Pocus Marathon (FF at noon – 11PM ET)
  • Halloween 6: The Curse (AMC at 1PM EST)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (AMC at 3PM EST)
  • Halloween II (AMC at 5PM EST)
  • Halloween (AMC at 7:30PM EST)
  • Stan Against Evil (IFC)
  • Halloween 4: The Return (AMC at 9:30PM EST)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge (AMC at 11:30PM EST)

 AMC FearFest 2018

The details for AMC’s FearFest 2018 have yet to be released, but we’ll keep you posted with the schedule as soon as they drop it.

While we don’t have the official schedule just yet, we know it will include the following films:

  • Halloween (78)
  • Halloween 4
  • Halloween 5
  • Halloween 6
  • Halloween H2O
  • Halloween II (09)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street (10)
  • Freddy vs. Jason
  • Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell
  • Jason X
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
  • Child’s Play
  • Curse of Chucky
  • Cult of Chucky
  • Annabelle
  • Thinner
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Dawn of the Dead (04)
  • Land of the Dead (05)
  • House of the Dead 1&2
  • House on Haunted Hill (99)
  • Return to House on Haunted Hill
  • House of Wax (05)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Army of Darkness
  • Van Helsing
  • Lake Placid
  • Slither
  • the Leprechaun franchise

Luckily, the reason for AMC doing a shorter FearFest is because they’re airing the first 99 episodes of The Walking Dead the week before beginning on October 16 and ending on October 22.

Horror Movies on Netflix October 2018

Netflix horror movies october 2016
A look at the horror movies on Netflix and its layout.

Netflix is absolutely filled with some of the best horror films, including zombie movies, classic horror, recent hits, and all of the creature features you could ever want for the month of October. What’s more, Netflix has them all separated into subgenres like B-Horror movies, cult horror, slasher movies, and more. Netflix has over 260 horror movies on their platform right now, so whether you’re looking for some true scares or truly goofy horror romps with cheesy effects, you’ll likely find it for streaming on Netflix.

Netflix will also have some big originals premiering in October this year including 1922, the original Stephen King movie hitting Netflix on October 20th, and Stranger Things Season 2 which drops just before Halloween on October 27th.

So if you’re looking for a great place to stream horror movies online, here are just some of the notable horror films and TV series on Netflix for October 2017:

  • Little Evil
  • Dead Awake
  • Patchwork
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Be Afraid
  • Clown
  • Spawn
  • Train to Busan
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Forgotten
  • It Follows
  • Gantz:O
  • Hush
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws 3
  • Would You Rather
  • The Disappointments Room
  • Demonic
  • Back Country
  • The Rite
  • Curse of Chucky
  • The Craft
  • A Dark Song
  • Here Alone
  • The Houses October Built
  • The Astronauts Wife
  • Tucker and Dale vs Evil
  • The Babadook
  • Spiders: The City is Crawling
  • Tales of Halloween
  • Gallowwalkers
  • The Human Centipede
  • Scary Movie 3
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
  • 13 Cameras
  • Queen of the Damned
  • The Invitation
  • Jaws: The Revenge
  • XX
  • Viral
  • The Human Centipede 3
  • JeruZalem
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Clinical
  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
  • Odd Thomas
  • Shark Lake
  • We Are Not Alone
  • The Rezort
  • Satanic
  • The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
  • Children of The Corn
  • The Unborn
  • The Void
  • John Dies at the End
  • Stitches
  • Hellraiser
  • Contracted
  • Splatter
  • A Christmas Horror Story
  • He Never Died
  • Stake Land 2
  • Most Likely to Die
  • Mercy
  • Kill or Be Killed
  • The Devil’s Candy
  • KL Zombi
  • The Black Room
  • Last Shift
  • Troll Hunter
  • Intruder
  • The Invasion
  • The Host
  • The Awakening
  • Pay the Ghost
  • The Silenced
  • The Nightmare
  • V/H/S
  • First Born
  • Zoombies
  • The ABCS of Death
  • The Girl in the Photographs
  • Hayride 2
  • Monsters
  • Housebound
  • They Look like People
  • Hellbound Hellraiser 2
  • A Haunting of Silver Falls
  • Let’s Be Evil
  • The Chosen
  • The Windmill
  • The Hallow
  • Halloweed
  • V/H/S/2
  • Zombeavers
  • The Wailing

Here are the new horror movies being added to Netflix in October 2017:

  • The Reaping (October 1st)
  • Veronica (2017) (October 1st)
  • 13 Demons (October 3rd)
  • Cult of Chucky (October 3rd)
  • Raw (October 4th)
  • Donnie Darko (October 11th)
  • Super Monsters (Kids TV Series) (October 13th)
  • The Babysitter (October 13th)
  • 1922 (October 20th)
  • One of Us (October 20th)
  • The Mist Season 1 (October 24th)

Horror Movies on Amazon Video (Prime)

Horror movies amazon prime
A look at the horror movies on Amazon Prime Video.

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of horror movies available for “free” with an Amazon Prime subscription using Amazon Video, and there are even more available for purchase. If you’re looking for another way to stream online horror movies in October, here are just some of the top horror films available include:

  • The Girl With All the Gifts
  • The Dead Zone
  • Patient Seven
  • Saw
  • Saw 3
  • Saw IV
  • WTF!
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Green Room 
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary
  • The Haunting in Connecticut
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
  • The Witch
  • Knock Knock
  • Wake Wood
  • Tremors
  • Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
  • Invasion
  • Cloverfield
  • Gremlins
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • The Others
  • Halloween
  • 13 Sins
  • 1408
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • The Vatican Tapes
  • Venom
  • The Woman in Black
  • The Mist
  • Open Grave
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • The Eclipse
  • Maggie
  • Scary Movie
  • Zombie
  • The Devil Inside

Typically speaking, Amazon is the last place we ever think to stream our movies every night, but when you look at all of the scary films it has in its catalog — many of which are already “free” to watch with an Amazon Prime subscription (which, we have anyway) and the rest are pretty cheap to rent for an evening — Amazon is a pretty solid choice.

Sign up for Amazon Prime Video here.


shudder horror movies

If you’re REALLY planning to spend a lot of your time this October watching horror movies, Shudder is basically a Netflix that only focuses on horror movies. They have more horror titles than any other service, and a month’s pass gets you unlimited access to their entire library for that month. Best of all, it also has rare and cult horror films that you likely wouldn’t find on Netflix or Amazon. You can use it on Roku, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and Apple TV with ease.

Check out what’s available on Shudder here.

Food Network Halloween Schedule (Halloween Wars and Halloween Baking Championship)

If you’re like us, you love to watch the Halloween baking stuff on Food Network every year, as you never know what sort of awesome Halloween delectable treats you’ll find. Instead of flooding the above Halloween TV schedule above with all of the Food Network stuff like Halloween Wars and Halloween Baking Championship, we just wanted to shine a quick light on what the network has planned.

Basically, any time you turn the channel to Food Network in October after 8PM EST, you’ll find a marathon of Halloween baking shows. What’s more, there are various other times that the network will be playing their Halloween-themed content. For the complete Food Network TV schedule, head over to their official site.


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