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AMC’s FearFest 2017 Start Date and Lineup announced

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | News


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for horror fans that is!

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, AMC’s FearFest – an annual tradition for many fans of the genre – is back this year and runs from October 23rd through to Halloween night on October 31st. The week long marathon will feature the best in both contemporary and classic horror movies. 

The downside? Unlike the usual two-week schedule, FearFest will only run for seven days this year, as AMC will be devoting the prior week to airing the first 99 episodes of “The Walking Dead,” which counts down to the Season 8 premiere (and the show’s 100th episode).

Films you can expect in this year’s lineup include: The Halloween series, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Child’s Play, Curse of Chucky, Annabelle, Thinner, Dreamcatcher, Jeepers Creepers, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Land of the Dead, House of the Dead 1&2, House on Haunted Hill (1999), Return to House on Haunted Hill, House of Wax (2005), Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Army of Darkness, Van Helsing, Lake Placid, Slither, and the Leprechaun franchise.

And for a killer surprise, AMC will also air Cult of Chucky!

Check out the entire schedule here!

Maddi McGillvray
Maddi is the Editorial Assistant at Rue Morgue Magazine. She is also a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, where she writes extensively on the horror genre. Maddi is completing her doctoral dissertation on women working in horror. She is also currently writing book chapters titled "Fleshy Female Corporealities: The Cannibal Films of the New French Extremity" as well as "To Grandmother’s House We Go: Documenting the Aging Female Body in Found Footage Horror Films."