History of Horror (Season 1) (2018)

AMC’s seven-episode docu-series about, well, the history of horror hits just about all the right notes. Divided into six categories over seven episodes, the show covers ghosts, demons, slashers, vampires, creatures and zombies with clarity and succinctly articulated ideas, thanks to a generous amount of footage from the movies themselves augmented by an intriguing array of talking head interviews. While many of the participating interviews are some of the usual suspects (including Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephen King and Mick Garris, among others), it’s interesting that producer-creator-host Eli Roth has chosen a diversity of unique voices, and it gives the series compelling, wide-ranging perspectives on all things horror. It’s a good place for non-fans to get acquainted with the various themes running through the genre over the decades, while genre fans will find plenty to appreciate.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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