AMC Networks kicks off FearFest
September 4, 2023
AMC Networks has announced the return of AMC’s FearFest, its long-running horror and genre programming event, with over 700 hours of films, series and specials to be curated by Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural.
This year FearFest, Shocked by Shudder, will expand into September and across AMC Networks’ entire portfolio of networks and streamers over the two-month event.
Countdown to FearFest begins with Shudder’s 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time every Friday in September at 11pm, leading into a primetime takeover the last week of September featuring iconic horror movies every night of the week including the Scream and Halloween franchises as well as Stephen King classics like The Shining and Firestarter.
October will then kick off wall-to-wall coverage, including a mix of fan-favourite horror films as well as new programming from Shudder. AMC will continue to host new Shudder movies and series each Friday night leading up to Halloween, including a double-feature of Shudder’s V/H/S franchise on October 6th, and the co-premiere of Shudder’s Creepshow Season 4, from Executive Producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), alongside AMC+ and Shudder on October 13th.
AMC will also celebrate iconic horror classics all season, including the 45th anniversary of Halloween with a new The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs special on October 10th, the 50th anniversary of The Exorcist paired with its 101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time episode on September 29th, and the 55th anniversary of Rosemary’s Baby followed by the Cursed Films documentary on October 2nd.
Shudder will debut a number of highly anticipated new movies and series every week in September and October, including Alicia Silverstone-headlined thriller Perpetrator, the next instalment in the V/H/S franchise, V/H/S/85, the highly anticipated When Evil Lurks, a new season of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, and new specials from The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs throughout the season.