Did you realize that millions of TV viewers will be ZOMBIE-less this Halloween??? It’s the scary outcome of the ongoing dispute between DISH and AMC Networks, which finds AMC and IFC – along with their expansive annual Halloween film fests — banished from the homes of DISH subscribers.
Millions of people will be forced to celebrate our beloved national day of all things scary (and fun) without zombies, devils, chainsaw-wielding madmen, alien invaders, thirsty vampires and more!
DISH Networks’ Halloween bah-humbug is denying these fright fans the third season of cable’s most watched primetime scripted drama, “The Walking Dead,” premiering October 14 at 9pm ET/PT, as well as AMC’s Fearfest and IFC’s Scared Sh!tless programming event. (Season three premiere of “The Walking Dead” is being streamed live by AMC to DISH subscribers at www.amctv.com/thewalkingdead4dish/).
From October 13 – 31, AMC’s Fearfest, the biggest annual horror and thriller marathon in its 16 year history, will feature 19 days (417 hours!) of continuous scare-themed programming, 74 films including classics like “Halloween,” “House On Haunted Hill” and “Alien Vs. Predator,” and 7 premieres including “Jason X” and “Eight Legged Freaks.” Halloween celebrants also are also being denied “AMC’s Crazy About Stephen King Marathon” on October 11 -12, featuring 10 films from the mind of America’s favorite horror-meister.
October Saturdays will never be the same for current DISH subscribers who will also be denied IFC’s Scared Sh!tless programming event. Every Saturday in October, the network will air back-to-back double features, beginning at 8pm, boasting much-loved titles like “The Exorcist,” “Creepshow” and “The Devil’s Rejects.”
DISH has publicly stated that its removal of the AMC networks is permanent, so it doesn’t appear this situation will be resolved anytime soon. DISH dropped AMC Networks not because of rates or shows, but because of an unrelated lawsuit between the companies.
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