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Eli Roth drags bloody new History of Horror docu-series to AMC

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Jul 31, 2017, 10:30 PM EDT

Horror director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) is hitting AMC with a new History of Horror series premiering next year on the cable network of The Walking Dead.

AMC dropped the news yesterday during their panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, stating that Roth would produce the currently titled AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror, a scary, six-part dissection of the horror genre as part of AMC’s new “Visionaries” docu-series.

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“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,” said Roth. “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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With this month's passing of zombie godfather, George A. Romero, now is the perfect time to compile a concise compendium of cinema's horror realm by preserving the memories, inspirations, and creative nightmares of living legends like William Friedkin, Rick Baker, Tom Savini, Dario Argento, Stephen King, Roger Corman, John Carpenter, James Wan, Clive Barker, Tobe Hooper, and others.

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No further description of the spooky series was revealed, but it will premiere sometime in 2018. This fear-fraught project joins the previously announced AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics and AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.

Are you ready to dwell in the dark with Eli Roth's new horrorshow and descend into the history of the genre?

(via Bloody Disgusting)