AMC’s FEAR FEST Is Back Beginning October 1st!

AMC has announced their annual Halloween season programming is back with the 25th Anniversary of FEAR FEST beginning on October 1st! Continue reading for the full programming list of films, series favorites, and more.

From The Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2021 – Today, AMC and AMC+ announced the return of “FearFest” the long-running horror and genre programming event, beginning Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 31. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, “FearFest” will feature over 680 hours of programming and more than 100 unique titles from iconic horror films from the Halloween franchise and Stephen King’s library to pivotal episodes from The Walking Dead Universe, the Season 3 premiere of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, and so much more.


AMC will once again be home to films from the Halloween franchise, including Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this October, Halloween III: Season of the WitchHalloween 4: The Return of Michael MyersHalloween 5: The Revenge of Michael MyersHalloween H20: 20 Years LaterHalloween: Resurrection and Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009).

“FearFest” will also feature iconic horror films from franchises including Scream, which commemorates its 25th anniversary this October and the Final Destination series. The Omen franchise also joins the lineup, with the original 1976 film marking its 45th anniversary and the 2006 remake celebrating its 15th anniversary.

The Stephen King library will take over AMC for a weekend beginning Saturday, October 9 including Carrie (1976), which also celebrates its 45th anniversary this fall, Carrie (2013), CreepshowThe Dead ZoneThinnerSilver BulletChristineThe ShiningPet Sematary (1989) and Cujo.

Beginning Saturday, October 16, AMC will host a “Slasher Weekend” featuring Wes Craven’s New NightmareCandyman (1992), Candyman: Farewell to the FleshScreamScream 2Friday the 13th (2009), Halloween (1978), Halloween III: Season of the WitchHouse of Wax (2005) and encore airings of Eli Roth’s History of Horror “Slashers, Part 1” and “Slashers, Part 2.”

AMC will also celebrate 80s horror movies with a marathon on Saturday, October 23 including The Fly (1986), which observes its 35th anniversary this year, Poltergeist (1982), PumpkinheadChristinePet Sematary (1989), Creepshow, Fright Night (1985) and The Shining.


This year’s full “FearFest” film lineup on AMC and AMC+ (* denotes that a title will be available on AMC+):

Amityville II: The Possession*
• Amityville 3-D*
• Amityville 1992: It’s About Time*
• The Amusement Park*
• Annabelle*
• Arachnophobia*
• The Babadook*
• Body Snatchers*
• The Bye Bye Man*
• Candyman (1992)
• Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
• Carrie (1976)*
• Carrie (2013)*
• Children of the Corn*
• Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice*
• Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest*
• Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering*
• Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror*
• Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return*
• Children of the Corn: Revelation*
• Christine
• The Crazies*
• Creepshow*
• Creepshow 2*
• Crystal Lake Memories*
• Cujo*
• Dawn of the Dead (2004)*
• Day of the Dead*
• The Dead Zone*
• Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark*
• Dracula 2000*
• Dracula II: Ascension*
• Dracula III: Legacy*
• Eight Legged Freaks*
• The Exorcist*
• Final Destination (2000)*
• Final Destination 2*
• Final Destination 3*
• The Final Destination (2009)*
• Final Destination 5*
• The Fly (1986)*
• Friday the 13th (2009)*
• Fright Night (1985)*
• From Dusk Til Dawn*
• From Dusk Til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money*
• From Dusk Til Dawn 3: Hangman’s Daughter*
• Ghost Ship*
• Graveyard Shift*
• Halloween (1978)*
• Halloween II (1981)*
• Halloween III: Season of the Witch*
• Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers*
• Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers*
• Halloween H20: 20 Years Later*
• Halloween: Resurrection*
• Halloween (2007)*
• Halloween II (2009)*
• Hannibal*
• Hellboy*
• Hellraiser*
• Hellraiser II*
• Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth*
• Hellraiser: Bloodline*
• Hellraiser: Inferno*
• Hellraiser: Hellseeker*
• Hellraiser: Deader*
• Hellraiser: Hellworld*
• The Hills Have Eye (1977)*
• The Hills Have Eyes (2006)*
• House of the Dead*
• House of Wax (2005)*
• House on Haunted Hill
• The Human Centipede*
• The Human Centipede 2*
• The Human Centipede 3*
• Land of the Dead*
• The Last House on the Left (2009)*
• Legion*
• Lost Souls*
• The Mist*
• My Amityville Horror*
• Night of the Living Dead (1968)*
• Night of the Living Dead (1990)*
• The Omen (1976)*
• Damien: Omen II*
• Omen III: The Final Conflict*
• Omen IV: The Awakening*
• The Omen (2006)*
• Orphan*
• Pet Sematary (1989)*
• Pride and Prejudice and Zombies*
• Poltergeist (1982)*
• The Prodigy*
• Pulp Fiction
• Pumpkinhead*
• The Purge: Anarchy*
• Resident Evil*
• Room 237*
• Season of the Witch*
• Scary Movie*
• Scary Movie 2*
• Scary Movie 3*
• Scream*
• Scream 2*
• Scream 3*
• The Shining (1980)*
• Shutter (2008)*
• Silent House*
• Silver Bullet*
• Stir of Echoes*
• Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming*
• Tales from the Crypt*
• They*
• Thinner*
• Thir13en Ghosts*
• Tremors*
• Tremors II: Aftershocks*
• Tremors 3: Back to Perfection*
• Tremors 4: The Legend Begins*
• Tremors 5: Bloodlines*
• Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell*
• Underworld*
• Underworld: Rise of the Lycans*
• Underworld: Awakening*
• The Uninvited*
• Vacancy*
• Wes Craven’s New Nightmare*


