Just in time for the Halloween season, AMC will be releasing a must-see docuseries for fans of the horror genre. The network has released the trailer for the seven-part series Eli Roth's History of Horror, which will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 14.The program will be under the network's AMC Visionaries banner, which also presented a six-part docuseries on James Cameron's career earlier this year.
In addition to hosting the show, Roth is on board as an executive producer. Since his directorial debut in 2002 with the film Cabin Fever, Roth has made a big name for himself in the horror genre. The filmmaker later grossed out audiences with Hostel and Hostel II, and more recently did it again with the cannibal film The Green Inferno. Not just a huge fan of the genre, Roth has plenty of personal experience in creating memorable horror films, and will serve as an excellent host for the show.
Currently, Roth's newest film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is playing in theaters. Starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, it tells the story of a young boy moving into his creepy uncle's haunted house where he uncovers its dark, magical secrets. Based on the novel of the same name by John Bellairs, the film is family friendly, which is a stark contrast compared to the director's prior movies. Fortunately for Roth, the film has surpassed expectations at the box office after a strong opening weekend.
Eli Roth's History of Horror will feature in-depth interviews with various creative minds from the horror genre. This includes other directors, actors, screenwriters, FX artists, and many others. Some of the major stars to be confirmed so far include Stephen King, Jamie Lee Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Robert Englund, Jason Blum, Rob Zombie, Linda Blair, Norman Reedus, Tippi Hedren, Elijah Wood, and so much more. From Psycho to Get Out, the most legendary films from the past several decades will be discussed by some of the most brilliant minds in horror. Take a look at the official synopsis below.
"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."
Every kind of horror film will be covered in this series, so there will be something for everyone. From zombies to slashers to vampires to ghosts, each of the big sub-genres will be explored, and it's going to be especially amazing for horror fans who love them all. Check out the trailer for yourself below. This information comes to us from AMC.