AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in October. The AMC Plus October 2021 lineup includes a wide variety of critically-acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services.
The AMC Plus October 2021 schedule includes new episodes of Kin, starring Charlie Cox, Aidan Gillen, Clare Dunne and Ciarán Hinds, with the season finale on October 28.
Early access to Season 11A of The Walking Dead continues every Sunday, with new episodes available on AMC+ one week ahead of their linear premiere on AMC. The Season 11A finale premieres on Sunday, October 3.
Early access to Season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead begins Sunday, October 10, with all episodes premiering on AMC+ one week ahead of AMC linear.
Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, an AMC+ exclusive featuring behind-the-scenes footage exclusive interviews for every episode of the new season, beginning Thursday, October 14.
Early access to new episodes of Season 2 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond continues every Sunday, one week ahead of the linear premieres. Fans are invited to a deeper dive into the series with AMC+ exclusive The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Episode Diaries, featuring new bonus episodes every Thursday.
AMC’s annual “FearFest” features fan-favorite horror franchises, including Halloween, Hellraiser, Children of the Corn, The Omen, Tremors, Dracula, Underworld, Scream, Scary Movie, the best of Stephen King, George A. Romero, Wes Craven and more.
Shudder’s 61 Days of Halloween continues all month long with an ambitious lineup, including new episodes of the Shudder Original Creepshow every Thursday, with the season finale on October 28; Season 4 premiere of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula on Tuesday, October 19; new docuseries Behind the Monsters on Wednesday, October 27; and annual holiday special, Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown on demand Sunday, October 24.
AMC PLUS OCTOBER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS
Eli Roth’s History Of Horror – New Episodes Continue Every Friday Beginning October 8; Season Finale on November 5
This season continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films – both timeless classics and wildly frightening films that flew under the radar – with episodes exploring a variety of themes including Infections, Psychics, Sequels (That Don’t Suck), Holiday Horror, Apocalyptic Horror, and Mad Scientists.
Master of Horror Eli Roth returns as host, with an all-star lineup of interviewees including Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tilly, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Combs, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, Greg Nicotero, Robert Englund, Meat Loaf, Giovanni Ribisi, Vanessa Hudgens, Jonah Ray, Margaret Cho and more.
The Graham Norton Show – New Episodes Premiere Every Friday
BBC AMERICA’s BAFTA-award-winning talk show returns with a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Guest lineup is as follows:
– Friday, October 1 – Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ed Sheeran, Lashana Lynch and Léa Seydoux.
– October 8 – 29 – Guests to be announced.
Doctor Who – Season 12 Binge Premieres Saturday, October 2
The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space in the TARDIS with friends. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Fans are invited to catch up on the Doctor’s latest adventures ahead of
the new season.
Cleverman – Season 1 Binge Debuts Saturday, October 2; Season 2 Binge Debuts Saturday, October 9
An ensemble cast led by Scottish actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Golden Globe nominee Frances O’Connor (The Missing) star in a futuristic drama with roots in Aboriginal mythology. Creatures known as “Hairies,” endowed with incredible strength, speed and longevity, seek refuge among humans who want to silence, exploit and ultimately destroy them. As unexplained murders terrify the populace, one chosen savior – the Cleverman – can ensure peace, but two estranged Indigenous brothers must put their differences aside before fear, hate and greed destroy civilization.
The Walking Dead – Early Access to the Season 11A Finale on Sunday, October 3 on AMC+, One Week Ahead of AMC Linear Premiere
In “For Blood,” The Reapers defend Meridian from an incoming herd. Meanwhile, Alexandrians scramble
to protect themselves when a violent storm leaves them vulnerable to walkers.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond – Early Access to New Episodes Continues Every Sunday on AMC+, One Week Ahead of AMC Linear Premieres
Season two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale), Hope (Alexa Mansour), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.
