It was nice getting to sit down with the huge roster of talented talking heads that made up Eli Roth’s History of Horror on AMC. Now, it appears that the roster has grown for season 2, which lands on AMC just in time for Halloween.
The breakdown for this season of History of Horror goes like this:
Season 2 of Eli Roth’s History of Horror digs even deeper into the catacombs of creepiness, exhuming landmark films and cult classics while chewing on the entrails of recent horror cinema. The series explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them, and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. The story is told by Eli Roth and a celebrated cast of writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, composers, and special effects artists who bring our nightmares to life.
The first season was a lot of fun, but I still feel like it was very touristy in its approach. Sure, we touched on demons in horror but there were no real deep cuts. I’m hoping that the second season goes a bit deeper. I know that Roth’s knowledge in the genre is a learned one. It would be nice to get to go deeper and give mainstream horror fans some deep cuts to add to their watch list.
Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, Bill Hader, Nancy Allen, Megan Fox, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, James Brolin, Edgar Wright, Piper Laurie, Leonard Maltin, Katharine Isabelle, Jack Black, Slash, Rachel True, Ashley Laurence, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Mary Harron, John Landis, Tom Savini, Karyn Kusama, and many others.
What did you think of the first season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror think it was too much of a mainstream study? Let us know in the comments section.