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Eli Roth's History of Horror

Eli Roth's History of Horror


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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by award-winning horror film director, writer, producer, and actor Eli Roth, ELI ROTH'S HISTORY OF HORROR is a seven-part documentary series that brings together the masters of horror -- the storytellers and stars who define the genre -- to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode takse reveals how horror has evolved through the years and examine the genre's impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Special guest stars include Alex Winter, Andrew Douglas, Bryan Fuller, Catherine Hardwicke, Elijah Wood, Greg Nicotero, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jordan Peele, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Englund, Sean S. Cunningham, Skeet Ulrich, Slash, Norman Reedus and more. This series premiered early morning Monday, October 15, 2018 (late night Sunday, October 14) at 12:12am ET/PT on AMC.
Season 2 of ELI ROTH'S HISTORY OF HORROR premiered on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC. The second season digs even deeper into the catacombs of creepiness, exhuming landmark films and cult classics while chewing on the entrails of recent horror cinema. The series explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them, and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. The story is told by Eli Roth and a celebrated cast of writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, composers, and special effects artists who bring our nightmares to life. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, Bill Hader, Nancy Allen, Megan Fox, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, James Brolin, Edgar Wright, Piper Laurie, Leonard Maltin, Katharine Isabelle, Jack Black, Slash, Rachel True, Ashley Laurence, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Mary Harron, John Landis, Tom Savini, Karyn Kusama, and many others. Season 2 episodes include:

"Houses of Hell" (October 10): Home is where the heart is unless you live in a house of hell. Whether they're filled with specters or psychos, every house of hell pokes at our illusions of comfort and safety.

"Monsters" (October 17): The history of monster movies is also the history of the evolution of special effects technology. But, whatever their size or shape and whatever they represent, for many horror fans monsters are the best part of the genre.

"Body Horror" (October 24): Sometimes disgusting, but always powerful, body horror films make us question our prejudices against physical difference, our attitudes about sex and gender, our fear of disease and contamination, and how much our appearance determines who we are.

"Witches" (October 31): The witch is a towering figure in the history of horror. The archetypical evil witch is everything mainstream religion tells us a woman should not be -- and that unapologetic, very female power frightens men and fascinates women.

"Chilling Children" (November 7): Parents are supposed to love their children, no matter how awful their kids may be. The films highlighted in this episode may not solve the mystery of where evil comes from, but they have a terrifically terrifying time raising the question.

"Nightmares" (November 14): Nightmares is a deep dive into nine uncategorizable films that push the boundaries of horror. Great films that entertain us and provoke us. Films that put society under a microscope, making us question not just what we fear, but why we fear it.

Other Titles

  • Also known as: AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Asylum Entertainment
  • Produced by Marwar Junction Productions