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AMC is bringing the horror this Halloween season with their annual FearFest. Kicking off on October 13th, the 20th anniversary of FearFest will include more than 80 movies, over 400 hours of cinematic programming, a massive The Walking Dead marathon, and a special retrospective that will look back at the iconic living dead series.
Press Release: New York, NY, October 11, 2016 – To mark the 20th anniversary of AMC FearFest, one of TV’s longest-running annual thematic programming celebrations, the network will offer the largest collection of horror and genre film titles in its history. AMC FearFest, which provided a launching pad for “The Walking Dead” when the show premiered in 2010, this year will feature more than 400 hours of horror and genre programming, including a full 88-hour six-season catch-up marathon of every episode of “The Walking Dead,” an all-new two-hour retrospective special and the highly anticipated season seven premiere on October 23.
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- Derek Anderson
The Omen may be 40 years old this year, but it's somehow become the hottest property in horror in 2016. In addition to A&E's sequel series Damien (which, truth be told, isn't garnering the kind of ratings the network probably hoped for), an Omen prequel movie is now in the works with indie darling Antonio Campos -- whose 2016 biopic Christine, about tragic Florida TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival -- attached to direct. Fittingly titled The First Omen, the film is being produced by David Goyer for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind both the original film and its three less-successful sequels, including the made-for-tv stinker Omen IV: The Awakening. I actually rewatched The Omen fairly recently, and truth be told, I'd forgotten how hokey the thing is. The fact that it grossed boatloads of money in 1976 makes sense: it's broadly entertaining, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Horror fans have something new to scream about as 20th Century Fox is planning a prequel to The Omen. According to THR.com, the studio is looking to revisit the 1976 classic about a young boy who may just be the son of Satan. That movie, which starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and was directed by Richard Donner, won an Oscar for Best Original Score. It also earned Harvey Stephens a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Damian. The publication is reporting that Fox is looking to Antonio Campos as a potential director. Campos was most recently behind the camera for the film Christine. That movie is about the on-air suicide by television reporter Christine Chubbuck. The Omen grossed an inflation-adjusted $240 million. It also led three follow-ups: Damien: The Omen Part II (1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) and the made-for-tv Omen IV: The Awakening (1991). The original movie was remade »
- David Eckstein
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