All the gory details on this years AMC FEARFEST

I know it’s kind of corny, but I really do look forward to the AMC FEARFEST (anyone else remember when it was called MONSTERFEST!) every year. I love being able to flip the TV on and see a decent horror flick anytime I like during that 2-week period.

Years past have featured guest hosts and this year will be the same. The master of horror himself, George A. Romero will be in charge of the proceedings and a couple of his films will make their FEARFEST debut. All the details are in the press release below so read on and prepare yourself for 16 days of non-stop horror fun.

Fittingly enough the whole thing will kick off with the premiere of Season Two of THE WALKING DEAD and just get better from there.

AMC announces the launch of its annual AMC FEARFEST, the most highly anticipated horror movie marathon of the Halloween season, on Sunday, October 16th. The 16-day virtual film festival, which kicks off with the 90-minute premiere of The Walking Dead Season Two at 9pm, celebrates the best in contemporary and classic horror genre films.

Hosted by Master of Horror George A. Romero, AMC FEARFEST 2011 will introduce the AMC 14-part original mini-documentary series American Haunters and feature over 300 hours of Halloween-themed programming 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 and online films. AMC FEARFEST begins Sunday, October 16th, and concludes Tuesday, October 31st.

AMC FEARFEST’s programming specials include:
AMERICAN HAUNTERS
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 13 horror-themed rooms. AMC viewers will witness the design process from the initial concept to the intricate design details, as well as the build and reveal of these rooms. The 14-part original mini-documentary series is set to air every weeknight at 8pm and 10pm.

AMC PREMIERE MOVIES
Among a vast library of horror favorites, AMC FEARFEST will present primetime premieres of the following:
The World Television Premiere of Survival of the Dead, debuting October 17, 8pm ET
Diary of the Dead, debuting October 18, 8pm ET
The Hills Have Eyes, debuting October 18, 10pm ET
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, debuting October 19, 8pm ET
Slither, debuting October 20, 8pm ET
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, debuting October 22, 10:15pm ET
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter, debuting October 22, 12:15am ET
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, debuting October 28, 8pm ET
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.

AMC FEARFEST ONLINE MOVIE TRIVIA
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, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.

ONLINE MOVIES
Several zombie and horror movies will be streamed online at amctv.com in conjunction with both AMC FEARFEST and the premiere of The Walking Dead Season Two, including White Zombie (1932), The Last Man on Earth (1964), Teenage Zombies (1959), Asylum (1972), Carnival of Souls (1962), The Undead (1957), and more.

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A life long fan of horror I have had the privilege of working with horror legend Tom Savini for the last 15 years. I have also done web work for Dick Smith and Vincent Guastini. The last 5 years or so I have been the lead writer and reviewer for HOUSE OF HORRORS and am now proud to be lead reporter here at HNN..
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