Last Sunday night, AMC kicked off the seven-part “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” series with a look at all things undead, and the series continues this Sunday night with a two-part look at slasher cinema. It’s important to stress that the Slashers episode is broken up into two parts, with Part One airing on Sunday night and Part Two following on *Monday* night.
Here’s the breakdown of what you should be expecting:
- Sunday, October 21: SLASHERS (Part One)
“Slasher films killed in the ’80s, but their violence, perceived misogyny, and endless sequels almost ended the genre. Supernatural killers Chucky and Freddy saved them from extinction.”
- Monday, October 22: SLASHERS (Part Two)
“Slashers got sophisticated in the ’90s, evolving from Freddy Krueger to Candyman to the terrifying Hannibal Lector. The 2000s brought “torture porn” – a response to post-9/11 panic.”
Check out a handful of interview snippets from the “Slashers” episodes below, wherein Robert Englund, Tony Todd and Tobin Bell dig into the horror icons they made famous.
“Featuring A-list storytellers like 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 and more, Eli Roth’s History of Horror brings together the masters of horror – icons 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.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of this incredible series. For years, I’ve wanted to create a definitive ‘History of Horror,’ a living record of the genre with interviews from all the greats, old and new,” Roth recently said. “Sadly, we lose more of these masters every year and with them go their stories and experiences. This show will serve as a record for future generations — fans and filmmakers alike — to enjoy. I could not be prouder to create this with AMC.”