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AMC’s Monsterfest is finally here!

AMC's Monsterfest is back!

Good news horror fans! For the next 10 days and nights, from now until Halloween, AMC's "Monsterfest" schedule is playing nothing but horror movies 24/7. There's some great ones and some awful ones that they'll be airing, but I'm sure I'll have plenty of 'em turned on while I'm working on the site. Just today, starting at 7am they had The Curse of the Living Corpse, Creepshow, Children of the Corn 1 & 2, Psycho, Poltergeist II, and more and I couldn't be happier about seeing them on regular TV. What is it about watching horror movies on TV in October? It doesn't matter which ones are on, you just can't help but sit and watch them... even if you already own them on DVD and know you could see them unedited, without any commercials... you still watch them on regular cable during October. All I know is that hearing the zombie in Creepshow say, "Where's my cake? I want my caaaaake" in that awesomely raspy voice is pretty much the best thing you can wake up to early in the morning. Keep rockin' the Halloween season AMC. Thanks for not lettin' us horror fans down. (btw, for those of you who want to know exactly what they'll be showing the rest of the month, here's their schedule)

Survey: If there was ONE horror movie you could tell them to air during the next 10 days, what would it be and why? Think about it long 'n hard... don't just name your favorite horror movie right away, because chances are you can see that any day. Consider a horror movie that you haven't seen in ages. Maybe one that's no longer in print even that you're just dying to watch again? Also, you gotta consider this is a regular cable channel, so there's no point in them showing a movie like "Cannibal Ferox" since it would be edited beyond all reason. The movie has to be one that they could edit for TV, but you could still get a kick out of watching.

Oh Jordy Verrill, you lunkhead!



Jesse B (Guest) on 10/22/2007 12:32 pm

The Wicker Man.


Michael (Guest) on 10/22/2007 1:07 pm

Well, since they already have a few of my favorites on the schedule (Halloweens 1,4, and 5, Exorcist, Puppet Master), I'll have to go with Candyman. It's one of the all time great atmospheric horror films, and it doesn't get the respect it deserves.


Niolani (Guest) on 10/22/2007 1:09 pm

The People Under the Stairs by Wes Craven.

I haven't seen this movie since, at least 12 years ago. I was around 8 or 9 years old when it's aired on TV. I hardly remember the storyline. But, I do remember the coins and candle trick. I looking forward to find it on DVD.


Ian (Guest) on 10/22/2007 1:10 pm

hmm just one ROG i would have to go with 28 days later its new but its a great take on the zombie genre and also Dawn of the Dead the orignal not the new again great zombie film


DanK (Guest) on 10/22/2007 2:08 pm

Candyman first came to mind for me also...I remember watching it when it first came out on video, I was about 11, and being scared s-less.

I also vaguely remeber this movie that was on ABC when Disney used to show movies on Sunday night. It was some kind of Halloween movie and these kids had to get a key and put it in this statue to save the day. If anyone knows what this is it would be great. I'm sure it sucks now but its been driving me insane for months...then again maybe I'm making this all up at which point hence forth I claim all rights to said idea.


J. Tithonus Pednaud (Guest) on 10/22/2007 2:11 pm

If you had asked me this a few days ago, I would have said Pin, which is an all time favorite psycho-type film I hadn't seen in ages. But it was on television this past Friday, much to my delight. Great flick that still stands up.

So now, I don't know. Maybe Habit? I haven't seen that in a long time and it's a great movie from 97. It's basically about a guy who is either an alcoholic or a vampire, it's up to the audience to decide.

Or maybe Henry 2, the follow-up to Portrait of A Serial Killer. Mainly because I've never seen it, sort of want to see, heard it sucked, so can't be bothered to pay money to see it.


rimmie (Guest) on 10/22/2007 5:58 pm

Cats Eye

Awesome awesome awesome


nomistakinit (Guest) on 10/22/2007 6:06 pm

I always thought that movies by Frank Henenlotter were awesome, i.e. Basketcase, Frankenhooker, and Brain Damage. I would love to see a whole day of his films.

But if I had to choose just one film, I would have to go with Motel Hell. It's campy goodness (and a chainsaw fight!)


adam martin (Guest) on 10/22/2007 7:03 pm

i remember a disney abc halloween movie about the sandman who was a giant goofy bat looking guy who snuck up on people and said "boogety, boogety, boo!" I'd love to see that again just to hear that line again it was great.
On an unrelated note Rog you need to pick up the Oct. issue of Rue Morgue, if you haven't already, it has a great article about the monster cereals. I thought of you when I saw it. Keep it freaky, keep it funny. Speaking of freaky, have you seen "Live Freaky Die Freaky" it's a claymation musical about the Manson family. It is the oddest movie I have ever seen.