The Walking Dead World Beyond: Episode Diaries– New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday
Dive deeper into AMC’s newest franchise in The Walking Dead Universe with World Beyond: Episode Diaries, featuring bonus editions of the first season with behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators. *AMC+ Exclusive Series
Talking Dead – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday
Cast and producers join Chris Hardwick every week to discuss the latest episodes in The Walking Dead Universe. Guest lineup is as follows:
– Thursday, October 7 – Actor/comedian Ron Funches and Alexa Mansour (The Walking Dead: World Beyond)
– Thursday, October 14 – Aliyah Royale (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) and Ritchie Coster (The Walking Dead)
V/H/S/94 – Premieres Wednesday, October 6
A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish
Wildling – Premieres Wednesday, October 6
A teenage girl’s coming of age comes with a terrifying twist in this spellbinding take on werewolf legend. Since birth, Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy (Chucky star Brad Dourif) who has done everything possible to conceal the truth about the girl’s origins from her. But when the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler), it soon becomes clear that the young woman is far from ordinary. *IFC Films Unlimited
Black ‘47 – Premieres Wednesday, October 6
One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, a battle-hardened soldier (James Frecheville) deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, only to find his family decimated and his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. With Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea and Freddie Fox. *IFC Films Unlimited
One Lane Bridge – Season 2 Premieres Thursday, October 7
This season, when Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) is trying to harness his Māori gift of matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck) from attempting suicide on the infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events – unleashing rivalries and uncovering long buried secrets. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own. *Sundance Now
Fear The Walking Dead – Early Access to Season 7 Begins on Sunday October 10; Subsequent Episodes Continue to Debut on AMC+ One Week Ahead of AMC Linear Premieres
Teddy (John Glover) brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape, but it will be up to those who survived to decide what “The Beginning” will look like. And they’ll have to do it in a world devoid of light and hope, where the outside air is just as deadly as the walkers they face. The survivors will find out who they really are and what they’re really made of. Some will rise to the occasion, some will find new purpose, and some will redefine themselves — even if it comes at a terrible cost to those they once considered family.
Fear The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries –Season 7 Premieres on Thursday, October 14
Dive deeper into Fear The Walking Dead, with this AMC+ Exclusive series with behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators.
Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story – Series Binge Premieres on Tuesday, October 12
This series explores the case that has figured in Australia’s collective conscious since 1980, when a dingo took Lindy Chamberlain’s defenseless baby in a random horrific attack. But it quickly turned into more than that, resulting in the trial of the century and Australia’s most notorious miscarriage of justice. Through interviews with Lindy, her children, and eyewitnesses today, archival footage and broadcasts and – for the first time – access to Lindy’s personal archive of family stills, movies, audio recordings and letters, the series is a compelling universal story that still resonates today. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series
Trespassers – Premieres Wednesday, October 13
Two couples, each working through relationship issues, rent a gorgeous house in the desert for a sex- and drug-fueled escape from reality. Sarah (Angela Trimbur) and Estelle (Janel Parrish) are longtime best friends looking forward to reconnecting after a period apart; their boyfriends, Joseph (Zach Avery) and Victor (Jonathan Howard), however are immediately wary of one another. As tensions escalate over the course of a debaucherous night, things take an unexpected turn when a woman (Fairuza Balk) claiming to be a neighbor with car trouble shows up at the door. As the twists and turns pile up, so does the body count. *IFC Films Unlimited
True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season Finale on October 14
In It Couldn’t Happen Here, life-long small-town community member and advocate Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead, Friday Night in with The Morgans) visits different small towns in an effort to shine a much-needed light on the unique ways in which crime impacts rural communities and their judicial systems. In each episode, Hilarie hears the facts of the case from family members and local insiders in an attempt to understand the challenges the community faced investigating the crime, learn the lasting impact the crime has had on the fabric of the town, and ultimately call attention to where justice currently stands.
True Crime Story: Indefensible- New Series Premieres Thursday, October 14
Jena Friedman travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground, but unlike most true crime shows, this one doesn’t end when the criminal gets locked up. Jena finds there’s always more to the story and drives to a different outcome beyond the simple whodunnit. Using her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills, Jena uncovers the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of the sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system. *SundanceTV
The Medium – Premieres Thursday October 14
A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thailand, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme. From director Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter) and producer Na Hong-jin (director of The Wailing). Winner Best Film, Bucheon International Film Festival 2021. *Shudder Exclusive
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty – New Episodes Continue Every Saturday; Season Finale on October 16
Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy, BBC America’s compelling saga continues the heartstring- tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the
legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula – Season 4 Premieres Tuesday, October 19
The groundbreaking Shudder Original series follows ten drag artists from around the world competing for a $100,000 grand prize – the largest in show history. Season four will feature a spectacular lineup of guest judges including Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical film series), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), Misha Osherovich (Freaky), Queer country music icon Orville Peck, pop metal star Poppy, Ray Santiago(Ash vs. The Evil Dead), Bob the Drag Queen (We’re Here), and more.
Couple Trouble – Season 2 Binge Premieres on Thursday, October 21
One year after the divorce, Lise and Anders end up in the same bed. Anders new girlfriend Marie is out travelling, so Lise and Anders are forced to find out what the renewed feelings mean before Marie is home in one week. Lise and Anders reach out to find help at their former therapist. *Sundance Now Exclusive
Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks – Series Binge Premieres Saturday, October 23
Missing from the BBC Archives this animated version of the 1967 classic sees the Doctor and Jamie are
kidnapped and taken to 1866. There he finds the Daleks are going to use him as part of a plot to create a
race of Super-Daleks.
Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown — Premieres On Demand Sunday, October 24
In what has become an annual tradition, iconic horror host and foremost drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs returns with a special The Last Drive-In double feature just in time for Halloween. You’ll have to tune in to find out what movies Joe Bob has selected, but you can count on something scary and perfect for the season, with special guests to be announced. *Shudder Original
Behind the Monsters – Season 1 Premieres Wednesday, October 27
The new original docu-series Behind the Monsters takes a deep dive on cinematic horror icons, including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky and Pinhead, and features interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors from the original films that made each character
the stuff of genre legends. Written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro and produced by Stage 3 Productions, Behind the Monsters is executive produced by Phil Nobile Jr., Kelly Ryan and Mark
Shostrom. *Shudder Original
Kin – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season 1 Finale on October 28
New AMC+ Original series starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and breakthrough Irish actress Clare Dunne (Herself) charts the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war and speaks to the enduring unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Kin goes behind the headlines, a study on the inner workings of Gangland Dublin, both familial drama and a thrilling David vs Goliath crime story.
Creepshow – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season 3 Finale on October 28
Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), a comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. *Shudder Original Series
Dead Places – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season Finale on October 28
World-renowned paranormal expert and UK-based author, Will Stone (Anthony Oseyemi), travels to his
native South Africa to write his latest book. While his publisher believes he’s there to investigate the country’s supernatural realm and to delve into Africa’s rich folklore and mythology, Will has another reason for coming home. He’s finally ready to interrogate his sister’s death and to face up to the truth of what happened to her when they were children. Did she really drown in a tunnel? The victim of a flashflood? Or did something else happen to her? Something…far more sinister? *ALLBLK/Sundance Now
Horror Noire – New Anthology Premieres Thursday, October 28
A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson and Ezra C. Daniels. Cast featured include Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus), Luke James (The Chi, Thoughts of a Colored Man), Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse, A Black Lady Sketch Show), Brandon Mychal Smith (Four Weddings and a Funeral, You’re the Worst), Sean Patrick Thomas (Macbeth, The Curse of La Llorona), Peter Stormare (American Gods, Fargo,) Malcolm Barrett (Genius: Aretha Franklin, Timeless) and Rachel True (The Craft, Half & Half), among others.