Each year, AMC’s Fear Fest is the most highly anticipated horror movie marathon of the Halloween TV season. In 2013, the premiere of “The Walking Dead” on Oct. 13 and a marathon beforehand herald a new season of shivers and scares that concludes on Oct. 31.
“The Walking Dead,” the most watched drama in basic cable history, returns for another terrifying and exhilarating season on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST). A 16-episode season of the series, which the “The New York Post” gave four stars, will air in two parts. The first eight hours kick off on AMC on Oct. 13. The second eight episodes will return in Feb. of 2014. For a preview of season 4, be sure to check out AMC’s official “Walking Dead” trailer (to the left).
According to AMC, the premiere episode is titled “30 Days Without an Accident.” In the beginning of the fourth season of "The Walking Dead," viewers see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in the new and brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr. from “The Wire”). Beginning on Oct. 12, AMC will air a marathon of “The Walking Dead” so that fans can catch up in anticipation of the premiere on Sunday.
“The Walking Dead” heralds the 16-day Fear Fest, a virtual horror film festival on AMC. Beginning on Oct. 13 and running through Oct. 31, the network will air contemporary and classic Halloween movies each and every night. The horror movie fest includes new additions for 2013, including “Predator” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and “Scary Movie.” Highlights include multiple “Friday the 13th” marathons, a Stephen King marathon, and the return of Michael Myers in the classic “Halloween” films. The showing of “Cujo,” “Tremors,” “Graveyard Shift,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Omen,” “The Exorcist,” and “Aliens” are most certain to have horror fans clutching the edge of their seats. On Halloween night, AMC will air the “Halloween” movies from the original film through part five and “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers.” For a complete schedule for Fear Fest 2013, head to the AMC website.
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