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”
Need Creepshow and Humanoids from the Deep!
I have been waiting for months to watch The Shining on Fear Fest. PLEASE SHOW!
Appears they only had the rights to the original Halloween II for one year. Bummer
Need more werewolf movies like ginger snaps and American werewolf in London and Paris…dog soldiers ect….
Yes please!!!! How was the shining not on the list? They better air it.
Repeat movies way too much.Schedule says American werewolf in London October 27 at 9 am.Wasnt on.Gremlins 2 was.Since when is Gremlins horror.Played 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street over & over try playing 1984.Bad scheduling all around.
The Boogeyman is coming!!!
I wish they showed more Chucky movies, more of the original parts of Friday the 13th, and at least most of the original Nightmare on Elm Street movies
PLEASE HAVE THE SHINING!!!
Please, please show Trick R Treat more than just October 5 at 1:30 in the afternoon. That movie deserves a night time slot and preferably a few airings in October. Probably one of the best Halloween movies in the history of true Halloween movies!
Insidious, sinister, the nun, conjuring series. Love fearfest but need more variety. Not Sure why they dont play halloween 2 with the rest of the series
I wish they would air Halloween 3
Night of the living Dead…Dawn of the Dead…
Dawn of the Dead 1978 won’t be on AMC ever, Richard Rubinstein won’t ever allow it, he is a screwball.
Love the schedule this year great job
Prepare for an army of downvotes. People are a little upset by the very notion of schedule changes.
“Final Destination” is NOT a Halloween movie!!! It’s a horrible series and of course they’re playing the atrocious sequels
Yes it is
You are sooo right!
There is no such thing as Halloween movies, in general they are horror movies played for Halloween.
As to the sequals, they can only play what they are allowed to play.
Can’t wait for Halloween!! Huge Halloween 3 guy.. love all Halloween movies!!
Halloween 3 is Big Time!! A cult Classic!
Can’t wait !!! Bring it in
Halloween 3 is a CLASSIC.
Just saw NOES original 1984 won’t be shown for FF. This rights bull crap has become ridiculous.
You need to understand that networks cannot just show what they want, they have to have the rights. They are limited to what they show.
Yes John, I have mentioned that multiple times. But correct you are.
Oh… no… They’re going to do it again with the Halloween franchise playing 20 times in October. Love Michael but try to diversify. Jeepers Creepers, Universal classics, Scream, The Descent, Wrong Way, etc..
I’m sorry but Michael Myers is Halloween and AMC Has a great lineup with the exception of The Shining but I do understand it depends on the rights. If you don’t like the line up then don’t watch it. Your not being forced to but for me I’ve watched AMC fear fest from the beginning in 1997 & im a fan of the channel year round.
You are nuts. I love the “Halloween” movies played on AMC like crazy throughout the month of October every year. I can’t wait to introduce my own kids to them someday. I look forward to those movies specifically every year and I don’t feel like the Halloween season is upon us until that franchise is all over the television during the month of October. The only movie in the franchise that I always skip is “The Season of the Witch” because I don’t like that one at all and I never have. The “Halloween” movies are played the most simply because it’s…HALLOWEEN season!
You are correct!
You need to understand that networks cannot just show what they want, they have to have the rights. I do agree with the over lap of so much, they are limited to what they show.
Yeah, I’m well aware… Nothing wrong with wishing for a lineup change though, right?
I would to see jaws. Jaws 2 jaws 3 jaws 4 and amityville horror and amityville. Horror 2 the shining Some tales from the crypt
The Jaws series has been on AMC and other networks all year long. That is one series not nessesary for FF in my opinion.
No nothing wrong with wishing, but it won’t change how things are.
I mean… they did play a very different lineup just 10 years ago but thank you for being an expert on the matter.
Yes I can’t wait and where it is scream 1
There is still a lot of days to go. Hopefully it is on this year.
i hope amc broadcast the original interview with a vampire movie
Good to see its all October long again. Here’s hoping AMC gets the rights to play more this year. The Funhouse would be great to see. All Friday the 13th movies. The original NOES not the crappy remake 8 million times. Time will tell as things get closer.
AMC and the whole month of October… two of my favorite Fall things ever!!!
I am not a fan of Halloween 3 but I would like to see jaws or sleepyhollow or the the legend of boggy creek
Who cares what you negative Nancy’s think I think Halloween 3 is to sifi of a movie I never did like it it’s a joke of a movie
Halloween 1978 and Halloween 1981 Halloween 1988 and Halloween 1989 and scream 1 and scream 2 and scream 3 and Halloween 2007 and Halloween 2009
Yes I agree with that I hope no walking dead I would like to see the the legand of boggy creek Jaws 12 3 and 4 hound of the Baskervilles Amityville horror
Halloween 3 and fright night 1985. What up with all this stuff bout a all fields require garbage really I love to see good looking mens on them d so hows not everyone can say that though they do play some oldies but not all goodie’s because that track in one day or something rather a movie called ten feet below or what hever and also tricks and treat’s 😞😞😞😞yeah the old one will todd toughenhoser