Skeleton from The Black Death episode of Lucy Worsley Investigates

Don't Miss Halloween Programming with Iowa PBS

Spooky season is upon us and we have programming for kids and adults alike, both on air and on demand. Check out what we have to offer and fill up your October with Halloween delight!

Kids & Families Shows

Watch on Air:

If you’re looking to watch on demand kids Halloween programming, check out the PBS KIDS app or go to and look for their Halloween collection that includes episodes and clips from Cat in the Hat, Alma’s Way, Arthur, Pinkalicious and Peterrific and more! 

On-Demand for Adults


Monstrum is an outstanding on-demand series through PBS that explores monsters, myths and legends. Watch four seasons for free on the PBS Video App!

Nightmare Theatre

Nightmare Theatre is a great option if you are looking for something a little more quirky and dig film history. Watch three seasons of this fun series that is in the same vein as Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Lucy Worsley Investigates

Lucy Worsley Investigates digs deep into the dramatic chapters of British history. Check out recent episodes on the Black Death and British witch hunts for an understanding of some of the real events that haunt humanity's history. 

The Film Lounge

The Film lounge showcases Iowa filmmakers and their independent films. In 2017 and 2018 this Iowa PBS program put the spotlight on horror film submissions with Halloween specials. 

Iowa Ingredient

Iowa Ingredient finished its ten-season run with a Halloween special that showcased cocktails, cooking, history and more. 

Greetings From Iowa

Greetings From Iowa is an Iowa PBS series with numerous seasons available on demand. Check out one of their features on the haunted history walk in Dubuque. 

Origins of Everything

This on-demand series touches upon the origins of many of the cultural norms of the world, including exploring many of the myths that persist today. Check out their episode on the origin of the poisoned Halloween candy myth.

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow is a beloved classic - celebrate Halloween with their Kooky & Spooky episode on thrilling and chilling finds.