AMC FearFest


AMC FearFest TV Schedule

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.

AMC Fear Fest 2022 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 Saturday, October 1st 2022.

*date/times are subject to change – all times shown in Eastern*
(Last updated on 6/7/22)

The 2022 Fear Fest schedule will be available closer to September.


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602 thoughts on “AMC FearFest

  1. Same old crap every year. And on repeat …you need to show the classics from the 30s and 40s, more from the 70, 80s….I love Halloween but y’all overplay the Halloween franchise to the point where I will puke if I see part 4 again and agin and again…you get the point. More variety for the true die hard monster movie lovers

    1. I totally agree with you. They need to add more variety this year. Hopefully, they are working on that and when they update the schedule we will be pleased with the selection they made.

  2. In addition to Halloween I, II & III (which should play for 24 straight hours on Halloween—love John Carpenter, Michael Myers and Halloween III), I’d like to see the original “Salem’s Lot” (1979) (starring James Mason and David Soul), “When A Stranger Calls” (1979), “He Knows You’re Alone” (1980), “The Omen” (1976), “Damien: The Omen II” (1978), “Burnt Offerings” (1976), “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1973), “The Exorcist” (1973), “The Amityville Horror” (1979), “Amityville II: The Possession” (1982), “The Shining” (1980), “The Funhouse” (1981), “Madman” (1981), and the original “A Nightmare Elm Street” (1984).

    Of course I like the “Friday the 13th” movies which AMC already shows, but the horror movies I mentioned are truly great ones that seem to be painfully neglected. I must say that there is nothing quite like the 70s and 80s when it comes to horror movies—-especially for Halloween.

    As far as recent movies go, I think “Sinister” (2012) is a very good horror movie. As far as the older movies go, I really like “Psycho” (1960) and horror movies with Vincent Price, especially “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1961), “Fall of the House of Usher” (1960) and “The Masque of the Red Death” (1964).

    1. I would love to see salems lot 1979, myself. That was a great horror movie, made for tv👻🧛🏻‍♂️🧛🏿‍♀️

      1. Yes I’ve never seen Salem’s Lot. And I would also like to see Nightmare on elm street as well. Not the remake tho though. That one sucks

  3. Geezus, could you make your “printer friendly” list any more UNFRIENDLY????? For the love of all that is unholy why the heck are there GINORMOUS black stars taking up 13 pages of a pdf file that only requires one page for the movie list? Who’s the DA behind that?? Fire them please. Yeah, and get someone who can actually procure a better selection of HORROR movies please. There are more than the same 20 you’ve been showing out there.

    1. Wow, I’m impressed how quickly that got fixed. The font is too big but at least the ginormous stars are gone and it’s not 15 pages anymore. Thank you. Now get a better selection of movies and you will please thousands of us.

  4. I wish they would show at least sleepaway camp part 1 around was a fairly good horror movie from the early 1980.s.. part 2 and 3 not as good..thanks Bob k.

  5. Lets have some Original Night of the Living Dead or Return of the Living Dead.
    Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
    American Werewolf in London

    1. Yes good movie choices!! American Werewolf in London will probably be on, it is a good staple of FF.
      The original NOTLD never is, BUT can see seen on You tube, it’s there. The remake is on this year tho.
      ROTLD for some reason they don’t seem to like, one crappy thing about a movie like this is everything gets bleeped/censored. Just like Dawn of the Dead (1978) never on tv in general except on the retro 70’s, 80’s 90’s 2000’s channels. Same with Halloween 2, its back this year but will be heavily edited, I actually have it save on my PVR from the 80’s channel, uncensored and raw, mainly the hospital employee lounge scene where Bud is smoking a joint and talks about Julie being “Full of shit” lol, that few minutes is the best, but AMC will knock it all down and if you have never seen the movie you would be wondering WTF just happened. Anyway, hopefully we get some good ones coming out!!!

  6. Please play a more diverse selection of movies this year, we need more slashers! I feel as though people look forward to Fear Fest in hopes to see classic horror/halloween movies that aren’t necessarily on streaming services.

    1. AMC is also BBCAmerica, Sundance and IFC, all channels mensioned are owend by the same company. And they all play Movies for October. IFC is better cause it’s Uncut Unedited

  7. Thank you, thank you for starting Fearfest on October 1st again. I hated only having 2 weeks of horror movies. Please keep it this way. Awesome!!!

  8. I found this for the start of 2021 Fear Fest.

    Friday, October 1st

    11:30am – Pet Sematary

    4:00pm – Friday The 13th

    6:00pm – Halloween (1978)

    8:00pm – Halloween 2 (1981)

    11:00pm – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

  9. Please, Please, PLEASE show a wider variety this year. The same 25 movies on a loop is not what the fans crave. More original content from the 80’s and 90’s before CGI ruined everything, would be fantastic! Movies like: Night of the Comet, Halloween II & III (which were left out the past couple of years for some reason), Creepshow, Poltergeist, Hellraiser, etc. FearFest is a staple that horror fans including myself look forward to every year. Let’s take it up a notch in 2021!

    1. Comet IF you get that channel as well, has some great Movies, They play 1987 Night of the Demons, the Gate parts 1 and 2, Ghoulies 1-3,

  10. Wish you would show the older monster movies like Frankenstein Dracula creature of the Black Lagoon the Wolfman. Without those movies we would not have what we have today so please try to put on classic horror movies. Thanks. Love Fear Fest Season

    1. Yes they should show some of these this year, a good mix of old and newer is a good way to satisfy to everyone’s horror needs. Last year around the first week of November I emailed AMC and asked them who decides what goes in the lineup? I got a stupid reply like “It is decided before October”… Lol yea really no sh*t??? I still think the replies are automated bots because the correspondence does not even make sense.

  11. Here we are again folks. My fav time of year. I am just tickled pink and happy they are starting on the first again. Friday the 13th and Hallowen are a staple for Fear Fest. Hopefully this year we get Diary of the Dead and Day of the Dead 1985 for starters. This year the original Carrie needs to play, last year it was not shown. One thing I have watched over the past few years on here is people argue about what is good and what isn’t. People have to remember that everyone’s taste in movies us different, what I may like someone else does not and vice versa.

  12. For me Monsterfest 2007 was the best. Idk why but it was somewhat nostalgic. I think it was also the last time AMC aired older classics as well.

    1. Please don’t continue to repeat Halloween, the “Chucky” series, and Friday the 13th, over and over. Please play other movies like the Stephen King movies, more than one time. PLEASE! I LOVE FEARFEST! I look forward to it every year.

      1. On Halloween, I want AMC to give me all the Michael Myers and Halloween movies they will for 24 straight hours!!!! Personally, I love the original classic “Halloween”, “Halloween II”, and “Halloween III”, which is frowned upon because Michael Myers wasn’t in it. People should revisit “Halloween III”, because it has great Halloween atmosphere to it.

        1. YES! Halloween 3 has actually become one of my fave Halloween movies! You are correct, it has a great Halloween feel to it! There’s just something about 3 that I LOVE! Can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s just something about it! So happy it’s now a cult classic, and is getting the love it deserves! Wish they’d show it in theaters again! I’d definitely buy a ticket!

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