AMC's Biggest FearFest Ever Features a Head-Spinning Array of Horror Programming

The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)

AMC’s FearFest turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, the network appears to have pulled every horror-themed entertainment from its vaults—to the tune of 85 movies and an 88-hour marathon of The Walking Dead ahead of the show’s October 23 return, which comes packaged with a two-hour retrospective special.

Not that we’re complaining. Just look at what awaits, even beyond anything Walking Dead-related:

Halloween: The original Halloween 1-5 (1978-1989), Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009).

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The original A Nightmare on Elm Street 1-5 (1984-1989), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (#6, 1991), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).

Friday the 13th: The original Friday the 13th Parts I-VIII (1980-1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (Part 9, 1993), Jason X (Part 10, 2001), and Friday the 13th (2009).

The Amityville Horror: The original The Amityville Horror (1979), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Amityville 3 (1983), and The Amityville Horror (2005).

The Exorcist: The original The Exorcist (1973) and Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977).

The Omen: The original The Omen (1976), Damien: Omen II (1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981), Omen IV: The Awakening (1991).

Alien: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997).

Chucky: Child’s Play 2 (1990), Child’s Play 3 (1991), Bride of Chucky (1998) and Seed of Chucky (2004).

Tremors: Tremors (1990), Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001), Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004).

Underworld: Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009).

Stephen King: Cujo (1983), Carrie (1976, 40th anniversary), Silver Bullet (1985), The Graveyard Shift (1990), Dreamcatcher (2003), Thinner (1996, 20th anniversary), 1408 (2007), Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992), Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995).


AMC FearFest kicks off October 13 and runs through the 31st. Suffice it to say, you’d better make sure your Halloween candy stockpile is at full capacity before it starts.

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