Eli Roth’s History of Horror renewed for a second season at AMC
After more than a year since its premiere, AMC has officially renewed the documentary series Eli Roth’s History of Horror for a six-episode second season which will also be making its debut on Shudder. Hosted by horror filmmaker Eli Roth, the first season had garnered almost 6 million viewers.
“I’m so thrilled to be continuing this historic series with AMC. In season one, we had the most incredible conversations with the top creators in the field who really helped fans around the world appreciate the horror genre in a new light,” Roth said in a statement (via The Futon Critic). “From Quentin Tarantino to Jordan Peele to Stephen King and Jamie Lee Curtis, everyone shared stories about creating the fright masterpieces that still chill us to this day. What’s most exciting about this show is that the fans get to understand these films on a much deeper level, and many go back and rediscover older films they may not have seen for years or missed entirely. We look forward to going even deeper in season two, bringing out the A-listers to share their stories with everyone for all time and adding more and more films to the canon. AMC is the perfect network to partner with on a passion project like this and we can’t wait to get started.”
In the season two of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, the series will now be featuring episodes focusing on monsters, evil children, witches, body horror, houses of hell and Eli’s Terrifying Twelve. It will be executive produced by Roth, Kurt Sayenga, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley.
The first season featured interviews from A-list storytellers and Horror film icons such as Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions), Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Elijah Wood, Slash, Catherine Hardwicke, Norman Reedus and many more.
Roth’s notable horror film credits include: Cabin Fever, Hostel, Grindhouse: Thanksgiving, The Last Exorcism, Green Inferno, Knock Knock and Clown.