Eli Roth is talking the history of horror this fall on AMC. The seven-part series, titled Eli Roth’s History of Horror, will run on Sundays starting October 14th, part of AMC’s annual Fear Fest. A trailer was released today, featuring some familiar faces talking about some horror classics. Watch it below:
Executive produced by award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor, Eli Roth (“Cabin Fever,” “Hostel”), the documentary series 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 will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear. The series features A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Slash, Catherine Hardwicke, Norman Reedus among many others.
“My wish list for this show came true, I knew these three, and all are incredible storytellers. Mick Garris got the horror directors together for dinners, called the Masters of Horror. As we were losing these guys, we were losing their stories. And I wanted to get these people together, but I also wanted a mix of a lot of different voices. I also want to hear their perspectives of other movies. The fun was Joe Dante talking about other people’s movies.”
I do like that they will touch on all aspects of all things spooky in cinema, and not just slashers and such. Hopefully it is more than actors and directors saying things like “Halloween is a classic” over and over again.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror premieres Sunday, October 14th.