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AMC Fearfest Kicks Off This Weekend With The Walking Dead Premiere

AMC announces the launch of its annual AMC Fearfest, the biggest annual horror and thriller movie marathon of the Halloween season, starting Sun., Oct. 13.  The 19-day virtual film festival, kicking off with the season four premiere of The Walking Dead, celebrates the best in contemporary and classic horror genre films, including the 40th anniversary of The Exorcist and the 30th anniversary of Cujo. AMC Fearfest features 19 days of continuous scare-themed programming, including classic film franchises such as Halloween, The Omen, Alien, Friday the 13th and Tremors, and 10 AMC premieres including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Amityville Horror. In addition to the on-air festivities, AMC Fearfest will feature daily online interactive movie trivia games inviting horror movie fans to take quizzes, earn badges and challenge friends via Facebook. AMC Fearfest begins Sun., Oct. 13 at 9/8c and concludes Thur., Oct. 31.

AMC Fearfest’s programming specials include:

AMC Premiere Movies
Among a vast library of horror favorites, AMC Fearfest will present AMC premieres of the following:

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth debuting Mon., Oct. 14 at 3/2c
Friday the 13th(2009) debuting Sat., Oct. 19 at 8/7c
A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) debuting Sat., Oct. 19 at 10/9c
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare debuting Sat., Oct. 19 at 12am/11c
Child’s Play 2 debuting Sun., Oct. 20 at 12/11c
Child’s Play 3 debuting Sun., Oct. 20 at 2/1c
Seed of Chucky debuting Sun., Oct. 20 at 6/5c
The Amityville Horror (2005) debuting Sat., Oct. 26 at 8/7c
The Omen debuting Sat., Oct. 26 at 10/9c
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins debuting Wed., Oct. 30 at 5:30/4:30c

Also during AMC Fearfest, AMC is the exclusive TV home of the following film franchises and titles this Halloween season:

Franchises
Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michel Myers, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

Friday the 13th (2009), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th Part III, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

Candyman, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection

The Omen and Omen III: The Final Conflict

Other titles:
Land of the Dead
I am Legend
House on Haunted Hill
Last House on the Left
Jeepers Creepers
Scream
Thirteen Ghosts
Motel Hell
Graveyard Shift
Silver Bullet
Cujo
House of Wax
Bride of Chucky

AMC Fearfest on www.amc.com
Each day, www.amc.com will feature an ultimate fan game about a landmark horror movie as well as an interactive movie list that allows die-hard horror fans to vote on their favorite Child’s Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Omen or Tremors movie.

Click here for the full AMC Fearfest schedule.

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