B.T.C (Guest) on 10/22/2007 8:42 pm

Phantasm 2 because its not on dvd and the last time I saw it was like 3 years ago in Spanish.


Azrael (Guest) on 10/22/2007 9:39 pm

The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari
Awesome silent film, but very hard to find :(


-RoG- (Guest) on 10/22/2007 10:24 pm

Michael & DanK, absolutely. Candyman is one of the most atmospheric horror movies I've ever seen and it's also one of the few truly scary ones.

Niolani, haha another good choice, I love that flick. I always thought it was sad when Roach (Sean Whalen) got killed off. Gotta love it when the dad would yell "Burn in hell!" as he charged through the house in his gimp outfit. What a classic...

J. Tithonus Pednaud, you know, come to think of it I never saw Henry 2 either. Granted, I never heard anything good or bad about it, but that's one I'm gonna have to check out sometime. Not that it'll be better than the first, but still...

adam martin, yes indeed, you're talking about none other than "Mr. Boogedy" and "Bride of Boogedy". I was telling my friend about those two movies the other day. I used to love it when they would air those back in the day during the Disney hour. Sadly, they haven't been released on DVD, but I still plan on reviewing them at some point. I also need to review that other movie they always showed, "The Boy Who Could Fly" - yeah I know it's not a horror movie, but they showed it around the same time and I can't think of one without thinking of the other.

B.T.C., that'd be one of my first choices, but believe it or not, they've been re-airing the hell out of it over the past two months on some of the premium cable channels. Such a great movie and it kills me that we haven't seen that awesome Phantasm Sentinel Sphere DVD set from the UK released here in the States yet.


DungeonB (Guest) on 10/23/2007 12:39 am

I think itd be nice if he left the schedule of what HE'S going to go see. then we can swarm him for autographs and stalk him from behind trashcans.


Orastella (Guest) on 10/23/2007 1:46 am

The Black Cat from 1934, with both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. I can't get enough of those old horror movies, but it's pretty much just been modern movies in Monsterfest for the last few years.


Emu (Guest) on 10/23/2007 10:06 am

Rosemary's Baby.


Matt (Guest) on 10/23/2007 10:48 am

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Its a 70's made for tv horror movie I saw once years and years ago and it stuck with me forever. It has been OOP forever as well, I don't think it EVER had an official VHS release even. I'd love to see that one.


HowardC (Guest) on 10/23/2007 1:20 pm

I hate to change the subject, but what's the deal with all the Horror marathons disappearing? I mean even just a few years ago scifi, amc, virtually any higher-tier cable channel had, at the least, a 13 day marathon. Now it seems that amc's 10 days is about it. (And if I'm not mistaken that used to go all month.)


Mandi (Guest) on 10/23/2007 3:07 pm

my vote would be for Troll. I haven't seen that since I was a little girl. I would want to see if it's 10 times cheesier than I remember it from being a kid. Or if it's even scarier as an adult.

Yeah..that was a good one wasn't it? Troll..heh heh yeah! *Puts on sunglasses* :)


Ruin (Guest) on 10/23/2007 4:46 pm

"Any of the Hammer films of the Horror genre. Especially Horror of Dracula."


ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/23/2007 6:13 pm

What was that cartoon where some kid died and they all gave up a bit of their sugar skull to revive him? That creeped the hell out of me. I mean, sugar dissolves in water.. I don't want my lifespan determined by the intactness of a sugar skull..


Mighty Pinto (Guest) on 10/23/2007 8:52 pm

Mine would have to be "THE GATE". Haven't seen that film since I was six years old. It proved that the best way to kill a demon is with a Toy Rocket. Plus don't forget the melting phone, the eyeball that grows into the palm of the little kid's hand...that movie is chock full of classic scenes.


Olof (Guest) on 10/24/2007 5:24 am

Shutter or Suspiria

Shutter because it's probably the creepiest asian horror movie (part from the first half of The Eye). A horror story with a compelling storyline (every bit as good as Oldboy) no violence but still scary and plain uncomfortable from start to finish. Suspiria because of the opening murder scene, stabbing an exposed besting heart, brutal! Also, the bad guy (girl) was played by an 87-year-old active prostitute, if that fact don't scare you, you're probably one of her clients...


