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Eli Roth's History of Horror

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Masters of horror -- icons and stars who define the genre -- join writer/produder/director Eli Roth to explore horror's biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Hourlong episodes feature A-list storytellers like Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Rob Zombie, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, who discuss how horror has evolved through the years and impacted society, as well as how the genre maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear.

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Modern vampires come in many guises, but they all address a fascination with sex and death; from the ghastly Count Orlok to the glam vampires of "True Blood," thirsty fiends are endlessly appealing.
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Monsters hold a special place in the history of horror as the killer predators in nature; the nightmare creatures of the fantastic are waiting to escape.
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The fear that demons will enter one's body and make one do terrible things inspires some of the most frightening films ever made, including the masterpieces "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist."
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The evolution of slashers, from Freddy Krueger to Candyman to the terrifying Hannibal Lecter in the '90s, to torture porn in the 2000s as a response to post-9/11 panic.
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Slasher films make a killing in the '80s, but their violence, perceived misogyny and endless sequels almost end the genre; supernatural killers Chucky and Freddy save them from extinction.
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Zombies are the monsters of the 21st century, and America's major contribution to horror; a look at what set off zombie fever leads to George Romero, who made zombies a metaphor for social ills.
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Ghost movies have been with movie viewers since the dawn of cinema; some ghosts are benevolent, some ghosts are malicious, but they all represent the mystery of what happens to people after death.

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