Wednesday, October 6, 2010
AMC ANNOUNCES LIST OF FILMS TO BE SHOWN ON FEARFEST
OMG my DVR literally just exploded! I have often complained of the lack of horror films on television, especially during October. Halloween is my favorite time of the year, and I've often wished we could get a network like a Showtime to play uncensored horror films. We have Chillr but that channel is beyond horrible. It's like LOGO for horror fans. Well how excited was I that in anticipation for the new original series The Walking Dead, AMC announced the list of films that will debut diring 2010 Fearfest - a marathon of horror films that will play on the network until the Halloween debut of The Walking Dead.
The two-week marathon will also feature AMC premieres of such films as 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead as well as interviews with both established and upcoming horror filmmakers and actors with "Killer Conversations" and "New Blood" segments airing throughout each night's primetime film.
With nearly 300 hours of Halloween themed programming, including more than 60 films, AMC Fearfest airs Monday night, October 18 through Sunday, October 31, culminating with the 90-minute world premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 31 at 10pm ET.
AMC Fearfest's programming specials include:
AMC PREMIERE EVENTS
Among a vast library of horror favorites, AMC Fearfest will present premieres of the following:
• House of Wax and debuting October 22, 10pm ET
• Dead Silence debuting October 23, 12 :30am ET
• 28 Days Later debuting October 24, 8pm ET
• Jeepers Creepers 2 debuting October 24, 10 :30pm ET
• Evil Dead II debuting October 30, 10pm ET
• Dawn of the Dead debuting October 31, 8pm ET
• From Dusk Till Dawn debuting October 31, 8pm ET
In addition to the AMC Premieres events, AMC Fearfest will feature horror favorites from the vintage to the contemporary including :
• Friday the 13th parts 1-9 airing together for the first time, in celebration of the franchise’s 30th Anniversary airing primetime, October 18-22
• Halloween I-V airing primetime, October 25-27
• Stephen King classics Cujo, Pet Sematary, The Shining, Sleepwalkers and Graveyard Shift airing throughout the day on October 9
• Night of the Living Dead (1968), Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), The Wolf Man (1941), and many others
Throughout AMC Fearfest, the network will also feature conversations between celebrated horror filmmakers including Darabont and award-winning makeup artist Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead, “ Inglorious Bastards); Wes Craven (A Nightmare of Elm Street, Scream 3) and Mick Garris (Batteries Not Included, Hocus Pocus) and more. Each pair will talk candidly about their experience with the genre and what it takes to make a great horror film.
AMC Fearfest will profile new and upcoming filmmakers and actors who are creating waves in and transforming the horror genre. Included are Shawnee Smith (actress, Saw), James Gunn (director/writer, Slither), and Alexandra Aja (director, The Hills Have Eyes), among others. “New Blood” segments airs throughout the primetime AMC Fearfest movies.
FANBOY IMAGE SHORTS
Airing during AMC Fearfest, the network will feature a series of ten comedic shorts, which showcase two fanboys parodying horror film classics from Friday the 13th and Pet Sematary to The Shining and Halloween.
B-MOVIE CLASSICS ON AMCTV.COM
In anticipation of the Halloween premiere of “The Walking Dead,” AMCTV.COM features five new zombie classics including King of the Zombies (1941 Oscar nominee for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture), Revolt of the Zombies (1936), Teenage Zombies (1959), White Zombie (1932) and The Last Man on Earth (1964). Additional horror B-movies being shown online include Asylum (starring Peter Cushing and Charlotte Rampling), Corridors of Blood (starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee), What a Carve Up (starring Donald Pleasance) and The Undead (directed by Roger Corman). Each of these films will be available on AMCtv.com until December 31st.
Although I cannot stand commercials and edited versions of my favorite horror films shown on TV, I cannot wait to check out these films throughout the month. Also if you haven't seen it yet, check out the second trailer for The Walking Dead below:
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies