The Walking Dead 88-hour Marathon this October

The Walking Dead GroupFans of The Walking Dead can do some serious catching up on the show in an 88-hour marathon that will be launched before the seventh season premieres.

According to a report by Variety, AMC will start airing all the existing episodes of The Walking Dead this Sunday, October 16. While it won’t be a consecutive marathon, viewers will get to catch up on the story during the week. The schedule is as follows:

“Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 will air on Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. ET, leading up to a special two-hour retrospective on the series Sunday night… Throughout the rest of the week, each evening from 6 p.m. through the wee hours of the morning, the remainder of the 88 episodes will run. The marathon will conclude with the Season 6 finale…”

Fans who get that far will be able to “enjoy” the massive cliffhanger that the season ends on, just in time to see it immediately resolved when season seven begins. If you manage to stomach all the blood and walker guts, you will be well prepared for even more chaos and horror in the new season, with Negan set to continue his reign of terror and with the introduction of fascinating new characters like King Ezekiel.

The Walking Dead marathon will be a part of AMC’s Fearfest, an event that runs every year for three weeks, from October 13 to 31, showcasing all the staples of the horror genre, including classics like The Exorcist, Chucky, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, not to mention all the sequels and prequels. According to Variety, this will be the 20th year AMC has run its Fearfest, and all of the gory glory of The Walking Dead fits the theme perfectly.

The Walking Dead season 7 will premiere on October 23 on AMC.