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How Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Myers Started a Whole New Trend in Horror

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.

Watch Episode 2 Now 

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.

Watch the episode now on amc.com and the AMC app for mobile and devices. The Full Season 1 is available now for AMC Premiere subscribers.

Eli Roth’s History of Horror “Slashers, Part 2” continues Tonight 10/9c on AMC.

To get full episodes, horror movie recommendations from Eli Roth and more, sign up for the Eli Roth’s History of Horror Insiders Club.

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