Offscreen, you’ll never have to face a zombie, a demon, or a vengeful ghost — but a bloodthirsty person with a knife? That’s the kind of real-life nightmare that horror creators have exploited for decades. With the advent of the iconic Halloween, Slasher mania dominated the horror genre with gruesome villains you love to hate and plucky teenagers desperate to survive. But rampant sequels, perceived misogyny and visceral extreme violence almost killed the genre for good. Discover the rise and fall (and rise again) of the Slasher flick in the latest episode.
Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, Leigh Whannel, Kane Hodder and many others, Eli Roth explores the stalking, bloody villains from Halloween, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Friday the 13th franchise and more.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror “Slashers, Part 2” continues Tonight 10/9c on AMC.
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