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.
The history of monster movies is also the history of the evolution of special effects technology, for many horror fans monsters are the best part of the genre.
3. Body Horror
Sometimes disgusting, body horror films make audience members question their prejudices against physical difference, their attitudes about sex and gender, their fear of disease and contamination, and how much appearance determines destiny.
The archetypical evil witch is a towering figure in the history of horror and is everything mainstream religion tells us a woman should not be - and that unapologetic, very female power frightens men and fascinates women.
5. Chilling Children
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.
Loved it! Really enjoyed the background/root explanations of popular/classic films throughout the years. Highly recommend!
Really any Shudder documentary is worth a watch, this series is no different. A lot of great interview choices (Bill Hader, Milly Shapiro, famous/iconic horror directors, etc) and great exploration of the sub genres, though I could watch multiple episodes of each. Several people have pointed out here and in the uncut podcast version that the worst part is Eli Roth and...yeah. I appreciate that they gave a platform to trans folks and critical scholars to discuss Dressed To Kill because whew, there’s a lot there - I thought they handled the entire discussion well.
Loved this! I'm hoping for new seasons.