As I type, Jason Vorhees is attacking a random teenager and a young Corey Feldman just inexplicably cut his hair off in the bathroom.
These are the days I live for – AMC’s two-week celebration of gore, Fear Fest. When October 13 rolls around, I know my television viewing is secure until November. The good, the bad, and the ugly — all valid choices when it comes to horror flicks — are packed into marathon-style blocks and churned out over and over for days on end. I couldn’t be happier. I’m knee deep in the Friday the 13th series now — just finishing off IV (The Final Chapter) and skating into V (A New Beginning). I still don’t have an answer as to why Corey Feldman needed to pull a Britney to save the day, but that’s what happened.
From what I can tell, there are no major changes this year to the Fear Fest repertoire… Kevin Smith seems to have been given the boot after hosting last year, although his show is still on. The quizzes and online extras are still at AMCtv.com, but I haven’t seen much promotion for them. The big additions look to be airing the Child’s Play franchise and premiere showings of a handful of films, the best of which being The Omen (1976), the worst seemingly Tremors 4: The Legend Begins.
That said, the streaming horror franchises I already know and love are enough to keep me glued to the flatscreen. Tonight it’s Jason, tomorrow Michael, Chucky, or Freddy. It’s like an undead Chippendales in here.