AMC & Shudder prepare viewers for FearFest, new movies Fridays & more

Blood Flower - Courtesy Shudder
Blood Flower - Courtesy Shudder /

AMC networks and Shudder are kicking off the spooky season with many new films, series, and specials. The FearFest, Shocked by Shudder, will expand into September across AMC streamers and networks, giving horror fans extensive content leading up to Halloween.

The Countdown to FearFest began on September 1 with Shudder’s 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time, which airs new episodes each Friday at 11 p.m.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will feature four new specials during the FearFest celebration.

  • Live From the Jamboree
  • The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
  • Halloween (1978)
  •  Joe Bob’s Helloween

Each Friday, Shudder will premiere a new original horror film.

  • September 1 – Perpetrator
  • September 8 – Blood Flower
  • September 15 – Elevator Game
  • September 22 – The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster
  • September 29 – Nightmare 
  • October 8 – V/H/S/85
  • October 13 – The Puppetman
  • October 20 – Night of the Hunted
  • October 27 – When Evil Lurks
  • October 30 – Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor

Shudder horror series

  • September 25 – The Terror season 1
  • October 5 – Chucky season 2
  • October 26 – Stan Against Evil seasons 1-3

Shudder October, Friday the 13th

Walking Dead director, EP, and SFX master Greg Nicotero will premiere episode 1, season 4 of his series, Creepshow, on Friday the 13th. Additional episodes will premiere weekly on Fridays.

Horror classics anniversary specials

2023 marks milestones for several horror classics that will be celebrated on Shudder.

  • 45th anniversary of Halloween
  • 50th anniversary of The Exorcist
  • 55th anniversary of Rosemary’s Baby

In addition to AMC, AMC+, and Shudder, all of AMC Networks’ linear channels and streaming services will also host branded “FearFest” off-shoots and special horror programming, including: 

  • BBC America’s Bloody Good Fear, featuring fan-favorite sci-fi and supernatural movies every Sunday in October to deliver on the “Sunday Scaries.”
  • IFC’s Fear on Friday, establishing a new weekly Friday night horror programming block presented by Shudder, starting in September.
  • Sundance TV’s Icons of Fear, pairing iconic horror films with corresponding Cursed Films episodes for a “shock and a doc” double feature starting October 15.
  • WE tv’s Fear After Dark, featuring Shudder films and documentaries spotlighting Black horror every Thursday in October.
  • Acorn TV’s debut of the horror anthology The Terror season one starring Tobias Menzies and Jared Harris (also premiering September 25 across Shudder and AMC+);
  • ALLBLK’s co-premiere of The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (with Shudder) on September 22), Shudder’s The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans, and the return of ALLBLK Original Series Wicked City for its second season on October 19.
  • IFC Films Unlimited’s Best of IFC Midnight collection, including top seasonal franchise The Human Centipede.
  • HiDive’s collection of anime horror, including breakout new series Dark Gathering.
  • Sundance Now will ungate the first season of fan-favorite supernatural series Being Human for the season.

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