AMC Marks the 10th Year of The Annual Event With the Most Comprehensive Collection of Halloween Horror Ever Aired on TV, Showcasing More Than 230 Hours of Non-Stop Movies for 10 Days and 10 Nights, October 22 – 31
Featuring the Definitive Collection of Universal Studios’ Iconic Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and The Mummy, As Well As Popular Contemporary Franchises: Halloween, The Exorcist and Friday the 13th
NEW YORK, NY, September 19, 2006 – AMC has resuscitated an army of ghouls and monsters to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its annual Halloween movie marathon MONSTERFEST X. The 24-hour, non-stop frightfest takes place from October 22 – 31. MONSTERFEST X spotlights the creation of the horror genre from the early years of film to today’s contemporary thrillers, and encompasses more than 230 hours of fear-inducing and supernatural death-defying movies.
The lineup includes films from legendary directors such as John Carpenter, Clive Barker and Joel Schumacher, and iconic actors Lon Chaney, Jr., Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi starring as the genre’s original living dead in the definitive Universal Studios cult movies Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein – films that launched the genre.
This year, AMC adds three new cult classic premieres to MONSTERFEST X: The Exorcist (1973) starring Linda Blair, The Lost Boys (1987) starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and Dianne Wiest, and Wolfen (1981) starring Albert Finney.
AMC kicks off the movie marathon on Sunday, October 22, with the original Halloween, which first introduced us to Michael Myers, at 8 PM ET & PT/7 PM C followed by a DVD_TV presentation of the enhanced version of the film at 9:45 PM ET & PT/8:45 PM C. AMC is proud to also feature other popular horror film franchises:
- Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29 at 8 PM ET & PT/7 PM C, AMC presents The Exorcist (premiering for the first time on AMC), Exorcist II: The Heretic, and The Exorcist III;
- Tuesday, October 31, 24-hour Halloween marathon beginning at 5:45 AM ET & PT/4:45 AM C, starting with the presentation of Backstory: Halloween followed by Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween Resurrection.
Since 1996, AMC’s MONSTERFEST franchise has become a top Halloween tradition and television’s most popular destination for the avid horror movie fan, offering more Halloween programming than any other network on television. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and most comprehensive showcase of horror on television.
AMC’s MONSTERFEST X will open a vault of fan-favorite horror titles, movies that have maintained a lasting generational appeal, which includes:
- Dracula (1931)
- Son of Dracula (1943)
- Frankenstein (1931)
- Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
- Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
- House of Dracula (1945)
- House of Frankenstein (1945)
- The Invisible Man (1933)
- The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
- The Mummy (1932)
- The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
- The Wolf Man (1941)
- The Fly (1986)
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Psycho II (1983)
- Children of the Corn (1984)
- Child’s Play (1988)
- Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
- Halloween (1978)
- Hellraiser (1987)
- Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- The Puppet Master (1989)
- Gothika (2003)
…and many, many more.
AMC, a division of Rainbow Media’s Entertainment Services, which also includes WE tv and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 88,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. AMC has garnered many of the industry’s highest honors, including 14 Emmy awards. AMC is “TV for movie people.”
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