One of the highlights of October is always AMC’s FearFest, and we’ve learned today that this year’s scheduling will be an 18-day event that will feature over 80 films and over 340 hours of programming, including marathons of film franchises Halloween, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser and The Exorcist, as well as Stephen King classics.
Additionally, brand new seven-part original series “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” premieres Sundays at 12am beginning on October 14. A special slasher-themed two-part episode premieres Sunday, October 21 at 12am and continues Monday, October 22 at 10pm.
Here are some of the notable highlights of FearFest 2018:
- Halloween Marathon – features Halloween 1-6, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween (2007). Airs the following days:
- Sunday, 10/14 7:29a-7:34p. Features the 40th Anniversary of Halloween.
- Thursday, 10/18 9a-5:40a and Friday, 10/19 9a-11:35p.
- Monday, 10/29 – Wednesday, 10/31 9a-5:45a.
- Exorcist Marathon – airs Monday, 10/15 8p-3:55a. Features The Exorcist II, III and the 45th Anniversary of The Exorcist.
- Day of the Undead Marathon – airs Tuesday, 10/16 11:20a-10p. Features 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Return of the Living Dead and the 25th Anniversary of Army of Darkness.
- AMC Double Feature: Chucky – airs Wednesday, 10/17 8p-12:10a. Features Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky.
- Stephen King Marathon – airs Saturday, 10/20 6:30a-5:45a. Features Silver Bullet, Thinner, Misery, The Mist, Firestarter, The Dead Zone, Graveyard Shift, 1408, Carrie and the 35th Anniversary of Christine.
- Slasher-thon – airs Monday, 10/22 9a-10p and Tuesday, 10/23 9a-12:10a. Features Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween (2007), Friday the 13th (2009), Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, House of Wax, Scream 4, The Gallows, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and the premieres of Final Destination 2 and 3.
- AMC Premiere Event: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – premieres Wednesday, 10/24 at 8p.
- Demons Inside Marathon – airs Thursday, 10/25 10a-3:40a. Features Annabelle, Exorcist II-III, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Omen (2006), Prince of Darkness and the 45th Anniversary of The Exorcist.
- Hellraiser Marathon – airs Friday, 10/26 9a-12:30a. Features Hellraiser, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser: Revelations and the premieres of Hellraiser IV-VIII.
- Friday the 13th Marathon – airs Saturday, 10/27 5p-6a and Sunday, 10/28 6a-5:23p. Features Friday the 13th I-IX and Friday the 13th (2009).
Other key titles/franchises playing as part of FearFest include:
|1408||Friday the 13th (1980)||Hellraiser: Inferno|
|28 Days Later||Friday the 13th (2009)||Hellraiser: Revelations|
|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Friday the 13th Part 2||Hills Have Eyes, The|
|Alien||Friday the 13th Part III||Horns|
|American Werewolf in London, An||Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday||House of Wax|
|Annabelle||Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives||House on Haunted Hill|
|Apparition, The||Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood||I, Frankenstein|
|Army of Darkness||Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan||Jeepers Creepers|
|Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh||Friday the 13th: A New Beginning||Lake Placid|
|Carrie (1976)||Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter||Maximum Overdrive|
|Children of the Corn: Genesis||Fright Night (1985)||Mirrors|
|Crazies, The||Ghost Ship||Mist, The|
|Creepshow||Graveyard Shift||Omen, The (2006)|
|Cult of Chucky||Halloween (1978)||People Under the Stairs, The|
|Curse of Chucky||Halloween (2007)||Piranha 3D|
|Darkness, The||Halloween 4: Return of Michael Myers||Piranha 3DD|
|Day of the Dead||Halloween 5: Revenge of Michael Myers, The||Poltergeist|
|Dead Zone, The||Halloween 6: Curse of Michael Myers, The||Prince of Darkness|
|Eight Legged Freaks||Halloween II (1981)||Return of the Living Dead, The|
|Exorcism of Emily Rose, The||Halloween III: Season of the Witch||Return to House on Haunted Hill|
|Exorcist II: The Heretic||Halloween: H20||Scream 4|
|Exorcist III, The||Hellraiser||Shaun of the Dead|
|Exorcist, The||Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth||Silver Bullet|
|Exorcist: The Beginning||Hellraiser: Bloodline||Thinner|
|Final Destination 2||Hellraiser: Deader||Thirteen Ghosts|
|Final Destination 3||Hellraiser: Hellseeker||Trick ‘r Treat|
|Firestarter||Hellraiser: Hellworld||Wes Craven’s New Nightmare|
|Freddy’s Dead: Final Nightmare, The|
FearFest will also extend to AMC’s On-Demand platforms, with over 30 movies available.