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.
1. Sequels That Don't Suck
Sometimes horror sequels fall far short of the original. And sometimes they are even better.
The pandemic came as a surprise to some, but horror films have sounded the alarm for decades.
Horror superstars like Stephen King bring psychic powers to life in thrilling new ways.
4. Apocalyptic Horror
Zombies, aliens, disease and war - whatever the cause, the end of the world inspires great horror.
5. Holiday Horror
Holidays can be stressful. Horror brings our wildest homicidal holiday fantasies to life.
It's aight, theres some good information and perspectives here and there but mostly just a bunch of talking heads and random celebs circle jerking a little bit. I love that Eli Roth is just kinda openly candid that he's a poser that essentially copy cats the movies he likes because that's been my take on his work essentially anyway. Good background noise for choring.
Roth definitely loves horror, even though some of his insights and interpretations miss the mark. Real horror geeks will find flaws with his hosting but the series gets great guests and covers a lot of valuable ground for newbies and casual fans looking to find out more. Anything that keeps the love of the genre going is good in my book!
Why wasn't Pet Sematary in the Chilling Children episode? Also the Body Horror episode should be dedicated to Cronenberg.
If Eli Roth's *expert* credentials are good enough for Joe Bob Briggs (& the horror masters who consented to be interviewed by him for this series), they're good enough for me. Very informative series. Memories & nostalgia for old(er) horror lovers & solid recs for younger or the newly initiated members of the horrorfam.
Hey sinharder giving this five stars just for you. If you don't watch something don't rate it.