The Walking Dead Universe

The epic journey to the series finale of The Walking Dead continues Sundays at 9pm ET/8c with its Final Season Part 1 Finale airing on Sunday, October 10. The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns for its final season, premiering on Sunday, October 3 at 10:06pm ET/9c with early premiere episode access on AMC+. Fear the Walking Dead returns with an encore airing of its sixth season finale with bonus featurettes on Sunday, October 17 at 7:45pm ET/7c followed by the seventh season premiere at 9pm ET/7c. AMC+ will also offer early access to the Fear the Walking Dead seventh season premiere episode beginning Sunday, October 10. Talking Dead will continue to air on Sundays at 11pm ET/10c through Sunday, October 17. Additionally, AMC+ will release The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2 and Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 “Episode Diaries” bonus episodes every Thursday.

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3

The third season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror premieres on AMC on Friday, October 1 at 10pm ET/9c with early access on AMC+. The star-studded series continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films, and this season will tackle the topics of “Sequels (That Don’t Suck),” “Infections,” “Psychics,” “Apocalyptic Horror,” “Holiday Horror” and “Mad Scientists.” Master of Horror Eli Roth, who also executive produces the series, returns as host with an all-star lineup of interviewees including (in alphabetical order) Cate Blanchett, Margaret Cho, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Robert Englund, Vanessa Hudgens, Meat Loaf, Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tilly, Rob Zombie, and many others.


In Creepshow’s second season finale on Monday, October 4 at 10pm ET/9c, Simon has invented an incredible virtual reality experience that allows him to join in on his favorite film, but what happens when virtual reality becomes Simon’s actual reality? Find out in this episode starring Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden and Hannah Fierman. The Creepshow: Animated Special: Survivor Type/Twittering from the Circus of the Dead and Creepshow: Holiday Special: Shapeshifters Anonymous will also join this year’s “FearFest” slate. Creepshows third season will continue to air on AMC+ and Shudder every Thursday with its season finale premiering on Thursday, October 28.

Shudder’s “61 Days of Halloween”

Shudder continues to offer its programming on AMC+ including its “61 Days of Halloween” lineup featuring original series such as Slasher and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula along with The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs and original and exclusive films including V/H/S/94Horror Noire and The Medium.


AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call SaulDispatches from Elsewhere, Fear the Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Quiz, SoulmatesThe Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the forthcoming series 61st StreetKevin Can F Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking DeadAMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.


AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of WitchesCreepshow, Riviera and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The North Water, Kin, The Beast Must Die, Too Close, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold CourageSpy CityUltra City Smiths, and forthcoming drama Ragdoll. AMC+ recently launched in Canada on Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime Video Channels and is currently available in the U.S. through, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.

About Michael Juvinall (6338 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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