We already knew the Season Two premiere of “The Walking Dead” is kicking off AMC’s 2011 Fearfest celebration, and we now have a few more details to share, including the fact that one of Dread Central’s favorite directors, George A. Romero, is hosting the event!
From the Press Release:
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:
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.
Several zombie and “B” 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.
Pretty cool lineup, right? Fire up those DVR’s and celebrate October with AMC FEARFEST 2011!
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