AMC FearFest 2018: The Full List of Horror Movies Airing For Halloween

Every year AMC does its due diligence by scaring the living h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of viewers as a part of the network's annual FearFest. Over the course of 18 days—leading up to Halloween, of course—horror fans are treated to marathons of some of the scariest titles in the history of scary movies, and this year will be no different. The network announced FearFest 2018 will officially kick off with the premiere of AMC's new series, Eli Roth's History of Horror, on Oct. 14.

The talk series will uncover some of the mysteries of horror films as well as explore how the genre has impacted society and evolved over the years. The hour-long show will also include insight from notable horror writers, directors and movie stars including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Linda Blair, Tippi Hendren, Rob Zombie, Jamie Lee Curtis and more.

The full FearFest schedule has yet to be released, but fans should note the usual suspects like Poltergeist, The Exorcist and all eight of the Halloween movies are slated to air during the October movie event.

Read on for a few highlights to note so far about FearFest 2018.

#AMCFearFest begins Sunday, October 14 2018.

— AMC Fear Fest (@HorrorAllDay) October 1, 2018

Halloween Marathon: In honor of the horror franchise's 40th anniversary, AMC will air day-long marathons of John Carpenter's Halloween starting at 7:29 a.m. EDT on Oct. 14. It's unclear if marathons will air all the movies (Halloween 1-6, H20: 20 Years Later and the 2007 Halloween reboot) in order. The marathon will air again on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. EDT to 5 a.m. EDT, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. EDT to 11:35 p.m. EDT and Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. ET on Oct. 31.

Friday the 13th marathon: Jason Voorhees and his chainsaw will be slashing television sets starting with nearly 24-hour coverage of Friday the 13th I-IX and the 2009 reboot on Oct. 27 5 p.m. ET until 5:23 p.m. ET the following day on Oct. 28.

Demons Inside Marathon: The spooky spirits will possess AMC on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. through Oct. 26 at 3:40 a.m. Features include demonic fan favorites like Annabelle, Exorcist II-III, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Omen (2006), and Prince of Darkness.

Hellraiser Marathon: Can't get enough of Clive Barker? AMC is serving up classic Barker film Hellraiser all day long on Oct. 26. The marathon runs from 9 a.m. ET to 12:30 a.m. ET on Oct. 27 and will include Hellraiser, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser: Revelations and Hellraiser IV-VIII.

Slasher-ton: If gore is your jam, then AMC's FearFest lineup on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 will be quite the bloody treat. Heads roll from 9 a.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET on Oct. 22, then again on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. ET to 12:10 a.m. ET. Features include Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween (2007), Friday the 13th (2009), Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, House of Wax, Scream 4, The Gallows, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, Final Destination 2 and Final Destination 3.

Stephen King Marathon: Thrillers like Silver Bullet, Thinner, Misery, The Mist, Graveyard Shift, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, 1408 and Carrie get the FearFest treatment on Oct. 20 at 6:30 a.m. ET through 5:45 a.m. ET on Oct. 21. AMC will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of King classic Christine during the marathon.