The good news? AMC FearFest is back this year. The bad? It’s shorter than ever.
An annual staple of every Halloween season is AMC’s FearFest marathon, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. It was way back in 1996 that the network first began celebrating Halloween with a marathon of horror movies, originally under the banner MonsterFest, and today we’ve got the first details on the 2017 block.
We reached out to AMC this week and just heard back that FearFest is only going to be a week long this year, running from October 23 through October 31.
Why is FearFest 2017 only running for a week, as opposed to the usual two weeks? Well, that’d be because AMC is devoting the prior week (October 16 through October 22) to airing the first 99 episodes of “The Walking Dead.” The marathon will serve to countdown to Season 8’s premiere, the show’s landmark 100th episode.
Movies featured inside AMC FearFest this year include the following and more…
- Halloween (78)
- Halloween 4
- Halloween 5
- Halloween 6
- Halloween H2O
- Halloween II (09)
- Nightmare on Elm Street (10)
- Freddy vs. Jason
- Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell
- Jason X
- Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
- Child’s Play
- Curse of Chucky
- Cult of Chucky
- Dawn of the Dead (04)
- Land of the Dead (05)
- House of the Dead 1&2
- House on Haunted Hill (99)
- Return to House on Haunted Hill
- House of Wax (05)
- Hellbound: Hellraiser II
- Army of Darkness
- Van Helsing
- Lake Placid
- the Leprechaun franchise
Yes, AMC has told us that this year’s Cult of Chucky will be playing as part of FearFest, which is certainly a surprise given it arrives on home video just a few weeks prior.
Again, AMC FearFest 2017 runs October 23-31.
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