AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror
Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth 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 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. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Linda Blair and many others.
I absolutely PLOUGHED through this series! Plus my favourite author of all time Stephen King popped up every so often, which was a nice bonus. And it’s his birthday today!
Watched it all in one sitting. Was very pleased to see some of my fav movies in each episode particularly The Changelling in the ghost stoty episode. Best ghost story past or present imo. A must see if you haven't yet seen it.
Overall, this is a pretty good series. There's no real information you didn't already know but it's nice to see some of the creators talk about their projects. My biggest complaint is the emphasis on American films and almost complete exclusion of foreign language horror.
Loved it. The way there interpretation of the movie worked within the times they where released in the movies and how they worked the broke it down. Fantastic.
I remember reading about Eli Roth in Fangoria back when Cabin Fever came out and being very suspicious. I thought he looked too handsome, too fit, too styled to possibly be a real horror fan. I thought he must be using horror as a stepping stone to get his foot in Hollywood and leave our beloved genre behind for a more lucrative career in boring mainstream big box office films. Obviously I've been proven wrong many times over in the nearly 20 years that have passed since Cabin Fever first blipped on my radar. This documentary series is a great expression of the obvious love and reverence Roth has horror and I highly recommend it. They cover films that most horror fans probably already know all about on paper, but it's always different and exciting to hear about them straight from people who actually worked on them, or who work in the industry and can bring an insider perspective you won't get from simply reading blogs or listening to podcasters recite trivia.