Updated Thu. Oct. 16 2008 12:37 PM ET
If you’ve got a taste for terror, you have a “Harvest Dance” date with the Degrassi: TNG Halloween special, The Curse of Degrassi, premiering Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Directed and written by original Degrassi cast member Stefan Brogren (“Snake”), the 30-minute episode gives a special nod to the classic horror movie Carrie.
In what is becoming a regular Degrassi Halloween tradition, this season’s spooky special finds possessed students roaming the school as they prepare for the Degrassi Harvest Dance.
Following its television premiere, The Curse of Degrassi will be made available on demand on The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca on Monday, October 27 at 2 a.m. ET.
New episodes of season 8 of Degrassi: The Next Generation continue to air Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV and encore Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.
The Curse of Degrassi (Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET), on the surface appears to be a regular Next Generation episode with students preparing for the annual Harvest Dance. Jane (Paula Brancati) is anxious to see Spinner (Shane Kippel), for a night of fun.
But when he realizes that it’s the anniversary of Jimmy’s shooting and Rick Murray’s death, he is just not in the celebrating mood and renegs. Meanwhile, Holly J (Charlotte Arnold) is in charge of the dance set-up, and is nowhere to be found.
When she’s finally discovered, Holly J isn’t acting like her bossy, domineering self — she’s been completely taken over by the spirit of school-shooter, Rick Murray!
Why is Rick at the school and using Holly J as his vessel of evil? Why is he eliminating defenseless students? Like every horror movie, this one needs a hero — Spinner — who has to set things straight before the bewitching hour comes to an end and Degrassi is cursed forever.