AMC has quite an amazing programming schedule for this year's AMC FearFest, beginning today and running until Halloween night. In addition to a ton of great horror flicks and new episodes of "The Walking Dead," AMC will be premiering their new series, titled “Eli Roth’s History of Horror.” The series is a seven-part look at the horror genre and will premiere tonight at midnight!
AMC has released the full series schedule ahead of the premiere, tonight's episode will cover zombies! Check out the full list of episodes below!
“Zombies are the monsters of the 21st century, and America’s major contribution to horror. What set off zombie fever? All roads lead to George Romero, who made zombies a metaphor for social ills.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The fear that demons will enter our bodies and make us do terrible things has inspired some of the most frightening films ever made, including the masterpieces Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.”
“Ghost movies have been with us since the dawn of cinema. Some ghosts are benevolent, some ghosts are malicious, but they all represent the mystery of what happens to us after we die.”
“Monsters hold a special place in the history of horror. The killer predators in nature. The nightmare creatures of the fantastic. And the monsters inside us, waiting to escape.”
“Modern vampires come in many guises, but they all address our fascination with sex and death. From the ghastly Count Orlok to the glam vampires of True Blood, thirsty fiends are endlessly appealing.”
“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.