AMC Fearfest Including 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, Kicks Off October 13

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October 2nd, 2012

via press release:



Annual Horror Movie Marathon Features Over 70 Horror Films and

Season Premieres of “The Walking Dead,”

“Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men”

Hosted by Kevin Smith, Executive Producer of AMC’s “Comic Book Men”


NEW YORK October 2, 2012 – On Saturday, October 13, AMC kicks off its annual AMC FEARFEST, one of the most popular horror movie marathons of the Halloween season. The 19-day on-air film festival, celebrating the best in contemporary and classic horror genre films, showcases more than 70 movies including marathons of some of the biggest horror franchises, including Friday the 13th, From Dusk Till Dawn and Halloween. Hosted by Kevin Smith, director, producer, writer, podcaster and executive producer of AMC’s “Comic Book Men,” AMC FEARFEST will also introduce the network’s original short form series, “Living Nightmares,” and feature the season premieres of the AMC original series “The Walking Dead,” “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men” on Sunday, October 14. AMC FEARFEST begins Saturday, October 13 at 10am ET/PT and concludes Wednesday, October 31.


As host of AMC FEARFEST, Smith will use his encyclopedic knowledge of movies and pop culture to introduce the weekday primetime movies and anchor marathons on October 20, 30 and 31, providing insight on the movies, the franchises and the horror genre.


AMC FEARFEST’s programming specials include:


“The Walking Dead” Marathon

Leading into the highly anticipated season three premiere of “The Walking Dead,” AMC will air a marathon of the first two seasons of its hit series beginning Saturday, October 13 at 10am through Sunday, October 14.



“The Walking Dead” season three returns Sunday, October 14 at 9pm, followed by a repeat of the premiere and “Talking Dead” season two, the network’s live after show hosted by Chris Hardwick, at 11pm. Season two of “Comic Book Men” which follows Smith and his crew of fan boys turned pop culture experts who live, work and breath comic books, airs at 11:30pm.


"Friday the 13th" Primetime Marathon

From Monday, October 15 through Saturday, October 20 at 8pm, AMC airs Friday the 13th Parts I-VIII, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and Jason X.

AMC Original Short Form Series, “Living Nightmares”

AMC FEARFEST 2012 introduces a new original short form series, “Living Nightmares” featuring 10 “shockumentaries.” Each short explores the possibilities lurking behind the bone-chilling myths of our favorite movies from alien abduction and cohabitating spirits to cannibalism and the dangers of Halloween. “Living Nightmares” will air during the primetime movies starting on October 15, as well as during the Friday the 13th and Halloween marathons.



In addition to on-air, will feature B-horror movies as well as fan games, including Which Movie Monster Are You Game, now available as a newly designed app for Android and Kindle Fire, and Horror Movie Ultimate Fan Games, where fans can win special Facebook badges related to Halloween, Friday the 13th, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephen King.



Key titles in AMC FEARFEST 2012 include:

  • · AVP Alien vs. Predator
  • · Christine
  • · Cujo
  • · The Dark Half
  • · The Dead Zone
  • · Eight Legged Freaks
  • · Flight of the Living Dead
  • · Friday the 13th Parts I-VIII
  • · The Frighteners
  • · From Dusk Till Dawn 1-3
  • · Graveyard Shift
  • · Halloween
  • · Halloween 4
  • · Halloween 5
  • · Halloween: Resurrection
  • · House on Haunted Hill
  • · Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
  • · Jason X
  • · Jeepers Creepers
  • · Land of the Dead
  • · Pet Sematary 1 & 2
  • · Predator 1 & 2
  • · Pumpkinhead
  • · Scary Movie
  • · Silver Bullet
  • · Survival of the Dead
  • · Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • · Thinner


The AMC FEARFEST schedule and online activities can be found at:


About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Hell on Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

  • :D

    I love fearfest!

  • Hillbilly

    @Sara Bibel

    Will you come hold me while I watch Fearfest? I’m afraid of zombies & things that go bump in the night. :oops:

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    What??????? Where the heck is the classic “HALLOWEEN 3: SEASON OF THE WITCH” ??? “29 More Days To Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, 29 More Days to Halloween, Silver Shamrock!” Talk about the cliff hanger ending… I still wanna know what happened. Did the 3rd network stop the transmission in time? Its almost enough to make we want to run around naked in San Diego and beat my fists on the pavement with outrage. Almost, but no quite. LOL!

    Walking Dead was pretty dull for the first several episodes of Season 2 wasting too much time wondering around that stupid farm outside Mayberry while Asian guy tried to score with the farmers daughter. Hopefully they kick up the action in Season 3. The best thing about Season 2 was getting rid of Crazy Deputy Fife who was always trying to get back with Sheriff Andy Taylors wife and Annoying Old Guy – not sure if he was just an old hippy with no life or was trying to score with “Annie Oakley”.

  • tv#1

    Does anyone know when we will get any word on a Hell on Wheels renewal? I noticed the ratings dropped pretty bad this week, but I was hoping AMC would be kind and give it a third season.

    Regardless, I am excited for Fearfest. It is definitely one of my favorite parts of the Halloween TV season.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Rating for HOW dropped alot. Wonder if it might be Hell Up On Blocks After Bandits Stole The Wheels And Sold Them For Scrap? 2.5 million viewers on AMC will likely get it a season 3.

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