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AMC FearFest 2018 Kicks Off on October 14th and Includes a Handful of Horror Franchise Marathons!



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
Christine Gallows, The Misery
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. 

Writer in the horror community since 2008. Owns Eli Roth's prop corpse from Piranha 3D. Has three awesome cats. Still plays with toys.


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