AMC FearFest

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AMC FearFest TV Schedule

What is FearFest? In 1997, AMC 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.

AMC Fear Fest 2019 Schedule

FearFest begins Sunday, October 13th at 10:00am ET

Now in its 23rd consecutive year, AMC’s annual horror marathon FearFest is bringing the frights in the lead up to Halloween with 19 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 programming will also be available to On-Demand platforms.

*date/times are subject to change -all times shown in Eastern*
(Last updated on 7/27/19)

Schedule coming soon


244 thoughts on “AMC FearFest

  1. Yes I agree with all of these comments. There needs to be more movies with just the original mainly and that’s it unless the sequel and trilogy is just too good to pass up! Even have some suspense in there too. Scream, Jeepers Creepers,when a stranger calls, the last house on the left, Poltergeist, and Phantasm. Mix it up as well with newer movies in the 90s and early 00s as well as the older original movies too! Of course Jason, Freddy, Halloween and Tx chainsaw massacre are the real ones to show, but yes mix it up with scream, Jeepers Creepers, and I know what you did last summer movies. Those are classics if you were born in the 80s and grew up in the 90s. Come on amc I believe in you!

  2. [MUST READ]
    I know this is EXTREMELY late, but, I think AMC should play the populars and just the ones fans WANT to see. I’ll name some and It will NOT be the kiddie kinds of halloween movies they play on FreeForm.
    Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20, (The best of Jamie Lee chronicles), The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2,
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 1, 3, and New Nightmare, (Best of the Nancy chronicles), Scream (1996), Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, It (2017), Rings (2017), A Quiet Place (2018), Saw (2004), Saw II (2006), Jigsaw (2017), Don’t Breathe, Lights Out, Unfriended, Unfriended 2: Dark Web (2018), Hush, The Strangers, The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018), Slender Man (2018), Truth Or Dare (2018), The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year, The First Purge (2018), Hell Fest (2018), Jeepers Creepers (2001), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003), The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006), Final Destination 3 (2006), You’re Next (2012), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) Leatherface (2017) Child’s Play (1988), Child’s Play 2 (1990), Child’s Play 3 (1991), Bride of Chucky (1998), Bloody Murder (2000), Valentine (2001), Urban Legend (1998), A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, Scary Movie (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001), When a Stranger Calls (2006), Wrong Turn (2003), Wrong Turn (2006) and Friday the 13th (2009)

    If there’s anything you wanna change or make an agreement, just comment. (There might be more you guys want to add or some you want to take off.) But, these movies brought me alive on Halloween. It’s okay if they don’t add the new ones from 2018, but everyone needs to see them either way. Anyways, I think it’s what WE want and we need to have a successful halloween these days.

    1. U good u good Brandon! They prolly ain’t gonna add the newer 2018 horror movies sadly. I wish, we all do. But if they could, it would be just as great! Here’s some more I would like to add. Boogeyman, The Children, The Messengers, Black Christmas, Terror Train, House of Wax, Wrong Turn 2, Hush, Sleepaway Camp, and waaay more! You added most of mine Brandon and Tori YESSS FEARFEST 2018!

    2. I TOTALLY agree! I actually seen most of those movies and I LOVE them. If anyone still loves the oldies, then AMC should probably keep them for this coming halloween. WE are looking forward to this years FearFest. I’ll add some in there that we can enjoy.
      Joy Ride, Friday the 13th Part 4, part 6, The remake was alright…. Pet Sematary, Pet Sematary Two, Freddy Vs. Jason, Carrie (the old and the new), Cujo, Christine, The Shinning, The Thing, Suspiria, The Last House on the Left, The Cabin in the Woods, Poltergeist, The Excorcist, Prom Night, The Fog, The Burning, Cherry Falls, Hellraiser, Psycho, Don’t Look Now, Get Out (2017), The Babadook.
      There’s some! I totally agree with the one you have Brandon and I hope they see the latest comments and decide they’ll make this year for a change! These are some of the greatest films of all time. Including your’s Brandon. Thank youu for reminding me!

  3. FRFR they know what they need to put on AMC and they need to listen and look up to the FANS b’cus, isn’t it what WE want? And they show the same shii every year. AMC, I really hope ur lookin’ at this rn feeling dumb as hell lmao but noo! We have been suggesting for a few YEARS now, get it together. Now I have a load of movies you guys will prolly wanna hear. Now reply if so. You’ll b proud 😉

  4. I liked Fear Fest better when it was monsterfest. They show the same movies every year,and that gets old. I mean I will be tuning in, but just in case they show some of the same crappy movies I’ll just dive into my horror dvd and blu ray collection. Please do not show the Tremors franchise. And now they have a part 6. Are you kidding me? I really wish they would show Clownhouse I absolutely love that movie. And I’ve been looking everywhere for that movie. I know there is some controversy surrounding the movie,and I don’t condone what happened to that poor child. But could somebody please release this film on blu ray? And I wish they would change Fearfest back to Monsterfest. I love Halloween, and really enjoy this time of year.

  5. Please make Fearfest longer this year, because we fans are loyal and deserve better. I look forward to Fearfest every year, and the last couple of years have been a real disappointment.

  6. Hello my name is Easter and this year we would all love to see so recent 🎬movies that are out in theaters like Ouija board etc.. AMC we love you guy’s but guy’s gotta come up with a way that you guys Can show horror movies🎬 change up some. Time’s.. show up movies🎬that we haven’t seen for the 2018 fear fest lineup this year

  7. I am really excited for Fearfest, freeform & Syfy 31days, IFC movies, ElRey and everything else Halloween brings. I will tell everyone don’t complain about the movies. We only get this time once a year, so let us get our popcorn, candy, and dvr’s ready to enjoy all the fun and scary movies

  8. That’s it? Come on, guys! There are so many classic horror movies that you could play, and you’re not even playing horror movies every day, let alone the majority of the day? Disappointment.

  9. Halloween weekend will be great once again thanks to AMC. I look forward to Saturday Oct. 27th. That’s when they will have a Fri the 13th marathon showing all the movies. I would love to see Joe Bob Briggs host the marathon that nite!

  10. Fear fest has become a joke! A hand full of movies for a few days? This is ridiculous and just plain sad. I remember when fear fest was practically all of October and there were horror movies 24/7, AMC became the channel for Halloween movies and now it’s just a disgrace.

  11. I think that starting Oct. 27, 2018 should be Halloween, Halloween II, & H20 all the way up until Halloween. I don’t think that any of the Rob Zombies’ Halloween makeover’s should be played at anytime. Those movies really stunk ( I have other words for them but I will be nice for the public reading this). I can’t wait until the new Halloween 2018 coming to a theater new you is released. After Halloween is about Halloween. Thank you 🙂

  12. Thank you AMC! I’m so glad to see so many great classics and the Steven King movies! Also the exorcist and omen as well, great lineup this year!

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