AMC announces the launch of its annual AMC FEARFEST, the most highly anticipated horror-movie marathon of the Halloween season, on Sun., Oct. 16. The sixteen-day virtual film festival, which kicks off with the 90-minute premiere of The Walking Dead‘s season 2, celebrates the best in contemporary and classic horror films. Hosted by the Master of Horror, George A. Romero, AMC FEARFEST 2011 will introduce the AMC fourteen-part original mini-documentary series, American Haunters, and feature over 300 hours of Halloween-themed programming, consisting of more than 60 films, including the world television premiere of Romero’s own Survival of the Dead. In addition to the on-air festivities, AMC FEARFEST will feature daily online interactive movie-trivia games, inviting horror-movie fans to take quizzes, earn badges, and challenge friends via Facebook. AMC FEARFEST begins Sun., Oct. 16, at 9PM, with the season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead, and concludes Mon., Oct. 31.
AMC FEARFEST’s programming specials include:
AMC FEARFEST invites viewers to take a behind-the-scenes look at Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion, a real commercial haunted house that features a series of thirteen horror-themed rooms. AMC viewers will witness the design process from the initial conception to the intricate details, as well as the build and reveal of these rooms. The fourteen-part original mini-documentary series is set to air every week night, at 8PM and 10PM.
AMC Premiere Movies
Choosing from a vast library of horror favorites, AMC FEARFEST will present prime-time premieres of the following:
• The world television premiere of Survival of the Dead, debuting Mon., Oct. 17, at 8PM
• Diary of the Dead, debuting Tue., Oct. 18, at 8PM
• The Hills Have Eyes, debuting Tue., Oct. 18, at 10PM
• Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, debuting Wed., Oct. 19, at 8PM
• Slither, debuting Thu., Oct. 20, at 8PM
• From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, debuting Sat., Oct. 22, at 10:15PM
• From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter, debuting Sat., Oct. 22, at 12:15AM
• Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, debuting Fri., Oct. 28, at 8PM
In addition, the following movies will also air during AMC FEARFEST: Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Fly (1958 and 1986), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995), Bride of Frankenstein (1932), The Omen (1976), White Noise (2005), Scream 3 (2000), Cujo (1983), Resident Evil (2002), Halloween (1978), and more.
Online Movie Games for Horror Fans
Each day, AMCtv.com will feature an online interactive movie-trivia game focusing primarily on horror movies. Fans will be able to take quizzes, earn badges, and challenge friends via Facebook. Movie Trivia Games will cover topics including Friday the 13th, George A. Romero, Halloween, and more.
Several zombie and B horror movies will be streamed online at AMCtv.com in conjunction with both AMC FEARFEST and the premiere of The Walking Dead‘s season 2, including White Zombie (1932), The Last Man on Earth (1964), Teenage Zombies (1959), Asylum (1972), Carnival of Souls (1962), and The Undead (1957).