What is FearFest? In 1997, the AMC network launched Monsterfest, a popular week-long marathon of horror movies and thrillers that aired in late October. On September 26, 2008, AMC announced the launch of a new horror-themed movie marathon for its October schedule called “Fearfest” which replaced Monsterfest. Fear Fest typically runs from mid-October every year until Halloween (often the day after too) and in recent years has run throughout the entire month of October as well.
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2023 AMC Fear Fest Schedule
AMC’s annual horror marathon FearFest is bringing the frights in the lead up to Halloween with 31 days of genre programming featuring 80 films and 400 hours of programming. Includes the iconic film franchises Halloween, Friday the 13th, Leprechaun, Alien, and Stephen King classics.
FearFest will begin on Sunday, October 1st 2023.
*date/times are subject to change – all times shown in Eastern*
(Last updated on 5/16/23)
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Thursday, May 4, 2023
- 9:00am – Pet Semetary (1989)
Saturday, May 6, 2023
- 10:45am – Ghostbusters (1984)
- 1:15pm – Ghostbusters II (1989)
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
- 1:30am – Pet Sematary (1989)
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
- 9:00am – Ghostbusters (1984)
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- DirecTV – Channel 254
- DISH Network – Channel 131
- AT&T U-Verse – Channel 795
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706 thoughts on “AMC FearFest”
AMC introduced me to Micheal myers the boogeyman growing up on cable and I wanted to say I am excited for 2023 Fear Fest. AMC do it like your cousin channel IFC where gore and bad words are not censored. I know people love to stream but for me it’s more fun watching it on Cable like it’s year 2000
This year I want Halloween 2023 scream 1 and scream 2 and scream 3 and Halloween 1978 and Halloween 1981 and Halloween 1988 and Halloween 1989 and Halloween 1995 and Halloween 2007 and Halloween 2009 and Jespers creepers 1 2001 and
They should show Rosemary’s Baby and I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Craft, Jaws, Dawn of the Dead original
I don’t think they can put Scream movies on fearfest since paramount has rights to the films unfortunately Streaming messed up tv channels to put whatever they want or they can be sued I’m with you on the micheal myers movies but peacock has rights to Halloween 2 and 3 when I was a teenager AMC played it all
At least AMC showed Halloween movies, SYFY did not Fast movies and Dr strange where not Halloween at all and they stopped showing on the 28th
I would liked to have seen the following movies for greater variety:
Omen I & II
Fade to Black
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
House of Dark Shadows
The Fog (1981)
The Ninth Gate
So many good horror movies from years back that are repeatedly ignored by AMC. Some were shown during Monsterfest, but no longer televised. Licensing issue ?
Next year, you need to change the movie line up a bit. You’re showing so many of the same Halloween and Friday The 13th movies over and over. Some variety would be appreciated!
There is nothing better than Friday the 13th and Halloween those are iconic they will always have to be in the rotation and even being played more than once.
Amc fear fest will probably get cancelled for next year anyway. No one watches cut movies with commercials. There are so many streaming apps that have these movies uncut commercial free they should just cancel it. No one watches AMC anymore. Unless they show the uncut version with very limited commercials like maybe 2 they can compete but no one watches AMC anymore.
Should Carrie once on Oct. 1, then never again for the rest of the month, yet Final Destination gets played over and over and over again. Carrie is a genuine horror film, why not play it a few more times? It’s like AMC purposely tries to mess up the line-up.
It was on 4 times.