Friday October 1 TV Highlights: Fun Horror Movie on AMC, Disney Channel | Television

“Under Wraps” debuts October 1 on the Disney Channel.

by Kevin McDonough United Feature Syndicate

AMC presents the third season of “The Horror Story of Eli Roth” (9 p.m., AMC). It starts with a look at the good and bad horror sequels, and shows that some were way better than the originals. He cites the third “Nightmare on Elm Street” as the best in the enduring franchise.

Among the most regrettable genres are the “cute” horror films that dampen the terror for the juvenile setting. The 2021 movie “Under Wraps” (7 p.m., Disney Channel) falls into this category. Bright and loud, it features precocious teenagers trying to help a wacky, sympathetic mom get back to her crypt.

THE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EVENINGWhoopi Goldberg welcomes “The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World” (7pm, ABC).

Hondo heals his wounds in the season five premiere of “SWAT” (7 p.m., CBS).

The Illusionists audition for the premiere of the eighth season of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (7pm CW).

The three possible destinies of a young man are explored on “Ordinary Joe” (7 p.m., NBC, rerun).

Rival gangs target single mom as season four of “Magnum PI” (8 p.m., CBS) kick-off.

Blake’s campaign moves to defense in the season finale of “Dynasty” (8 p.m. CW).

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