MEK (Guest) on 10/24/2007 8:17 am

THey fon't do that movie thing here =.


PrayForMojo (Guest) on 10/24/2007 10:02 am

I saw this movie when I was a kid. It was on HBO at like 530 in the morning, and it scared the hell out of me.


Mike (Guest) on 10/24/2007 2:07 pm

Tough to say. Would like to see more silent horror like "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" or "Phantom of the Opera". Also should have more Universal Monsters represented, but overall they do a good job. How about the rare out of print 80s camp classic, "Munchies". Hammer Horror and giant bug moviess like "Them!" also would kick ass. Best of all...Rankin Bass's "Mad Monster Party?" Damn I love Halloween and AMC's MonsterFest!


strawberryffuck (Guest) on 10/24/2007 8:44 pm

damn that marathon sounds great! I wish I had amc.
I would like to see freaks i think it's from 1932
I've always wanted to see that one.
They live,IT,killer clowns from outer space( I know it's not a scary movie but it's awesome as hell.
some other stuff too that I cant remember.


ico (Guest) on 10/25/2007 8:10 am

What the fuck is this? Worst (or the best) idea for a toy :)


Aks (Guest) on 10/25/2007 11:29 pm

I wish I knew what it was called but I've seen it a few times. I only remember one scene when I was little. It had this chick and like all her skin was completely gone, blood and muscles and shit showing. She gets mad and punches a mirror when she sees herself and some dude wraps her up in gauze, and then they make out. MONSTER LOVE, AWWW. That's all I remember except that I almost screamed when they started kissing.


MikeB (Guest) on 10/29/2007 1:15 am

I Think I Know What Movie You're Talking About. Is It Hellbound:Hellraiser 2 Because The Woman Was Brought Back To Life And Has No Skin And Ends Up Getting Wrapped In Gauze. It's Showing On Monsterfest Right Now. Check Out The Schedule For The Showings.


ico (Guest) on 10/29/2007 4:29 am

Hellraiser, got them all on dvd...
But, the movie i wanna see on Halloween is:
Hell i don't know. I got most films i like on dvd, Ichi the killer, Dead or alive trilogy, Fly 1-2, Halloween, Elmstreet series, Blob, I spit on your grave, Evil dead trilogy, Last house on the left, etc... Maybe i'll watch Re-animator trilogy, or Alien series, or Robocop. Or then i don't watch anything and instead play Resident Evil (the original ps version) and the rest, or Silent hill 1-4, or Fatal Frame 1-3, Siren 1-2, Haunting ground, Clock tower 3, etc.. :)


DanK (Guest) on 10/29/2007 9:37 am

This weekend they were showing a Goosebumps marathon (based on the R.L.Stine stories). I remember watching the show on Saturday mornings, it follwowed X-men I think. For those of you who missed it and wonder what they are like now...they are chock-full-o bad writting, bad acting, and Canadian accects. It didn't stop me from watching for about 4 hours but I think that it brought up the same thoughts it did 10 years ago..."Are you Afraid of the Dark is a hundred times better".


Courtney (Guest) on 10/29/2007 11:42 am

holy crap i can't pick just one movie to tell them to play.....I wish that on Hallloween (i mean on Wednesday, not over the weekend), they would run the entire Halloween series. and they should stop playing The Ninth Gate, dammitt.


Ruin (Guest) on 10/30/2007 8:54 pm



FoRgEd (Guest) on 10/31/2007 2:45 am

Wish i had cable TV like you guys, all i see here is crap


Turrel (Guest) on 10/31/2007 1:11 pm

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things

I've not seen this movie since I was... well, a child. It'd be interesting to see them throw in some variety instead of reshowing the same few Halloween and Friday the 13th flicks every other day.


Venometalucifer (Guest) on 11/01/2007 6:23 pm

They should just show live Venom concerts for Halloween . Or Black Sabbath (70-83 only!) shows.


Brandon Wagner (Guest) on 11/02/2007 5:47 pm

Monsterfest is sadly over for another year...RIP. You will be missed Monsterfest, until you rise from the grave next year...sniffle...sniffle.


Mario (Guest) on 11/02/2007 7:29 pm

Return Of The Living Dead and if not that one Phantasm!


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