City’s “ax-cess” cable channel mutates into “Fright-Teen” for Halloween on 19

By Grace Halloween, Marketing Coordinator

In 2009, the two videographers who handled video production and programming for the city’s Channel 19 and 119HD (Optimum) suggested it might be fun to show old, cheesy movies during Halloween. 

The idea was brilliant because the movies would draw more eyeballs to a channel anchored by city council and planning and zoning commission meetings, with additional content offering helpful information to our residents.

Thankfully, the Halloween tradition continues.

Introduced by “Grace Halloween” (our own Grace Hallowell), a variety of vintage horror films will be shown Saturday through Tuesday. Regular city programming will air between the movies to allow viewers unfamiliar with Channel 19 to get an idea of the useful information routinely found there.

Horror genre legends Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, and Vincent Price contribute to Halloween on 19 classic and vintage films made from 1922 to 1964, including Nosferatu (1922), Phantom of the Opera (1925), Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and The Last Man on Earth (1964).

You can find the full schedule of movies and times at

We hope you enjoy Halloween on 19: Government “Ax-cess” streamed live at or on Suddenlink Channel 19.

Happy Halloween!

About the Blogger

Grace Halloween (Hallowell) is in her second year as marketing coordinator for the city’s Public Communications department. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Grace has a bachelor’s degree in advertising communications.

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