AMC’s FearFest 2017 Schedule

AMC’s FearFest 2017 schedule is filled with an excellent lineup of horror films, but the shortened schedule leaves us craving more scares.

We’ve always eagerly anticipated AMC’s annual airing of horror films leading up to Halloween. With the ability to stream any movie you choose at any time, there’s something special about flipping through the channels and catching a horror film you may never have chosen yourself. Plus, there’s something reaffirming about turning on the TV and seeing you aren’t the only one getting excited about October 31st. Like when you hear a Halloween ad on the radio, you know the rest of the world is finally getting into the Halloween spirit.

This year, AMC is holding out on that Halloween spirit until October 23rd. Last year’s FearFest began on October 13th, a little more than a week earlier. What used to be an almost month-long horror marathon is boiled down to a week and one day. The reason? The Walking Dead.

AMC’s schedule will be filled with episodes of the popular zombie series until the season 8 premiere on October 22nd.

The show has been a huge hit for the network, so it’s no surprise they’re giving the show the spotlight leading up to the new season premiere.

We remember hearing criticism last year that AMC’s FearFest relied too heavily on The Walking Dead to populate its lineup, so many FearFest fans may feel let down with this year’s abbreviated schedule.

If you’re not a fan of The Walking Dead, you’ll have to wait until October 23rd to start celebrating Halloween with AMC.

Check out AMC’s 2017 FearFest schedule below!

AMC's FearFest 2017 Schedule

Monday, October 23rd

  • 9 am: Halloween
  • 11 am: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • 1 pm: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • 3 pm: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • 5 pm: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
  • 7 pm: Halloween II
  • 9:30 pm: Halloween
  • 11:30 pm: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Tuesday, October 24th

  • 1:30 am: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • 3:30 am: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • 9 am: House on Haunted Hill
  • 11 am: House of Wax
  • 1:30 pm: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
  • 3:30 pm: Halloween II
  • 6 pm: Child’s Play
  • 8 pm: Curse of Chucky
  • 10 pm: Cult of Chucky

Wednesday, October 25th

  • 12 am: Child’s Play
  • 9:30 am: Scream 4
  • 12 pm: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
  • 2 pm: Jason X
  • 4 pm: Curse of Chucky
  • 6 pm: Cult of Chucky
  • 8 pm: Annabelle
  • 10:15 pm: Carrie

Thursday, October 26th

  • 12:30 am: Annabelle
  • 2:24 am: Mirrors 2
  • 9:09 am: How to Make a Monster
  • 10:30 am: Eight Legged Freaks
  • 1 pm: Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
  • 3 pm: Predator
  • 5:30 pm: Predator 2
  • 10 pm: Piranha

Friday, October 27th

  • 12 am: Lake Placid
  • 2 am: Alien vs Predator
  • 4 am: Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • 9 am: Hellraiser Revelations
  • 10:30 am: Van Helsing
  • 1:30 pm: Slither
  • 5:30 pm: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
  • 8 pm: Freddy vs. Jason
  • 10 pm: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Saturday, October 28th

  • 11 am: Curse of Chucky
  • 1 pm: Cult of Chucky
  • 3 pm: Leprechaun: Origins
  • 5 pm: Leprechaun
  • 7 pm: Leprechaun 2
  • 9 pm: Leprechaun 3
  • 11 pm: Leprechaun 4 in Space

Sunday, October 29th

  • 1 am: Leprechaun in the Hood
  • 3 am: Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood
  • 5 am: Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • 9:29 am: Army of Darkness
  • 11:26 am: House of the Dead
  • 1:25 pm: House of the Dead 2
  • 5:25 pm: Dawn of the Dead

Monday, October 30th

  • 4 am: Return to House on Haunted Hill
  • 9 am: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
  • 11 am: Halloween II
  • 1:30 pm: Halloween
  • 3:30 pm: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • 5:30 pm: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • 7:30 pm: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • 9 pm: Halloween
  • 11:30 pm: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Tuesday, October 31st

  • 1:30 am: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • 3:30 am: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • 9 am: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • 11 am: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • 1 pm: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • 3 pm: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
  • 5 pm: Halloween II
  • 7:30 pm: Halloween
  • 9:30 pm: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • 11:30 pm: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Will you be tuning into FearFest this year?

What do you think about the shortened schedule?

Let us know down below!

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2 thoughts on “AMC’s FearFest 2017 Schedule

  1. I will be tuning in, I always do. I like the community-watching feeling you get from marathons like this. I HATE the shortened schedule. People have had many opportunities to watch The Walking Dead, we only get ONE October and ONE FearFest a year. Sucks that it is so short. I guess we should be glad it is still airing, at all. 🎃

    1. Our thoughts EXACTLY! We’re glad they’re still having it… but wish they could distinguish between regularly scheduled programming like The Walking Dead and the FearFest Halloween horror marathon. Don’t leave those that don’t watch The Walking Dead high and dry!

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