Eli Roth's History of Horror

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Eli Roth 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.
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Houses of Hell
    October 9, 2020
    42min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Home is where the heart is, unless you live in a house of hell. Whether they're filled with specters or psychos, every house of hell pokes at our illusions of comfort and safety.
  2. 2. Monsters
    October 26, 2020
    42min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The history of monster movies is also the history of the evolution of special effects technology. But, whatever their size or shape and whatever they represent, for many horror fans monsters are the best part of the genre.
  3. 3. Body Horror
    October 23, 2020
    42min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sometimes disgusting, but always powerful, body horror films make us question our prejudices against physical difference, our attitudes about sex and gender, our fear of disease and contamination, and how much our appearance determines who we are.
  4. 4. Witches
    October 30, 2020
    42min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The witch is a towering figure in the history of horror. The archetypical evil witch is everything mainstream religion tells us a woman should not be - and that unapologetic, very female power frightens men and fascinates women.
  5. 5. Chilling Children
    November 6, 2020
    42min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Parents are supposed to love their children, no matter how awful their kids may be. The films highlighted in this episode may not solve the mystery of where evil comes from, but they have a terrifically terrifying time raising the question.
  6. 6. Nine Nightmares
    November 13, 2020
    42min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Nine Nightmares is a deep dive into nine uncategorizable films that push the boundaries of horror. Great films that entertain us and provoke us. Films that put society under a microscope, making us question not just what we fear, but why we fear it.
  7. 201. Eli Roth's History of Horror: Overview
    September 27, 2020
    32sec
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Director Eli Roth teams up with the darkest minds in horror to explore how nightmares come to life on screen.

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2020
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Ryan MinnelliReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsI paid for the full series
Verified purchase
But only episode is available to watch? Why did I pay for a whole series if I cannot access anything after the first episode. All episodes have aired already. I gotta see if I can get
A refund. The point of buying a pass is access to watch all episodes.
3 people found this helpful
Kim F.Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsI love this show
I want to start with I love this show.
I bought the season because I like to watch the episodes again. I also can't watch them when they air because of an insane work schedule.
So this is pointed more at Amazon than the show. I bought Season 2. Twice. I did this because I talked to Amazon and they told me to cancel the first order, wait 3 days and then order it again. I should be able to watch it then. I waited almost a week and ordered it again. Same problem.
I can't watch it unless I sign up for AMC +. Which I don't want to do. I don't feel the need to sign up for anything else. I want to know when I will be able to watch the rest of season 2.
4 people found this helpful
GriffinReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsWay too pretentious
I only watched the “monsters” episode on AMC, so take this review with a grain of salt. The show unfortunately seemed like just a bunch of people sitting around over-analyzing the themes of certain horror films. I really wished they would have talked more about the filming techniques or special effects, or the artistic direction that made these films different from others, but they didn’t do that. Instead they mostly just talk about the “themes” of the movies, which tend to feel a bit pretentious at times. For example, in the episode I watched they talked about how the movie King Kong was actually an allegory for the struggles of African Americans in a racist society. That’s interesting, but I’ve read about the making of King King, and in reality the movie was only made because the directors of that film just wanted to make movie about a giant gorilla rampaging through New York. I don’t know, the whole episode just feels like people reading way too far into films and putting their own subjective take on them rather than discussing what the actual directors/creators intent was. Personally, it felt too pretentious for me and I don’t think I’m going to watch any more of the series.
Also as a side note, the films they talk about seem very random and all over the place. A lot of them I wouldn’t even consider “horror” at all, but rather more “science fiction” such as King Kong, Pacific Rim, and the Godzilla films to name a few.
2 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Macabre Masters
What an amazing show. The first season was a blast and what's better than people taking about the passion they have for horror films and why they scare them. I'm very glad they all decided to make another season because I'm extremely glad to watch it. Give it up too all the masters of the macabre.
2 people found this helpful
Nicole EmdeReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat watch
I enjoyed both seasons of this series so far. I'm amazed at the amount of talent that appears in this series to discuss all of the minute details behind the casting, makeup artistry, directing, acting, etc. I have learned a lot and some of the details have made parts of already scary movies even more cringe worthy. Glad it's been renewed for a third season!
ronin0101Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsdoc wasn't bad until all the racism and misandry crept in...
almost a decent horror doc if not for loads of modern day racism and sexism masquerading as " wokeness"
suzanne buninReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsSTOP! Do not pay $15 for ONE EPISODE!!
The series is fantastic. And I have never had problems with Amazon. HOWEVER, if you purchase this series for $15, you will only have access to one episode. Yes, $15 for one episode.

Speaking with Amazon yielded this non-answer: the series is included in the AMC+ subscription, and a purchase option is also available (???)
Christy ClarkReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsGood watch
Love watching
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