Eli Roth is one of the 21st Century’s most prominent horror filmmakers, having burst onto the scene with Cabin Fever in 2002 and Hostel in 2005. Follow-ups Hostel: Part II and The Green Inferno were also well received, and Roth has also been integral in the creation of many other horror films as a producer. He definitely knows his shit, which makes him the perfect host of a “History of Horror” TV series, which brings us to today’s announcement.
AMC is bringing a scary good idea to life: Director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) will executive produce AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (working title), a showcase entry in the network’s new franchise, AMC Visionaries.
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
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Roth has been especially busy in 2016 with his remake of Death Wish hitting US Theaters this November. He’ll also be producing a couple new films, one about an “extreme” haunted house attraction and another about The Amityville Haunting called 1974. We also heard rumblings of a mysterious sci-fi project that has yet to manifest (teaser below).
We don’t have much more info on Eli Roth’s History of Horror at this time, but we’ll keep you in the loop as more details emerge. Stay tuned!