AMC’s FearFest Is Back and Bigger Than Ever This Year

It’s September, so all our favorite Halloween horror movie marathons are officially right around the corner. Freeform recently put out their annual “31 Nights of Halloween” schedule, and not to be outdone, AMC has just released some exciting news about their October tradition, FearFest. This year, the event is going to be called “FearFest, Shocked by Shudder,” and it’s set to include over 700 hours of content curated by none other than AMC’s must-have horror streaming service, Shudder.

What’s more, unlike previous years, this edition of FearFest isn’t going to be limited to October. Every Friday in September, AMC will be showing Shudder’s 101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time at 11 p.m., and at the end of the month, their programming will get even spookier. For the final week of September, the network is set to play classic horror films every night, including entries in the Scream and Halloween franchises as well as classic Stephen King adaptations like The Shining and Firestarter.

Then, once October finally arrives, things are going to get totally bonkers. AMC is going to air new Shudder movies and series every Friday night, including a double feature of films from the V/H/S franchise on October 6 and the co-premiere (along with Shudder) of the fourth season of the fantastic anthology series Creepshow on October 13.

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And as if that wasn’t enough, this year’s FearFest is also going to celebrate some important anniversaries of iconic horror classics. For example, on September 29 at 8:15 pm, AMC will be marking the 50th anniversary of The Exorcist, and then the network is set to air the film’s 101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time episode later that night. Similarly, at 8 pm on October 2, FearFest is going to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Rosemary’s Baby, and then it’ll air the Cursed Films documentary right afterward. Finally, at 10 p.m. on October 10, a brand-new The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs special will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Halloween.

And if that still doesn’t satisfy your craving for horror content, don’t worry. Shudder has you covered. The streaming service will be debuting several great new movies and shows all throughout September and October, including The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster on September 22, the highly anticipated V/H/S 85 on October 6, and Terrified director Demián Rugna’s next film, When Evil Lurks, on October 27.

Last but not least, if you watch any of AMC’s other channels or streaming services, you’ll be able to get some cool horror content there too. BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE TV, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, HiDive, and Sundance Now will all feature their own special FearFest spin-offs, so this year more than ever, AMC is hands down your top destination for horror content all season long.

AMC is inviting fans to share their #FearFest scares with @shudder and @amcplus and to look out for exclusive social events with Sam Zimmerman, VP of Shudder Programming.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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