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Sounds of Cinema October 2021 Programming

October is here and that means it’s time for a month of Halloween-related programming on Sounds of Cinema. Each episode throughout October will feature a different spooky theme. Here’s what’s in store in 2021:

October 3: Horror Documentaries

Recent years have seen an impressive output of documentaries about horror films including in-depth retrospectives about specific titles, filmmakers, and franchises as well as more general documentaries about eras and subgenres. This episode will take a look at some of these horror film documentaries.

October 10: Family is Scary

Many films are about people defending their family from outside forces but filmmakers have found plenty of horror right at home. This show takes a look at some of the monstrous families, parents, and children in the movies.

October 17: Antiheroes

Some of the most popular characters at the movies are antiheroes – protagonists who lack traditional heroic qualities and motives. This episode will take a look at some of the antiheroes of classic and contemporary cinema.

October 24: Review Catch-Up/KMSU Pledge Drive

Different stations will air different programs on October 24, 2021. The horror genre has enjoyed a wealth of new titles in 2021, some that have been high profile successes and others that have passed under the radar. Listen to 89.5 KQAL FM in Winona for reviews of some 2021 horror films and then tune into 89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato for a special pledge drive edition of Sounds of Cinema.

October 31: Movies Set on Halloween

Aside from Christmas, Halloween is one of the most frequently holiday settings in the movies. The regularly scheduled program on Sunday morning of October 31 will feature a look at movies set on and around All Hallows Eve. 

Sounds of Cinema Halloween Special

Tune in for the annual Sounds of Cinema Halloween special the evening of Sunday, October 31st. This special broadcast will provide the soundtrack for your All Hallows Eve with a mix of music from Halloween related films as well as some other audible tricks and treats.

The annual Sounds of Cinema Halloween Special can be heard Sunday, October 31, 2021:

  • 10pm CST on 89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato, Minnesota
  • 11pm CST on 89.5 KQAL FM in Winona, Minnesota

Sounds of Cinema airs every Sunday morning at 9am on 89.5 KQAL FM in Winona, Minnesota and at 11am on 89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato. Click here for more listening options.


The 2021 Halloween Special can also be heard on Saturday, October 30th at 9pm CST on 88.1 KVSC in St. Cloud and on Sunday, October 31st at 4pm CST on 89.7 KUMM in Morris, Minnesota.